Taste Washington through Wine

Wheel of Wines at Taste Washington Photo uploaded by tracyhunter This coming weekend of April 5th and 6th marks the arrival of the Taste Washington: The Ultimate Wine Experience at Qwest Field! Seminars with top wine experts kick off the festival with their broad knowledge of Washington's wines, covering topics from the shape of wine glasses and usage of oak along with an ode to David Lake and wines of the world. These great learning experiences will be followed by a food and wine pairing lunch by none other than Ilan Hall, the Season 2 winner of Bravo's Top Chef and master sommelier Evan Goldstein. Visitors can not only taste the best of Washington's wines at the QFC Farmer's Market, but can also enjoy live jazz at the Caffe Vita Lounge or sample some delicious beef at the … [Read more...]

Top Ten Seattle Attractions

View of Seattle Photo uploaded by fddi1  If you're overwhelmed by all the great things to do in the city of Seattle, the visitors bureau has put together a list of the Top Things You Must See and Do in Seattle to help out those visiting the city. Among the attractions, we're proud to say that our Go Seattle Card includes the Space Needle, Underground Tour, and special 50% off savings for the Tillicum Village Salmon Bake Cruise and Show. For more help planning your visit, check out our itineraries for suggested plans for your days! … [Read more...]

Specialty Tours of Seattle

On the Underground Tour Photo uploaded by tellumo This March and April, why not take a specialty tour of Seattle with your Go Seattle Card? The Undergound Tour is certainly unique, as it gives guests a "a humorous stroll through intriguing subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire of 1889." Or perhaps the Argosy Harbor Cruise is more your style, offering fabulous views of the city from the beautiful Elliott Bay. There's also the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour for those who love to learn about aircraft, or the Quest Field Tour for sports fans who'd love to see firsthand the fields where the football and soccer teams play. For even more tours, check out this great list from Seattle's Convention … [Read more...]

R. Crumb Exhibit at Frye Art Museum

R. Crumb's "Mr. Natural" Photo uploaded by odd sock The current exhibit at the Frye Art Museum is a must-see for all comic lovers! Entitled R. Crumb's Undergorund, the show pays tribute to R. Crumb, a pioneer in the world of underground comics. As comic lovers may already know, R. Crumb is responsible for bringing comics into an adult literary form, with the founding of Zap Comix and his willingness to tackle controversial American topics that lurk underneath a shiny exterior. His characters, mainly based on American archetypes, "testify to the complexities of the human condition and to the spiritual and social searches we all undertake." This exhibit is the most comprehensive American exhibition of R. Crumb's work to ever be displayed, so it's certainly something to check out! … [Read more...]

Tilicum Village Opens

Tilicum Village Photo uploaded by Paul Trafford Closed since December, visitors can once again visit Tilicum Village on the weekends starting March 1st! This village is world famous for its delicious traditional salmon bake and educating the public on the Northwest Coast's First Nation culture. Take in a performance of Greg Thompson's "Dance on the Wind" stage show, featuring the dances and lessons of the First Nation. Since it's also a state park, visitors can not only learn about the First Nation, but take in all the beautiful nature surrounding them. … [Read more...]

Winter Guide to Seattle

Crystal Mountain Photo uploaded by pixie bebe While you're in Seattle, why not check out some of the area's amazing ski resorts? For a quick guide to the area's best offerings, Seattle.net has put together a Winter Guide to Seattle and Washington for your convenience. From Mt. Baker, the record holder for the most snow annually, to Crystal Mountain with the most ski-able terrain and the longest vertical drop in the state of Washington, there's fabulous skiing for all levels. … [Read more...]

Coziest Spas in America

Cups of Tea Photo uploaded by naama Warm up this winter at Ummelina, named one of the "10 Coziest Spas in the U.S." by Travel & Leisure magazine. Visits start with a foot soak for those cold tootsies and then move on to a tea ceremony. Then you can cuddle up in a plush, heated bed while you get a seaweed pedicure. Treat yourself to a relaxing day at Ummelina with a friend, or go it alone. You owe it to yourself! … [Read more...]

Seattle Events for the Week of 2/21

February 21- 24  Check out Wintergrass at Hotel Wacoma, made up of 30 bands, dances, and workshops for the ultimate experience in bluegrass music. Thursday, February 21 (7-10 pm) Head over to the Pacific Science Center for Science with a Twist: On Tour with U23D where you can see the new U23D IMAX film as well as team up with friends to create your own rock band! Saturday, February 23 (1-3 pm) Adults and children alike can paint a piece of ceramic pottery for free at the Bellevue Arts Museum at the end of the exhibit Eden Revisited: The Ceramic Art of Kurt Weiser. Sunday, February 24 (12 pm) Check out the classic Sci-Fi film Tron in 70mm format at the Cinerama with amazing 6-track multi-channel sound. … [Read more...]

Artists Guide to Seattle

Olympic Sculpture Park Photo uploaded by Merelymel13 According to a recent survey done by Americans for the Arts, the city of Seattle is home to more arts-related businesses and organizations per capita than any other city in the United States. Leaping from this fabulous statistic, Seattle Cultural Guides created the "Artists Guide to Seattle," where they interviewed sixteen local artists about their favorite places in the city. If you're an artsy-fartsy traveler, be sure and check out this guide before your next visit. It's overflowing with recommendations, great stories, and bits of inspiration for artists working in all different genres. … [Read more...]

Seattle Events for the Week of 2/14

Thursday, February 14 (8-9:30 pm) Relax this Valentine's Day with a heart meditation. Join in the "heart of peacefulness" or "opening the heart" half-hour meditation sessions at the World for Meditation. Saturday, February 16 - Monday, February 18 (10 am - 6pm) Head over to the Pacific Science Center for Strange Matter Weekend! Complete with 40 interactive exhibits, entertainment, and workshops, it's great fun for the whole family. Saturday, February 16 - Sunday, February 24 The 2008 Seattle Home Show is at the Quest Field Event Center, featuring 500 displays of home and garden products for guests. There will also be free seminars for those in attendance, as well as great decorating ideas. Saturday, February 16- Monday, February 18 Check out the Seattle Center for Festival … [Read more...]