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The 15 Best Washington Beaches

Washington Beaches are nearly as diverse as the diverse landscapes of the state overall. Many people (correctly!) associate Washington with rainy gray weather, but those can make for great beach days, Washington style! If you’re looking for a strip of sand to stretch out your beach towel and read,...

Rattlesnake Mountain Hike near Seattle

I have no idea why this is called Rattlesnake Mountain. We don’t have rattlesnakes in this part of the state and there’s nothing whatsoever that makes me think of a Rattlesnake here. But, that’s the name of this well known area in North Bend! Described below is a trail...

Where to Eat at Pike Place Market

I’m a fourth generation Seattleite and I love Pike Place Market! Pro tip: It’s Pike Place Market or The Market, NEVER Pike’s or Pike’s Place! It does get really crowded and touristy, but I still love it. Even if you are visiting our town for only a day this...

Visit Chief Seattle’s Grave by Bike or Car

Did you know that Seattle is the only major city in the United States named for a Native American? When white people came to this area, they called him Seattle because they were unable to pronounce is name, Si’ahl. He is buried near Seattle in Suquamish, which is about...

Best 10 things to do in Seattle

Are you visiting Seattle soon? Moved here recently? If so, welcome! Perhaps you’re a local trying to think of fun places to go with visiting family and friends that will be fun for you too! Or looking for a place to send them while you’re at work? As a...

Four Best Seattle Views Besides the Space Needle

Don’t get me wrong, I do love the Space Needle (it’s in my wedding photos!), and it’s iconic and has a great view. It’s also gotten expensive and crowded and I think there are other places with better, or just as good views. I’d recommend going TO the Space...

Beautiful Flat Walks in Seattle

We are surrounded by many amazing hikes in Seattle, but we have some wonderful walks in Seattle too! These are perfect for rainy days, short winter days, long summer evenings, snowstorms and when you just don’t want to have to do too much planning. These walks in Seattle are...

5 Free Unique Seattle Holiday Traditions

It’s the holiday season and there are plenty of unique Seattle holiday traditions for the whole family that are free or nearly free! Here are my Top 5: 1. Christmas Ship Festival (various locations throughout the holiday season) The Christmas Ship Festival is THE unique Seattle holiday tradition that...

5 Best Big View Hikes near Seattle

This is the time for a big view hike…the snow is mostly gone, skies are generally clear, wildflowers are blooming! If you’re craving a climb with big views but don’t want to drive too far, here are five suggestions for big view hikes near Seattle: Bandera Mountain (1 hour...

A Local’s Guide to One Day in Seattle

Planning a visit to Seattle? Newcomer looking for a way to spend your first day off? Family visiting soon? As a lifelong Seattleite, this is my local’s guide to one day in Seattle! If you’re looking for a day trip from Seattle outside the city, look here! Start off...