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For locals and visitors alike, summer in Seattle means clear skies, warm temperatures, and a calendar of nonstop events, festivals, sports, and outdoor recreation. Seattle’s summer community festival, Seafair, turns 65 this year, celebrating with some 75 events between June 15 and August 17. Festivities culminate with the Albert Lee Appliance Cup—H1 Unlimited Hydroplane Racing and Boeing Air Show, August 1–3. This time of year also draws cultural travelers from far and wide for North America’s largest urban arts festival and America’s largest and most highly attended film festival. Bumbershoot: Seattle’s Music and Arts Festival takes place on Labor Day Weekend, and the 40th annual Seattle International Film Festival runs May 15 through June 8. Seattle is delicious in the warm-weather months. Menus brim with wild salmon, apples, and peaches from Eastern Washington, chanterelles from the Olympic Peninsula, and—thanks to the long and mild growing season—bountiful produce and berries galore. Short on time? Walk through Pike Place Market for a quick nosh, or consider shipping a fresh salmon home in a leak-proof, airline-approved package. Seattle is your gateway to the Pacific Northwest. From here, three national parks are within a two-hour drive. Washington wine country features more than 800 wineries. The San Juan Islands—home to one of America’s newest national monuments—are just a floatplane, ferry, or catamaran trip away. Take a “two-nation vacation” to Victoria or Vancouver, British Columbia. Or consider scores of scenic mountain hikes, saltwater fishing, sailing, kayaking, whale watching, and more. By the way, we Seattleites prolong summer as long as we can. Agreeably sunny, mild forecasts tend to keep us in shorts and shades throughout September and much of October. So, pack accordingly if you plan a late-summer or early-fall visit. We hope you’ll find all you need to plan your Seattle trip in this visitors’ guide. Enjoy your Seattle visit!

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Dinner and a Show

Dining out takes on a whole new meaning in the Emerald City, where art and entertainment are close enough to touch. Plus, movie houses and beyond. By Amanda Castleman

12 Must-Do Tours

Watch whales make a splash, explore Pike Place Market bite by bite, hike the foothills of Mount Rainier, and more—Seattle’s tour operators ensure your visit is one epic adventure. By Angela Cabotaje & Julie H. Case Floatplane trips, page 24

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Welcome to Seattle, where you can show your pride, dine with culinary stars, and snap a stunning selfie.

18 Calendar

A month-by-month guide to Seattle’s great festivals, exhibits, and events.

31 Admit One

43 Get Out

63 Kid Around

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67 Explore

From glorious hikes to watery fun, here’s how to explore the outdoors.

Say cheers to craft spirits, fine wines, and fizzy beverages for all.

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From Pioneer Square to West Seattle, the city’s unique neighborhoods offer a slice of the quintessential Seattle life.

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Art goes alfresco, while historic theaters and native heritage abound.

Savor the city’s signature dishes and fresh, sustainable seafood. Plus, cool ice cream joints.

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Seattle’s retail scene goes from locally made goods to the latest style finds.

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LIFTOFF Seattle Pride Parade

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ny time of year, Seattle’s LGBT community ranks among the most dynamic and visible in the country, but come late June the entire city practically overflows with gay pride. This year is especially exciting as the first summer since the city’s first openly gay mayor, Ed Murray, took office. Seattle Pride Parade (June 29) commemorates its 40th anniversary with celebrity grand marshal George Takei leading colorfully costumed participants along Fourth Avenue to the Seattle Center, where the festivities continue during the country’s largest free pride festival, Seattle PrideFest. In the days leading up to the celebrations, check out the dozens of other pride-related events in the area, including concerts, pride cruises on Puget Sound, a family day, and a pride run and walk. Watch the Seattle Dyke March (June 28), the Trans*Pride March (June 27), and the Capitol Hill Pride Festival (June 28), which kicks off in the city’s most LGBT-identified neighborhood. Year-round, Seattle has plenty in terms of gay-popular bars and restaurants; many are in Capitol Hill, but you’ll also find welcoming hangouts in other eclectic neighborhoods

around the city, such as Ballard, Fremont, and West Seattle. And during the warmer months, especially on weekends, local gays and lesbians sunbathe and picnic along the shore of Lake Washington at Madison Park Beach and on the verdant lawn of Volunteer Park. Watch concerts by the superb Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus (many members are gay), attend the highly respected Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (October 9–19), and view works by the likes of Andy Warhol, Catherine Opie, and other queer luminaries at Seattle Art Museum. Since same-sex marriage became legal in Washington in late 2012, Seattle has also become a top city for gay weddings. The variety of stunning ceremony venues

around the city—from the nature-themed “Zoomazium” at Woodland Park Zoo to the open deck of an Argosy Cruises ship gliding across Puget Sound—is limited only by your imagination. Of course, you don’t have to exchange vows to appreciate Seattle as one of the country’s most engaging LGBT destinations. Whether it’s dancing into the wee morning hours at Capitol Hill nightspots like Neighbours, Pony, and Wildrose Tavern or catching a queer film fest or opera performance, you’ll find countless opportunities to enjoy Seattle’s welcoming gay scene. Find more info at visitseattle.org/lgbt.

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HArgosy Cruises argosycruises.com • Capitol Hill Pride Festival capitolhillpridefestival.info • Madison Park Beach E Madison St and E Howe St • Neighbours 1509 Broadway Ave; neighboursnightclub.com • Pony 1221 E Madison St; ponyseattle.com • HSeattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • Seattle Dyke March seattledykemarch.com • HSeattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival threedollarbillcinema.org • HSeattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus flyinghouse .org • Seattle PrideFest seattlepridefest.org • Seattle Pride Parade seattlepride.org • Trans*Pride March transprideseattle.org • Volunteer Park 1247 15th Ave E • Wildrose Tavern 1021 E Pike St; thewildrosebar.com • HWoodland Park Zoo 601 N 59th St; zoo.org HFor more on Seattle’s LGBT community, go to thegsba.org

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Seattle Pride

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: DEVIN MONAS, DAN GAKEN, ALEXA MILLER, ALI DANIELS

Seattle Stars in New Video Ballerinas pirouette across ferries, rollergirls slingshot around the Space Needle deck, and seaplanes soar across azure skies in Visit Seattle’s new video love letter to the city. The threeminute video features some of Seattle’s most iconic images and a musical soundtrack from local band Ivan & Alyosha. Want to check out the city before you check out the city? See the new video at visitseattle .org/video. To learn more about some of the experiences featured in the video, read about Teatro ZinZanni in “Dinner and a Show” (page 20), Molly Moon’s in “What’s Hot is Cold” (page 56), and the Seattle Great Wheel in “Wander the Waterfront” (page 64).

The Rat City Rollergirls at the Space Needle

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Selfies in Seattle

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he Oxford Dictionaries declared “selfie,” a photo of oneself typically uploaded to social media, as 2013’s word of the year. President Obama took one at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, and Ellen DeGeneres packed stars into an Oscar-night portrait, setting a world record with 3.4 million retweets. The trend is clearly here to stay, so we’ve tracked down the best vantages in and around Seattle for making picture-perfect memories. Some popular spots are at Seattle’s Gum Wall, where a mosaic of candy creates a colorful backdrop; on the Space Needle observation deck, for a stunning city scene below; and in Mt. Rainier National Park, where the iconic peak plays a starring role in every shot. Terry Divyak, owner of Shutter

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Tours, recommends getting snaphappy in the Red Room of Seattle’s Central Library, the steel-and-glass origami by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. Try playing with the mirrored polka-dot wall or posing on the scarlet stairs with the camera above you. Divyak also likes reflections in the iridescent sides of the EMP pop-culture museum and on metallic globes at Chihuly Garden and Glass. For more scenic shots, try Kerry Park, which overlooks the city and Elliott Bay, along with snow-gilded Mount Rainier on clear days. Shutterbugs also flock to the Black Sun sculpture outside Seattle Asian Art Museum. The hoop of Brazilian granite frames the Space Needle, Puget Sound, and the Olympic Mountains. Hop in a kayak from Northwest Outdoor Center for an action shot on Lake Union with the skyline,

Clockwise from top left: Mt. Rainier National Park, the Gum Wall, and the Fremont Troll

houseboats, or Gas Works Park—a majestically rusted refinery located in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood—setting the scene. Other great waterline viewpoints include Golden Gardens Park in Ballard and Alki Beach Park in West Seattle, along with the Bainbridge Island ferry. Always check your background: a good one contains evocative details, but avoids trees, poles, and other items “sprouting” from your head. Finally, try locations that show off Seattle’s signature funkiness, like the Fremont Troll sculpture, the statue of Vladimir Lenin, and the Waiting for the Interurban sculpture, which locals love to dress up. Wherever you shoot, Seattle drips with beauty. Just find some bright, natural light, stretch that camera out to arm’s length overhead, and smile as wide as the sweep of Elliott Bay.

Alki Beach Park 1702 Alki Ave SW • HBainbridge Island Ferry 801 Alaskan Way (Pier 52); wsdot.com/ferries • HChihuly Garden and Glass 305 Harrison St; chihulygardenandglass.com • HEMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N; empmuseum.org • Fremont Troll Troll Ave N and N 36th St • Gas Works Park 2101 N Northlake Way • Golden Gardens Park 8498 Seaview Pl NW • Gum Wall 1428 Post Alley • Kerry Park 211 W Highland Dr • Mt. Rainier National Park nps.gov/mora • Northwest Outdoor Center 2100 Westlake Ave N, Ste 1; nwoc.com • HSeattle Asian Art Museum 1400 E Prospect St; seattleartmuseum.org • HSeattle Central Library 1000 Fourth Ave; spl.org/locations/central-library • Shutter Tours shuttertours.com • HSpace Needle 400 Broad St; spaceneedle.com • Statue of Vladimir Lenin 3526 Fremont Pl N • Waiting for the Interurban N 34th St and Fremont Ave N HFor more on Visit Seattle partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/sightseeing

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After moving to the area in the 1960s, Wilson and sister Nancy went on to join the band Heart. Some 35 million records sold later, and even today they still kick it out. Telltale sign: killer power vocals

Though born in South Africa, this singer-songwriter now resides in Seattle, where he can be spotted dining out and shopping for his groceries like any other local. Telltale sign: jam-band sound

Born just west of Seattle in Bremerton, Gibbard became an indie-rock pioneer when he and his Bellingham college friends formed Death Cab for Cutie in 1997. Telltale sign: hauntingly melancholy lyrics

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7. Brandi Carlile

Midwestern-born Vedder was hanging ten in San Diego until he joined a new band forming in Seattle. What band? Pearl Jam. The rest is grunge history. Telltale sign: epic stage dives

This legendary jazz musician and composer played in Seattle clubs as a teen and went on to work with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald. Telltale sign: 27 shiny Grammy Awards

Ben Haggerty (his real name) rose to fame with “Thrift Shop,” but the hip-hop star has been dropping beats at Seattle festivals like Bumbershoot since 2008. Telltale sign: pompadour hairstyle

A big, emotive voice on 2007’s “The Story” catapulted this folkrock artist into the limelight, but busking stints in Pike Place Market are how she got her start. Telltale sign: well-worn acoustic guitar

Culinary Champs

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When it comes to award-winning chefs, we have ’em in spades. Seattle is home to a whopping 14 James Beard Award–winning chefs and restaurants and 12 Food & Wine Best New Chefs as of 2014. In May, Blaine Wetzel—of Willows Inn on Lummi Island—was named co-winner of the 2014 James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year Award. Local chefs Renee Erickson (The Whale Wins), Jason Franey (Canlis), and Ethan Stowell (Staple & Fancy) were also nominated for 2014’s Best Chef Northwest. Not to be outdone, nautical-themed restaurant Westward was a contender for James Beard’s Outstanding Restaurant Design Award. Who else has won big over the years? Cafe Juanita’s Holly Smith, Crush’s Chef Jason Wilson, Dahlia Lounge’s Eric Tanaka, Flying Fish’s Christine Keff, Lark’s John Sundstrom, Loulay’s Thierry Rautureau, Poppy’s Jerry Traunfeld, Scott Carsberg, Sitka & Spruce’s Matt Dillon, Terra Plata’s Tamara Murphy, Tilth’s Maria Hines, Tom Douglas Restaurants (2012 Restaurateur of the Year), and FareStart Restaurant. Make your reservations now to earn major foodie points. Cafe Juanita 9702 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland; cafejuanita.com • HCanlis 2576 Aurora Ave N; canlis.com • Crush 2319 E Madison St; chefjasonwilson.com • HDahlia Lounge 2001 Fourth Ave; tomdouglas.com • HFareStart 700 Virginia St; farestart.org • Flying Fish 300 Westlake Ave N; flyingfishrestaurant.com • Lark 926 12th Ave; larkseattle .com • Loulay 600 Union St; thechefinthehat.com/loulay • Poppy 622 Broadway Ave E; poppyseattle.com • HSitka & Spruce 1531 Melrose Ave; sitkaandspruce.com • Staple & Fancy 4739 Ballard Ave NW; ethanstowellrestaurants.com • Terra Plata 1501 Melrose Ave; terraplata.com • Tilth 1411 N 45th St; mariahinesrestaurants.com • HTom Douglas Restaurants tomdouglas.com • Westward 2501 N Northlake Way; westwardseattle.com • The Whale Wins 3506 Stone Way N; thewhalewins.com • Willows Inn 2579 W Shore Dr, Lummi Island; willows-inn.com HFor more on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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Believe it or not, Seattle’s storied coffee culture wasn’t born in 1971, when the first Starbucks opened, or in 1982, when now-CEO Howard Schultz joined the company. Coffee existed back then, of course, but the local coffeehouse concept didn’t emerge until a few years later, when Schultz traveled to Italy on a buying trip. There, he saw how entire communities came together over coffee—gathering in espresso bars, lingering over artfully crafted cappuccinos, and savoring la dolce vita. Schultz brought what he saw back to Seattle, and coffee went from just a beverage to a full-blown way of life. Starbucks grew into one of the most prolific coffee chains in the world, and in its hometown, a litany of independent coffee shops have since risen up in their own right: Espresso Vivace has embraced coffee as a culinary art since 1988, still employing latte art trainers to this day. Though books aren’t actually for sale at Capitol Hill’s Bauhaus Books & Coffee, the name honors the age-old pairing of lattes and literature in its lofty, bookcase-adorned space. Caffe Ladro gave Seattle the Medici, a blended orange zest mocha finished with a fresh curl of orange peel. Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea Co., founded in 1996 by a University of Washington alum, sports a welcoming space for residents and visitors alike, with small-batch roasts and inviting interiors that call for lingering over cups of coffee. Victrola Coffee Roasters’ Capitol Hill location hosts eclectic events, including weekly cuppings (coffee tastings) and even a rock opera. Caffè Fiore pours 100 percent organic coffee in a warm, amber-lit atmosphere. Fremont’s Milstead & Co. is the place to grab a morning latte and geek out over beans. And Ballard’s Slate Coffee Bar goes back to no-frills brews with deconstructed espressos served in wine glasses. So why did coffee stick in Seattle of all places? Joshua Boyt, director of sales and marketing at Victrola, credits the progressive, creative nature of its residents: “Coffee is a medium for connecting and cultivating ideas. It’s not a coincidence that Seattle is home to some of the world’s most renowned artists and successful businesses.” In other words, when hot water pours over ground beans in Seattle, it’s not just coffee that’s percolating. —Mackenzie Schieck

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hether it’s ringing in summer with a pirate invasion or toasting to autumn with a craft brew, Seattleites sure

know how to have fun. Summer really arrives with the start of Seafair—a season-long festival of parades, foot races, and boat races—now in its 65th year. Watch the swashbuckling Seafair pirates land at Alki Beach (June 28), Fourth of July fireworks over Lake Union, and the return of the Blue Angels (August 1–3). Or join downtown crowds at dusk for the Torchlight Parade (July 26). Even more summer fun abounds around the region: herald the solstice with eclectic entertainment (think yoga en masse and an infamous naked bike ride) at the Fremont Fair, show your pride with celebrity grand marshal George Takei at the 40th annual Seattle Pride Parade, fill up on salmon and clam chowder during Ballard’s SeafoodFest, dance with lions and Japanese taiko drummers at Dragon Fest, sample cuisine from regional eateries at Bite of Seattle, groove to indie jams at concert-laden Capitol Hill

Espresso Vivace (top) and latte art by Warren Bohner, barista at El Diablo Coffee Co.

Block Party, tune into classic concertos during the Seattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival, and marvel at local art at the Bellevue ArtsFair. Come August, hop to Seattle International Beerfest, a three-day suds spectacle featuring more than 200 brews from 16 different countries. Geeks have their day— make that four—at PAX Prime, one of the largest gaming events in North America, devoted to all things nerdcore. And thousands pack Seattle Center on Labor Day Weekend for Bumbershoot, a massive arts affair featuring concerts from WuTang Clan, Panic! At the Disco, and Elvis Costello and the Imposters, plus comedy shows, indie films, and literary lectures. Say prost to fall with Fremont Oktoberfest, three days of seasonal beer in the self-proclaimed Center of the Universe. Groove along at Earshot Jazz Festival, a month packed with more than 60 concert events throughout the city. Or just nosh your heart out during Seattle Restaurant Week, when dozens of eateries across the city whip up special three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus.

Bumbershoot COFFEE: Bauhaus Books & Coffee 414 E Pine St; bauhauscoffee.net • Caffè Fiore Many locations, including 224 W Galer St; caffefiore.com • HCaffe Ladro Many locations, including 2205 Queen Anne Ave N; caffeladro.com • Espresso Vivace Many locations, including 532 Broadway Ave E; espressovivace.com • Milstead & Co. 770 N 34th St; milsteadandco.com • Slate Coffee Bar 5413 Sixth Ave NW; slatecoffee.com • HStarbucks Many locations, including the original at 1912 Pike Pl; starbucks.com • Victrola Coffee Roasters Many locations, including 310 E Pike St; victrolacoffee.com • Zoka Coffee Roasters & Tea Co. Many locations, including 2901 NE Blakeley St; zokacoffee.com • FESTIVE: JUNE HSeafair June 15–Aug 17; seafair.com • Fremont Fair June 20–22; fremontfair.com • Seattle Pride Parade June 29; seattlepride.org • JULY HSeattle Chamber Music Society Summer Festival July 7–Aug 2; seattlechambermusic.org • Dragon Fest July 12–13; cidbia.org/events • SeafoodFest July 12–13; seafoodfest.org • Bite of Seattle July 18–20; biteofseattle.com • Bellevue ArtsFair July 25–27; bellevuearts.org/fair • Capitol Hill Block Party July 25–27; capitolhill blockparty.com • AUG PAX Prime Aug 30–Sept 2; prime.paxsite.com • Seattle International Beerfest Aug 22–24; seattlebeerfest.com • HBumbershoot Aug 30–Sept 1; bumbershoot.org • SEPT Fremont Oktoberfest Sept 19–21; fremontoktoberfest.com • OCT HEarshot Jazz Festival Oct 10–Nov 8; earshotjazz.org • Seattle Restaurant Week Oct 19–30; seattlerestaurantweek.com HFor more on Visit Seattle partners and events, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/events

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Former Top Chef contender and chef for Jason Stratton’s Spanish-influenced restaurant, Aragona, Carrie Mashaney dishes about the Emerald City. We know you’re a Seattle fan. What do you love most about this city? It’s so pretty here. The weather, I love it. It’s so mild, and you can get around the city so easily. It’s nice to see a smaller city developing, and to be part of that. What, of Seattle, did you bring to Top Chef? Of course, all of my cooking experience is in Seattle; I’ve been cooking here for 15 years. My comfort with all the seafood. Nothing really threw me for a loop. Well, except the frog legs…. Also, Seattle is such a laid-back city, and I brought that with me. I had no idea until people started saying “you’re so Seattle, you’re so carefree, you’re so, you know, whatever, anything goes....” I had no idea I had developed that West Coast carefree attitude. What makes Seattle such a great foodie town? I think one of the things that makes it really great is the amazing seafood we have here. And the close proximity to a lot of farmers. In summer the produce is really out of this world, and it’s great to get a chance to work with a lot of farmers. I grew up with a garden. I have a lot of appreciation for what it takes to do that. What, and where, do you eat out? I love hamburgers—I love going out for a really nice burger. I go to Zippy’s in West Seattle. Oh, and to some of the taco trucks in White Center. I like Presse for really cheap eats—it’s pretty solid. I love sushi. One of my all-time favorite restaurants is Mashiko (for more on Mashiko, see page 54)— every time we go in there it’s amazing. Mashiko is next level as far as what’s going on in the seafood world. It’s sustainable. It tells what a lot of nice restaurants do with farmers—keeping it sustainable—and taking that to the sea. I think that’s really important.

DIY: Mashaney shared her recipe for a ceviche-like Geoduck Salpicon with us. Get the recipe at visitseattle .org/geoduck.

You have a friend coming in from out of town. Where and what must they eat? Oysters. We go to Taylor Shellfish, and we get geoduck and oysters if they’re into that. We’d definitely be getting sushi. I’d also take them to Pichet. It really represents Seattle well and has been here for a long time.

Who are some of Seattle’s up-and-coming chefs to watch? I think Zoi [Antonitsas] at Westward, although she’s not really up-and-coming. She already has a really great name for herself. Artusi has a new sous chef, Nico [Borzee]. He’s very talented. I’d keep an eye out for him.

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You have to cook something that embodies the soul of Seattle. What is it? Geoduck. Hands down. It’s super unique to our area. And I absolutely love it. Visit Seattle summer/fall 2014

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Where would you take out-of-town visitors to show off Seattle? I’d take them to the Seattle Art Museum—I’m a regular—and on a ferry ride. That’s very special. When I went on my first ferry ride, I was in awe of everything you could see, how beautiful everything is. Maybe go to Vashon. I like to take people outside, to see our beautiful landscape. Oh, and I’d take them out on Capitol Hill for a good time— people watching, dancing, and overall shenanigans.

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Chateau Ste. Michelle What's happening in and around Seattle

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Teatro ZinZanni Mercer Street at Third Avenue (Seattle Center), zinzanni.com/seattle Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic EMP Museum, empmuseum.org Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film EMP Museum, empmuseum.org Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses EMP Museum, empmuseum.org THROUGH JUNE 8

Giselle Pacific Northwest Ballet, pnb.org THROUGH JUNE 8

Once The Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org THROUGH JUNE 8

Seattle International Film Festival siff.net THROUGH JUNE 14

Little Shop of Horrors ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org THROUGH JUNE 22

The Price ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org THROUGH JULY 6

Revealing Queer Museum of History & Industry, mohai.org

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THROUGH AUG 31

THROUGH OCT 26

JUNE 14 & 15

JUNE 27 & 28

Danish Modern: Design for Living Nordic Heritage Museum, nordicmuseum.org

Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects Burke Museum, burkemuseum.org

Festival Sundiata Seattle Center, festivalsundiata.org

Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org

Curtis R. Barnes: The Unicorn Incorporated Frye Art Museum, fryemuseum.org

JUNE 14–SEPT 14 THROUGH SEPT 1

THROUGH NOV 9

CAUTION! Fragile. Irish Glass: Tradition in Transition Museum of Glass, museumofglass.org

Pitch Black: African American Baseball in the Pacific NW Northwest African American Museum, naamnw.org

THROUGH SEPT 1

THROUGH JAN 4, 2015

SPY: The Secret World of Espionage Pacific Science Center, pacificsciencecenter.org

Spectacle: The Music Video Exhibition EMP Museum, empmuseum.org

JUNE 28 & 29

Seattle Pride Parade & Festival Downtown, Seattle Center & Capitol Hill, seattlepride.org and seattlepridefest.org

JUNE 14–SEPT 28

THROUGH SEPT 21

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org THROUGH SEPT 28

Coastal Alchemy - Anna Skibska and Associates Museum of Glass, museumofglass.org THROUGH OCT 5

Photographic Presence and Contemporary Indians: Matika Wilbur’s Project 562 Tacoma Art Museum, tacomaartmuseum.org THROUGH OCT 17

Grit: Asian Pacific Pioneers Across the Northwest The Wing, wingluke.org THROUGH OCT 19

DECO Japan: Shaping Art and Culture 1920-1945 Seattle Asian Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org

Visit Seattle summer/fall 2014

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June JUNE 6–8 & 13–15

Northwest New Works Festival On The Boards, ontheboards.org JUNE 7–NOV 9

Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest Tacoma Art Museum, tacomaartmuseum.org JUNE 9–30

Silent Movie Mondays Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org JUNE 11–29

The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org JUNE 13–22

Seattle International Dance Festival seattleidf.org JUNE 13–SEPT 14

Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series ste-michelle.com/visit-us/ summer-concerts

Chocolate: The Exhibition Museum of History & Industry, mohai.org JUNE 15–AUG 17

Seafair Summer Festival Various locations, seafair.com

JUNE 28–SEPT 7

Olympic Music Festival olympicmusicfestival.org

July JULY 3–OCT 12

JUNE 17–AUG 23

Summer Concerts at Marymoor Park marymoorconcerts.com/events JUNE 18–AUG 24

ZooTunes Woodland Park Zoo, zoo.org/zootunes JUNE 19–SEPT 7

Modernism in the Pacific Northwest Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org JUNE 20–22

Fremont Fair & Solstice Parade Fremont neighborhood, fremontfair.org JUNE 21

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half Marathon runrocknroll.competitor.com/ seattle

The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942–1946 Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org JULY 4

Seafair Summer Fourth Gas Works Park, seafair.com JULY 4–6

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival Center for Wooden Boats, cwb.org JULY 7–AUG 2

Seattle Chamber Music Festival Benaroya Hall, seattlechambermusic.org JULY 8–13

We Will Rock You The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org

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Long-Term Events

Kinky Boots

JULY 10–AUG 10

JULY 18–20

The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caesar Various parks; seattleshakespeare.org/ woodeno

Vashon Island Strawberry Festival vashonchamber.com/strawfest

JULY 11 & 12

Pixar in Concert Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org

JULY 18–AUG 17

An Evening of One Acts: Plays by Steve Martin, Woody Allen & Sam Shepard ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org

SEPT 19–21

Fremont Oktoberfest Fremont neighborhood, fremontoktoberfest.com

AUG 30–FEB 15, 2015

SEPT 19–NOV 16

City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org

The Color of Time: Ballard from Dusk to Dawn Nordic Heritage Museum, nordicmuseum.org

AUG 30–SEPT 1

SEPT 24–28

West Seattle Summer Fest wsjunction.org/summerfest

The Book of Mormon Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org

Bumbershoot, Seattle’s Music & Arts Festival Seattle Center, bumbershoot.org

Decibel Festival dbfestival.com

JULY 11–13 & 18–20

JULY 25–27

AUG 30–SEPT 2

Day Out with Thomas Northwest Railway Museum, trainmuseum.org

Bellevue ArtsFair Bellevue Square and Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org

PAX Washington State Convention Center, prime.paxsite.com

George Balanchine’s Jewels Pacific Northwest Ballet, pnb.org

JULY 12 & 13

JULY 25–27

Ballard SeafoodFest seafoodfest.org

Capitol Hill Block Party capitolhillblockparty.com

September

Seattle Italian Festival Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

SEPT 3–28

JULY 12 & 13

August

October

JULY 22–AUG 10 JULY 11–13

Chinatown-ID Dragon Fest Hing Hay Park, cidbia.org

AUG 1–22 (FRIDAYS) JULY 12 & 13

Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival Volunteer Park, greenstage.org/sotf JULY 12 & 13

Urban Craft Uprising Seattle Center, urbancraftuprising.com JULY 18–20

Bite of Seattle Seattle Center, biteofseattle.com

KEXP Concerts at the Mural Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com AUG 12–SEPT 21

Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2 INTIMAN Theatre at Cornish Playhouse, intiman.org AUG 15–17

Hempfest Myrtle Edwards Park, hempfest.org AUG 15–17

JULY 18–20

Indian Days POW WOW Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, unitedindians.com MATTHEW MURPHY

AUG 23 & 24

TibetFest Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal

JULY 18-20

Kirkland Uncorked Marina Park, kirklanduncorked.com

Snoqualmie Railroad Days railroaddays.com AUG 22–24

Seattle International Beerfest Seattle Center, seattlebeerfest.com

SEPT 26–OCT 5

A Chorus Line The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org SEPT 5–19

Seattle Design Festival seattledesignfestival.org

SEPT 27 & 28

OCT 3–NOV 2

The Vaudevillians, starring Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales Seattle Repertory Theatre, seattlerep.org

SEPT 5–21

Western Washington State Fair Puyallup Fairgrounds, thefair.com

OCT 4 & 5

Issaquah Salmon Days Festival salmondays.org

SEPT 5–28

OCT 4–JAN 4, 2015

The Invisible Hand ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org

The Science of Ripley’s Believe It or Not!  Pacific Science Center, pacificsciencecenter.org

SEPT 13 & 14

Seattle Fiestas Patrias Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal SEPT 17–OCT 26

In the Heights Village Theatre, villagetheatre.org SEPT 18–20

Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org

OCT 7–26

Kinky Boots The 5th Avenue Theatre, 5thavenue.org OCT 9–19

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Various locations, threedollarbillcinema.org

OCT 9–JAN 11, 2015

Pop Departures Seattle Art Museum, seattleartmuseum.org OCT 10–12

The Movie Music of John Williams Seattle Symphony, seattlesymphony.org OCT 10–NOV 8

Earshot Jazz Festival Multiple venues, earshot.org OCT 11–APR 30, 2015

Ann Hamilton Henry Art Gallery, henryart.org OCT 17–NOV 16

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike ACT Theatre, acttheatre.org OCT 18 & 19

TurkFest Seattle Center, seattlecenter.com/festal OCT 18–NOV 1

Don Giovanni Seattle Opera, seattleopera.org OCT 19–30

Seattle Restaurant Week seattletimes.com/ seattlerestaurantweek OCT 21–26

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast The Paramount Theatre, stgpresents.org OCT 31–MAR 29, 2015

BAM Biennial 2014: Knock on Wood Bellevue Arts Museum, bellevuearts.org This is just a small sampling of summer and fall events. For more information and event listings, go to visitseattle.org for our online calendar.

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ner &î€ n i D A SHOW Tuck in and step out for entertainment that goes from theater to board games BY AMANDA CASTLEMAN

Big Top Rock at Teatro ZinZanni

Cody ChestnuTT at The Triple Door

OPPOSITE PAGE: KORUM BISCHOFF; THIS PAGE: DAVE LICHTERMAN

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IGHTS DIM UNDER THE RED-VELVET AND GOLDBROCADE TENT. Suddenly, sirens wail and lights strobe. “Dessert emergency!” the announcer shouts, as acrobats roll a prop fire truck onto the central stage. They crank up its ladder 30 degrees and begin sliding plates of basil-infused lemon pound cake down its length. At the bottom, waiters intercept the dishes—their whipped-cream swirls still picture-perfect—and fan them onto the audience’s tables. Teatro ZinZanni is the poster child for Seattle’s dinner-entertainment scene, with its world-class comics, musicians, and contortionists. Rightly so, since founder Norm Langill brought the modern “feast and fancy” concept here in 1998. “Our show—a celebration with food—was supposed to last 10 weeks, but that was 14 years ago,” he laughs. “The initial response was outrageous: the audience had never seen anything like it. The New York Times called it the city’s hottest ticket. We sold out for a good six months after that.” Seattle proceeded to unpack the dinner-and-a-show idea like a carful of clowns. Belly dancing appeared at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant. Cabaret with trapeze acts writhed into Pike Place Market’s Pink Door. Punk rock and vegan comfort food met at the Highline, a Capitol Hill dive bar. Even Silent Reading Parties—complete with waiters and a harpist—started getting staged at the Sorrento Hotel. From art to board games to cooking classes, venues across town have added twofertwists to lure in patrons. ZinZanni anchors the movement near Seattle Center in its Moulin Rouge spiegeltent—a rare, circular, tented theater full of mahogany and stained glass that was crafted in Belgium by Willem Klessens in the 1910s. Angered by the Resistance, Nazis smashed this pavilion’s mirrors and hurled its wood onto a bonfire. But the Moulin Rouge rose from the ashes, was brought to Seattle, and now seats up to 300 diners, provided no one chicken-wings their elbows too widely. Few try, since the cast rampages freely around the space. Many of their shows include

backflips, trapeze work, and acrobats—the famous Les Petits Frères— forming a three-man-high pillar, then simultaneously somersaulting out of it. And all this unfolds with the audience close enough to see the sweat and (many) safety precautions. “We perform cabaret and circus acts within five feet of diners,” Langill says. “The whole tent is a set. The barrier between audience and performer is no more dense than you’d find at a great party.” ZinZanni stages at least three new shows each year in this intimate, 67-foot-wide space, plus family-friendly programs and matinees. Subject matter has ranged from gangsters to a Saharan oasis to Elvis meeting Bruce Lee and Jimi Hendrix at a Seattle World Fair afterparty in 1962. (It could have happened, Langill insists. Their paths all crossed here!) “We keep looking for what’s new and what’s old,” he says. “We try not to focus on now. Everyone knows now.” The theater may not be staying in the moment, but it will be staying put, despite many offers to move. “Seattle is a great city,” Langill explains. “It’s a smart place on the edge of what’s coming next in the world. An evolving audience is so much more fun to work with than a static one.”

MAKING A SPLASH Such savvy spectators also slide into The Triple Door, the area’s premier supper-club venue. Once a vaudeville house and later a blue-movie den, the historic Mann building started a new chapter in 2002. Owners Rick and Ann Yoder restored the original stage proscenium and gilded ceiling fixtures, while introducing a whizbang sound system. The result: an elegant, yet comfortable, space connecting performers to their audiences. Today national acts like Benise and Paula Cole hit the main stage, surrounded by plush half-moon booths

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The Can Can

Let me entertain you

HERE ARE EIGHT MORE PLACES TO GRAB SOME GRUB AND WIDEN YOUR WORLDVIEW.

COLUMBIA CITY THEATER This brick vaudeville house first flourished in the Jazz Age, allegedly hosting Ella Fitzgerald and, later, Jimi Hendrix. Today it showcases everything from burlesque to neofolk superstars like Seattle’s Head and the Heart in what Spin magazine calls “the city’s finest-sounding room.” Cap any evening with a whiskey at the venue’s Bourbon Bar, along with fries, sliders, and other Southern-style grub. GARAGE BILLIARDS An old Plymouth dealership now shelters six bars, 20 bowling lanes, and 25 pool tables, plus a kicking outdoor space on Capitol Hill. Dinner options run from poutine to kale salads and Montana Wagyu beef burgers at this beery, boisterous spot. MURDER MYSTERY DINING CRUISE Play whodunnit aboard the freshly renovated Royal Argosy as the vessel tours past the skyline, Great Wheel, and the eerily beautiful industrial shipyards. Local comics help the crowd improvise—and even cast suspicion on patrons nominated by their friends or family (contact Argosy four days in advance). The interactive theater shares an exceptional culinary designer with the fleet’s scenic dinner cruise: Christine Keff, formerly of the Flying Fish, once named Best Chef Northwest by the James Beard Awards.

THE PANTRY AT DELANCEY This community kitchen pairs dinners with hands-on cooking classes on anything from salmon to Asian dumplings and “How to Be a Pie Ninja.” Plan ahead, as many offerings sell out months in advance, or book a custom workshop for up to 14 people. THE ROYAL ROOM One of America’s most diverse zip codes wraps around Columbia City: 98118. At its heart stands this bar and restaurant, featuring a grand piano and stage, occupied by local artists Thursday to Monday (no cover charge). Catch touring acts on Tuesday and Wednesday, or a Sunday gospel brunch. TASTE RESTAURANT AT THE SEATTLE ART MUSEUM Theme menus reflect the everevolving exhibits at this iconic museum downtown (no admission required for the cafe). Japanese fashion sparked a shochu cocktail with a dash of plum bitters. English landscapes brought a deconstructed potpie to the menu. And hammered gold headpieces and other Peruvian treasures inspired ceviche, grilled corn and quinoa salad, and a twist on the country’s national spirit with a pisco sour cocktail. This summer’s show is Modernism in the Pacific Northwest (June 19–September 7). What deliciousness will it bring? VERMILLION ART GALLERY & BAR This hybrid space serves art up front, and drinks and snacks—like local cheeses and pork barbecue—in the cavernous, exposed-brick back room. Cue up the vinyl 45 jukebox, draw cards on games like Candy Land, or sidle up to the bar, made from upcycled bowling-lane planks.

with some of the best acoustics and sightlines in the city. One floor up, the more casual Musicquarium Lounge features live music alongside a 1,900-gallon freshwater aquarium (no cover). Both levels do serious dinner-anda-show service with pan-Asian fare from Wild Ginger, an eatery featured in Zagat’s World’s Top Restaurants.

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Yet, like Alice in Wonderland, adult visitors should go smaller to really see what makes the scene tick. The vaudevillian Can Can’s stage measures just 16 by 7 feet—plus a catwalk between the front tables—but the dancers make it feel as big as the Seahawks’ stadium. Six performers manage ensemble numbers, and even some light acrobatics and aerial work, despite ceilings that a cartwheel could almost graze. Numbers range from flamenco to the Charleston, and can involve props from couches to bungees and pipes serving as ad-hoc parallel bars. The choreography often shades into saucy territory of the Dita Von Teese, neo-burlesque variety. The Can Can’s classically trained showgirl-style dancers attract a mixed crowd of couples, adult families, and bachelorette parties. True to the cabaret spirit, they push the envelope with a wink and nod, just a shimmy away from the world-famous Pike Place Market  sign. “Back in the ruffled-skirt days, what they did was innovative, testing limits, and exploring different styles,” points out choreographer and performer  Rainbow Fletcher. “We’re just carrying on that tradition.” Onboard since the venue’s 2006 launch, Fletcher has learned to love the energy and immediacy of this petite nightclub. “In a traditional theater, you can barely see the audience members, who clap at the end. You’re not

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CENTURY BALLROOM A 1908 Odd Fellows Temple now shelters Seattle’s hottest salsa scene. Fuel up at the venue’s restaurant, the Tin Table, before hitting the sprung (shock-absorbing) wood floors. The ballroom offers $12–17 drop-in classes before the social dances (no cover for students).

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Cafe Racer

striving to make eye contact. Here it’s only a good show when they’re really yelling and into it.” But the excellent French-Italian menu sometimes competes for the spotlight with ingredients sourced from the nearby market, like Le Panier bread, BB Ranch meats, and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese. Salads, in particular, shine with a beet-apple-walnut number and another starring pear, arugula, and goat cheese. Entrees range from seasonal risotto to confit chicken thigh. Just don’t get lost in the plate: “Sometimes we look out and everyone’s heads are down, because the food is so good,” Fletcher grins. “Then you have to win them back.”

START YOUR ENGINES For an even stronger sense of community, head over to Cafe Racer in the University District: a humble neighborhood joint that feels more like a counterculture living room. Yet the New York Times has called it Seattle’s

“alt-rock hub” and declared that its weekly avant-garde sessions were shaping the future of the city’s jazz tradition. Sheryl Wiser—one half of the Americana band the Beautiful Strangers—sometimes looks down from the stage and sees kids on Big Wheels and bikers playing chess with retired professors. She’s continually amazed by all the groups converging here, from illustrators to opera buffs and the scooter freaks behind Racer’s name. Meanwhile, Legobright walls host the Official Bad Art Museum of Art (OBAMA), complete with dogs playing billiards and Van Gogh’s Starry Night in yarn. The menu may be straightforward—chili dogs, grilled PB&J, and whiskey pulled pork— but the clientele certainly isn’t. So much of the city’s vividness has been getting bulldozed and redeveloped, Wiser says. “But the cafe gives us a place to woodshed. It’s about life and love and art. “Racer is like Seattle—it’s a place that provides for creatives and community expression without pretension or attitude. And there’s really good bread.”

Big Picture 2505 First Ave; thebigpicture.net • Cafe Racer 5828 Roosevelt Way NE; caferacer seattle.com • The Can Can 94 Pike St; thecancan.com • Central Cinema 1411 21st Ave; centralcinema.com • Century Ballroom 915 E Pine St; centuryballroom.com • Columbia City Theater 4916 Rainier Ave S; columbiacitytheater.com • HGarage Billiards 1130 Broadway Ave; garage billiards.com • Highline 210 Broadway E; highlineseattle.com • Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant 10002 Aurora Ave N, Ste 10 • HMurder Mystery Dining Cruise Pier 56; argosycruises.com/ dining-cruises/murder-mystery • Northwest Film Forum 1515 12th Ave; nwfilmforum.org • The Pantry at Delancey 1417 NW 70th St; thepantryatdelancey.com • The Pink Door 1919 Post Alley; thepinkdoor.net • The Royal Room 5000 Rainier Ave S; theroyalroomseattle.com • HSorrento Hotel 900 Madison St; hotelsorrento.com • HTASTE Restaurant 1300 First Ave; tastesam.com • HTeatro ZinZanni 222 Mercer St; zinzanni.com/seattle • HThe Triple Door 216 Union St; thetripledoor.net • Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar 1508 11th Ave; vermillion seattle.com HVisit Seattle partner

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SILVER SCREEN Seattle also encourages patrons to eat and drink as the reels flicker to life. For the most local experience, turn to the cozy Central Cinema. Wait staff bustle between the rows, delivering a full menu—including craft cocktails—at this all-ages neighborhood joint. Anything from cult classics to sing-alongs blazes onscreen, as patrons snack on pigs in a blanket, curry powder popcorn, and other delicacies. Bring a special bottle of wine ($8 corkage fee) to toast trivia night or the frequent reruns of Indiana Jones flicks and The Princess Bride. The Northwest Film Forum also serves beer and wine in its lobby on Capitol Hill. Seattle’s first proper cinematheque—a film archive with screens and a penchant for the avant-garde—shows more than 200 indie and classic movies annually. Support the region’s first (and only) nonprofit center for the cinematic arts by quaffing a quick drink or two before the curtain rises. For an even more sophisticated experience, head to the Big Picture, beneath El Gaucho in Belltown, for perfectly shaken martinis alongside blockbusters.

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Tours BY ANGELA CABOTAJE AND JULIE H. CASE

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COURTESY KENMORE AIR

Must-Do Must -Do

FLOATPLANE Kenmore Air I TRAIPSE THE CEMENT DOCK, trailing an Atlanta couple and the pilot, then step carefully onto the plane’s pontoon and climb the ladder to board the floatplane. We lift off so quietly it’s hard to imagine we’re airborne, but then dragon boaters slice the water under our dipping wings, and sailboats billow across the lake below. It’s only moments before Lake Union disappears behind us, and an astounding palette of green and blue begins coursing below. From the six-seat floatplane, vast green spaces punctuated by homes come to an abrupt halt at one water’s edge then another. Cities meet rolling hills, mountains erupt from the skyline. We soar south over Lake Washington, then across Lake Union again until soon we’re over the glimmering Puget Sound, sailboats plying the water in packs. The islands west of the city come into view, and suddenly we turn and nearly buzz the Space Needle. Just 20 minutes aloft, and I am in awe of the Emerald City anew. kenmoreair.com —JHC

WHY GO For the views, the discoveries, and the chance to take off and land on a metropolis-surrounded lake DON’T FORGET To pick the best seat. All have amazing views, but sitting next to the pilot offers the best, most expansive city, water, and island panoramas. GREAT FOR Adults and couples COST $99.50 for the scenic tour of Seattle; $208.50 for the San Juan Islands tour LENGTH OF TOUR 20 minutes for the city scenic tour; two hours to the San Juan Islands STARTING LOCATION 950 Westlake Ave N ALSO TRY  Seattle Sea Planes, seattleseaplanes.com

Washington Wine

FROM TOP: MICHAEL BERTRAND, KEVIN CRUFF

Bon Vivant

Chateau Ste. Michelle

ROLLING ONTO Chateau Ste. Michelle’s picturesque estate, I can’t help but think that this is the essence of wine country. Peacocks roam the lawns, while the manor is all wrought-iron gates and rustic wood beams. Bon Vivant outings always start here, at the state’s oldest winery, and for good reason: the tours include a crash course on Washington wines and three complimentary pours. After some swirling and sipping—followed by lunch at Purple Cafe and Wine Bar—tour guide Michael polls guests on their wine preferences to plan the rest of our fully customized tour. Itineraries are tailored specifically to the group—mine wants to sample a variety—so we duck into nearby DeLille for its Bordeaux-style blends at barrel high-top tables. Then it’s on to Long Shadows, a swanky space with leather club chairs and premium reds. An off-the-beaten-path option would be working winery Adams Bench, where winemaker–owners Tim and Erica Blue live up the hill from their barn-themed tasting room, but instead we make our way to Woodinville’s second wine-touring area, the Warehouse District, where industrious winemakers craft vino behind roll-up doors. By the time we head back to Seattle, I’m love drunk on Woodinville. bonvivanttours.com —AC

WHY GO Knowledgeable guides who tailor tours to your particular wine preferences DON’T FORGET Most tasting rooms ship directly to your home, and Bon Vivant reserves trunk space for wine purchased during the tour. GREAT FOR Oenophiles and groups COST $89 (tax, lunch, and tasting fees not included; most tasting fees waived with purchase of wine) LENGTH OF TOUR 7 hours STARTING LOCATION Curbside in front of your hotel ALSO TRY Barrel Wine Tours, barrelwinetours .com; Butler Seattle, butlerseattle.com; Seattle Wine Tours, seattlewinetours.com

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CRAFT BEVERAGES ANDDistilleries Road Dogs

WHY GO To get a taste of the local booze biz and to learn the history behind “proof” DON’T FORGET Spending money for bottles you

LENGTH OF TOUR 2.5 hours STARTING LOCATION The Pike Pub & Brewery,

1401 First Ave want to take home. Some distilleries may ship, too. ALSO TRY Puget Sound Brewery Tours, GREAT FOR Adults 21 and older pugetsoundbrewerytours.com; Local Craft Tours, COST $79 localcrafttours.com

PIKE PLACE Seattle Bites Food Tours

MARKET

THE FLAVORS FROM my first bite—an herbaceous smoked-salmon flatbread—linger on my tongue as I follow tour guide Marla to the entrance of Pike Place Market. People snap photos of the iconic sign as Marla dives into the history of the market and its importance today. Then we get back to the eating. A gooey Nutella banana crêpe is followed by a cup of clam chowder, a hunk of smoked salmon, wedges of apple and plum, a swirl of honeyed Greek yogurt, two meaty halves of German sausage, chicken tikka masala, a shot of cumin-dusted lassi, and pours of Washington wine. By the time we hit our last stop for a sip of infused olive oil, my stomach is full, but I’m still eager to drink in more Pike Place Market magic. seattlebitesfoodtours.com —AC WHY GO Hefty samples sprinkled in with Pike Place Market factoids DON’T FORGET Come with an empty stomach— the samples are generous. GREAT FOR Foodies and history buffs COST $39.99

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LENGTH OF TOUR 2.5 hours STARTING LOCATION Inside the south entrance of Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave ALSO TRY Public Market Tours, publicmarket tours.com; Savor Seattle, savorseattle tours.com

OUTLANDISH

Adventures Underground Tour

THE GUIDE IS MAKING bawdy jokes beneath the streets. Standing on Seattle’s original roads, it is a straight-up view to the current sidewalks overhead. For an hour or so we twist beneath the city streets, learning sultry and civic secrets, catching glimpses of conversations overhead, and watching slim light descend through purple glass—once skylights for businesses below street level. One thing is certain: After a day down here you’ll never think so casually about the streets beneath your feet again. undergroundtour.com —JHC

WHY GO For a unique and fun look at history DON’T FORGET Comfortable shoes. Family-friendly tours happen on the hour 10am–7pm in summer, 11am–6pm in winter. The adults-only Underworld Tour— which comes with adult content and a cocktail—takes place at 8 and 9pm every day in summer, 7 and 8pm Thursday– Saturday in winter. GREAT FOR Adults, groups, and families COST $17 (adults); $14 (seniors and students); $9 (ages 7–12); free (ages 0–6); $25 (adult cocktail tour) LENGTH OF TOUR 75 minutes STARTING LOCATION 608 First Ave ALSO TRY  Beneath the Streets, beneath-the-streets.com

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Sound Spirits

WE HOVER AROUND a bar and talk fungus with KC, the owner of SoDo Spirits. He regales us with the story of shochu—a distilled spirit akin to sake—shows us a big copper still, then lets us taste the shochu. Then we’re back to the van, learning about Seattle’s Prohibition history as we roll through town. At 2bar Spirits we find the gregarious owner, his beautiful golden retriever, and a tub of corn mash fermenting. After vodka and an education in 2bar Spirits’ moonshine-making process, it’s off to Sound Spirits, where we taste the Old Tom barrel-aged gin, the aquavit, a crème de menthe, and the Depth Cacao liqueur—flavored with love thanks to organic cacao nibs from nearby Theo Chocolate. In the end we leave sated and lush with trinkets and T-shirts from Road Dogs and purchased bottles of spirits for sharing … or not. roaddogtours.com —JHC

Whale Watching

Mystic Sea Charters FROM AFAR, the waterspouts look like reflections on the water. Then, it happens again and again, and though we’re a mile or two away, I can see the distinctive roll of a giant mammal’s back. We creep up on the creatures, careful to keep our distance. But soon, gray whales are rolling through the water just 100 or so yards from the bow. There’s the percussive sound of their breath shooting water into the air. Suddenly, a pair breaches together, then together again, and before long, though we aren’t moving, they are just feet from the bow, their humped backs mottled with barnacles, twin tails disappearing in unison again, until at last it’s silent, and they are gone. Some 18,000 gray whales make the circuit between Mexico and the Bering Sea each year; 200 of them are thought to call Puget Sound waters home. March through May, you can get a glimpse of grays firsthand out of Langley, just 75 minutes by car and ferry from Seattle. Late May through early October, catch orcas, humpbacks, and minkes out of Anacortes. mysticseacharters.com —JHC WHY GO For the chance to get close to greatness DON’T FORGET Binoculars. Also, stop by the Langley Whale Center en route for a chance to learn about what you’ll see in advance. GREAT FOR Animal lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, and families COST $65–$95 (adults); $59–$85 (seniors); $49–$65 (students); $45–$49 (ages 3–17); free (ages 0–2) STARTING LOCATION 228 Wharf St, Langley, or 710 Seafarers Way, Anacortes LENGTH OF TOUR 3 hours ALSO TRY  Orcas Island Eclipse, orcasislandwhales.com; San Juan Outfitters, sanjuanislandoutfitters.com; San Juan Safaris, sanjuansafaris.com

BIKES WHY GO Pedaling a bus-bike-mobile between breweries is ridiculously fun DON’T FORGET Cash for beer at the brewery stops GREAT FOR Groups and cyclists COST $28; $160–

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$185 per hour to rent the entire bike LENGTH OF TOUR 2 hours STARTING LOCATION George & Dragon Pub, 206 N 36th St, or 14th Avenue Boat Ramp, 4400 14th Ave NW ALSO TRY  Seattle Cycling Tours, seattle-cyclingtours.com

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Cycle Saloon “PEDAL, PEDAL, PEDAL!” someone cries as 13 of us merge in one long tandem onto a Fremont street. To my right is a row of women on barstools, bicycle pedals spinning at their feet. Opposite us an identical row of guests also pedal away. The driver sits between the two bars piloting this enormous bicycle-bar through traffic. We don’t move fast, but it sure is fun. By the time we roll up to the first brewery—Bad Jimmy’s—the tour has attracted attention. We taste our way through pours, then are back on the 16-seat “bike,” singing and rolling through town. Some cyclists draft us and when we pull into Stoup Brewing they do, too. It’s a treat to discover so many new, distinctly Northwest breweries this way. After sampling Stoup’s beers and bites from the Marination Mobile food truck, it’s back on the bike again so the tasting and pedaling—and cheering from passersby— can continue. thecyclesaloon.com —JHC

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Tours Ride the Ducks

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FROM PARADISE’S paved Alta Vista trail, where the alpine meadows are peppered with lupine and paintbrush, the glacier-clad summit of Mount Rainier looks close enough to touch. And that’s the whole point of a trip to Washington’s iconic peak and its surrounding national park—to awe at nature in all its glory. Along the way, tourgoers get a chance to hug massive old-growth trees, admire thundering waterfalls, gaze at placid lakes, and stretch their legs in the shadow of the majestic mountain. Pristine summer weather is the perfect reason to stop at Whittaker’s Bunkhouse in Ashford for a scoop of huckleberry ice cream, but in late spring, when snow can still blanket the foothills, guides make sure to bring snowshoes and poles for cold-weather hiking. toursnorthwest.com —AC WHY GO To get an up-close look at Rainier and its scenic foothills DON’T FORGET Wear comfortable shoes, dress in warm layers, and have your cameras ready for breathtaking sights GREAT FOR Outdoor lovers and groups COST $119 LENGTH OF TOUR 10 hours STARTING LOCATION Curbside in front of your hotel ALSO TRY Customized Tours, toursof seattle.com; EverGreen Escapes, evergreenescapes.com

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WHY GO A unique on-land and in-water experience DON’T FORGET Your cameras—the views from Lake Union are unbeatable. GREAT FOR Families COST $28 (adults); $17 (ages 3–12); $1 (ages 0–2) LENGTH OF TOUR 1.5 hours STARTING LOCATION Fourth Ave and Pine St (April 1–December 31) or 516 Broad St (year-round) ALSO TRY Alki Kayak Tours, kayakalki.com; Argosy Cruises, argosycruises.com; Waterways Cruises, waterwayscruises.com

Aviation AND INDUSTRY Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour

A FOREST OF SCAFFOLDING obscures the floor inside Boeing’s Everett manufacturing facility, a boxy beige warehouse that happens to be the largest building by volume in the world. It looks like organized chaos from the third-floor viewing deck, where tour groups peer over the railing to ogle the fleet of sea-green 747 jumbo jets in various stages of assembly. We started in the sleek Future of Flight Aviation Center and, after boarding a motor coach and strolling through one of Boeing’s massive underground tunnels, made our way high above the factory floor. It feels like engineering nirvana. The construction hum fades away as we descend in a freight elevator to reboard the bus for our next stop: the 777 and 787 side of the factory. After some more airplane rubbernecking, we’re whisked back to the Future of Flight, where we scatter throughout the interactive galleries to gaze at a 787’s fuselage and clamber into a pilot seat. futureofflight.org —AC

WHY GO To get an exclusive, behind-thewings look at airplanes in the making DON’T FORGET Safety regulations restrict

STARTING LOCATION Future of Flight Aviation Center, 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Everett ALSO TRY Museum of History and

this tour to those four feet and taller GREAT FOR Groups and families with

Industry, mohai.org; Museum of Flight, museumof flight.org

older kids COST $16–$20 (adults); $9–$18 (ages 0–15) LENGTH OF TOUR 1.5 hours

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AS CAPTAIN BJORN WARBLES along to a peppy One Direction song, the propeller on his colorful beanie twirls wildly in the wind. Everyone aboard the open-air “duck bus” can’t help but grin. It’s the perfect day in Seattle, and the soundtrack of pop hits only adds to the sunny mood. We rumble through downtown from the splashy EMP Museum, along the waterfront, and past Seattle Art Museum. The whole while, Captain Bjorn unleashes a steady repartee about the city’s attractions, donning an array of goofy hats. Then we make our way across the Aurora Bridge for a final cruise in Lake Union. As our amphibious craft plies the water, passengers snap photos of the skyline and the Sleepless in Seattle floating home. Our tour ends back on dry land, zipping toward the Space Needle, with the cool breeze brushing across our faces. ridetheducksofseattle.com —AC

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Wing Luke Museum’s Chinatown Discovery Tours

PASTRIES AND SAVORY BUNS pack the glass cases at a hideaway bakery in the International District. It smells like heaven, and I make a mental note to return as my tour group bustles out the door. Already we’ve learned about area history—from the arrival of the first Western settlers to the Japanese internment during World War II— rubbed the snouts of Chinese guardian lion sculptures, glimpsed the ornate Chinatown Gate, and laughed about the blooper fortune cookies sold by the bundle at Tsue Chong Co. I try to soak in the myriad wares—everything from roast ducks to delicate pottery—displayed in storefronts until, at last, we arrive at historic Canton Alley, where a 1950s-era apartment featured prominently in the best-selling novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. wingluke.org/tours —AC

WHY GO An in-depth walk through Seattle’s diverse International District DON’T FORGET Ask tour guides for their recommendations on where to eat and shop in the International District GREAT FOR History and culture buffs COST $17.95 (adults); $15.95

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Seattle Food Tours FIRST COMES THE CHARCUTERIE— the spicy salami and delicate cheeses—at the Italian restaurant Bar Cotto, then we’re transported to French gastropub Le Zinc, where a waiter mists Champagne coupes with absinthe for our drinks, then serves us each perfectly seared arctic char. The next thing you know our roving dinner party is elbow to elbow eating sushi and drinking sake, then we’re cooing over quinoa, and finally we’re on to gelato. As we wander the Capitol Hill streets between courses—each at a different restaurant—our host, Michael, tells us about the buildings and shops lining our route. Seattle Food Tours hosts these progressive dinner parties (in Belltown, Capitol Hill, and Pike Place Market) so visitors can truly get a taste of the city. Best of all, for locals and visitors alike, it’s an opportunity to discover restaurants we may never have heard of otherwise—and to make new friends along the way. seattlefoodtours.com —JHC

(seniors); $12.95 (ages 13–18); $10.95 (ages 5–12); free (ages 0–4) LENGTH OF TOUR 1.5 hours STARTING LOCATION Lobby of the Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St ALSO TRY Northwest African American Museum, naamnw.org; Argosy Cruises’ Tillicum Village, argosycruises.com/tillicum-village

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WHY GO To get a taste of multiple restaurants in one meal DON’T FORGET Your appetite—though each is a small plate, the many courses will leave you happily sated. Also, bring cash in case you want to add on a drink somewhere. GREAT FOR Adults and gourmands COST $39.99–$69.99 (varies by tour) LENGTH OF TOUR 2.5 hours STARTING LOCATION Capitol Hill, Belltown, and Pike Place Market (varies by tour) ALSO TRY  White Moustache, whitemoustache.com

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5th Avenue Theatre Inspired by Beijing’s Forbidden City, the walls of this 1926 theater bloom with lotus flowers and chrysanthemums. It was one of the nation’s last operating vaudeville theaters before eventually reopening as a performing arts venue in 1980. Today it is one of the nation’s leading producers of new work, having premiered 16 original musicals. This season, see We Will Rock You (July 8–13), a musical tribute to Queen, and Broadway hit Kinky Boots (October 7–26). 1308 Fifth Ave; 5thavenue.org

A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) With some illustrious origins—the Fraternal Order of the Eagles opened the ACT building in 1925—it’s no surprise that the likes of Billie Holiday, Pink Floyd, and Iggy Pop have graced this historic venue. Now home to one of Seattle’s leading companies producing contemporary work, ACT features six main-stage shows. A standout includes An Evening of One Acts (July 18–August 17), showcasing works by Woody Allen, Steve Martin, and Sam Shepard. 700 Union St; acttheatre.org visitseattle.org

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In summer and fall, a plethora of outdoor shows lets anyone soak up art and culture against a backdrop of blue skies and starry nights. Here are a few worth checking out.

All the world is a stage when the season is right. Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival raises the curtain on its 14th year with a weekend Shakespeare bonanza (July 12–13), starring eight theater companies at Volunteer Park. Actors sometimes dip into audience member’s picnic baskets or spontaneously cast the family pet. For even more time with the Bard, Wooden O, Seattle Shakespeare Company’s traveling troupe, stages The Two Gentlemen of Verona and an all-female production of Julius Caesar in parks across Puget Sound, July and August. MUSIC

Plunk down lawn chairs on the north meadow to hear soul legend Mavis Staples and reggae musician Ziggy Marley during Woodland Park Zoo’s annual ZooTunes concerts, June through August. For a free midday melody, follow the sounds of jazz, salsa, and rock to downtown Seattle’s public plazas and parks during the Out to Lunch concert series, Wednesday through

Friday. If evenings are more your jam, book it to Seattle Center for Friday night Concerts at the Mural in August, featuring indie talents from around the nation, or to Olympic Sculpture Park for Summer at SAM, when live bands perform and curators give tours of the park’s sculptures, Thursday nights in July and August.

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) STG is a nonprofit organization representing three of Seattle’s historic venues, two of which are part of the Historic Theatre District. Built in 1907, Byzantine-style Moore Theatre is the oldest. Shows in 2014 include concerts, readings, and the 16th annual Dance This showcase (July 11–12). The Paramount Theatre opened in 1928 and was nicknamed “the people’s theatre” for its cozy-meets-elegant interiors, with 218 chandeliers. See everything from rock concerts to Broadway musicals, including The Book of Mormon (July 22–August 10) this year. North in the University District, the Neptune Theatre was built in 1921 as a single-screen movie theater before being transformed into a performing arts venue in 2011. It has become a favorite music spot for its excellent sightlines and acoustics. 1932 Second Ave (Moore Theatre), 911 Pine St (Paramount Theatre), 1303 NE 45th St (Neptune Theatre); stgpresents.org TRIP TIP Visit a special exhibition about Seattle’s historic theaters in the Washington State Convention Center Level 2 Galleria, through October 5. 800 Convention Pl; wscc.com

MOVIES

Movie nights head outside at Seattle Center’s family-friendly Movies at the Mural. Beyond downtown there’s food truck–laden Movies at Magnuson Park, LGBT-focused Three Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, and Fremont Outdoor Cinema, where fans create urban campsites using everything from blankets to couches. Fremont Outdoor Cinema’s 2014 eight-film lineup includes sing-alongs and cult classics, such as Ghostbusters (July 12), while recently launched 21-and-older nights—like Dudefest (August 24), celebrating The Big Lebowski—add adult beverages to the mix. —Deanna Duff

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HConcerts at the Mural 305 Harrison St; seattlecenter.com/concertsatthemural • Fremont Outdoor Cinema 3501 Phinney Ave N; fremontoutdoormovies.com • Movies at Magnuson Park 7400 Sand Point Way NE; epiceap.com/seattle-outdoor-movies • HMovies at the Mural 305 Harrison St; seattlecenter.com/moviesatthemural • HOut to Lunch downtownseattle.com • Seattle Outdoor Theater Festival 1247 15th Ave E; greenstage.org/sotf • HSummer at SAM 2901 Western Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • HThree Dollar Bill Outdoor Cinema 1635 11th Ave; threedollarbillcinema.org • Wooden O seattleshakespeare.org/woodeno • HZooTunes 5500 Phinney Ave N; zoo.org/ zootunes HFor more on Visit Seattle art partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/arts; find more events on page 18 and online at visitseattle.org

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Town Hall Seattle Stately columns adorn this Roman Revival–style building, built in 1922 as a Christian Science Church. Today, as Seattle’s community cultural center, Town Hall offers a diverse array of programming, from music concerts to author readings to civic lectures. This year, attend a reading by renowned author Tom Robbins for his new book Tibetan Peach Pie (June 26). 1119 Eighth Ave; townhallseattle.org

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towering wooden whale fin greets visitors outside a museum, cedar totems loom silently above city sidewalks, and glass sea lions capture Tlingit heritage at an area gallery. Across Seattle, the rich history of Puget Sound’s native peoples is still alive. At 129 years old, the Burke Museum on the University of Washington campus is the state’s oldest museum. Tour the permanent Pacific Voices exhibit to learn more about Pacific Rim cultures, including Northwest peoples such as the Haida, Makah, Salish, and Tlingit. Gape at the impressive wooden Howkan whale before stepping inside to tour galleries of ceremonial masks, traditional weavings, and cedar-bark hats. More native culture is on display at Seattle Art Museum, where 2,000 pieces from the first century to present day include ceremonial regalia, a Tlingit chief’s cedar house screen, and Kwakwaka’wakw wooden house posts that were used to depict family lineage. For a more in-depth take, join one of the weekend “People and Places at SAM” tours for a guided walkthrough. Pioneer Square’s Stonington Gallery engages visitors with work from preemi-

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nent native artists. Look for work by Preston Singletary, who combines European glassblowing techniques with his Tlingit ancestry, and Raven Skyriver, whose nature-inspired glass art includes sophisticated humpback whales and sea lions. Near Pike Place Market, Steinbrueck Native Gallery hosts six fullscale exhibitions yearly, showcasing work by regional native artists. Don’t miss Of Myth and Mask (July 12–26), which celebrates handcarved masks and mythology. Prefer an interactive experience? Visit the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, located at the mouth of the Duwamish River in West Seattle, where heritage workshops, events, and art exhibits highlight the legacy of the Duwamish Tribe. Forty minutes north of Seattle, the Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve pays tribute to the Tulalip Tribes with historic canoes, traditional story recordings, and exhibits labeled in the Coast Salish language Lushootseed. And departing from Seattle’s waterfront, Argosy Cruises offers tours to Tillicum Village on Blake Island, the birthplace of Chief Seattle and now a 475-acre state park. Local tribes gifted use of their stories, which are shared by presenter Roger Fernandes of the Lower Elwha Band of the Klallam Indians each eve-

Clockwise from left: mask dance at Tillicum Village, Sunrise Tlingit Glass Basket at Stonington Gallery, Burke Museum’s Pacific Voices exhibit, and Seattle Art Museum’s Northwest Native American Galleries

ning. To complete the experience, tuck into a meal of alder-baked salmon or bison-andvenison stew from a menu designed by James Beard Award–winning chef Christine Keff.

HArgosy Cruises 1101 Alaskan Way; argosycruises.com • HBurke Museum 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St; burkemuseum.org • HDuwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center 4705 W Marginal Way SW; duwamishtribe.org • HHibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve 6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip; hibulbculturalcenter.org • HSeattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave; seattleartmuseum.org • Steinbrueck Native Gallery 2030 Western Ave; steinbruecknativegallery.com • Stonington Gallery 125 S Jackson St; stoningtongallery.com HFor more on Visit Seattle partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/sightseeing; learn more about Native American heritage at visitseattle .org/visitors/discover/heritage

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From storied theaters to rocking venues, here’s where to jam

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Classic rock clubs and music venues strum on with true Seattle sound. Capitol Hill carries a reputation as Seattle’s hippest neighborhood, and Neumos matches that vibe. It brings in a variety of indie rock, hip-hop, electronic music, and more. The club’s downstairs level—Barboza—hosts more intimate shows for up-and-comers. The Crocodile and The Triple Door offer downtown patrons two starkly different experiences. The Crocodile has a quintessential rock-club feel, and even hosted Nirvana back in the day. Meanwhile, a night at The Triple

Door features dinner theater–style concerts, with Asian food from neighboring Wild Ginger and a wide-ranging selection of music. The most happening concert street in town is Ballard Avenue, which boasts several great spots. Tractor Tavern has a killer sound system and a laid-back mix of folk, rock, and alt-country shows. The Sunset Tavern’s dim lighting provides a rocking vibe for buzzy bands. And Conor Byrne Pub carved out an impressive reputation after being the launching spot for indie darlings the Head and the Heart. visitseattle.org

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STEP OUT Across from Pike Place Market, Showbox, celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, remains one of Seattle’s most beloved venues and hosts all manner of modern touring acts. Headlining the Showbox is considered a benchmark launch-point for local acts (think Macklemore and Ryan Lewis in 2011). Sister club Showbox SoDo hosts larger, often more rambunctious rock, pop, and hip-hop shows a block away from Safeco Field. For theater-style concerts, look to the Seattle Theatre Group, three of the city’s top venues: Paramount Theatre hosts concerts ranging from major acts like Death Cab for Cutie, crowds pack the balconies at Moore Theatre for indie acts and musicals, and rock icons take the stage at the University District’s Neptune Theatre. To experience what Spin called Seattle’s finest-sounding room, venture to Columbia City Theater. This gem hosts many singersongwriter shows, including local release concerts by artists like Shelby Earl and touring acts like the Mountain Goats. Classic music has its place, too, at downtown’s storied Benaroya Hall, home to the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Chamber Music Society’s Summer Festival. Looking for jazz? Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley brings in some of the genre’s top touring talent. Meanwhile, El Corazon offers up a harder edge with punk and metal shows by the likes of Against Me! and Black Flag.

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Crescent Lounge Prefer dive bars to posh pubs? Crescent Lounge is a colorful, gayfriendly tavern with attentive service and a giant songbook. The dimly lit bar is known for its sometimes long karaoke waitlist (and heavy liquor pours), so arrive early and sing along with the lively crowd to warm up your pipes. Hula Hula This Queen Anne tiki bar hosts free nightly karaoke amid Polynesian kitsch. Sip on mai tais and flaming cocktail bowls to get into a Hawaiian state of mind while you wait for your turn up on the stage. But don’t expect the tunes to be all “Kokomo”—regulars belt out everything from hip-hop to rock ballads to ’90s pop.

Rock Box EnKore Karaoke goes “Gangnam Style” north of downtown at this University District hot spot, where K-pop, J-pop, Chinese tunes, and English-language hits fill the database of more than 60,000 songs. Step into one of the soundproofed private rooms, which hold anywhere from eight to 20 people, to sing your heart out until 3am. Hourly rates start at $22 per room.

LIVE SET: Barboza 925 E Pike St; thebarboza.com • HBenaroya Hall 200 University St; seattlesymphony.org/benaroya • Columbia City Theater 4916 Rainier Ave S; columbiacitytheater.com • Conor Byrne Pub 5140 Ballard Ave NW; conorbyrnepub.com • HThe Crocodile 2200 Second Ave; thecrocodile.com • Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley 2033 Sixth Ave; jazzalley.com • El Corazon 109 Eastlake Ave E; elcorazonseattle.com • HMoore Theatre 1932 Second Ave; stgpresents.org • Neptune Theatre 1303 NE 45th St; stgpresents.org • Neumos 925 E Pike St; neumos.com • HParamount Theatre 911 Pine St; stgpresents.org • HShowbox 1426 First Ave; showboxpresents.com • HShowbox SoDo 1700 First Ave S; showboxpresents.com • The Sunset Tavern 5433 Ballard Ave NW; sunsettavern.com • Tractor Tavern 5213 Ballard Ave NW; tractor tavern.com • HThe Triple Door 216 Union St; thetripledoor.net • KARAOKE: Crescent Lounge 1413 E Olive Way • EnKore 4337 University Way NE, Ste 201; sing.enkore-k .com • Hula Hula 106 First Ave N; hulahula.org • Rock Box 1603 Nagle Pl; rockboxseattle.com HFor more on Visit Seattle entertainment partners, go to visitseattle.org/ visitors/play

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Rock Box One of the chicest Seattle karaoke spots, Rock Box on Capitol Hill pairs craft cocktails and charcuterie small plates with more than 130,000 songs. The space features free karaoke in the bar, 12 private rooms that hold up to 15 people, and one extra-large party room for you and 34 of your closest tune-belting buddies. Private-room prices are $7 per person per hour, with half-off specials during happy hour (4–8pm weekdays, 3–7pm weekends, and all day Sunday).

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What will you do with your 3? With so much to see and do in Seattle, the timing couldn’t be better to book your trip. From highly celebrated restaurants to a vibrant wine scene and endless entertainment options, you owe it to yourself to experience it all. Not to mention, it’s tough to find a more romantic place to finally tie the knot.

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t could be the playful breezes off Puget Sound or everyone’s collective caffeine kick, but either way, Seattle is a city that loves to dance. The thriving social-dance scene means hundreds of dancers could be Lindy Hopping and two-stepping on any given night of the week. Better still, beginners and singles are always welcome—most venues feature lessons and friendly atmospheres for anyone looking to get footloose. Century Ballroom

Treat yourself to slinky Latin moves with salsa, tango, bachata, and more at the city’s most resplendent dance palace, Century Ballroom on Capitol Hill. In a 1908 Odd Fellows temple, the ballroom has two sprung-wood dance floors and elegant period details. House specialty: LGBTQ dance events. 915 E Pine St; centuryballroom.com Little Red Hen

Scoot your boots at the Little Red Hen in Greenlake, where country music and line dancing are the stars at this cozy rodeo. Live bands Thursday through Saturday attract country dancers from age 21 to 91; those in need of practice can also enjoy free dance lessons every Sunday through Tuesday, or just hop on the dance floor to live tunes from 40

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bands like Tequila Rose and the Buckaroosters. House specialty: free country dance lessons. 7115 Woodlawn Ave NE; littleredhen.com Dance Underground

The dances might be sensuous at Capitol Hill’s Dance Underground, known for slow and sultry blues and intertwining Argentine tango, but the vibe is always warm and friendly. House specialty: the Saturdaynight Tango Social. 340 15th Ave E; dance-underground.com Northwest Dance Network (NDN)

Jump and jive to some of the Northwest’s best swing bands and more at a Northwest Dance Network event, held twice monthly, typically at the Swedish Cultural Center on Queen Anne Hill. The city’s oldest dance organization, NDN features classes for both regulars and newcomers almost every night of the week. House specialty: an inclusive dance calendar, featuring a variety of styles, from swing to waltz. nwdance.net Dance for Joy

While this dance group offers regular lessons and drop-in sessions for everything from foxtrot and swing to waltz and blues, it’s best known for inviting dancers to boogie outside

The thriving social-dance scene means hundreds of dancers could be Lindy Hopping and two-stepping on any given night of the week. beneath the stars. During one of its summer Dancing til Dusk events, July through August, breathe in the night air as you shake your tail feather in a downtown park. House specialty: dreamy-themed dances, such as the Ball Rouge, with crimson-clad dancers. danceforjoy.biz

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With spectacular wooded parks throughout Seattle, you don’t need to leave town to enjoy great outdoor recreation spiced with sublime scenery. Within city limits, you can trek through an old-growth forest or skirt the waves as they lap the edges of a driftwood-strewn beach. 1 Discovery Park, the city’s largest at 534 acres, lives up to its name with natural wonders around every bend, from windy bluffs overlooking passing ships to moss-cloaked woods carpeted with sword ferns to scallops of sandy beach adorned with a picturesque

lighthouse. Among the scores of hiking trails here, perhaps the best way to tour the park is by ambling along the popular 2.8-mile Discovery Park Loop Trail. Farther south on a scenic peninsula jutting into Lake Washington, 300-acre 2 Seward Park features 120 acres of ancient forest to explore, a 2.4-mile-long walking and bike path along the shore, and forever views of Mount Rainier. On select Sundays, May through September, adjacent Lake Washington Boulevard is closed to vehicles, so you can extend your lakeside walk by an extra three visitseattle.org

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Test your skills at two of four municipal courses. West Seattle’s well-manicured course, designed by legendary architect H. Chandler Egan, plays long on the flat front nine but is best known for its devilishly hilly back nine. And Interbay Golf Center is hugely popular thanks to a superbly groomed nine-hole executive course, a heated all-weather driving range, and mini golf. PAR-3 COURSES AND DRIVING RANGES

Green Lake Pitch & Putt lets you fine-tune your short game for just $8 per round on a nine-hole course at the southern tip of Green Lake. You’ll never need more than a wedge (the longest hole is 115 yards) to reach the bite-size greens. Or practice your woods and low irons at the University of Washington Golf Driving Range, with 43 tees and greens for chipping and putting.

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miles. There’s even something Park for bird enthusiasts: bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, screech Discovery owls, and other fowl are known to Park MAGNOLIA make regular appearances. If you prefer people-watching to bird-watching, head to 3 Green Lake Park in north For more Seattle. A paved 2.8-mile trail hikes, go to loops around the glacial lake, the WashDOWNTOWN SEATTLE ington Trails affording great views of jogAssociation gers, rollerbladers, cyclists, website and dog walkers, and the occaclick “Find a Alki Beach Hike.” wta.org sional crew team out on the Park water. Swimming beaches, picnic-perfect lawns, and WEST Seward docks are added bonuses. SEATTLE Park For glorious days, the 1.8-mile loop RAINIER trail in West Seattle’s 4 Lincoln Park Lincoln VALLEY Park is ideal. Starting at the north end, catch the breezes on the bluff-top trail before descending the hill at the park’s south end. Return north along the wave-lapped seawall with up-close views of the Fauntleroy ferry gliding in from Vashon Island. If a sandy stroll is more your style, head to West Seattle’s 5 Alki Beach Park. The 2.5-milelong beach is paralleled by a paved path, beloved by joggers, skaters, and cyclists. Stroll along the trail, stopping at eateries lining the street, and admire the views of the city, sailboats, and glistening Puget Sound. Now that’s hiking, Seattle style.

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The undulating layout of The Golf Club at Newcastle, 20 minutes from downtown, affords stupendous views of Seattle’s skyline. Choose from two full-length courses, Coal Creek or China Creek—both are artfully designed. There’s also a top-notch driving range. A 30-minute drive north of Seattle, Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo offers two different nines. The front laces through verdant wetlands, while a hilly layout frames stunning panoramas of Puget Sound on the back nine. Brush up on your short game at Washington National Golf Club, an exceptional track 30 miles southeast of Seattle, where deep bunkers and bent-grass greens abound. Meanwhile, golf fans are gearing up for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship (June 15–21, 2015; purchase tickets at usga.org) at Chambers Bay, an hour southwest of Seattle. It’s just the fifth time a public course will host the prestigious golf tournament, meaning you can test out this challenging links-style layout before golf’s luminaries. —Andrew Collins Chambers Bay

HIKES: Alki Beach Park 1702 Alki Ave SW • Discovery Park 3801 Discovery Park Blvd • Green Lake Park 7201 E Green Lake Dr N • Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way • Seward Park 5895 Lake Washington Blvd S • GOLF: HChambers Bay 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place; chambersbaygolf.com • HThe Golf Club at Newcastle 15500 6 Penny Ln, Newcastle; newcastlegolf.com • Green Lake Pitch & Putt 5701 E Green Lake Way N • HHarbour Pointe Golf Club 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo; harbour pointegolf.com • HInterbay Golf Center 2501 15th Ave W; premiergc.com • University of Washington Golf Driving Range 4209 Mary Gates Memorial Dr NE; washington .edu/ima/golf • U.S. Open Championship usga.org • HWashington National Golf Club 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn; washingtonnationalgolf.com • HWest Seattle 4470 35th Ave SW; premiergc.com HFor more on Visit Seattle partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/outdoor-adventure; find more golf courses at thewsga.com

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ith five lakes, handfuls of bays, a locks-laden canal, and the vast Puget Sound, Seattle is made for getting out on the water. Be it saltwater or fresh, via paddle or motor, there’s a watery exploration for everyone. In Ballard, where the jagged Olympic Mountains provide jaw-dropping views, Surf Ballard offers an easy introduction to standup paddleboarding (SUP), the newest craze in watersports. Opt for a two-hour lesson, or take a solo scenic paddle around the marina to Golden Gardens Park, where long, sandy beaches are packed with bonfires and Seattleites on summer evenings. At Lake Union, the glistening body of water nestled in the center of Seattle, don your Top-Siders for a boating day. The Center for Wooden Boats rents out beautiful crafts, from sailboats to rowboats, for beginners (lessons are available) as well as experienced sailors. On the lake’s west side, The Electric Boat Company has a fleet of battery-powered cruisers, complete with plush seats, sound systems, and cup holders aplenty.

At Agua Verde Paddle Club & Cafe, the toughest decision you’ll have to make is whether to tuck into a plate of smokedsalmon tacos before or after paddling around scenic Portage Bay and the Montlake Cut in one of their rental kayaks. At the University of Washington’s Waterfront Activities Center, choose to row a canoe from Union Bay out into grand Lake Washington. For wild water fun sans boat, head south to West Seattle’s Fifth Dimension Dive Scuba Diving Center. Situated just a mile away from Alki Cove—a popular dive site with a sunken boat, barnacle-encrusted pylons, colorful fish like Red Irish Lords, and sometimes even sixgill sharks—it’s the perfect way to take the Puget Sound plunge. Prefer a more laid-back adventure? Green Lake Boat Rentals has everything from pedal boats to paddleboards for skimming the surface of glacier-fed Green Lake, while Washington State Ferries depart from downtown’s waterfront, plying the smooth surface of Elliott Bay on their way to quaint island communities.

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Agua Verde Paddle Club & Cafe 1303 NE Boat St; aguaverde.com • HCenter for Wooden Boats 1010 Valley St; cwb.org • HThe Electric Boat Company 2046 Westlake Ave N, Ste 102; theelectricboatco.com • Fifth Dimension Dive Scuba Diving Center 3239 Harbor Ave SW; fifthd.com • Green Lake Boat Rentals 7351 E Green Lake Dr N; greenlakeboatrentals.net • Surf Ballard 6300 Seaview Ave NW; surfballard.com • HWashington State Ferries wsdot.wa.gov/ferries • Waterfront Activities Center 3701 Montlake Blvd NE; washington.edu/ima/wac HFor more on Visit Seattle recreation partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/play

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Welcome to wine country: as the secondlargest producer of premium wines in the nation, Washington is a great place to tour. While the grape-growing regions are southeast of the mountains—think quaint Walla Walla or the Yakima Valley—Seattle is home to more than a dozen urban tasting rooms. Tucked among rows of industrial buildings in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood you’ll find Nota Bene Cellars, with its reds and blends mostly aged in new French oak, and awardwinning Cadence, the project of a former Boeing engineer which offers the chance to

truly get a taste of the Red Mountain AVA. In the heart of Seattle, on the Queen Anne side of the ship canal, Almquist Family Vineyards shares the industrial space attached to the Book Bindery restaurant, while near Green Lake, at the end of a Roosevelt neighborhood pedestrian alley, there’s Eight Bells. Here, two NOAA scientists and a lawyer pour pinots (of both varietals) as well as reds from Yakima Valley and Red Mountain. Take a tour of the industrial space, and the founders will usually show off their chemistry sets, AVA maps, and ornate commemorative visitseattle.org

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SIP certificates of various maritime accomplishments. On the east side of Lake Washington is the Puget Sound’s most remarkable wine country experience: Woodinville, home to some 90 tasting rooms. Start the day at the Warehouse District with a taste of Washington Riesling at Efeste, then meander across the street to the industrial strip for a chance to truly meet your maker—think a cop-turned-winemaker at Guardian Cellars or Darby Winery’s Darby English. From there, head across North Woodinville Way for a taste of grenache blanc at Two Vintners, Old World varietals at Pomum, and more. In all, you can sample 40 wineries within a single mile in the area. Midday move on to the Hollywood Schoolhouse area, where more than 20 wineries pour forth. Don’t miss the eastern Washington wineries that have recently established tasting rooms here, including Red Mountain’s Fidelitas, and Walla Walla’s Amavi and Dusted Valley. Slide in for a sample of the Doyenne cab-syrah at DeLille then sate yourself with a

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pack at a grocery) to see what she makes with just four all-natural ingredients per blend. DRY’s flavors, such as pear, cherry, and cucumber, have a quarter to a third the sugar of mainstream brands. Seattle even celebrates craft beverages in Pike Place Market. Rachel’s Ginger Beer opened a cocktail-slinging soda fountain there last summer, featuring seasonal specials like strawberry rhubarb and Asian pear. But for really unique souvenirs, visitors often gravitate to Jones Soda, which ships cans and bottles with custom labels. Shoppers upload text, choosing among flavors like a classic root beer and the 30-calorie “stripped” Chipotle Pineapple, and get a very sweet surprise.

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bite at The Commons. Before night falls head west on Woodinville-Redmond Road for a taste at industry stalwarts such as the enormous Columbia Winery, gorgeous Novelty Hill and Januik, and the high-scoring JM Cellars. If you’re fortunate enough to be there select evenings June through September, settle onto the lawn at the state’s oldest winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, for a sip and a concert from Sarah McLachlan, John Legend, and more.

SEATTLE WINERIES: seattleurbanwineries.com • Almquist Family Vineyards 198 Nickerson St • Cadence 9320 15th Ave S, Ste CF • Eight Bells 6213-B Roosevelt Way NE • Nota Bene Cellars 9320 15th Ave S, Ste CC • HWOODINVILLE WINERIES: woodinvillewinecountry.com • HAmavi 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-3 • HChateau Ste. Michelle 14111 NE 145th St • HColumbia Winery 14030 NE 145th St • The Commons 14481 Woodinville-Redmond Rd • Darby Winery 19501 144th Ave NE, Ste E700 • HDeLille 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE • HDusted Valley 14465 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE • HEfeste 19730 144th Ave NE • Fidelitas 14457 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE • Guardian Cellars 19501 144th Ave NE, Ste E-600 • JM Cellars 14404 137th Pl NE • Pomum 18512 142nd Ave • HNovelty Hill and Januik 14710 WoodinvilleRedmond Rd • Two Vintners 18572 142nd Ave NE • CRAFT DRINKS: HBar Sajor 323 Occidental Ave S; barsajor.com • DRY Soda 410 First Ave S; drysoda.com • Jones Soda jonessoda.com • Rachel’s Ginger Beer 1530 Post Alley; rachelsgingerbeer.com • Rain Shadow Meats 1531 Melrose Ave and 404 Occidental Ave S; rainshadow meats.com • Seattle Seltzer Company 404 Occidental Ave S; seattleseltzer.com HFor more info on Visit Seattle wine partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/ wine-country

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Forget soda and bitters. Shelve the Shirley Temples. Low- and no-alcohol craft drinks have burst onto the Seattle scene. Anna Wallace, of Seattle Seltzer Company, carbonates a tincture of celery seeds and stalks with lime juice. The result: a bright, kicky soda that Rain Shadow Meats pairs perfectly with its charcuterie in the newly energized Pioneer Square area. Nearby, persimmon soda—and whey and lime—spice up the menu at Bar Sajor, 2012 James Beard Best Chef Northwest Matt Dillon’s new project. Slide up to the bar for a draft kombucha, drinking vinegar, or kvass (a fermented-bread drink with trace amounts of alcohol). The eatery features an equally bold rotating menu, which includes curios like tea eggs. DRY Soda founder Sharelle Klaus thought consumers deserved a healthier alternative to classic sodas, so she made one in 2005. Stop by her Pioneer Square tasting room (or get a four-

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he craft distilling movement has taken off across the country, especially in Washington, where locally grown grains such as barley, wheat, and rye make their way from field to bottle. In Seattle, there are 17 licensed craft distilleries within city limits—more than any U.S. city. With everything from vodka and gin to whiskey and limoncello, Seattle’s distilleries offer tours, tastings, and a glimpse into this growing industry. Copperworks Distilling Company Former brewers, co-owners Jason Parker and Micah Nutt know that to make great spirits, it helps to have great beer. The wort used for distillation is made in partnership with Capitol Hill’s Elysian Brewing and downtown’s Pike Brewing Company before making its way through the namesake copper pot stills at this distillery, located across the street from Seattle’s waterfront. Current offerings include a modern American–style gin and vodka, while the wait continues for whiskey (due in 2016), which is still aging in barrels. 1250 Alaskan Way;  206-504-7604;  copperworksdistilling.com

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Sound Spirits Seattle’s first distillery since the end of Prohibition, opened in 2010, remains a small craft operation but continues to expand its product line. Old Tom gin is aged with oak, giving it a mellow sweetness, while Scandinavian-inspired aquavit kicks the palate with flavors of anise, caraway, and coriander. They recently launched a new line of liqueurs, including one flavored with cacao nibs from Theo Chocolate in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. 1630 15th Ave W;  206-651-5166;  drinksoundspirits.com Westland Distillery It’s all about the whiskey in this former crane factory turned distillery, where the expansive tasting room opens onto a barrel-aging room. The majority of the distillery’s barrels, however, are aged off-site at a facility near the Washington Pacific Coast. They make an American single malt and a peated single malt that is milder than its Scottish forebears, but will still please Scotch lovers. 2931 First Ave S; 206-767-7250; westlanddistillery.com Fremont Mischief Located along the canal connecting Lake Washington and Puget Sound, Fremont Mis-

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chief serves up samples of its mainstay vodka, whiskey, and gin. But it’s the John Jacob rye whiskey that is a unique offering among Seattle distilleries. Made with nearly 100 percent rye, the recipe is a hand-me-down from the owner’s grandfather, John Jacob, a Dutch immigrant who brought with him the tradition of mobile distilling, farm-tofarm, by bike. 132 N Canal St; 206-632-0957;  fremontmischief.com Letterpress Distilling When life gives you lemons, make limoncello, the Italian digestivo typically served ice cold after a meal. In the case of Letterpress owner Skip Tognetti, limoncello was a favorite drink served by his Italian family growing up, and one he’s had a fondness for ever since. Made with organic lemons and sweetened with blackberry honey, Letterpress Limoncello is sweet without being cloying, and boozy without burning the palate. Located a fly ball away from Safeco Field, look for an Italianstyle amaro to be released in the very near future. 85 S Atlantic St, Ste 110; 206-227-4522;  letterpressdistilling.com Old Ballard Liquor Company There’s a bit of salty sailor attitude inside this nanodistillery, situated along the ship canal, near the fishing boats and tugs in this working-class section of Ballard. Luckily the Cherry Bounce—made with a centuries-old

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recipe, and said to be named for the technique of “bouncing” jars to agitate their contents— sweetens things right up. And in a nod to the area’s Scandinavian community, there is also aquavit, made with a robust caraway flavor and aged with local alder wood. 4421 Shilshole Ave NW; 206-858-8010; oldballardliquorco.com visitseattle.org

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Times change and dining tastes evolve, but Seattle diners hold a few selected restaurant dishes too dear to ever let them go. The famous Canlis salad at Canlis restaurant, for instance, was on the four-star restaurant’s first menu in 1950. The liver and onions featured on the same page is long gone (though available by special request), but the salad has remained unaltered. While simple on its face, the salad is more complicated than it might seem, according to third-generation co-owner Mark Canlis, whose grandfather based the recipe on one

he learned from his own mother. The brightness of the mint and herbs is variable, as is the acidity of the lemon and the amount of fat rendered from the bacon. When done right, Canlis finds it incomparable—and a familiar complement to more cutting-edge menu updates. “No other dish we’ve ever served has stood the test of time in this way,” Canlis says. Here are four other dishes that restaurateurs consider to have a permanent place at the table: Vegetarian restaurants were a curiosity in Seattle when Cafe Flora opened visitseattle.org

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here’s more to Seattle’s seafood scene than local salmon. Restaurateurs love the specialty, but they also frequently emphasize other fish that are sustainable, and caught or harvested responsibly. Don’t worry about screening the menu at Mashiko for seafood that won’t overtax the oceans: In 2009 owner Hajime Sato decided he’d only offer sustainable fish at his West Seattle restaurant. When the choices include skipjack tuna, scallops, and an array of other options, diners don’t seem to miss monkfish. Sardines may be low on the food chain, but they’re tops in flavor. Traditional tins of the oily, omega-3-loaded fish are elevated to center stage at Renee Erickson’s The Whale Wins in Fremont, where Spanish Matiz sardines are a knockout menu staple, a glorious meal on their own piled on grilled toast with saucy curried tomato paste and shaved fennel. The name of Ethan Stowell’s Anchovies & Olives practically invites customers to seek out the former. Anchovies may be on the menu at the modern Capitol Hill eatery, but the true standouts are the raw crudo plates showcasing Pacific Northwest geoduck, esco-

lar, or other options so fresh they practically glimmer on the plate, garnished with combinations such as pickled chiles and fennel. Rock Creek, an industrial-rustic powerhouse in Fremont, focuses on “well-managed” global fisheries. And while it’s a place for seriously good finfish and bivalves, it’s also hard not to laugh about—and then devour—the “Kari-Out” creation of calamari from Rhode Island’s Point Judith. The squid is fried crunchy and crisp and seasoned with spicy sauce and vegetables, and served in a Chinese carry-out box with chopsticks. Without harvesting on your own, you might not find oysters fresher than from the ice-packed cases of the people who grew them—Taylor Shellfish. At the oyster bar at Taylor Shellfish Deli in Capitol Hill’s Melrose Market, Washington-grown oysters such as Totten Virginicas from Willapa Bay are among the options available shucked. (As well as packed to go.) Taylor Shellfish in Queen Anne also has chowder, an oyster-friendly drink menu, and other delicacies. Can’t forsake salmon? The flying fish at Pike Place Market get a lot of attention, but the ones you can eat on-site are a few stalls down. Pure Food Fish Market sells fresh fish and an addictive hot-smoked salmon. It’s salty, rich, simple, and ready to eat, and the fishmongers will even ship it or wrap it to go.

in 1991, but its Oaxaca tacos were an instant hit. The tortillas—stuffed with cheesy mashed potatoes, served with black bean stew and greens—remained so popular that once, when cafe owners tried to remove them, a customer circulated a petition in the dining room to bring them back. Maria Hines was aiming for an economical, eco-friendlier way to eat meat at her certified organic Tilth restaurant when she put ground duck on brioche buns on her opening menu in 2006. Customers instantly raved about the sliders topped with red onion jam, house-made heirloom tomato ketchup, and house-made mustard. Hines is always seeking ways to broaden her offerings, from raw foods to vegan dishes to Mediterranean spices, but the duck burgers have earned an enduring place on the otherwise seasonal menu. Thierry Rautureau made the simplest of dishes—a single egg—impossibly lush by neatly slicing off the top of the eggshell, softly scrambling the egg and returning it to the shell, then topping it with piped lime crème fraîche and caviar. The delicately decadent appetizer was a hallmark of Rautureau’s nine-course feasts at Rover’s, and he kept it in his repertoire even after closing Rover’s. His new downtown restaurant, Loulay, features updated versions of the country-style dishes Rautureau’s mother made for him as a child. Although Loulay serves breakfast, it’s doubtful his mom’s scrambled eggs were anything like this. The mountain and water views at Ray’s Boathouse helped make it a classic destination for seafood, and the sablefish in Japanese sake kasu marinade is one of the dishes that personified Seattle’s reputation for fusion. Even when Ray’s underwent a 40th-anniversary remodel and menu update in 2013, the sablefish remained, accompanied by jasmine rice and ginger bok choy—and a sense of history.

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CHERISHED COURSES: Cafe Flora 2901 E Madison St; cafeflora.com • HCanlis 2576 Aurora Ave N; canlis.com • Loulay 600 Union St; thechefinthehat.com/loulay • HRay’s Boathouse 6049 Seaview Ave NW; rays.com • Tilth 1411 N 45th St; mariahinesrestaurants.com • FINEST FISHES: Anchovies & Olives 1550 15th Ave; ethanstowell restaurants.com • Mashiko 4725 California Ave SW; sushiwhore.com • HPure Food Fish Market 1511 Pike Pl; freshseafood.com • Rock Creek Seafood & Spirits 4300 Fremont Ave N; rockcreekseattle.com • Taylor Shellfish and Taylor Shellfish Deli 124 Republican St and 1521 Melrose Ave; taylormelrose.com • The Whale Wins 3506 Stone Way N; thewhalewins.com HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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Enjoy fresh Northwest seafood on the downtown Seattle waterfront. For casual dining, the Bell Street Diner is open for lunch and dinner. Anthony’s Pier 66 serves dinner in a contemporary, sophisticated waterfront setting. Free parking is available with validation at the Art Institute Garage, plus complimentary valet parking nightly. On the downtown Seattle Waterfront 2201 Alaskan Way • (206) 448-6688 • www.anthonys.com

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ce cream in the Emerald City used to be simple: 31 flavors or the grocery store. (Although lucky West Seattle residents could count on hefty cones from the Husky Deli.) In the past few years, though, specialized ice cream shops began to heat up town. Now, some city blocks boast as many frozen desserts as cappuccinos—and that’s a lot. And even baked goods have gotten into the business, with Top Pot Doughnuts and Cupcake Royale getting the scoop on ice cream. While each local creamery has its own way to stand out, these four really put a twist on the old cone. When Adria Shimada founded her Parfait Ice Cream truck she first made her own ice cream base from scratch, and used all-organic ingredients as local as farm-grown mint leaves and honey from neighborhood hives. Then, she expanded into her own little ice cream shop which features not only cones and cups, but also pastries that incorporate her fla-

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vors. Dainty ice cream sandwiches here are made with her own delicate macaron cookies; little chocolate bonbons are stuffed with mini-scoops of blood orange or hazelnut; homemade versions of ice cream pies and push-up pops appear beside them all. It’s hard to imagine any of her desserts needing extra decadence, but the warm chocolate and caramel sauces are all made in-house, too. There are two ways to order a pint at Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery: Ask for one and counter staff will gladly pack up a container of the house-made ice cream using local ingredients like Caffe Vita coffee and Theo Chocolate. Or, they could pour a tall glass of beer—also made on-site, in the tiny brewery visible through the glass windows of the Greenwood shop. Combine the two specialties for a beer and ice cream float (or a more traditional float using sodas—the store has those on tap, too). Bluebird also produces remarkable vegan ice cream; scoops of its coconut chip and horchata flavors are a match for even its most delicious dairy-made cones. The owners of Full Tilt Ice Cream made their first ice cream parlor in White Center a neighborhood gathering place as much as a dessert shop. They’ve since expanded to other neighborhoods, and each of the cheerful

scoop shops features pinball games, music, and ice cream in unusual flavors such as Thai Iced Tea and Mango Chili, plus seasonal Mexican paletas. The shop’s music connection also boasts a community spirit; when Full Tilt made a Mudhoney flavor in honor of the pioneering Seattle grunge band, the group played a thank-you show in the little store just days after a sold-out arena concert. Full Tilt also created a “Not-Its Mint” flavor for local kindie rock band the Not-Its, who immortalized them in a song titled “Full Tilt.” There really is a Molly (her last name is Neitzel) behind the six Molly Moon’s ice cream shops—a businesswoman who had worked for political and musical nonprofits before pioneering the idea that Seattle needed gathering places where neighbors could come together around locally sourced, eco-friendly, gourmet frozen desserts. Her “Scout Mint” pints are made with thousands of boxes of Thin Mints purchased each year from area Girl Scouts, and Neitzel recently opened a seasonal shop inside neighbor Robin Wehl Martin’s delightful Hello, Robin cookie bakery on the north end of Capitol Hill. Seek out her sweet treats at shops in Wallingford, Madrona, Queen Anne, Ballard, and U Village.

Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery 7400 Greenwood Ave N; facebook.com/bluebirdseattle • HCupcake Royale Many locations, including 108 Pine St; cupcakeroyale.com • Full Tilt Ice Cream 9629 16th Ave SW; fulltilticecream.com • Hello, Robin Cookies 522 19th Ave E; hellorobincookies.com • Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Many locations, including 917 E Pine St; mollymoonicecream.com • Parfait Ice Cream 2034 NW 56th St and various locations April through October (ice cream truck); parfait-icecream.com • HTop Pot Doughnuts Many locations, including 2124 Fifth Ave; toppot doughnuts.com HFor more info on Visit Seattle dining partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/eat

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A common sight behind bars in Seattle—from dives to fine dining—is a cluster of glass bottles with handwritten labels. Brown or clear liquors sit slowly absorbing flavors of whatever fruit, herb, or spice floats inside. These house-flavored spirits, known as infusions, are yet another outlet for Seattle’s obsession with house-made ingredients, allowing bartenders to get creative, and give liquid expression to local produce. {THE SEASONAL} PERCY’S & CO.

All but one drink on the list at this apothecary-styled cocktail lounge in Ballard is made with infusions, plus generous doses of fruit juice and often a whole sprig of fresh sage, dill, or cilantro. No surprise, the Garfunkel gets its name from gin infused with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Watermelon juice and mint provide sweet counterpoint to those herbaceous flavors. Each drink comes with your choice of specially made herbal tinctures—designed to boost qualities such as your brain, libido, energy, and complexion. BRASS TACKS

Georgetown’s artful grit is perfectly encapsulated in this industrial-looking room filled with shuffleboard, repurposed birdcages, and an assortment of mason jars behind the bar doing double duty as décor and infusion lab for tequilas, whiskeys, and gins. Infusions change frequently, at the whim of the staff, but Brass Tacks is especially adept with bourbon, adding sweet notes like vanilla or apple and cinnamon that beg for you to take it neat. The Bloody Mary, with its jalapeño-infused vodka and bacon-salt rim, is a brunch must. SERAFINA

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Eastlake’s beloved Italian restaurant has a whole section of the cocktail list where infusions like tarragon tequila or hibiscus gin play starring roles in very balanced cocktails; offerings change based on what’s available at the farmers market. The bar staff teaches classes four to five times a year, including some on how to infuse spirits at home.

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Alongside this Wallingford Japanese gastropub’s house-made soba noodles you’ll find a lineup of infusions ranging from gentle (apple cinnamon rum) to assertive (garlic and chile shochu). You can sip on a sampler of three, but these creations are at their best in a house cocktail, such as the Bad Dates, a blend of date-flavored bourbon, black walnut liqueur, and a dash of chocolaty molé bitters that somehow manages to be sweet and savory at the same time. THE PINE BOX

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Mezcal, tequila’s smoky sibling, is a challenge to infuse. However, Capitol Hill’s stylish new outpost for tacos, pozole, and deeply flavored molé marries the spirit with unexpectedly light, fruity flavors. The Para Machos, made with house-infused raspberry mezcal and spiked with jalapeño, might be a Rainbow Brite shade of pink, but plays summery fruit notes against mezcal’s decidedly adult flavors. Percy's & Co.

Beer geek vocab lesson: a Randall tap is a device that infuses beer with the flavor of whatever you put in its chamber—cocoa nibs, mango, fresh hops, even bacon. This mortuary turned beer bar in Capitol Hill always includes one logic-defying flavor, courtesy of its built-in Randall. Warmer months call for fruit and citrus, like a Fremont Brewing pale ale punched up with habanero and pineapple.

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Seattle is nothing if not gastronomically innovative. There’s the hearth-oven cooking, the Middle Eastern flavor experimentations, and the vinegar drinking. And yet, one of the biggest trends of the past five years has been the ubiquity of The Burger. All at once the iconic American sandwich has muscled its way onto menus from steak houses to French bistros, from humble taverns to temples of Northwest cuisine. Burgers have gone from mere cow to holy cow, trading on their dress-’em-up-ordress-’em-down versatility and overwhelming popularity. No one doesn’t like a burger. One of the first to fire up the recent craze was Lunchbox Laboratory, which began by turning out outrageous combinations such as the Dork burger, a mix of duck and pork, before expanding and launching a small empire in Seattle, Bellevue, and Gig Harbor. And no visit to Seattle is complete without a swing through Dick’s Drive-In, the legendary six-outlet local chain that has been peddling its thin-patty-with-Americancheese-and-plenty-of-pickles burgers since before McDonald’s was a corporation. Don’t expect mystery sauces, shifting menus, or 10

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even a seat at some locations; do come for real ice cream shakes and burgers that taste exactly the way they did in 1954—all for the change you can dig out from between your couch cushions. Dick’s 21st-century spiritual successor is Li’l Woody’s: A couple of burger shacks filled with hipsters (Pike/Pine) or families (Ballard), all hungry for slim patties of boutique Painted Hills beef gilded with melting cheese. Even when served well-done they’re beautifully adorned with Tillamook cheddar, chewy bacon, and even inspired combos like figs and gorgonzola. For side orders choose Crack: hand-cut fries with a swoony little cup of rich Molly Moon’s ice cream shake for dipping. Sometimes a burger shack is what happens when a restaurateur discovers how ridiculously popular the burgers have become in his other restaurants. Scott Staples, proprietor of Restaurant Zoe and Quinn’s Pub on Capitol Hill, saw such rabid devotion to the upmarket burgers on those menus, he opened Uneeda Burger in Fremont. Casual, popular with families, with plenty of breezy patio seats, Uneeda showcases gloriously greasy all-natural burgers, fat of patty and creative of

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combo—from roasted chile relish and cilantro to crimini mushrooms with black truffle salt. Even fatter are the beasts at Skillet Diner, the sunny brick-and-mortar sisters to Skillet Street Food, the Airstream trailer that launched Seattle’s food truck craze seven years ago. Skillet just calls it the Burger—a pink-in-the-middle patty of Painted Hills beef, arugula (nice touch), and a smear of rich bacon jam in a brioche bun. And whether you get it topped with creamy blue cheese at the

diners or with fine Cambozola at the Airstream, this burger is a stunning mouth filler, and served with crispy fries. 8oz Burger & Co. may be the apotheosis of the modern burger shack: all meaty halfpounders, serious attention to sustainable ingredients, über-flavorful Kennebec potato fries, and a gastronome’s palate for inspired combinations—be it a water buffalo patty with red onion marmalade and horseradish cream or an espresso-rubbed hunk of beef with fried shallots and peppercorn aïoli. The full bar here adds to 8oz’s charms—who wouldn’t want to pair their burger with a shot of absinthe?—but truth be told, the killer malts will be more of a crowd-pleaser. (FYI, the other aforementioned spots offering booze are Skillet Diner, Restaurant Zoe, and Quinn’s Pub, with Li’l Woody’s and Uneeda Burger licensed for beer and wine.) Up the food chain and into the realm of the white tablecloth, meat patties get thicker, prices head northward, and fixin’s take on

more pedigree. Loulay, the posh downtown sprawler from lauded French chef Thierry Rautureau, delivers among its crab beignets and braised rabbit pappardelles a civilized fistful of smoky house-ground beef, subtly garlic aïoli, bacon-shallot jam, Gruyère, foie gras, and a duck egg—all packed into a rich brioche bun with perfect frites. Up on Capitol Hill, from the innovative global menu of the fanciful opium dream that is La Bête, comes a generous portion of Painted Hills beef glazed with Gruyère and flavorful rémoulade, and heaped with grilled onions, mushrooms, and fine chewy bacon. And over at the latest venture from empire-builder Ethan Stowell, Madrona’s little French steak house Red Cow, drop-in diners and drinkers wrap their smiles around half-inchers of glorious flavor, lavished with, bien sûr, thick bacon and white cheddar and onions, all served on a fine, firm potato bun. La Bête

8oz Burger & Co. 1401 Broadway Ave; 8ozburgerandco.com • HDick’s Drive-In Six locations, including 115 Broadway Ave E; ddir.com • La Bête 1802 Bellevue Ave; labeteseattle.com • Li’l Woody’s 1211 Pine St and 2040 NW Market St; lilwoodys.com • Loulay 600 Union St; thechefinthehat.com • HLunchbox Laboratory 1253 Thomas St; lunchboxlaboratory.com • Quinn’s Pub 1001 E Pike St; quinnspubseattle.com • Red Cow 1423 34th Ave; ethanstowellrestaurants.com • Restaurant Zoe 1318 E Union St; restaurantzoe.com • Skillet Diner 1400 E Union St and 2034 NW 56th St; skillet streetfood.com • Skillet Street Food Changing locations; skilletstreetfood.com • Uneeda Burger 4302 Fremont Ave N; uneedaburger.com HVisit Seattle partner V I S I T S E AT T L E .O R G

Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar New AmericAN

1517 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101 206-624-7166 athenianseattle.com

Since 1909 The Athenian has served delicious food and beverages to locals and visitors alike in one of Seattle’s most unique restaurant settings. Guests are seated in cozy booths, all of which have a commanding view of Puget Sound, the snow-capped Olympic Mountains, and of the ferry traffic in Elliott Bay. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, The Athenian offers New American cuisine using the freshest ingredients from the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Start the day with a gourmet frittata; take a midday respite with one of our famous sandwiches, or enjoy fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. For a true Seattle experience, visit The Athenian, where you’ll find friendly service, excellent food, and great people-watching. And of course the best view of any restaurant in the city. SELECTED MENU Appetizers

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Dungeness Crab and Oregon Shrimp Cake Entree House made fresh Dungeness cakes

Dungeness Crab and Oregon Shrimp Cakes with Chipotle Lime Aioli Prawn Cocktail Coho Salmon Skewers sAlAds

Mediterranean Steak Salad Romaine hearts, roasted peppers, kalamata olives, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, feta cheese with our house Greek dressing Bay Shrimp Louie with Thousand Island dressing Fresh Ahi Tuna Salad Sesame coated, cooked medium rare, mixed greens, wontons and citrus vinaigrette

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Seafood Sauté Salmon, prawns, clams, mussels, whitefish, onions, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes Pan Seared Sea Scallops Served on a bed of spinach with our sundried tomato cream sauce Athenian Seafood Bowl Our seafood broth with mussels, prawns, clams, oysters, squid, herb rice and fresh fish selections Taste of the Northwest Dungeness crab and Oregon Shrimp cake, Penn Cove clams and grilled salmon

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Blue Bacon Burger Bleu cheese crumbles, bacon, red onion, bleu dressing, lettuce and tomato Coho Salmon Burger Salmon filet, lettuce, red onion and tomato Full menu available at: athenianseattle.com

5 Point Cafe AMERICAN

415 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121 206-448-9991 the5pointcafe.com

Serving huge portions of inexpensive American comfort food and legendary stiff drinks since 1929. Our full menu is served 24 hours, featuring Seattle’s largest chicken-fried steak, best meatloaf and a great selection of sandwiches, burgers and vegetarian options. Winner of Seattle Magazine’s Best Dive Bar the last two years. Happy hour features $3.50 cheeseburger and fries, deep-fried bacon and jalapeno mac & cheese balls and a great selection of local beers on tap. Our outdoor patio in historic Tilikum Place Park has views of the Space Needle, the monorail and the statue of Chief Seattle. We’re famous for our sassy wait staff, amazing jukebox and surly regulars. A not-to-miss authentic piece of Seattle.

Bruno’s MEXICAN-ITALIAN

1417 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-3180 brunositaliandining.com

Located between Pike and Union. At Bruno’s, we offer good-tasting food at not-tooexpensive prices. Everyday special pasta dishes: lasagna, risottos, polenta, calzone and fresh pizza made to order. We also offer different salads, chicken burritos, steak chipotle beef burritos, pork tenderloin burritos, vegetarian burritos, tuna burritos, shrimp burritos, torta rellena and a lot of vegetarian dishes. We have been serving the best Mexican-Italian food for 39 years. Bruno’s is a place where the locals and tourists go. Children are welcome. Happy hour every day. Full bar. The best margaritas. All kinds of beer. Visit Bruno’s and we’ll be your favorite place in town. We speak Italian, Spanish and French.

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Café Campagne CLASSIC FRENCH CUISINE

1600 Post Alley, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-728-2233 cafecampagne.com

The heart of France in the heart of Pike Place Market. Café Campagne has been charming visitors and locals alike since 1994. The menu highlights the classics… Steak Frites, Fish Soup, Duck Confit, Salade Nicoise, Trout Amandine… pairing perfectly with our award winning wine list which offers a wide variety of French selections alongside local superstars. Stop by for our ever-popular brunch, a night out under the iconic Market sign, or just a small bite for happy hour on our patio. A Parisian café tucked into Pike Place Market’s Post Alley, not to be missed! Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour and Summer Breakfast

Collections Café NORTHWEST CUISINE

Located at Chihuly Garden and Glass at the base of the Space Needle, Seattle Center 305 Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98109 206-753-4935 collectionscafe.com

Dine on delicious dishes created with local, fresh ingredients at Seattle’s most unique destination for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch. While you enjoy the Mediterraneaninfluenced cuisine, you’ll be surrounded by many of Dale Chihuly’s colorful, vintage collections. You might share your table with toy soldiers, 1950s cameras or transistor radios. Pair your meal with a fresh lemonade or choose from a hand-picked collection of craft beers and Washington and Oregon premium wines. Inside, enjoy spruce plank walls, bright green chairs and the stunning backlit Drawing Wall with 36 of Chihuly’s drawings or, when the sun shines, toast its warmth on one of two open-air patios in the heart of Seattle Center. Extend your experience by visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass. Everywhere you look, you’ll be inspired.

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Cupcake Royale DESSERT

108 Pine St near Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-883-7656 cupcakeroyale.com

Cupcake Royale is Seattle’s first cupcake bakery and has 6 Seattle cafes and 1 Bellevue cafe. Not only does Cupcake Royale have some of the most celebrated cupcakes in the city—winning reader’s choice and blind taste test awards, it also offers a full line of homemade ice cream. Cupcake Royale uses natural, fresh and local ingredients to concoct delicious seasonal flavors and classic standards, like Salted Caramel, Red Velvet and Royale with Cheese. Try their amazing selection of ice cream (10 or more flavors to choose from!) Can’t decide on just one? Try a flight of 4 ice creams, or go small with the Trifecta—a baby scoop, baby cake and an espresso doppio! Cupcake Royale brews delicious Stumptown espresso and has a lovely line of homemade pastry for early risers.

Duke’s Chowder House on Lake Union SEAFOOD

901 Fairview Ave N Seattle, WA 98109 206-382-9963 dukeschowderhouse.com

Established in 1976, Duke’s Chowder House features Sustainable and Wild Seafood and is Uniquely Seattle. Guests enjoy Pan Seared Wild Salmon from Alaska, Halibut Macadamia (named best new seafood entrée in Seattle) and Dungeness Crab “Un”Cakes (lots of Crab, cake not so much). The only three time Winner of the Clam Chowder Cook-Off, Duke’s also offers Lobster Chowder and recently introduced Dungeness Crab Bisque. Founder Duke Moscrip—together with his son and partner John Moscrip—continue their passionate journey to source all natural, healthy and fresh ingredients. Waterfront location and outside deck. Great Happy Hour. Guests sum up their favorable assessment of what Duke’s Chowder House has to offer with three words: “It’s sooo good!”

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FareStart AMERICAN

700 Virginia St (corner of 7th & Virginia) Seattle, WA 98101 206-267-7601 farestart.org

At FareStart, we don’t just serve delicious dishes—we also serve up second chances. As a culinary job training program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals, FareStart has provided opportunities for more than 7,000 people to transform their lives since 1992. Our modern and inviting restaurant offers lunch weekdays with a seasonally inspired menu and wide variety of classic American favorites. Every Thursday features Guest Chef Night where each week a premier local chef works with FareStart students to prepare a gourmet three-course dinner for $29.95. Since 1994, Guest Chef Night has raised more than $4.5 million, revenue which has gone back into our programs. Visit our website for menus and a calendar of upcoming chefs.

Fran’s Chocolates CHOCOLATE AND DRINKING CHOCOLATE

1325 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-0168 franschocolates.com

Fran’s Chocolates is a family-owned, Seattle based company celebrating over 32 years of creating hand-crafted, artisan confections. Truffles, salted caramels and more are handmade daily in small batches with the finest local and organic ingredients. A modern, European style chocolate shop, their downtown location offers Fran’s award-winning dark drinking chocolate and espresso beverages. Pick up an elegant gift box or choose your favorites from the jewel-like display. Look for the 5’ x 7’ “portrait in chocolate” of Fran’s granddaughter, a spectacular mosaic made entirely of over 4000 pieces of Fran’s confections. Open Mon-Sat 9:30-7:30, Sun 11-6. Also in University Village at 2626 NE University Village St, 206.528.9969, and Old Bellevue at 10036 Main St, 425.453.1698.

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Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails PACIFIC NORTHWEST

1415 5th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-971-8015 frolikseattle.com

Come out and play! Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails, Downtown Seattle’s newest hotspot, offers an extended happy hour, craft cocktails, convenient to-go options, an outdoor deck, games and more. The new restaurant and bar in Downtown Seattle offers a social dining experience unlike any other. Located on the fifth floor of the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue, above the hustle and bustle of the streets below, guests of Frolik will enjoy delicious food from breakfast to dinner, the city’s largest outdoor deck, an all-evening happy hour, games such as shuffleboard and Ping-Pong and more, in a modern and engaging space that promises to unleash the youthful side in all of us. Whether you’re on the shuffleboard court, hosting a lunch meeting or relaxing by the firewall, Frolik offers Downtown a fresh new way to mix, mingle and socialize!

The Georgian NW FINE DINING & AFTERNOON TEA

411 University St Seattle, WA 98101 206-621-7889 fairmont.com/seattle/dining/thegeorgian

Come learn why The Georgian has won the AAA 4 Diamond award for 25 years and counting. Chef Gavin Stephenson showcases Pacific Northwest ingredients and presents them in a modern interpretation of classic French style. Located in the legendary Fairmont Olympic Hotel, the room itself is something to behold—with soaring ceilings, Palladian windows and sparkling chandeliers. The ambience sets the tone for one of the most memorable places in the city for breakfast, lunch, tea, or dinner. It is refined and yet approachable; with cuisine sure to please the most discerning palate. Elevate your experience with wine pairings from our Master Sommelier Joseph Linder, who can provide expert selections to enhance your meal.

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Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant FRESH, MADE-FROM-SCRATCH CUISINE

600 Pine St, Level 4 Seattle, WA 98101 206-405-4205 gordonbiersch.com

Gordon Biersch Seattle is conveniently located downtown at the Pacific Place Shopping Center. Our 500-seat restaurant features a working brewery, bar, atrium seating and private dining areas for large parties. Handcrafted beer and innovative cuisine served in an upscale yet casual atmosphere is what the Gordon Biersch experience is all about. With a variety of items featuring inspired flavors, our menu has something for everyone. All of our German lagers are brewed in-house according to the guidelines of Reinheitsgebot, the 500year-old purity law. Tours of our brewery are also available upon request. Convenient to hotels, theaters and the convention center, Gordon Biersch is the place where friends and families go for great food, fresh beer and good times that you’ll want to experience again and again!

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The Grill From Ipanema BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

2313 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 206-457-4885 seattlegrillfromipanema.com

Enjoy a trip to Brazil while in Seattle and experience the ultimate all-you-can-eat dining experience. Our Brazilian Steakhouse (Churrascaria/Rodizio) offers a wide variety of different cuts of beef, lamb, pork and poultry slow-roasted in specially designed charcoal grills that preserve all the natural flavors. Meats are carved by our Gauchos tableside delivering a unique dining concept. Our Rodizio also includes unlimited visits to our mesa de frios (cold table) where you’ll find an array of more than 40 cold cuts, cheeses, seafood, seasonal vegetables and fresh fruits as well as exotic Brazilian specialties (including many vegetarian dishes). Enjoy your dinner with a caipirinha (traditional Brazilian cocktail) or one of our selected wines from South America and Washington State.

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Mama’s Mexican Kitchen MEXICAN

2234 2nd Ave & Bell, Seattle, WA 98121 206-728-6262 mamas.com

Mama’s, Seattle’s oldest Mexican restaurant, opened in 1974 in Belltown. Family owned and operated by Mama’s grandson and great granddaughters. Serving fish tacos, taquitos, menudo, fajitas, enchiladas, prawn quesadillas and many vegetarian choices. Fun atmosphere, sidewalk dining and a nice selection of tequilas. Delicious strawberry margaritas and a cool bar. Check out the now-famous Elvis room. A place where the locals go. Open seven days a week. Located in the heart of Belltown and Second and Bell. Daily happy hour. Check us out at www.mamas.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE

1511 6th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-223-0550 mortons.com/seattle

Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, Morton’s The Steakhouse represents the finest in Pacific Northwest dining. Morton’s features succulent USDA Prime-Aged Beef, fresh seafood specialties and an award-winning wine list, all exquisitely presented and exceptionally served in Seattle’s most refined atmosphere. Centrally located on 6th Avenue, between Pike and Pine Streets, guests are just a short walk from Seattle’s Central Business District, the Benaroya Symphony Hall, the State Convention and Trade Center and a host of retail and theatre destinations. Many of Seattle’s best hotels, including the Fairmont Olympic, Westin, Hilton, Grand Hyatt, W and Sheraton are just around the corner.

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The Pike Brewing Company CLASSIC GASTRO-PUB FARE

1415 1st Ave, Pike Place Market Seattle, WA 98101 206-622-6044 pikebrewing.com

Built on the side of a hill, Pike Brewing is a 25 year old gravity flow steam brewery. Our brewers ascend three floors to brew award winning, fresh and flavorful ales. Pub guests enjoy local, seasonal pub fare within view of our brew house. Specialties are: wild salmon, mussels, crab, and other seafood; steaks, BBQ ribs, Pike Kilt Lifter bratwurst, hamburgers, veggie burgers, Reuben sandwiches, salads, local charcuterie, cheese, and chocolate. Enjoy house brewed ales, local guest beers, cider, N.W. wine and local craft spirits. A “shrine to beer,” Pike’s Microbrewery Museum traces the fascinating history of beer from Sumer (Mesopotamia) to Seattle. Tours 2:00pm, Tues–Sat.

The Pine Box AMERICAN CRAFT

1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 206-588-0375 pineboxbar.com

Not just your average beer and pizza joint! Located in an old 1920s mortuary, we offer 33 ever-changing, always amazing taps pouring the best local and imported Craft Beer and served with seasonal fare of thin crust pizza, sandwiches, and one damn good pretzel. Open Monday through Friday at 3pm. Weekends for brunch at 11am—early enough for eggs, late enough for Beer. Happy Hour daily from 3pm to 6pm, and always open to 2am.

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Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering SEAFOOD

6049 Seaview Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 206-789-3770 rays.com

Established in 1973, Ray’s Boathouse Cafe & Catering is Seattle’s quintessential dining destination renowned for its ultimate seafood experience and breathtaking waterfront views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Ray’s Boathouse is comfortably elegant, serving beautifully composed plates of sustainable seafood, local produce, organic meats, house-made desserts and an extensive wine list nightly. Ray’s Cafe is lively and fun, serving casual fare with a hint of global flavor with seasonal outdoor dining and Happy Hour twice daily. Ray’s Catering offers professional full-service catering in our private waterfront dining venue which is perfect for social and corporate entertaining.

Salty’s on Alki Beach SEAFOOD AND STEAK

1936 Harbor Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 206-933-1147 saltys.com

Enjoy not only world-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles at Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill, but also glorious sweeping views of the Seattle skyline. King-5 TV’s “Best of Western Washington” voters rated Salty’s best seafood restaurant, waterfront view and brunch; 425 magazine readers voted Salty’s best lunch, dessert and brunch! Live Dungeness crab and Maine lobster. Lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch rated in the Nation’s Top 100 on OpenTable! Happy hour bar with live music. Take the West Seattle Water Taxi across Elliott Bay to within steps of Salty’s waterfront decks. Also located south of Seattle at Redondo Beach in Des Moines 253-529-9849, adjacent to fishing pier and aquarium.

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Salty’s at Redondo Beach SEAFOOD AND STEAK

28201 Redondo Beach Drive S Des Moines, WA 98198 253-529-9849 saltys.com/redondo

You can be here in minutes from Seattle, Tacoma or Sea-Tac Airport, but Salty’s at Redondo Beach makes you feel like you’re a million miles away from crowds, big cities and stuffy formality. It’s the friendliest beach town restaurant built over the waters of Puget Sound, with fabulous sunsets over the Olympic Mts. Enjoy award-winning local seafood and steak cuisine featuring live Dungeness crab and Maine lobster to Alaskan salmon and halibut in season, local shellfish or charbroiled steaks. Award-winning Sunday brunch. Lunch/dinner daily. Happy hour bar with live music. Summertime deck. Private dining. Adjacent to a public fishing pier and an aquarium (open on the weekends).

SkyCity at the Needle NORTHWEST CUISINE

Located at Seattle Center entrance on Broad and John St 400 Broad St Seattle, WA 98109 206-905-2100 or 800-937-9582 spaceneedle.com

For Pacific Northwest cuisine that is matched only by the views served with it, visit SkyCity, the Space Needle’s revolving restaurant located 500’ above ground. SkyCity’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Jeff Maxfield, uses local ingredients to create some of the most flavorful and dazzling cuisine in Seattle. Complement your meal with a Washington or Oregon wine from our extensive, award-winning wine list. Be sure to end your experience with our famous Lunar Orbiter dessert served since the day the restaurant opened at the World’s Fair in 1962! Breathtaking views are guaranteed from all tables at SkyCity and your elevator ride and Observation Deck visit are complimentary when dining. For revolutionary dining and memories that last a lifetime, join us for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch.

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Sound View Cafe NORTHWEST CUISINE

1501 Pike Place Market, Seattle, WA 98101 206-623-5700

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring market-fresh, Northwest favorites. Made fresh daily from scratch clam chowder, seafood, veggie soups, and self-serve salad bar. Great breakfast menu and all-day breakfast specials. Lunch and dinner menu items include appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Beer, wines and spirits available. A perfect dining experience to enjoy admirable atmosphere, quality food, reasonable prices, with a great view. 10% discount for honored citizens (military), senior citizens, and airline employees.

Tap House Grill NORTHWEST

1506 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-816-3314 taphousegrill.com

Tap House Grill offers the largest selection of beers in the Northwest, giving beer the respect it deserves. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle’s retail core and one block from the convention center, Tap House Grill boasts a unique dining experience for everyone. Open for lunch, dinner, late night and happy hour. Choose from 160 beers on tap while you play in the Billiards Lounge, relax in the Club Room or dine in the intimate private dining room. Tap House Grill offers a diverse menu with a Northwest flair.

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Trace CHEF-DRIVEN MENUS, LOCAL INSPIRATION

1112 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 206-264-6060 traceseattle.com

Named as a 2014 Diners Choice Winner by OpenTable.com for “Best Contemporary American Restaurants,” TRACE offers a modern, urban dining experience in the heart of Seattle. Led by Executive Chef Steven Ariel, TRACE is a must-try for foodies, where a local focus means a menu filled with inventive dishes and flavors highlighting regional, farm fresh products and a hint of Asian inspiration including a 10-seat sushi bar focused on sustainably caught seafood. The TRACE bar offers dynamic hand-crafted cocktails and liquor from regional distilleries, a wine list featuring notable Washington State wineries, and choice domestic and international wine selections.

Yard House GREAT FOOD, CLASSIC ROCK, 130 TAPS

1501 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 206-682-2087 yardhouse.com

Yard House is an upscale, casual eatery known for its great food, classic rock, and over 130 imported, craft and specialty ales and lagers. Come in for one of our many local brews or our rotating “Chalkboard Series” of limited-release and unique drafts. The restaurant features an eclectic American menu of more than 130 chef driven items, including appetizers, salads, grilled burgers, tacos, seafood, steaks and ribs. Located at 4th and Pike downtown, Yard House’s contemporary yet casual environment is the perfect location for any event. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late-night dining.

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Ballard Ave NW, 206-695-2051; stoneburnerseattle.com

$ 2630 First Ave; 206-805-0133; theluckydiner.com

Ballard

Volterra

Mama’s Mexican Kitchen MEXICAN One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in the heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Daily lunch and dinner. $$ 2234 Second Ave; 206-728-6262; mamas.com

Anthony’s HomePort - Shilshole Bay SEAFOOD Waterfront dining on scenic Shilshole Bay featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Seattle’s favorite outside deck! View banquet rooms. Dinner, Sunday brunch. $$ 6135 Seaview Ave NW; 206-7830780; anthonys.com

Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Dinner nightly and weekend brunch. Happy hour MonFri 4:30pm-6:30pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 5411 Ballard Ave NW; 206789-5100; volterrarestaurant.com

Chinook’s at Salmon Bay SEAFOOD Unique waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Terminal. Or “Little Chinook’s” for fish ‘n’ chips. Weekend breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $ 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-2834665; anthonys.com

Amber Seattle AMERICAN Amber Restaurant and Lounge offers fresh Northwest cuisine, finely crafted cocktails, private rooms, and vibrant entertainment 7 days a week. $$ 2214 First Ave; 206-728-8500; amberseattle.com

ITALIAN

Belltown

Hi-Life AMERICAN Home of Ballard’s Seasonal American Grill featuring breakfast and Sunday family-style fried chicken suppers. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ 5425 Russell Ave NW; 206-784-7272; chowfoods.com/hi-life

Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering SEAFOOD Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Dining room, cafe and deck, banquet facilities and catering. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206-789-3770; rays.com Stoneburner ITALIAN We hope that all parts of the restaurant—cuisine, design, service, our wine program and our bar program—provide our guests the opportunity to connect, relax and leave feeling refreshed. 5214

El Gaucho STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 4pm-11pm. Lunch and meeting space upon request. Private dining rooms available. 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1337; elgaucho.com

Local 360 AMERICAN Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. American classics made with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Full bar with 100% Northwest spirits. 2234 First Ave; 206-441-9360; local360.org

The Lucky Diner AMERICAN A neighborhood diner in Belltown, serving traditional American fare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Mon-Fri 7am-10pm; 7am Fri to 10pm Sun; 24 hours on weekend.

Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant MOROCCAN Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (Wed-Sun). Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent. Dinner nightly 5-10pm. $$-$$$ 2334 Second Ave; 206-9560500; marrakeshseattle.com

Capitol Hill

Annapurna Cafe INDIAN Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. 1833 Broadway Ave; 206-320-7770; annapurnacafe.com

Bar Ferd’nand SPANISH We serve simple cocktails, aperitvos & digestivos, and, of course, glasses & bottles from family owned, small production bodegas from all over the wineproducing world. The Bar is available for private parties of up to 15 persons. 1531 Melrose Ave, 206-6235882; ferdinandthebar.com Barrio MEXICAN Barrio features a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican inspired cuisine and complements that with cocktails that are creative, classic and Latin focused. $$-$$$ 1420 12th Ave; 206-588-8105; barriorestaurant.com

Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. AMERICAN Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, handcut fries, and old-fashion shakes for over 59 years! 6 locations in the greater Seattle area. $ 206-6340300; ddir.com

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Jimmy’s on Broadway AMERICAN Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1100 Broadway Ave; 206-204-1188; jimmyson broadway.com The Pine Box AMERICAN West Coast craft beer done right. 33 rotating local and rare taps, artisan pizza, and West Coast fare. $$ 1600 Melrose Ave; 206-588-0375; pineboxbar.com

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Rhody on Spring NORTHWEST Outdoor seating available. Located at the Inn at Virginia Mason, four blocks from downtown. $-$$$ Inn at Virgina Mason, 1006 Spring St; 206-223-7654; innatvirginiamason.com Rumba CARRIBBEAN Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle’s first rum bar. Our island-inspired menu features house-baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork and our sinful deep-fried banana foster. 1112 Pike St; 206-583-7177; rumbaonpike.com

Sitka & Spruce NORTHWEST Featuring a 12-seat butcher-block table with an open kitchen and wood fired hearth, Sitka & Spruce offers a menu that’s an unusually sensitive barometer of Northwest seasons. 1531 Melrose Ave, 206-324-0662; sitkaand spruce.com Tango Restaurant & Lounge SPANISH Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos and South American ceviche! Dinner nightly. $$ 1100 Pike St; 206583-0382; tangorestaurant.com

Downtown

13 Coins Restaurant CONTINENTAL A Seattle institution since 1967. Exhibition kitchen, live music in the Night Owl Lounge, twice-daily happy hour. Open 24 hours, free parking. Two locations, Seattle & SeaTac. $$-$$$ 125 Boren Ave N; 206-682-2513; 13coins.com

Way; 206-956-9171; elgaucho.com/ aqua-by-el-gaucho.html ART Restaurant and Lounge NORTHWEST ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine with unique global influences. 99 Union St; 206-749-7070; fourseasons.com/ seattle Assaggio Ristorante ITALIAN Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wines and cuisine while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork. Major credit cards. $$-$$$ 2010 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1399; assaggioseattle.com Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar SEAFOOD Breakfast all day. Seattle’s best happy hour, and views. Open from 6:30am Mon-Fri, 9am Sun. Summer hours: serving until 8:30pm. $$ 1517 Pike Place Market; 206-624-7166; athenianinn.com Bacco Cafe & Bistro ITALIAN Bacco fuses a mixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine with Italian fare. Serves breakfast all day. 86 Pine St; 206-443-5443; baccocafe.com Beecher’s Handmade Cheese AMERICAN Original, authentic, award-winning artisan cheeses made on-site, plus mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups, drinks. Open daily 9am-6pm. $ 1600 Pike Pl; 206322-1644; beechershandmade cheese.com Benihana

Andaluca Restaurant & Bar MEDITERRANEAN Warm, upbeat atmosphere featuring fresh seasonal Northwest foods combined with Mediterranean flavors and techniques. All major credit cards. Reservations recommended. $$$ -$$$$ 407 Olive Way; 206-3826999; andaluca.com Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner SEAFOOD On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St. Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner. $-$$$ 2201 Alaskan Way; 206-448-6688; anthonys.com AQUA by El Gaucho SEAFOOD Savory seafood, sinful desserts, stunning dining room, 4,000 sq. ft. deck. Open for dinner. Nightly piano music. Private dining rooms available. 2801 Alaskan 26

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JAPANESE Steak, chicken, seafood and sushi. Enjoy watching your chef right at your table! Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner daily. $$$ 1200 Fifth Ave; 206682-4686; benihana.com

Blue C Sushi - Downtown Seattle SEAFOOD Whether it’s sit-down, build-your-own, or grab-and-go we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. 1510 Seventh Ave; 206-4674022; bluecsushi.com Blueacre Seafood SEAFOOD Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the U.S. coastal waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably farmed freshwater species. $$$ 1700 Seventh Ave; 206-659-0737; blueacreseafood.com BOKA Restaurant & Bar AMERICAN Nearly 100% organic. Handcrafted cocktails, new and

old world wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & daily happy hour. $$ 1010 First Ave; 206-357-9000; bokaseattle.com Brasserie Margaux Restaurant & Bar NORTHWEST It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s definitely Northwest. Margaux’s innovative menu tempts you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$-$$$ 401 Lenora St; 206-2192224; margauxseattle.com The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House NORTHWEST Seattle’s best oyster bar, stunning fresh seafood preparations and USDA prime grade steaks. Evening valet parking. Across from Seattle Art Museum and Benaroya Hall. $$$ 1212 Second Ave; 206224-7000; thebrooklyn.com Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant ITALIAN/MEXICAN Traditional Italian ambiance featuring Mexican and Italian favorites in downtown Seattle for 40 years. Full bar. Mon-Fri 11am8pm; Sat 11:30am-7:30pm. Family friendly. $ 1417 Third Ave; 206-6223180; brunositaliandining.com Café 56 SEAFOOD Casual fast service, award-winning fish ‘n’ chips, steamer clams and grilled salmon. Northwest microbrews. Seasonal outside seating. 1201 Alaskan Way; 206-623-4340; cafe56.com

Café Campagne FRENCH Award-winning cuisine in the heart of Pike Place Market. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & private dining. Daily summer breakfast (Memorial Day to Labor Day.) $$-$$$$ 600 Post Alley; 206-728-2233; campagnerestaurant.com

Café Yumm! VEGETARIAN Café Yumm! is a casual dining experience; a delicious process that takes you from pure ingredients to the savory first bite. 717 Pine St, 206-624-9866; cafeyumm.com

The Capital Grille STEAKHOUSE Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning collection of over 400 wines. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm; Sun 4-9pm. $$$ 1301 Fourth Ave; 206-382-0900; thecapitalgrille.com

Collections Cafe AMERICAN Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner or an afternoon bite. Open daily 11:30am to close. 305 Harrison St; 206-753-4935; collectionscafe. com Copacabana Cafe BRAZILIAN Unique South American food. Outdoor dining. Bar specialties, beer and wine. Pike Place Market: Seattle’s own since 1907. $$ 1520 1/2 Pike Pl; 206-622-6359 Cowgirls Inc AMERICAN Located in Pioneer Square, this dance saloon opens weekly from Thu-Sat, including before and after all sporting events. 421 First Ave S; 206-340-0777; cowgirlsinc.com; The Crab Pot SEAFOOD Home of the famous Seafeast and featured on Man vs. Food. Offering fun, family-style dining serving fresh local seafood. $$-$$$ 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206-624-1890; thecrabpotseattle. com Cutters Crabhouse SEAFOOD Fresh seasonal seafood, sushi and Pike Place Market-inspired creations with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics. Large parties welcome. $$-$$$ 2001 Western Ave; 206-448-4884; cutterscrab house.com Dahlia Lounge NORTHWEST Dining at the Dahlia Lounge, Chef Tom Douglas’ imaginative and inventive restaurant, has become synonymous with a visit to Seattle. $$$ 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-682-4142; tomdouglas.com

Daily Grill AMERICAN Serving great food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Open 6am11pm. $$$ 629 Pike St; 206-6248400; dailygrill.com

Dragonfish Asian Cafe PAN ASIAN Critics’ choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary Pan-Asian cafe, full bar, private dining, late-night dining until 1am. $$$ 722 Pine St; 206-467-7777; dragonfishcafe.com The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant ENGLISH An authentic taste of Britain. Great pub food, extensive beer and Scotch selection and all the atmosphere of the old country.

$$ 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-624-9977; elephantcastle.com

1415 Fifth Ave; 206-971-8000; frolikseattle.com

Elliott’s Oyster House SEAFOOD Seattle waterfront—huge selection of fresh oysters, 21-foot oyster bar. Menu features fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner every day. Valet available for dinner. $$-$$$ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; 206-6234340; elliottsoysterhouse.com

The Georgian NORTHWEST The Georgian features Northwest cuisine prepared by Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle’s premier dining room. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Tues-Sat. 411 University St, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/ seattle

Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Inc. SEAFOOD 31 years in the market, Emmett Watson’s has a large selection of fresh oysters, seafood & produce. Daily except some holidays. 1916 Pike Pl, Ste 16; 206-448-7721; emmettwatsons oysterbar.com

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant AMERICAN Authentic German-style lager beers brewed on-site & contemporary American cooking with international flavors in an upscale, casual & fun setting. $$ Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, Ste 401; 206405-4205; gordonbiersch.com

Etta’s SEAFOOD Etta’s expansive menu features Seattle’s freshest seafood. Near the Pike Place Market. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. Weekend brunch 9am-3pm. $$$ 2020 Western Ave; 206-443-6000; tomdouglas.com

The Grill From Ipanema BRAZILIAN An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad bar. Large parties welcome. 2313 First Ave; 206-457-4885; seattlegrillfromipanema.com

Evergreens Salad SPECIALTY All natural and delicious fresh salads made on demand. 823 Third Ave, Ste 107; 206-973-4400; evergreens-salad.com

Hard Rock Cafe AMERICAN Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix and more. $$ 116 Pike St; 206-204-2233; hardrock.com

FareStart AMERICAN Open weekdays for lunch and Thursdays for Guest Chef Night. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless. $$ 700 Virginia St; 206-267-7601; farestart.org

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar SEAFOOD Experience the best in fresh Northwest seafood. Located at the end of Pier 57. Amazing waterfront views! Patio seating available. $$$ 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206-623-3500; thefishermansrestaurant.com The Fountain Bar & Lounge at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel NORTHWEST Kick back and rest your feet after a day of shopping, sightseeing, or meetings. Situated at street level, our cozy, casual lounge features floor-to-ceiling windows so you can eye the urban action over refreshing microbrews, cocktails, and regional wines. 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-621-9000; sheratonseattle .com/lobby-lounge Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails AMERICAN Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is a true social experience, offering a space to encounter innovation and creativity with a playful twist.

Harried&Hungry Catering AMERICAN Locally owned 80-seat café just a block from Pike Place Market featuring delicious made-toorder sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, drinks and snacks. $$ 1415 Third Ave; 206-264-7900; orderhh.com Hook & Plow AMERICAN Bar and bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. $$ Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-256-1040; hookandplow.com The Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel NORTHWEST Hunt Club offers a refreshing approach to fine dining, featuring award-winning Northwest cuisine. $$$$ 900 Madison St; 206343-6156; hotelsorrento.com icon Grill AMERICAN Elegant and richly whimsical, featuring “aroused Americana” dishes, reviewers report “Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinarily interesting than icon Grill.” $$-$$$ 1933

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Fifth Ave; 206-441-6330; icongrill. net IL Bistro ITALIAN Traditional Italian dining in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Dinner, late-night menu, bar until 2am. $$$ 93 Pike St, Ste A; 206682-3049; ilbistro.net Il Fornaio ITALIAN Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery. Lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night dining. Conveniently located downtown at Pacific Place. $-$$$ 600 Pine St, Ste 132, Pacific Place; 206-264-0994; ilfornaio.com Ivar’s Acres of Clams SEAFOOD Since 1938, the spectacular waterfront view and fresh seafood have made this one of Seattle’s favorite traditions. Lunch & dinner, outdoor fish bar. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ Pier 54; 206-624-6852; ivars.com Japonessa JAPANESE Housing the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach, Japonessa offers some of the best sushi Seattle has to offer. 1400 First Ave; 206-971-7979; japonessa .com Juicy Cafe DELI Fast, fresh and healthy juices, smoothies, salads, brown rice bowls, and sandwiches made to order. Open Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm and 10am-4pm Sat. $ 725 Pike St, Second Floor; 206-682-6960; thejuicycafe.com JUNO Restaurant NORTHWEST JUNO showcases the regional cuisines of North America, their abundance and variety. $$$ 700 Third Ave at Cherry; 206-6318080; junorestaurant.com Le Panier FRENCH We are primarily a bakery with all production on site. We do serve a full line of espresso drinks. 1902 Pike Pl; 206-441-3669; lepanier.com Lecosho NORTHWEST Experience Europeaninfluenced Northwest food, made with local and seasonal ingredients, fresh local seafood, house-made charcuterie and handmade pastas, with classic cocktails, beers and wines. 89 University St; 206-6232101; lecosho.com

cooking styles of Greece. $$$ 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1430; tomdouglas.com Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar AMERICAN Three levels of water views, great Northwest cuisine and full service bar in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Open 7am-9pm daily. $ 1519 Pike Pl; 206-622-2036; eatatlowells.com Maximilien in the Market FRENCH Spectacular views—private dining, view patio. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Rated excellent from Zagat. $$$ 81 A Pike St; 206682-7270; maximilienrestaurant .com McCormick’s Fish House & Bar SEAFOOD Fresh seafood: 28-35 species available on daily printed menu. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. VISA, MC, AMEX, DC, Discover. Reservations recommended. $-$$$$ 722 Fourth Ave; 206-682-3900; mccormicksfishhouse.com McDonald’s On Colman Dock FAST FOOD Unique dining on Colman Dock ferry terminal. Outdoor seating, great views of ferries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52; 206-622-0365 Metropolitan Grill STEAKHOUSE Rated one of the 10 best steakhouses in the country. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Private dining available. Valet parking every evening. $$$$ 820 Second Ave; 206-624-3287; themetropolitan grill.com Morton’s The Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE Dine on sumptuous USDA Prime steaks to the ageless sounds of Sinatra. Select your favorite wine from our award-winning list. Complimentary private Boardrooms available. $$$$ 1511 Sixth Ave; 206-223-0550; mortons.com NYC Hyatt Deli Market DELI Eat in or take out. Breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, soup & salad, beer and wine, snacks. Half a block from Convention Center. $-$$ 1520 Seventh Ave; 206-682-7011

Lola

O’Asian Restaurant CHINESE Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/ meeting space for 6-420. $$ 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1; 206-264-1789; oasiankitchen.com

Tom Douglas’ Lola features the classic produce of the Northwest mingled with the

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Seattle CHINESE P.F. Chang’s China Bistro

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- Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ Westlake Center, 400 Pine St, Ste 136; 206-393-0070; pfchangs.com

Palace Kitchen NORTHWEST Chef and author Tom Douglas’ restaurant serves dinners nightly from 5pm-1am. All major credit cards. $$$ 2030 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; tomdouglas.com/ index.php?page=palace-kitchen

Palomino NORTHWEST Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations and its friendly ambiance. $$-$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 350; 206-623-1300; r-u-i.com

Pike Place Chowder AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National-award-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 1530 Post Alley, Ste 11; 206-267-2537; pikeplacechowder.com Pike Place Chowder - Pacific Place AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? National-award-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 600 Pine St, Ste 404; 206-838-5680; pikeplacechowder.com Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar NORTHWEST Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restaurant. $$$-$$$$ 81 Pike St; 206-624-1756; placepigalle-seattle.com Purple Cafe and Wine Bar NORTHWEST An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list. $$-$$$ 1225 Fourth Ave; 206-8292280; thepurplecafe.com Relish Burger Bistro AMERICAN A contemporary restaurant offering a modern twist on an American classic, combines Seattle’s culinary influence with gourmet burgers at downtown Seattle’s newest eatery. The menus feature all-American favorites, with an innovative Seattle twist. 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-256-7697; relishbistroseattle.com RN74 FRENCH RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest.

1433 Fourth Ave; 206-456-7474; michaelmina.net/restaurants/ locations/rnwa.php Royal Argosy Dining Cruises NORTHWEST Experience the Northwest’s breathtaking views, city skyline and live entertainment, as you enjoy an elegant brunch, lunch or dinner cruise. $$$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; royalargosy.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. Valet parking available. $$$ 727 Pine St; 206-624-8524; ruthschris.com Sazerac Restaurant AMERICAN Sazerac Restaurant features American food with a Southern accent in a whimsical, contemporary decor. Serious fun and damn good food! $$$ 1101 Fourth Ave; 206-624-7755; sazeracrestaurant.com Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie NORTHWEST One half of this Tom Douglas restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herb-crusted meats from our glistening rotisserie. 2010 Western Ave; 206-4360390; tomdouglas.com/index. php?page=seatown Serious Pie Downtown PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialties. $$-$$$ 316 Virginia St; 206-838-7388; tomdouglas. com/restaurants/serious-pie

Shuckers SEAFOOD The friendly pub-style setting at Shuckers is an ideal way to experience local seafood. Open daily for dinner; lunch Mon-Sat. $$$$ 411 University St, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/ seattle

Sisters European Snacks EUROPEAN Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads and breakfast. Open daily 8am-6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907. $ Pike Place Market, 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A; 206-623-6723; sisterssnacks.com Six Seven at The Edgewater AMERICAN Featuring breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Six Seven reflects seasonally inspired cuisine highlighting naturally raised ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. TDD 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; 206-269-4575; edgewaterhotel.com

SkyCity at the Needle NORTHWEST Revolving restaurant 500 ft. above Seattle. Valet parking. Free access to Observation Deck. Lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; brunch, dinner Sat-Sun. $$$-$$$$ 203 Sixth Ave N; 206-905-2100; spaceneedle.com Sound View Cafe NORTHWEST Featuring market fresh seafood & Northwest favorites on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Excellent all day soup & salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches & daily specials. $$ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501; 206-623-5700; soundviewcafe.com Soup’s On! AMERICAN Gourmet soups to

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go. Eleven varieties daily. Open 10:30am-3pm Mon-Fri. MC VISA $ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-625-9973; soupsonusa.com Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery AMERICAN Made-from-scratch, baked goods, sandwiches, organic salads, boxed breakfast and lunches, deli platters and more with same-day delivery service options. $ 1023 Third Ave; 877-502-2837; specialtys.com Steelhead Diner NORTHWEST Diner evolved. Smartcasual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. $$$ 95 Pine St, Ste 17; 206-625-0129; steelheaddiner.com Sullivan’s Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE 1940’s Chicago-style steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! 621 Union St; 206-494-4442; sullivansteakhouse.com Sushi Kudasai JAPANESE Quickness and quality rolled up in one. 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203; 206-839-4016; sushikudasaiseattle.com Sweet Iron Waffles EUROPEAN Made to order, pressed with authentic cast-iron Belgian waffle irons, using the best organic, local and natural ingredients. 1200 Third Ave, Ste 110; 206-682-3336; sweetironwaffles.com Tap House Grill AMERICAN Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. $$$ 1506 Sixth Ave; 206-816-3314; taphousegrill.com TASTE Restaurant and Events AMERICAN Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh from the Market ingredients. $$$ Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave; 206-332-1320; tastesam.com

Thai Ginger THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of Thailand. Open daily for cocktails, lunch and dinner. $$ 600 Pine St, Pacific Place, Fourth Fl; 206-749-9100; thaiginger.com Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant NORTHWEST Northwest Native American Cultural Center Restau$: $12 or less / $$: $13-18 / $$$: $19-30 / $$$$: More than $30

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rant, cruise, salmon dinner, “Dance on the Wind” cultural performance, gift gallery. $$$$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; tillicumvillage.com Top of the Hilton Restaurant CONTINENTAL Spectacular water, mountain & city views. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$$ 1301 Sixth Ave; 206-624-0500; thehiltonseattle.com Toss’d Custom Salads SPECIALTY Specializing in tossedto-order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-and-go salads, salad wraps and beverages also available for those on the go. 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-682-6700 TRACE AMERICAN TRACE restaurant and bar offers a “localist” menu highlighting farm-fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood, flirty handcrafted cocktails. $$$ 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-264-6060; traceseattle.com

The Triple Door PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. 216 Union St; 206838-4333; thetripledoor.net Tulio Ristorante ITALIAN Seattle’s best Italian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Private dining rooms available. All major credit cards. 1101 Fifth Ave; 206-624-5500; tulio.com Urbane NORTHWEST Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. $$$ 1635 Eighth Ave, Hyatt at Olive 8; 206-676-4600; olive8.hyatt.com

Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. 1401 Third Ave; 206-623-4450; wildginger.net Wildfire Taqueria MEXICAN Premium quality, health conscious food that is also great tasting. 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204; 206-467-4512; wildfiretaqueria .com The Yard House AMERICAN Great food, classic rock 30

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and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. 1501 Fourth Ave; 206-682-2087; yardhouse.com

Georgetown

The Corson Building NORTHWEST The Corson Building is a home, a restaurant, and a community. Dedicated to food and its direct connection to celebration, community, and culture. Please call ahead for reservations. 5609 Corson Ave S, 206-762-3330, thecorson building.com

Lake Union

Brave Horse Tavern PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffle boards, dart boards, weekly beer events and live music. $ 310 Terry Ave N; 206971-0717; bravehorsetavern.com

Buca di Beppo ITALIAN Italian fare served in a charming and infectious atmosphere. Giant platters meant for sharing. Dinner Mon-Fri at 4pm; Sat-Sun open at 11am. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 701 Ninth Ave N; 206-244-2288; bucadibeppo.com

Chandler’s Crabhouse SEAFOOD World’s finest crab, freshest seafood and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Lunch and dinner daily, Saturday and Sunday brunch. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-223-2722; schwartzbros.com/ chandlers-crabhouse

geoness crab, weathervane scallops, rockfish, award winning clam chowder, lobster chowder, crab bisque. Uniquely Seattle. Waterfront and outside deck. Great happy hour. $$-$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-283-8422; dukeschowderhouse.com Eastlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly service, affordable menu. $$ 2947 Eastlake Ave E; 206-957-7777; eastlakebarandgrill.com Lunchbox Laboratory AMERICAN This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” & features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private & outdoor dining. 1253 Thomas St; 206-621-1090; lunchboxlaboratory.com McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside SEAFOOD Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner nightly. $$$ 1200 Westlake Ave N; 206-270-9052; harborsideseattle .com Mistral Kitchen AMERICAN Fine dining, casual dining, happy hour. Private lounges, lunch, brunch and more. Private groups welcome, catering available. 2020 Westlake Ave; 206-6231922; mistral-kitchen.com

Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar MEDITERRANEAN Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of city skyline. Craft cocktails and latenight food. $$ 121 E Boston St; 206-859-4155; serafinaseattle.com/ cicchetti

Serafina Osteria and Enoteca ITALIAN Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. A romantic favorite of locals for 22 years. Outdoor courtyard, live jazz Fri-Sun. 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-323-0807; serafinaseattle.com

Cuoco

Serious Pie Westlake PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialties. $$-$$$ 401 Westlake Ave N; 206-436-0050; seriouspiewestlake. com

Cuoco offers handmade pasta from our open pasta kitchen with many private dining options. 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0710; cuoco-seattle.com ITALIAN

Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE A great steakhouse with spectacular views of South Lake Union. Private dining room seating for up to 80 guests. Reservations recommended. 809 Fairview Pl; 206-621-8262; schwartzbros.com Duke’s Chowder House SEAFOOD Sustainable and wild seafood. Salmon, halibut, dun-

The Tack Room AMERICAN Every cowboy needs a Tack Room attached to their stable for their riding tack (as saddles and bridle) and often of stud records... we bring you the Brave Horse Tavern’s Tack Room! 310 Terry Ave N; 206971-0720; bravehorsetavern.com /index.php?page=the-tack-room

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria PIZZA Serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, gelato and award-winning cocktails. Join us weekdays for our Aperitivo Italiano happy hour 3-6pm. 2200 Westlake, Ste 112; 206-624-4422; tuttabella.com Waterways Cruises & Events NORTHWEST Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a Captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterwayscruises.com World Sports Grille AMERICAN World Sports Grille is your destination to catch the big game, play billiards and vintage arcade games, and enjoy fresh food, craft beer, and fine spirits. 731 Westlake Ave N; 206-223-0300; worldsportsgrille.com

Madison Park

Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE Small, plush, intimate USDA prime steakhouse in converted boathouse overlooking moored sailboats and Mount Rainier at Leschi on Lake Washington. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 200 Lake Washington Blvd; 206-329-4191; schwartz bros.com/daniels-broiler

Pioneer Square

88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar PUB Seven days a week, 5pm-2am, free admission to hotel guests, full food menu. Dueling pianos, full bar, seats up to 400 people, different music styles nightly. 315 Second Ave S; 206-839-1300; ilove88keys .com Bar Sajor AMERICAN Bar Sajor serves a menu that focuses on our wood-fired kitchen and the unparalleled bounty of the Puget Sound region. Our menu changes daily and we do our best to showcase the beauty of our region’s food ingredients. The bar features a curated beverage list featuring mostly small production wines, cocktails and sodas. 323 Occidental Ave S; 206-682-1117; barsajor.com

Jimmy’s On First AMERICAN Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1046 First Ave S; 206-204-9700; jimmysonfirst.com

The London Plane NORTHWEST We are a collaboration between the teams of Marigold & Mint, Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, Bar Sajor, and Old Chaser Farm occupying two corners of Pioneer Square’s Occidental Mall. The London Plane is a shop, cafe, bakery, wine bar, and events space. 300 & 322 Occidental Ave S, 206624-1374, thelondonplaneseattle .com

West Seattle

Queen Anne

Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill SEAFOOD Spectacular waterfront view. Award-winning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. $$-$$$$ 1936 Harbor Ave SW; 206-937-1600; saltys.com/seattle

Canlis Restaurant NORTHWEST Seattle’s fine dining landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine and one of the world’s most celebrated wine cellars. 2576 Aurora Ave N; 206-283-3313; canlis.com The Melting Pot - Seattle AMERICAN A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions & everything in between. Early & late night happy hours. $$$ 14 Mercer St; 206-3781208; meltingpot.com Palisade Restaurant NORTHWEST Palisade—Where Seattle celebrates! At the foot of Magnolia Bluff at Elliott Bay Marina. Lunch, brunch, dinner, catering/ private room. $$$ 2601 W Marina; 206-285-1000; palisaderestaurant.com Ponti Seafood Grill SEAFOOD Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim “fusion” cuisine. Elegant fine dining on Seattle’s ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. $$$ 3014 Third Ave N; 206-284-3000; pontiseafoodgrill.com Quincy’s Chargrilled Burgers FAST FOOD Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings and local microbrews served in a fast, friendly family-oriented environment. $-$$ 305 Harrison; 206-728-2228 T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub IRISH Great steaks, seafood, pot pies and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. One block to Seattle Center. $-$$ 21 Mercer St; 206-282-1910; tsmchughs.com Ten Mercer AMERICAN World-class cuisine... Neighborhood scene. Flavor-forward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. $$$ 10 Mercer St; 206-6913723; tenmercer.com

Fresh Bistro AMERICAN International bistro cuisine with fresh locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end-of-day drinks and happy hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining. $$$ 4725 42nd Ave SW; 206-935-3733; freshbistroseattle.com

SURROUNDING AREAS Bellevue/Eastside

Anthony’s HomePort - Kirkland SEAFOOD Waterfront dining on the eastside of Lake Washington featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. $$ 135 Lake St S, Kirkland; 425-822-0225; anthonys. com Barking Frog NORTHWEST Award-winning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. $$$-$$$$ 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-2999; willowslodge.com

Beach Cafe NORTHWEST Discover the best of all worlds...lakefront dining, innovative seafood and steaks, international flavors and a world class wine list. $$-$$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-889-0303; thewoodmark.com/ beachcafe

bin on the lake NORTHWEST Wine bar and restaurant features 80 wines by the glass, delectable cuisine and views of Lake Washington from every table. $$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-803-5595; binonthelake.com

The Crab Pot - Bellevue SEAFOOD Offering fun, family-style dining serving fresh local seafood. Located on beautiful Lake Bellevue with outdoor deck seating. Ample parking. $$$ Two Lake Bellevue Dr, Bellevue; 425-455-2244; crabpotbellevue.com

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Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar NORTHWEST An upscale wine bar in the heart of Bellevue offering over 50 Northwest premium wines all available by the glass. $$ 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-6381000; westin.com/bellevuewa Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, award-winning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100, Bellevue; 425-462-4662; schwartzbros. com/daniels-broiler El Gaucho - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pm-close. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm. 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-4552715; elgaucho.com/elgaucho/ index.htm The Herbfarm Restaurant NORTHWEST World-class, Four Star, Five Diamond restaurant serving regional ingredients in themed menus that follow the rhythms of the seasons on land and sea. $$$$ 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-485-5300; theherbfarm.com Lot No.3 AMERICAN Lot No. 3 combines comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintage-industrial inspired space. 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-440-0025; lotno3.com

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Bellevue CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$. 525 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-6373582; pfchangs.com Purple Cafe and Wine Bar AMERICAN Purple Café and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients. 430 106th Ave NE, Woodinville; 425-502-6292; thepurplecafe.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bellevue STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. $$$$ 565 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-451-1550; ruthschris.com

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Sam’s Restaurant @ The Sheraton Bellevue AMERICAN Newly renovated, Sam’s Restaurant offers local favorites including Pacific Northwest seafood, local produce, and Starbucks Coffee®. Dining is offered daily. $$ 100 - 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-3330; sheraton.com/bellevue

Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. $$ 1159 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila; 206-439-7500; bjsbrewhouse.com

Sear

Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar NORTHWEST Relish fresh farm-totable local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am-2pm and for dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm. 18525 36th Ave S; 206-901-9268; cedarbrooklodge.com/eat.php

NORTHWEST Our award-winning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences. 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond; 425-4984000; marriott.com/hotels/hotelinformation/restaurant/seamcredmond-marriott-town-center

Gateway Grill AMERICAN Casual, fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 18118 International Blvd; 206-244-6666; radisson.com/ seattlewa_seatac

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar ITALIAN Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour twice a day! $$$ 16499 NE 74th St, E255, Redmond; 425-881-4400; schwartzbros.com/spazzo

Rainforest Café AMERICAN Your adventure is about to begin! This recreated rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. $$ 161 Southcenter Mall; 206-248-8882; rainforestcafe.com

Trellis NORTHWEST Wine-country-style restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients—many from Chef’s own five-acre garden. True “farm-to-table” cuisine. $$$ 220 Kirkland Ave, The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland; 425-284-5900; trellisrestaurant.net

Volterra - Kirkland ITALIAN Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour daily noon6pm. Extensive wine list. 121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-202-7201; volterrarestaurant.com Wild Ginger at the Bravern PAN ASIAN Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, an awardwinning wine list, happy hour and dim sum. $$$ 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90, Bellevue; 425-495-8889; wildginger.net

SeaTac/Tukwila

Anthony’s HomePort - Des Moines Marina SEAFOOD Waterfront dining near Sea-Tac Airport. Casual dining in the “Oyster Bar & Grill.” Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Outside decks, banquet room. $-$$ 421 S 227th, Des Moines; 206-824-1947; anthonys.com BJ’s Restaurant AMERICAN Specializing in deepdish pizza and handcrafted brews.

Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill SEAFOOD Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. $$-$$$$ 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines; 253-946-0636; saltys.com/redondo

Seven Hills Grille NORTHWEST Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 17338 International Blvd; 206-248-1000 ext 2121; hi-seatac.com Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops STEAKHOUSE Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. TDD $$$ 17620 International Blvd; 206248-7153; spencersforsteaksand chops.com

North

American Girl Bistro AMERICAN With so many choices to tickle her taste buds, the Bistro is sure to become your girl’s favorite restaurant. Whether she chooses a dessert, a brunch, or a tasty lunch or dinner, the Bistro creates a casual-dining atmosphere that lets girls be girls. 3000 184th St, Lynnwood; 877-247-5223; americangirl.com/seattle

Anthony’s HomePort - Edmonds Marina SEAFOOD Dine on the Edmonds waterfront and enjoy fresh Northwest seafood at its best! Casual dining at Anthony’s Beach Cafe. Outside decks, banquets. $$ 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; 425-7714400; anthonys.com

Downtown

Anthony’s HomePort - Everett SEAFOOD Fresh Pacific Northwest seafood at its best in a unique waterfront fishing village atmosphere! Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Outside deck. $$ 1726 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425252-3333; anthonys.com

Chukar Cherry Company Taste the Best of Nature, Best of Chocolate®! Our pure food treats are freshly made utilizing Washington’s fruitful bounty. 1529 Pike Pl, Ste B; 206-623-8043; chukar .com

Greenlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals & visitors. Affordable & diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour. $$ 7200 E Green Lake Dr Ne; 206-7296179; neighborhoodgrills.com Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing SEAFOOD Waterfront dining and spectacular views at this historic ferry landing 30 minutes north of Seattle, plus an outdoor fish bar. $-$$$ 710 Front St, Mukilteo; 425742-6180; ivars.com Ivar’s Salmon House SEAFOOD Seattle’s authentic seafood experience. Stunning views of Seattle, waterfront dining. Open BBQ pit cooking of salmon and steaks. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 401 NE Northlake Way; 206-6320767; ivars.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 3000 184th St, Ste 912, Lynnwood; 425-921-2100; pfchangs.com

SPECIALTY Capitol Hill

Cupcake Royale - Capitol Hill Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy madefrom-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! 1111 E Pike St; 206-883-7656; cupcakeroyale.com Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe Enjoy deliciously different bagels with Mediterranean-inspired spreads, soups, salads, and other specialties. Open 7 days a week. $$ 1538 12th Ave; 206-724-0660; eltana.com

Caffe Ladro 100% fair trade organic coffee. Voted Seattle’s “Top Coffee House” by Seattle Weekly, Zagat Survey and USA Today! Open daily 5:30am9pm. 801 Pine St, 206-634-1356, caffeladro.com

Cupcake Royale - Downtown Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy madefrom-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! 108 Pine St; 206-883-7656; cupcakeroyale.com Evolution Fresh Evolution Fresh serves handcrafted juices, smoothies and meals that are nutrient-dense and naturally delicious for health-minded people to enjoy in the store or on the go. Catering and delivery available. 517 Pine St; 206-682-7740; evolutionfresh.com Fran’s Chocolates Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. First & Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. MonSat 9:30am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. $-$$ 1300 E Pike St; 206-322-0233; franschocolates.com The Gift Gourmet Custom gourmet food gift baskets featuring salmon, cheese, crackers, coffee, cookies, chocolates, wine, micro beer and so much more! 425483-9694; thegiftgourmet.com Indi Chocolate Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lipbalms, scrubs). 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527; 425243-2089; indichocolate.com

Kress IGA Supermarket Downtown Seattle’s largest fullservice supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine & catering. 7am-10pm, seven days a week. 1423 Third Ave; 206-749-9500; kressiga.com KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Fun and nostalgic shop. Finestquality popcorn in 20 amazing flavors. Free samples of our flavors.

Fresh batches all day. 215 Pike St; 206-623-8000; kukuruza.com Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe Gourmet deli in the Pike Place Market featuring award-winning sandwiches, soups and salads, Northwest specialty foods, craft beer, wine and gift baskets. Open daily. 1926 Pike Pl; 206-443-1926; pearatpikeplace.com Pike Place Fish 120 varieties of seafood, from shellfish to salmon. Delivery to hotels, 7am-10pm. We ship fish anywhere in the U.S. Open daily. 86 Pike Pl; 206-682-7181; pikeplacefish.com

Pure Food Fish Market Fish and seafood. Specializing in fresh seafood. We pack seafoodto-go for 48 hours. Smoked or fresh salmon, fresh crab. We ship anywhere in the world. Open daily. 1515 Pike Place Market; 206-6225765; freshseafood.com Quintessential Gourmet The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday. 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100; 206-467-4856; quintessentialgourmet.com South Lake Union Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 2210 Westlake Ave, 206621-9700; wholefoodsmarket.com/ node/6779 Storyville Coffee Company 1st & Madison Storyville Coffee Company offers premium fresh roasted coffee, coffee subscriptions, coffee hardware and accessories, and premium coffee gifts and bundles. We passionately roast and ship coffee the same day, sending it direct to the doors of our customers from our Roasting Studio in Seattle. 1001 First Ave; 206-780-5777; storyville.com Storyville Coffee Company Pike Place Storyville Coffee Company offers premium fresh roasted coffee, coffee subscriptions, coffee hardware and accessories, and premium coffee gifts and bundles. We passionately roast and ship coffee the same day, sending it direct to the doors of our customers from our Roasting Studio in Seattle. 94 Pike St, Ste 34; 206- 780-5777; storyville.com

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Top Pot Doughnuts Over 40 varieties of hand-forged doughnuts and fresh-roasted coffee. 2124 Fifth Ave; 206-7281966; toppotdoughnuts.com Tougo Coffee Sharing time at Tougo Coffee will always mean great service, coffee, tea, and baked goods. We are a host to our community and the families of Seattle. Mon-Fri 7am5pm. Tougo brings coffee to all of your special occasions. Our coffee events & catering services are available for your next function. 800 Convention Pl, Ste 403; 206-4841487; tougocoffee.com The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company Seattle’s most unique cupcake shop...baked fresh daily, from scratch. You will always find something amazing at The Yellow Leaf: cupcakes, macarons, bacon brittle, and specialty cakes. Cupcakes! 2209 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4240; theyellowleafcupcake.com

Queen Anne

Interbay Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 2001 15th Ave W; 206352-5440; wholefoodsmarket.com/ stores/interbay Storyville Coffee Company Queen Anne Storyville Coffee Company offers premium fresh roasted coffee, coffee subscriptions, coffee hardware and accessories, and premium coffee gifts and bundles. We passionately roast and ship coffee the same day, sending it direct to the doors of our customers from our Roasting Studio in Seattle. 2128 Queen Anne Ave, 206-780-5777; storyville.com

Bellevue/Eastside

21 Acres Sustainable farm and non-profit school; retail marketplace for farm products, event rental space; electric car charging stations, greenbuilt systems. 13701 NE 17th St SE, Woodinville; 425-481-1500; 21acres.org Anchorhead Coffee Anchorhead coffee is a coffee roaster out of Duvall that specializes in a cold brew coffee beverage. Cold brew is a slow brew process where we steep the beans for 20 hours in cold water, resulting in a coffee that is 60% less acidic than conventional coffee. We then bottle the coffee in a 12oz ready to drink form, and a 34

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32oz concentrate. anchorhead coffee.com Bellevue Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 888 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-462-1400; wholefoods market.com/stores/bellevue Boehm’s Candies, Inc. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. 255 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425-392-6652; boehmscandies.com Redmond Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 17991 Redmond Way, Redmond; 425-881-2600; wholefoods market.com/stores/redmond

North

Lynnwood Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2800 SW 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-1320; whole foodsmarket.com/stores/lynnwood

Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! It’s pure deliciousness flash frozen with liquid nitrogen. 31653 Pacific Hwy S, Ste A, Federal Way; 253-941-3248; subzeroicecream.com

BEER Ballard

Hilliard’s Beer Ballard brewery and tasting room. All ages welcome. Please see our website for current hours and events. 1550 NW 49th; 206-9153303; hilliardsbeer.com

Downtown

Henry’s Tavern Whet your appetite with more than 100 local and regional beers on our custom frost top drink rail. Then enjoy innovative tavern fare including urban burgers, wok dishes, fresh salads and sushi. 1518 First Ave S; 206-624-0501; henrystavern.com

The Pike Brewing Company Seattle’s classic shrine to beer featuring ales brewed on premise, local wines, cheeses, and sustainable pub fare. Free Wi-Fi. Daily 11am12am. $$ 1415 First Ave; 206-6226044; pikebrewing.com

Roosevelt Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 1026 NE 64th St, Seattle; 206-985-1500; wholefoods market.com/node/6699

Fremont

Trophy Cupcakes Our historic Wallingford Center location is near and dear to our hearts- it was our very first location and is home to our Party Room. Voted Seattle’s “Best Cupcake Shop” four years running, Trophy is your source for dreamy desserts. 1815 45th St; 206-632-7020; trophycupcakes.com

Bellevue/Eastside

South

SPIRITS

Starbucks Coffee Company Coffee Houses and Espresso. Leading retailer, roaster and specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans. 2401 Utah Ave S, Ste 800; 206-903-8224; starbucks.com SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt Come enjoy the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. Sub Zero Ice

Fremont Brewing Company Business hours: Sun-Wed 11am8pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm. Because beer matters. 3409 Woodland Park Ave N; 206-420-2407; fremont brewing.com

Redhook Ale Brewery Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. $$ 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-483-3232; redhook.com

Downtown

Copperworks Distilling Copperworks Distilling is a distillery, tasting room and retail store located on the Seattle downtown waterfront. Tasting and distillery tours available. 1250 Alaskan Way; 206-504-7604; copperworksdistilling.com Glass Distillery Glass Vodka is an elegantly crafted vodka from Seattle. Located in a refurbished 3,800 sq. ft. space in

the booming SODO neighborhood, the Glass Distillery Tasting Room offers a venue rich in elegance and charm, with a distinctively modern twist. Call ahead for appointments. 1712 First Ave S; 206-686-7210; glassdistillery.com Westland Distillery Westland Distillery produces American single-malt-whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Open daily for tours and tastings. 2931 First Ave S; 206-767-7250; westlanddistillery.com

Fremont

The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar The Barrel Thief is a wine & whiskey bar in Seattle’s vibrant Fremont neighborhood. Our focus is on exploration & discovery, and we offer eclectic whiskeys and over 150 wines by the glass. The Barrel Thief offers workshops, classes, and tastings, as well as private, customized education/tasting experiences for groups. 3417 Evanston Ave N, #102; 206-402-5492; bthief.com Fremont Mischief Distillery Steampunk meets the speakeasy at Seattle’s premiere craft distillery. Handcrafted whiskey, vodka, and gin. Visit our tasting room in Fremont today. 136 N Canal St; 206547-0838; fremontmischief.com

Bellevue/Eastside Woodinville Whiskey Co. 14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd, Woodinville, 425-486-1199; woodinvillewhiskeyco.com

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars Join us to taste award-winning wines from our estate winery. We handcraft small lots in an elegantly approachable style. 810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-487-9463; alexandrianicolecellars.com Bookwalter Winery/J. Bookwalter Wines Offering guests wine tastings daily: Sun-Thu noon-5pm, Fri and Sat noon-6pm. Tasting studio available for private event rentals. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg B, Woodinville; 425-488.1983; bookwalterwines.com Brian Carter Cellars Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open

noon-5pm daily. 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd (SR-202), Woodinville; 425-806-9463; briancartercellars.com Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington’s most prestigious winery. Complimentary tours and wine tasting, 10am-5pm daily. Picnic areas, wine shop, concerts, corporate events and more. 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-415-3632; ste-michelle.com Columbia Winery Located just outside of Seattle, the iconic Columbia tasting room offers daily tastings and Northwestinspired offerings. 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-482-7490; columbiawinery.com DeLille Cellars Winery The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine-tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House Tasting Room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Redmond; 425-489-0544; delillecellars.com Dusted Valley Vintners Dusted Valley is a family-owned winery proudly celebrating 10 years of growing and crafting spectacular Washington state wine in the Walla Walla Valley. 14465 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Woodinville; 425-4887373; dustedvalley.com EFESTE Experience a flight of EFESTE’s award-winning wines and our story. Spacious tasting room and event space open Thur-Sun, noon-5pm. Two blocks north of the Woodinville Warehouse Wineries. 19730 144th Ave N, Woodinville; 425-398-7200; efeste.com Lauren Ashton Cellars Lauren Ashton Cellars is an iconic artisanal winery and tasting studio in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country. Inquire about private and group tastings. See website for current tasting studio hours. 14545 148th Ave NE, Ste 211, Woodinville; 206-445-7171; laurenashtoncellars.com Mark Ryan Winery Mark Ryan Winery is an independent producer of award-winning wines from Washington state. Open seven days a week. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-1, Woodinville; 206-910-7967; markryanwinery.com

Northwest Cellars Our winery and tasting room is located in Kirkland, only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. Come in for a wine tasting and try our award-winning wines! 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland; 425-825-9463; northwestcellars.com Novelty Hill - Januik Winery Experience, explore, entertain. Private event space available. Open daily for wine tasting and winery tours. 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-4818317; noveltyhilljanuik.com Obelisco Estate The new Obelisco Estate vineyard is perfectly situated to grow world class grapes noted for their structure, acidity and intense varietal character. 19495 144th Ave NE, Ste B-220, Woodinville; 425-485-2472; obelisco.com Pepper Bridge Winery/Amavi Cellars Tasting Room Tasting room for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery. Open noon-5pm Mon-Thurs, noon-6pm Fri-Sun. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-3, Woodinville; 509-5253541; pepperbridge.com Sparkman Cellars Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of life. Damn fine wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by Thurs-Mon 1pm-6pm. 19501 144 Ave NE, Ste E400, Woodinville; 425-398-1045; sparkmancellars.com Woodinville Wine Country Association Woodinville Wine Country offers an abundance of fine wineries producing world-class wines just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. PO Box 2114, Woodinville; 425-2054394; woodinvillewinecountry.com

Eastern WA

Beresan Winery Located in the world-renowned Walla Walla Valley appellation, Beresan has 27 acres of estate vineyards that we carefully manage to produce premium fruit, and in turn, great wine. 4169 Peppers Bridge Rd, Walla Walla; 509-5229912; beresanwines.com Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners Food & Wine Magazine’s winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, produces highly acclaimed wines from Washington’s top vineyards. Visit us today! 35 S Spokane St, Walla Walla; 509-526-5230; charlessmithwines.com visitseattle.org

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Cooper Wine Company Red Mountain Winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/or appointment. Normal hours noon-5pm, seven days/week. Seasonal hours noon-5pm Fri-Mon. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. 35306 N Sunset Rd, Benton City; 509-588-2667; cooperwinecompany.com

Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our tasting room is open for tasting and informal tours 11am-4pm daily. 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; 509-5294685; dunhamcellars.com Tamarack Cellars Tamarack Cellars hand-crafts consistently acclaimed wines at an outstanding value. Visit us at our tasting room, located in a restored World War II fire station. Hours: Thurs-Fri noon-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. 700 C St, Walla Walla; 509-526-3533; tamarackcellars.com Terra Blanca Family owned boutique winery and vineyard on Red Mountain in Washington wine country. Tasting room and event facility. Everyday 11am-6pm. 34715 N DeMoss Rd, Benton City; 509-588-6082; terrablanca.com

Western WA

Island Vintners-Wine Tasting Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-650-4753; islandvintners.com

Wineries of Bainbridge Island Experience Washington’s wonderful wines! Tasting rooms an easy walk from the ferry and winery tours on select weekends. 206-780-0905; bainbridgewineries.com

TOURS Bon Vivant Wine Tours Guided small group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington state wine regions. 206-524-8687; bonvivanttours.com The Cycle Saloon Seattle We provide pub crawls and brewery tours around Ballard on a 16-person pedal-powered vehicle. Operates 36

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daily 10am-10pm. 206-678-7211; thecyclesaloon.com Local Craft Tours Tours exploring the craft of cocktails. Includes tastings, tours, snacks and drinks. Luxury transportation. Open Mon-Sun 9am-5pm. 206-455-3740; localcrafttours .com Puget Sound Brewery Tours Puget Sound’s only exclusive craft brewery tours! Craft brew is all we do! Sample Washington craft beer in Seattle, Woodinville, Eastside and more. Tours available Tue through Sun. 206-384-3637; pugetsoundbrewerytours.com

Road Dog’s Seattle Brewery Tours Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! Three hours/three breweries. 206249-9858; roaddogtours.com Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 206-2095485; savorseattletours.com Seattle Bites Food Tour Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! 425-888-8837; seattlebitesfoodtours.com Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. 206-725-4483; seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Wine Tours Seattle & Woodinville wine tours for 2 to 52! Our knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles have made us the premier choice for wine touring & tasting in Washington state. 206-444-9463; seattlewinetours.com Taste Seattle Food Tours You will be guided on a relaxed walking tour with some of the best food and drink Seattle’s oldest neighborhood has to offer while getting to know Pioneer Square and Seattle’s earliest beginnings. 253-777-0159; taste206.com

White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Home of the ultimate eating tour. We guide you through the tasty underbelly of Seattle’s gastronomical playground. Let’s eat! 206-5520950; whitemoustache.com

RESOURCES & RESTAURANT REFERRALS Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl at Seventh & Pike, First Floor, in the Washington State Convention Center; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market / First and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Seattle Wine Awards Taste Washington’s Gold and Double-Gold Award Winning wines at your upcoming conference or trade show, a very special touch to remember. 1733 45th Ave SW; 206853-4677; seattlewineawards.com

Washington Beer Commission Our mission is to promote Washington beer, benefit the state’s breweries, and increase awareness and demand. 1501 N 200th Street, Ste 111; 206-432-9373; washington beer.com Washington State Wine Commission Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington state; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington state wine industry. 1201 Western Ave, Ste 450; 206-6679463; washingtonwine.org Where to Eat Guide & Associates Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com. 877-503-1266; theeatguide.com

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types—from gold-seeking stampeders to modern-day hipsters—with durable gear, like this oilcloth travel kit ($95). 1555 Fourth Ave S; filson.com 2. Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery, which started as a farmers market stand, now sells its delectable treats—rich, gooey cakes and boozy milkshakes—and signature Pacific Coast sea salt caramel sauce ($10) from a brick-and-mortar in Ballard. 5427 Ballard Ave NW; getyour hotcakes.com 3. Caffe Vita partnered with local confectionary Theo Chocolate for its medium-bodied Theo blend ($13.95) with hints of dark fruits and nutmeg that pairs best with cocoa. 1005 E Pike St; caffevita.com; theochocolate.com 4. Take home Il Corvo’s renowned house-made pasta ($9) in varieties from bucatini to tagliatelle. 217 James St; ilcorvopasta.com 5. Artist Jennifer Ament carves and prints each of her graphic linocut editions ($225) by hand, many of which are inspired by Northwest images and sold as framed pieces in stores. Available at Maison Luxe, 2806 E Madison St; maisonluxe.net 6. All of Seattle Sundries’ soaps, like this woodsy Jet City bar ($9.50), are made in small batches using premium, natural ingredients and packaged in a recyclable tin. 2400 NW 80th St, Ste 328; seattlesundries.com 7. Each of Aleksandra Pollner’s delicate porcelain fortune cookies ($20) features a fortune written by a Seattle-area psychic. Available at Far4, 1020 First Ave; far4.net 8. Sun Liquor Bar & Distillery’s Sun Rum Silver ($32 for a 750mL bottle) is made from Caribbean sugarcane and twice distilled for a clean flavor perfect for summery cocktails. 512 E Pike St; sunliquor.com 9. A pioneer in Seattle’s artisan jewelry scene, Kimberly Baker has spent years cultivating edgy, romantic pieces—like this unicorn horn necklace ($165)— much loved by local guys and gals alike. 6421 Phinney Ave N; kimberlybaker.com

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eattle’s style scene is a fullfledged fashion force, and on-trend shoppers are taking note. Not only is the city chockfull of independent boutiques, which make Seattle an ideal destination for scoring unique and cutting-edge looks, it’s also the birthplace of upscale department store Nordstrom and the new home for internationally loved brands from as far away as Amsterdam and Spain. So whether you’re hunting for a dapper suit or a new little black dress, here’s where to shop the ground floor: The biggest retail news in Seattle of late is the opening of Spain-based Zara at the recently refreshed Westlake Center downtown. The 8,200-square-foot space—spread over two levels—is one of the largest Zara stores in the United States and houses the brand’s on-trend collection of fast-fashion apparel for men, women, and children. Looks are modeled off runway pieces for a fraction of the cost, and the store’s racks are refreshed twice a week with the company’s latest lineup. Other newbies to Westlake: Portland ath-

letic line Respect Your Universe (only its second location) and an upgraded Nordstrom Rack. Also in downtown, another Euro brand recently opened the doors to its first location on the West Coast. Dutch suiting purveyor Suitsupply, who counts local hip-hop sensation Macklemore among its legion of fans, aims to equip Seattle’s dapper dudes with well-priced formalwear, tailored casual pieces, and classy accessories. Rounding out the emerging downtown retail openings are the Pacific Northwest’s first See Eyewear and what is one of just seven locations of Bhldn around the country, Anthropologie’s bridal branch. The former is a notable optical shop that specializes in hip eyewear for the style inclined—think everything from polka dots to neon-colored frames. Up the street, Bhldn’s new shop-in-shop carries dreamy bridal wear, accessories, and romantic wedding accoutrements inside the Fifth Avenue location of Anthropologie. In north Seattle, outdoor shopping mall University Village has seen several new resi-

dents since the center expanded in late 2013. The updated lineup includes another name from across the pond, Scotch and Soda, an Amsterdam-based apparel brand specializing in trend-driven looks for the whole family. What makes this Seattle location such a landmark? Scotch and Soda wares show up on more than 200 store racks throughout the country, but the company has only a handful of full-on brick-and-mortar shops. Cool and cheeky home decor store Jonathan Adler also moved in last year— one of just two locations in the Pacific Northwest—with a collection of vibrant accessories, quirky furniture, and the signature pottery pieces that first made Adler famous. Just up the walkway, beauty boutique Bluemercury opened its second West Coast storefront here in April 2014. The luxury makeup and skincare retailer carries more than 90 coveted brands and features an in-store spa with treatments ranging from oxygen facials to waxing services. Just don’t forget to leave extra room in your luggage for all your Seattle shopping finds.

Bhldn 1509 Fifth Ave; bhldn.com • Bluemercury 2661 NE 46th St; bluemercury.com • Jonathan Adler 2623 NE University Village St, Ste 7; jonathanadler.com • HNordstrom 500 Pine St (flagship store); nordstrom.com • Nordstrom Rack 400 Pine St; nordstrom.com • HRespect Your Universe 400 Pine St; ryu.com • Scotch and Soda 2633 NE 46th St, Ste 2633; scotch-soda.com • See Eyewear 1429 Fifth Ave; seeeyewear.com • Suitsupply 1331 Fifth Ave, Ste 213; suitsupply.com • HUniversity Village 2623 NE University Village St; uvillage.com • HWestlake Center 400 Pine St; westlakecenter.com • Zara 400 Pine St; zara.com HFor more info on Visit Seattle shopping partners; go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/shopping-and-fashion

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Ride the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad!

Experience the foothills of majestic Mt. Rainier aboard the longest continuously operating steam train railroad in the Northwest! Plus, see the history of the NW logging industry come to life through a guided tour of our NEW museum featuring our large collection of steam engines, logging equipment & artifacts.

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As a kid, I first fell in love with Seattle along the waterfront—the air rich with chants of seagulls and honks of ferry horns, scents of fish ’n’ chips and creosote-soaked piers. Wide, tree-lined walkways offered the chance to run, explore, and spot boats of all sizes. Today, my kids and I visit these unforgettable family attractions: PIER 50 For a scenic overview of the area, board a local’s secret, the King County Water Taxi, for a 10-minute trip to West Seattle’s Seacrest Park. As the boat pulls away from the pier, snap family shots before downtown Seattle’s glittering skyline. At Seacrest Park,

count scuba divers emerging from underwater excursions, or skip stones from the gently sloping beach before returning to Seattle’s main waterfront. PIER 54 Enter Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe, a store stuffed to the rafters (literally) with bizarre and beautiful finds: shrunken heads, a two-headed pig, a “merman,” plus Sylvester and Sylvia, a handsome pair of mummies. Real or not? Ponder the evidence, while trying locally made fudge or picking out an international treasure. PIER 57 Keep the fun going at threestory Miner’s Landing, a collection visitseattle.org

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aybe it’s something in the water. Seattle has certainly raised some great musicians, from electric-guitar king Jimi Hendrix to hip-hop sensation Macklemore. Get the kids into the musical mix with these experiences: Start at EMP Museum, a pop-culture museum that rocks from the foundation up. Learn about Seattle-grown artists such as Nirvana, or go full-on Partridge Family and learn to play guitar or sing in the Sound Lab. Ready for the big time? Perform live in the “On Stage” exhibit (souvenir DVD optional, and for the unabashed). For brunch, West Seattle’s airy Easy Street Cafe and Records serves musically inspired fare such as the Beck Omelet (three-egg omelet filled with veggie bacon, tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream). Browse the store’s vinyl, CDs, and DVDs, or get an earful at the listening stations. Enjoy Puccini over punk? Seattle Symphony’s maestros serenade with various series featuring interactive games, songs, and books: from Tiny Tots (babies welcome!) to Discover Music Concerts (ages 6–11). At teen-

friendly Beyond the Score, multimedia shows explain classical masterworks. Concert tickets get visitors into Soundbridge, where kids can pluck a stand-up bass or honk on a sax. Rain or shine, BYOB (bring your own blanket) for the festival-style seating at Woodland Park Zoo’s ZooTunes summer concert series. The indie, rock, and folk shows are inherently kid-friendly: one child (12 and younger) is free per paying adult. Find a Kids Play Area with tumbling mat and crafts, plus booths serving up burgers and soda. Want more outdoor entertainment? See our story about alfresco theater, art, concerts, and movie nights on page 32. Drop off teens for a show at Seattle Center’s The Vera Project, a youth-oriented music and arts venue. Or make it a family gig at one of The Crocodile’s all-ages shows; this Belltown stage has hosted acts from the Beastie Boys to Yoko Ono. At night, when kids slumber in blissedout exhaustion, dreaming of their future Rolling Stone cover? Well, that’s music to any parent’s ears.

TRIP TIP Due to construction, some businesses on piers 54, 55, 56, and 57 will close in October 2014. Call ahead to confirm your travel plans.

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WANDER THE WATERFRONT: King County Water Taxi kingcounty.gov/transportation/kcdot/watertaxi.aspx • Miner’s Landing minerslanding.com • HOlympic Sculpture Park seattleartmuseum.org/visit/olympic-sculpture-park • HSeattle Great Wheel seattlegreatwheel.com • HSeattle Aquarium seattleaquarium.org • HYe Olde Curiosity Shoppe 1001 Alaskan Way KIDS ROCK: HThe Crocodile 2200 Second Ave; thecrocodile.com • Easy Street Cafe and Records 4559 California Ave SW; easystreetonline.com/cafe • HEMP Museum 325 Fifth Ave N; empmuseum.org • HSeattle Symphony and Soundbridge 200 University St; seattlesymphony.org • The Vera Project 305 Harrison St; theveraproject.org • HZooTunes 601 N 59th St; zoo.org/visit/zootunes HFor more on Visit Seattle family partners, go to visitseattle.org/ visitors/discover/family

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of shops, restaurants, and kid-focused activities. Spin on the indoor carousel’s rhinestone-studded horses, then nosh on a twist of cotton candy. Kids and parents can top each other’s scores in the Waterfront Arcade’s Pac-Man or skeeball. Pier 57 also hosts Seattle’s newest boardwalk attraction—the Seattle Great Wheel, a 175-foot-tall Ferris wheel perched next to the water’s edge. The wheel serves as an outlook for the region’s high points, from Seattle’s skyscrapers to the Olympic Mountains, more than 100 miles away. Enclosed and cozy, the gondola’s ride is smooth enough for babies to enjoy. (Tip: ages 3 and younger are free.) PIER 59 At the Seattle Aquarium, families come face to fin with denizens of the surrounding deep. Within the aquarium’s blue walls, stroke squishy anemones, high-five a passing otter through the glass, and scowl back at rockfish. Challenge the kids to find the aquarium’s giant Pacific octopus and a cowfish (resembling its name), or check the schedule for an entertaining feeding or diver show. PIER 70 Olympic Sculpture Park offers a unique art experience at the waterfront’s northern tip. Walk through a glass-walled bridge (Seattle Cloud Cover) and onto gravel paths lined with native firs and cedars and captivating contemporary pieces, such as a 19-foot-tall typewriter eraser. For the day’s finishing touch, congratulate your crew with a soda at the Park’s Taste Cafe, soaking up views of surrounding sky and sea. This is how family memories—and traditions—are created.

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Ballard Summer boaters float between Seattle’s freshwater lakes and salty Puget Sound via the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, known simply as the Ballard Locks. Crowd around as the complex engineering marvel slowly regulates the water levels before exploring the lush Carl S. English, Jr. Botanical Gardens. On the other side of the roaring spillway, keep your eyes trained on the fish ladder to spot salmon making a fearless leap. To experience the Locks for yourself, rent kayaks at Moss Bay or take an Argosy Cruises Locks Tour.

Georgetown Boots may be made for walking, but the ginormous pair—and accompanying 44-foot-wide cowboy hat—at Oxbow Park were originally made for a 1950s gas station. Today they’re an Americana remnant amid the antique stores and gritty-cool bars of this historic neighborhood. Farther south, the Museum of Flight draws visitors with its 150-plus air and spacecraft, while in October, the Friends of Georgetown History put on an annual Haunted History Tour to explore the tales of the area’s chilling past.

Capitol Hill Well known as Seattle’s LGBT neighborhood, Capitol Hill is all about being who you are. Find historic Victorian homes just up the street from of-the-moment boutiques and bars. Chill out at Cal Anderson Park, a swath of greenery amid the city sidewalks, or drink in the amazing views from Volunteer Park’s water tower or inside the conservatory. Also here: a bronze likeness of Jimi Hendrix and the gravesite of Bruce Lee.

Greenlake Eateries cater to morning joggers as well as afternoon crowds with loads of lattes and patio seating, but it’s a natural wonder—323.7-acre Green Lake Park with its 50,000-year-old glacial lake—that features most prominently in local life. Stroll the 2.8mile loop trail, join a pickup game—think everything from tennis to football—spot sunning turtles, or make a splash with a day of stand-up paddleboarding.

Fremont The heralded icon of this eclectic community is the 18-foot-tall, two-ton Fremont Troll. Made from rebar and concrete, the hulking sculpture lurks beneath the Aurora Bridge, and clutches a real Volkswagen Beetle. Clamber onto its shoulder for a photo before strolling the Sunday flea market, or exploring the mix of funky boutiques and bars.

Phinney Ridge Down the street from this walkable neighborhood’s charming boutiques and classic bungalows, Woodland Park Zoo is a wild in-city oasis. With nearly 300 different species, from elephants and red pandas to wrinkled hornbills and komodo dragons, the 115-year-old establishment is a local family favorite. Check out the four otter pups, watch

SoDo Dubbed “South of the Dome” until the Kingdome was replaced by Safeco Field (Mariners) and CenturyLink Field (Super Bowl Champion Seahawks and Sounders FC), SoDo now stands for “South of Downtown.” Nevertheless, the area’s focus on sports still remains: find fans bellying up at local bars and wearing their green and blue with pride. South Lake Union As the new headquarters of online retailer Amazon, this urban borough has experienced a flurry of development. Take the South Lake Union Streetcar to hip stores and trendy eateries, or explore local attractions, such as the recently relocated Museum of History and Industry and the flagship store of outdoor outfitters REI. University District University of Washington coeds and visitors flock to University Way, nicknamed The Ave, to explore funky shops and diverse dining options: Thai restaurants, teriyaki joints, casual brewpubs, bubble tea cafes, build-your-own-burger eateries, taco chains, and more. When you’ve eaten your fill, stroll through the campus to admire the rose garden and majestic fountain. Wallingford Wedged in between the University District and Fremont, this residential area has a main drag lined with everything from a pint-size ice cream shop to a high-end organic restaurant. The star attraction, though, is lakeside Gas Works Park, where the industrial remains of an old gas plant—as seen in The Amazing Race, Singles, and 10 Things I Hate About You—still stand. Laze on the lawn for an afternoon of sunbathing and kite-flying, or explore the play barn to find locals throwing down parkour stunts.

HArgosy Cruises argosycruises.com • The Ave University Way NE • Ballard Locks 3015 NW 54th St; nws.usace.army.mil • Bruce Lee 1601 15th Ave E • Cal Anderson Park 1635 11th Ave • HCenturyLink Field 800 Occidental Ave S; centurylinkfield.com • Fremont Troll Troll Ave N and N 36th St • Gas Works Park 2101 N Northlake Way • Green Lake Park 7201 E Green Lake Dr N • Haunted History Tour georgetownhistory.com • Jimi Hendrix Broadway Ave and Pine St • Moss Bay 1001 Fairview Ave N, Ste 1900; mossbay.net • HMuseum of Flight 9404 E Marginal Way S; museumofflight.org • HMuseum of History and Industry 860 Terry Ave N; mohai.org • Oxbow Park 6430 Corson Ave S • REI 222 Yale Ave N; rei.com • HSafeco Field 1250 First Ave S; seattle.mariners.mlb.com • Volunteer Park 1247 15th Ave E • HWoodland Park Zoo 601 N 59th St; zoo .org HFor more on Visit Seattle neighborhood partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods

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train station, Thai Curry Simple is a cashand lunch-only joint that slings out bowl after bowl of massaman and Panang curries and flaky roti drizzled with sweet condensed milk. Shilla, wedged in the food court of Asian grocery store Uwajimaya, serves up bowls of bibimbap, the famous Korean dish of rice, vegetables, and egg, in sizzling stone bowls. In addition to the killer eats, there’s wonderful shopping here, too. Housed in a 1932 Japantown variety store, Kobo showcases a thoughtful collection of Japanese and Northwest gifts—think hand-thrown pottery, delicate jewelry, and glossy art books. Next door, MoMo is a little shop filled to the brim with unique modern clothing and beautiful Japanese linens. A few blocks away, Wing Luke Museum has exhibits full of relics from the neighborhood’s past as well as myriad misty black-and-whites of long-ago locals. The downstairs gift shop features a wonderful array of books for young and old—everything from Korean children’s stories to Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a bestselling historical fiction that centers on the very real Panama Hotel just a few blocks away.

Uwajimaya This 35,000-squarefoot Asian superstore offers everything from adorable chopsticks to live crabs to steaming bowls of ramen. Browse the veritable cornucopia of Asian cuisine in the food court, or peruse the shelves of manga, anime, and Japanese imports at the adjacent Kinokuniya bookstore. Hing Hay Park Situated at the corner of Maynard and King Streets, this park—whose name means “Park

for Pleasurable Gatherings”—is a meeting spot for the neighborhood, often populated with locals lunching under the pagoda or taking part in morning tai chi. Kobe Terrace Named for Seattle’s sister city, this little park is filled with flowering cherry trees in spring and includes both a 200-year-old stone lantern and a set of modern, undulating wooden steps that make for a perfect resting spot. On clear days, stop and look south—there’s a great view of Mount Rainier from here.

Hing Hay Park 423 Maynard Ave S • Jade Garden 424 Seventh Ave S; jadegardenseattle.com • Kobe Terrace 221 Sixth Ave S • Kobo 602-608 S Jackson St; koboseattle .com • Maneki 304 Sixth Ave S; manekirestaurant.com • Mike’s Noodle House 418 Maynard Ave S • MoMo 600 S Jackson St; momoseattle.com • HPanama Hotel 605 1/2 Main St; panamahotelseattle.com • Ping’s Dumpling House 508 S King St; pingsdumplinghouse.com • Shilla 517 S Weller St • Thai Curry Simple 406 Fifth Ave S; thaicurrysimple.com • HUwajimaya 600 Fifth Ave S; uwajimaya.com • HWing Luke Museum 719 S King St; wingluke.org HFor more on Visit Seattle International District partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/chinatown-international-district

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shortly after with a seriously mouthwatering sandwich menu and some of the best steak tartare around. On James Street, Il Corvo is a lunch joint with a cult following—the three swoon-worthy pasta dishes (always handmade, always different) consistently sell out. As for non-food picks, Pioneer Square offers everything from handmade pottery to American-made sweaters. Laguna Pottery sells both vintage and new items: beautiful glazed pitchers from the ’30s keep company with entire sets from artisan pottery house Heath Ceramics. The trendy contingent in the neighborhood is visible at E. Smith Mercantile, a shop (plus bar) selling pleasantly minimal clothing, an array of jewelry, and delicious granola from Pioneer Square Pantry, along with other tasty artisan treats. Kids can find nirvana at Magic Mouse Toys, 6,000 square feet of games, playthings, and stuffed animals. Prefer a stroll? Pioneer Square is a beautiful neighborhood to explore on foot, when you can gaze up from the brick sidewalks to 120-yearold façades.

Waterfall Garden Park Tucked within a walled courtyard at the corner of Second and Main is the neighborhood’s best-kept secret: a 22-foot waterfall in an idyllic little pocket park. Constructed in 1978, the 60-footby-80-foot park is a leafy retreat from the urban scene. Furnished with chairs and tables—and plenty of foliage—it’s the perfect place for a long lunch.

First Thursday Pioneer Square is the densest gallery neighborhood in the city, where you can find everything from classic 20th century photography to ultramodern sculptures. The First Thursday art walk, when 133 shops, galleries, and restaurants open their doors for a neighborhood-wide party, started in 1981 and takes place the first Thursday of the month, noon to 8pm.

HBar Sajor 323 Occidental Ave S; barsajor.com • HBeneath the Streets beneath-the-streets.com • E. Smith Mercantile 208 First Ave S; esmithmercantile.com • First Thursday firstthursdayseattle.com • Il Corvo 217 James St; ilcorvopasta.com • HKlondike Gold Rush National Historical Park 319 Second Ave S; nps.gov/klse • Laguna Pottery 116 S Washington St; lagunapottery.com • Magic Mouse Toys 603 First Ave; magicmousetoys.com • Rain Shadow Meats 404 Occidental Ave S; rainshadow meats.com • HUnderground Tour undergroundtour.com • Waterfall Garden Park 219 Second Ave S HFor more on Visit Seattle Pioneer Square partners, go to visitseattle .org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/pioneer-square

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For a bite, Seattle Fish Company is where to net some of the best clam chowder and crab cakes around—admire its impressive case of fish once you’re there. Prefer something sweet? Wander two blocks south to Bakery Nouveau, home to some of the most divine treats this side of the Cascade Mountains. Heavenly twice-baked almond croissants, dainty Danishes, and puffy brioches studded with fruit are all up for grabs, not to mention the decadent Parisian-style chocolates. Find a meal to go at the year-round West Seattle Farmers Market on Sunday, replete with oysters, local produce, cheeses, and even foraged treats. It’s the perfect first stop for a picnic at Lincoln Park, on the southern side of West Seattle near the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal. Watch the ferries come and go, and imagine the bliss of small-town seaside life a stone’s throw from the city.

Alki Beach Park Not only is Alki where the Denny Party first broke camp, it was also the first municipal saltwater beach on this side of the country. Find sun worshippers rollerblading, playing volleyball on the beach, or just strolling and admiring the stunning mountain views. ArtsWest Playhouse This 149-seat playhouse is known for putting on top-notch

productions and musicals. A gallery showcasing local artists hugs the theatre space, creating a celebration of all things regional and creative. Alki Kayak Tours Get on the water with Alki Kayak Tours, which takes paddlers on a variety of outdoor adventures. Zip to the lighthouse, poke down into the Duwamish River, or loop around Elliott Bay in one of their speedy sea kayaks.

Alki Beach Park 1702 Alki Ave SW • HAlki Kayak Tours 1660 Harbor Ave SW; kayakalki.com • ArtsWest Playhouse 4711 California Ave SW; artswest.org • Bakery Nouveau 4737 California Ave SW; bakerynouveau.com • Clementine Shoes 4447 California Ave SW; clementines.com • Click! Design That Fits 4540 California Ave SW; clickdesignthatfits.com • Fleurt 4536 California Ave SW; fleurtseattle.com • Lincoln Park 8011 Fauntleroy Way SW • Seattle Fish Company 4435 California Ave SW; seattlefishcompany.com • West Seattle Farmers Market 44th Ave SW and SW Alaska St HFor more on Visit Seattle West Seattle partners, go to visitseattle.org/visitors/discover/neighborhoods/west-seattle

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Public Transit Link Light Rail makes trips from the airport station to downtown Seattle between 5am and 1am, Monday through Saturday, and from 6am to midnight on Sunday. Trains arrive every 7.5 to 15 minutes, depending on the time of day, and take less than an hour each way. One-way fare for adults ranges from $2 to $2.75. King County Metro Transit buses also provide affordable public-transit options from the airport. Stops are located on International Boulevard (Hwy 99) and South 176th Street, by the Link Light Rail station. Timetables and route maps are displayed on the bus stop signs and are available at the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage, near Island 2. In town, Seattle’s South Lake Union Streetcar makes 11 stops through the South Lake Union area. Streetcars arrive every 10 to 15 minutes and run from 6am to 9pm Monday through Thursday, 6am to 11pm Friday and Saturday, and 10am to 7pm Sunday and holidays. The adult fare is $2.50. Taxis, Limos, Town Cars, and Ride-Sharing Services At Sea-Tac, taxis are available on the third floor of the parking garage. One-way rides between

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the airport and downtown range from $38 to $50, depending on the exact pick-up or drop-off location. To arrange for a limo, town car, or taxi ride in advance, call from a curbside phone, use any of the travelers’ information boards in baggage claim, or visit the ground transportation information booth on the third floor of the parking garage. In downtown Seattle, ride-sharing companies, such as Sidecar, Lyft, and Uber, offer in-city transportation from local drivers. All rides can be scheduled using smartphone apps. Car Services All car rental companies providing service at Sea-Tac are located in the car-rental facility.

Dedicated shuttle buses run 24/7 to pick up passengers outside baggage claim at the north and south ends of the main terminal. Within Seattle, you can rent vehicles by the hour from Zipcar or by the minute from Car2Go. Shuttles and Courtesy Vehicles Hotel courtesy shuttles pick up and drop off passengers on the third floor of the airport parking garage at Islands 1 and 2. Shared-ride vans and airporter services are available outside door 00 at the south end of the baggage-claim level. For more info on travel services, go to visitseattle.org/essentials/getting-around.

HCar2Go seattle.car2go.com • HKing County Metro Transit metro.kingcounty.gov • HLink Light Rail soundtransit.org/schedules/central-link-light-rail • Lyft lyft.me • HSidecar side.cr • South Lake Union Streetcar seattlestreetcar.com • HUber uber.com • Zipcar zipcar.com HFor more on Visit Seattle travel partners, go to visitseattle .org/essentials/getting-around

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9 Cranes Inn Craftsman bed and breakfast with modern amenities and friendly service. Flat-screen TV, free wireless internet, full breakfast, free parking, guest computer. 5717 Palatine Ave N; 206-855-5222; 9cranesinn .com Ballard Inn Seattle 16 rooms, $$. Boutique, historic hotel est. in 2011. Free Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV, parking, gym access, swimming pool hot tub and steam rooms. 5300 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5011; ballardinnseattle.com Hotel Ballard Hotel Ballard’s 29 luxurious and elegantly appointed rooms offer all the comforts of home plus all the amenities guests love. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, roof top pavilion with outdoor fireplaces and magnificent views. 5216 Ballard Ave NW; 206789-5012; hotelballardseattle. com

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The Ace Hotel Seattle 30 rooms, $-$$. A refreshing approach to downtown lodging. Unique clean design throughout a historic building. Near Pike Place Market, shopping, waterfront. Free HSIA, continental breakfast. Pets ok. 2423 First Ave; 206-448-4721; acehotel.com Belltown Inn 174 rooms, $-$$. New guestrooms, free local calls, nightly, weekly and month-tomonth rates. 100% non-smoking. 2301 Third Ave; 206-529-3700; belltown-inn.com City Hostel Seattle 51 rooms. Have a unique experience with heart. Views of the Space Needle and a short walk to the Pike Place Market. Best price in town! 2327 Second Ave; 206-706-3255; cityhostelseattle.com Hotel Andra 119 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s ultimate address for urban luxury, located in the thriving Belltown neighborhood. 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-448-8600; hotelandra.com Hotel FIVE 120 rooms, $$-$$$. New guest rooms. Walking distance to major attractions and shopping. Amenities include Max’s Restaurant, fitness room, business center, free Wi-Fi. TDD 2200 Fifth Ave; 206-4419785; hotelfiveseattle.com Inn at El Gaucho 18 suites, $$$. All junior-suite inn above El Gaucho Steakhouse featuring exceptional service and a “retro-swank” luxury theme. 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1133; elgaucho.com/inn-el-gauchoabout.html

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Vermont Inn Apartments “Downtown and affordable,” furnished studios across from Space Needle. Kitchenettes, coin-op laundry, exercise room, 24-hour front desk, phone, TV, cable and housekeeping. 2721 Fourth Ave; 206-441-0101, vermont-inn.com

Capitol Hill

11th Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast Nine rooms, $-$$. Walk to the Pike Place Market and other downtown Seattle attractions from a charming B&B on a treelined Capitol Hill side street. Near shops, restaurants, buses. Free parking, breakfast, Wi-Fi. 121 11th Ave E; 206-720-7161; 11thavenueinn.com Bacon Mansion Bed & Breakfast 11 rooms, $$-$$$$. One of Seattle’s gracious mansions within two blocks of Broadway shopping district. Most rooms have private baths. Breakfast in formal dining room. Cable TV. WiFi. (one unit) 959 Broadway E; 206-329-1864; baconmansion .com

9444; bestwestern.com/ executiveinnseattle Crowne Plaza Hotel - Seattle 415 rooms, $$-$$$. Just off I-5 in downtown Seattle, walking distance from Convention Center and major shopping. Regatta Bar & Grille. Exercise facilities, gift shop, valet parking. Pets ok. TDD 1113 Sixth Ave; 206-464-1980; cphotelseattle.com The Edgewater 223 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s only waterfront hotel. Northwest cuisine at its freshest. Complimentary downtown shuttle on availability, exercise room, access to health club. TDD 3380 2411 Alaskan Way; 206-728-7000; edgewaterhotel. com Executive Hotel Pacific 153 rooms, $$-$$$. Walking distance to major attractions and shopping. Hosted wine tasting every evening. Complimentary Wi-Fi access. Pets ok. TDD 400 Spring St; 206-623-3900; executivehotels.net

Capitol Steps Eight non-smoking, pet free, furnished suites. 11am checkout, garage parking, weekly housekeeping, local phone, cable, Wi-Fi, and rooftop deck. 1633 Bellevue Ave; 206-223-1336; capitolstepsonline.com

Fairmont Olympic Hotel 450 rooms, $$$$. AAA Five Diamond Hotel. Two restaurants and bar, fully-equipped health club with indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna. Complimentary HSIA in guestrooms. Small pets ok. TDD 411 University St; 206-6211700; fairmont.com/seattle

Silver Cloud Hotel - Seattle Broadway 179 rooms, $$. Unique hotel and restaurant located across from Seattle University on Capitol Hill and walking distance to downtown Seattle. No pets. 1100 Broadway; 206-325-1400; silvercloud.com

Four Seasons Hotel Seattle 147 rooms, $$$$. Luxury guest rooms, signature restaurant/ lounge with spectacular views of Puget Sound. Spa, fitness center and infinity pool. 99 Union St; 206-749-7000; fourseasons.com/ seattle

Alexis Hotel 121 rooms, $$$. Four Diamond, luxury boutique hotel. Evening wine tasting, valet, concierge, newspaper, 24-hour room service, HSIA, steam-room, fitness room, full day spa. Pets ok. 1007 First Ave at Madison; 206-624-4844; alexishotel.com

Grand Hyatt Seattle 457 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Setting the hospitality standard in the Pacific Northwest, one-ofa-kind hotel features stylish accommodations, 64 suites and 25,000 sq. ft. of event space. Only dogs allowed at additional fee. TDD 721 Pine St; 206774-1234; grandseattle.hyatt. com

Arctic Club Seattle a DoubleTree by Hilton 120 rooms, $$$. Pets welcomed and pampered. JUNO Restaurant and bar plus lobby Polar Bar. Suites with whirlpools and rooftop terraces. 700 Third Ave at Cherry; 206-340-0340, thearcticclubseattle.com

Green Tortoise by the Market 23 dorm rooms, three private rooms, $. Best location in the heart of downtown Seattle across from the Pike Place Market. Free breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. 24-hr check-in. Large common area/communal kitchen. 105 B Pike St; 206-3401222; greentortoise.net

Downtown

Best Western Loyal Inn 91 rooms, $$$. Walk to Downtown and Space Needle, complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, fitness and business centers. 2301 Eighth Ave; 206-682-0200; bestwestern.com/loyalinn Best Western PLUS Executive Inn 121 rooms, $$$. Convention hotel by the Space Needle, business center, free Wi-Fi. Brella’s Restaurant & Lounge. 200 Taylor Ave N; 206-448-

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Hilton Seattle 237 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Cable TV, room service, concierge, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, valet/laundry service, sr. citizen discount, family plan. 1 1/2 blocks from Convention Center. TDD 1301 Sixth Ave at University; 206624-0500; thehiltonseattle .com Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle - Downtown 161 rooms, $$-$$$$. Two-room suites, full kitchens, Wi-Fi

available. Complimentary breakfast. Evening reception Mon-Thur. Pets ok. 206 Western Ave W; 206-2819393; seattledowntown. homewoodsuites.com Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle-Convention CenterPike Street 195 rooms, $$-$$$$. Spacious two-room suites, full kitchens, complimentary hot breakfast, evening reception weeknights, Wi-Fi. 1011 Pike St; 206-6828282; homewoodsuitesseattle .com Hotel 1000 120 rooms, $$$$. Seattle’s premiere luxury destination. BOKA KITCHEN + BAR, full service spa, virtual golf club and fitness center with dry saunas. Wired-to-serve technology. Pets ok. 1000 First Ave; 206957-1000; hotel1000seattle .com Hotel Max 163 rooms, $$$. A quintessentially comfortable, utterly hip hotel experience awaits you at The Hotel Max. You gotta see this! 620 Stewart St; 206-728-6299; hotelmaxseattle .com Hotel Monaco Seattle 189 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Stylish and sophisticated, the ecofriendly Hotel Monaco has been acclaimed as one of the World’s Best Hotels by Conde Nast Traveler. Pets ok. TDD 1101 Fourth Ave at Spring St; 206-6211770, monaco-seattle.com Hotel Vintage - Seattle 125 rooms, $$$. Four Diamond, European-style hotel with winery theme. Hosted wine tasting each evening. Complimentary HSIA, luxurious amenities, superior service. Pets ok. TDD 1100 Fifth Ave; 206-624-8000; hotelvintage-seattle.com Hyatt at Olive 8 346 rooms, $$$$. First LEED certified hotel in Seattle. Luxury accommodations including full service Elaia Spa and Urbane Restaurant. 1635 Eighth Ave; 206-695-1234; olive8.hyatt.com Inn at the Market 76 rooms, $$$$. Located in Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market with views of the city skyline and Puget Sound, three restaurants, valet parking, Wi-Fi, meeting space 8-30 people. Rooftop deck. TDD 86 Pine St; 206-443-3600; innatthemarket .com The Inn at Virginia Mason 79 rooms, $$. Featuring deluxe queens and some suites with fireplaces, jetted tubs and city views. Easy walk to shopping, Convention Center. 1006 Spring St; 206-583-6453; innatvirginiamason.com La Quinta Inn and Suites 72 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary full breakfast, free local calls, 24-hour spa, fitness room, Wi-Fi,

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laundry room, complimentary USA Today. TDD 2224 Eighth Ave; 206-624-6820; 436.lq.com Mayflower Park Hotel 161 rooms, $$$$. Beautifully appointed hotel in heart of Seattle’s shopping district. Restaurant, room service, concierge, valet/laundry, fitness room. Member of Historic Hotels of America. TDD 405 Olive Way; 206-623-8700; mayflowerpark.com Moore Hotel 120 rooms, $. Historic hotel celebrating a century serving Seattle near Pike Place Market, shopping, waterfront. Restaurant, cocktail lounge. 1926 Second Ave; 206-448-4851; moorehotel. com Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle 153 rooms, $$$$. Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award and AAA Four Diamond award recipient. Zagat winning Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar, VIDA Spa. Superbly appointed guest rooms and suites. Central to area attractions and business district. 2125 Terry Ave; 206-264-8111; panpacific.com/seattle The Paramount Hotel, Seattle 146 newly renovated rooms, $$$. An elegant boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Seattle. One block to the Convention Center, Paramount Theatre, Pacific Place. TDD 724 Pine St; 877-906-8897; paramounthotelseattle.com Pensione Nichols Seattle’s only downtown Bed and Breakfast located in the Pike Place Market. European styled with spectacular water and mountain views. Family run since 1989. 1923 First Ave; 206-4417125; pensionenichols.com Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue Seattle 297 rooms, $$-$$$. Spectacular views in downtown Seattle. Newly remodeled. Fitness center, restaurant, lounge. Refrigerators, complimentary Wi-Fi, robes. Small pets ok. TDD 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-971-8000; seattlered lionfifthavenue.com Renaissance Seattle Hotel 553 rooms, $$$-$$$$. In the heart of the city, spectacular views, concierge, business center, health club, indoor pool, whirlpool. Club floor. Wi-Fi in all rooms. TDD. 515 Madison St; 206-583-0300; renaissanceseattle.com The Roosevelt, a Coast Hotel 151 rooms, $$-$$$$. A true Seattle landmark in the heart of downtown, surrounded by world class shopping, dining, entertainment and the Convention Center. 1531 Seventh Ave; 206-621-1200; roosevelthotel.com Sea To Sky - Seattle’s Vacation Rentals $-$$$$. Homes, condos,

apartments. Daily, weekly, monthly rates. Units adjacent to Convention Center or tucked away in quiet residential neighborhoods. Three night minimum. 118 N 36th St, Ste A; 206-632-4210; seattlesvacationrentals.com Seattle Marriott Waterfront 358 rooms, $$$. Steps away from Pike Place Market. Most guestrooms have stunning water views. Balconies, 24hour room service, restaurant, lounge. No pets. TDD 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-443-5000; seattlemarriottwaterfront.com Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals Beautiful vacation homes in the heart of Seattle. Walking distance to the sights and exceptional prices. Easy access from Sea-Tac. 644 Strander Blvd, Ste 206; 206-456-5251; seattleoasisvacations.com Sheraton Seattle Hotel 1,236 rooms, $$$-$$$$. In-room movies, room service, concierge, four dining venues, gift shop, business center, lounge, valet, indoor pool. Senior citizen discount. Pets ok. TDD 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-6219000; sheraton.com/seattle Sorrento Hotel 76 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Seattle’s finest small luxury hotel. Awardwinning Hunt Club restaurant. Complimentary towncar service within downtown Seattle. Pets

ok. 900 Madison St; 206-6226400; hotelsorrento.com SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Seattle $-$$$. All suite hotel. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet. All rooms with sitting area including sofa sleeper, microwave, refrigerator, free Wi-Fi. Restaurant, lounge and room service. Complimentary downtown shuttle service. TDD 1800 Yale Ave; 206-2540500; marriott.com/seadt W Seattle 424 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Awardwinning TRACE restaurant and bar, 24-hour in-room dining, fitness center, W signature bed, 32” LCD plasma screens with HSIA, Bliss spa products. Pets ok. TDD 1112 Fourth Ave; 206264-6000; wseattle.com Warwick Seattle Hotel 231 rooms, $$-$$$$. Stylish and sophisticated hotel with view of the Space Needle and skyline. Walk to attractions, shopping and theatre district. Juliet balconies, indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna. TDD 401 Lenora St; 206-443-4300; warwickwa.com The Westin Seattle 891 rooms, $$$-$$$$. AAA Four Diamond award. Westin’s signature “Heavenly Beds and Showers,” Jacuzzi, indoor pool, Westin Workout. Restaurants, lounge,business center. Water views. Small pets ok. TDD 1900 Fifth Ave;

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Georgetown/Sodo

Residence Inn by Marriott Seattle Downtown Lake Union 234 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, exercise facilities, indoor pool and Jacuzzi, fully equipped kitchens, in-room movies, complimentary HSIA, laundry/valet service. Pets ok. 800 Fairview Ave N; 206-6246000; marriott.com/sealu

Silver Cloud Hotel Seattle Stadium 211 rooms, $$-$$$$. Located across from Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field and walking distance to Pioneer Square, featuring fine restaurants, shopping and galleries. 1046 First Ave S; 206-204-9800; silvercloud.com/seattlestadium

Intl. District

Silver Cloud Inn - Seattle Lake Union 184 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary breakfast, weekly guest reception and shuttle to downtown. Exercise facilities, indoor swimming pool and spa. In-room coffee, iron, microwave, refrigerator. TDD 1150 Fairview Ave N; 206-447-9500; silvercloud .com

Queen Anne

Georgetown Inn 52 rooms, $. I-5 Exit 162. 50 one-bedroom standard units some with efficiencies and/or whirlpools. Two one-bedroom suites with kitchens. Free parking. No pets. 6100 Corson Ave S; 206-762-2233; georgetowninnseattle.com

American Hotel 89 rooms, $. Hostelling International downtown. One block to Union Station airport/ train/bus hub. Short walk to Pike Place Market and waterfront. 520 S King St; 206-622-5443; americanhotelseattle.com Panama Hotel 50 rooms, $. Boutique European style hotel located in historical Japantown. This 1910 threestory walk-up is a time capsule of Japanese culture. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. Close to Safeco Field. 605 1/2 S Main St; 206-223-9242; panamahotelseattle.com

Lake Union

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Seattle Lake Union 250 rooms, $$-$$$. Three meeting rooms, free HSIA. Near Seattle Center/Space Needle, KeyArena, Pike Place Market, Seattle Streetcar, restaurants. TDD 925 Westlake Ave N; 206213-0100; marriott.com/hotels/

Pioneer Square

Best Western Plus Pioneer Square Hotel 75 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Elegantly restored turn-of-the-century boutique hotel in the heart of historic downtown Seattle. Close to Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field & Event Center. 77 Yesler Way; 206-340-1234; pioneersquare.com Courtyard by Marriott Pioneer Square 262 rooms, $$$. Refreshing adaptive reuse of the historic Alaska Building. 4,600 sq. ft. of meeting space. Walk to CenturyLink and Safeco Fields.

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Newly renovated 158 room Seattle Center hotel with restaurant and lounge within one mile of all downtown Seattle’s main attractions. 601 Roy St; 206-282-2600; fourpointsdowntownseattle .com Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Seattle Center 199 rooms, including 72 suites, $-$$$. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center, KeyArena, Opera House. Complimentary breakfast buffet, free local calls, voice mail, HSIA. Extended stay. No pets. TDD 700 Fifth Ave N; 206282-7700; hamptoninn-seattle. com Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites - Seattle City Center 195 rooms, $-$$$. Five blocks easy access to Space Needle/ Seattle Center and downtown. Deluxe rooms, complimentary continental breakfast and indoor heated swimming pool. TDD

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226 Aurora Ave N; 206-441-7222; ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/ hotels/us/en/seattle/seawa/ hoteldetai Holiday Inn Seattle 196 rooms, $$-$$$. Full service hotel. Bright, comfortable rooms. Microwave, fridge, coffee maker, two-line phone. Complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, workout facility. Restaurant, lounge. TDD 211 Dexter Ave N; 206-728-8123; holidayinn.com/seattlewa Hyatt Place Seattle/Downtown 160 rooms, $$-$$$. Free shuttle within one mile radius. Complimentary HSIA. Indoor pool. Fitness center. No pets. Noon check-out. 110 Sixth Ave N; 206-441-6041; hyattplaceseattledowntown .com MarQueen Hotel 59-room boutique hotel. Kitchens and dining tables, large closets, sitting areas, complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and spa and beauty services. 600 Queen Anne Ave N; 206-282-7407; marqueen.com

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The Maxwell Hotel 139 rooms, $$$. Stylish design and décor, with amenities that delight the senses. Indoor pool, complimentary bicycles for city touring. Lobby Espresso Bar. 300 Roy St; 206-286-0629; themaxwellhotel.com Mediterranean Inn 180 rooms, $-$$. 100% Nonsmoking, Adjacent to KeyArena/ Space Needle, kitchenettes, free local calls, parking. Restaurants and shopping nearby. Nightly, weekly, extended stay. 425 Queen Anne Ave N; 206428-4700; mediterranean-inn .com Quality Inn & Suites Hotel Seattle Center 159 rooms, $-$$$. Deluxe continental breakfast, free local calls. Indoor pool and Jacuzzi, exercise room. Walk to Space Needle, Seattle Center. Pets ok. TDD 618 John St; 206-728-7666; qualityinn seattle.com Seattle Luxury Suites Luxury, high-quality, affordable vacation rentals located in Queen Anne. Listed on VRBO. 100 W Kinner Pl; 206-458-8383 Seattle Pacific Hotel 58 rooms, $. Centrally located in downtown Seattle by the Space Needle. Cable TV, continental breakfast, parking. Family rooms available. Daily and weekly rates. 325 Aurora Ave N; 206-441-0400; seattlepacifichotel.com

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Travelodge Seattle Center 88 rooms, $-$$. Three blocks from the Seattle Center, Space Needle and Monorail. Comfortable accommodations with free Wi-Fi, and deluxe continental breakfast. No pets. TDD 200 Sixth Ave N; 206-4417878; travelodgeseattlecenter .com

Univ. District

Chambered Nautilus Bed & Breakfast Inn 10 rooms, $$-$$$. Elegance by

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the University of Washington, walk to campus, minutes from downtown. Spacious, quiet, comfortable. Fireplaces, porches, private baths, computer, Wi-Fi, amazing breakfasts! 5005 22nd Ave NE; 206-5222536; chamberednautilus.com The College Inn Guest House 27 rooms, $. Private, clean, comfortable rooms for budget minded travelers. Continental breakfast included. Separate men’s and women’s bathrooms/ showers on each floor. Restaurant and pub on-site. 4000 University Way NE; 206-633-4441; collegeinnseattle.com Hotel Deca 158 rooms, $$-$$$. Hip, vibrant, boutique hotel with designer rooms and panoramic views. Complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center. TDD 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE; 206-634-2000; hoteldeca .com Silver Cloud Inn University District 179 rooms, $$. Free parking. Indoor swimming pool, fitness facility, complimentary continental breakfast, guest laundry room, valet service, free local phone calls. TDD 5036 25th Ave NE; 206-526-5200; silvercloud.com Travelodge Seattle University 74 rooms and apartments, $-$$. Blocks from University of Washington, Husky Stadium and Children’s Hospital. Across from University Village Mall. Free Wi-Fi and continental breakfast. 4725 25th Ave NE; 206-525-4612; travelodgeseattleuniversity.com University Inn 102 rooms, $$. 100% smoke free. Three blocks from University of Washington. Complimentary breakfast bar. Free local shuttle, free Wi-Fi, free parking. Seasonal pool. Pets ok. TDD 4140 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-6325055; universityinnseattle.com University Motel Suites 21 suites, $. Located in the heart of the University District. Spacious suites with separate bedroom, living room and full kitchen. University of Washington, attractions, shopping and fine dining easily accessible. 4731 12th Ave NE; 206-522-4724; universitymotelsuites.com Watertown Hotel 100 rooms, $$-$$$. Upscale hotel located near University of Washington. Free HSIA, complimentary hot breakfast bar, bicycles, exercise room. Free local shuttle and parking. No pets. TDD 4242 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-8264242; watertownseattle.com

West Seattle

The Grove, West Seattle Inn 45 modern affordable guestrooms and suites with quality amenities and personal service just minutes from downtown Seattle and airport. 3512 SW Alaska St; 206-9379920; grovewestseattle.com

SURROUNDING AREAS Bellevue/Eastside

Coast Bellevue Hotel 176 rooms, $$. Tastefully appointed guest rooms. Business center with complimentary HSIA, restaurant, lounge, coinoperated laundry facility and free local calls. TDD 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-9444; coasthotels.com Country Inn & Suites Bothell 166 guest rooms, including suite options, lounge on-site with dinner menu available, complimentary breakfast buffet. Complimentary Wi-Fi, banquet space to accommodate 150 people, located off of I-405 with access into downtown Seattle, only three miles from Woodinville Wine Country. 19333 N Creek Pkwy, Bothell; 425-485-5557; countryinns.com/bothell-hotelwa-98011/wabothel Embassy Suites Seattle Bellevue 240 suites, $$-$$$. Spacious two-room suites, complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast, evening reception with complimentary appetizers and beverages, pool, sauna and spa. Open-air atrium. 3225 158th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-644-2500; seattlebellevue.embassysuites .com The Heathman Hotel 91 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Premier location in heart of downtown Kirkland. Classic rooms and suites, Trellis restaurant. 220 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-2845801; heathmankirkland.com Hilton Bellevue 353 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Full service hotel, large guest rooms, valet service, HSIA, executive level, outdoor pool and spa, fitness center, restaurant, lounges, local shuttle. Pets ok. TDD 300 112th Ave SE, Bellevue; 425-455-1300; bellevuehilton .com Hotel Bellevue 67 rooms, $$-$$$$. Named one of the “Top Best 500 Hotels in the World” and “Top Best 100 Hotels in the US and Canada,” by Travel & Leisure World’s Best 2006. TDD 11200 SE Sixth St, Bellevue; 425-454-4424; thehotelbellevue .com Hyatt House Bellevue Built in 2008, Hotel Sierra features 160 guest rooms and suites with fully equipped kitchens. Hotel features a large indoor pool. TDD 3244 139th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-747-2705; hotelsierrabellevue.hyatt.com Hyatt House Redmond Pet friendly, 144 guestrooms. Noon check-out, 3pm check-in. Shuttle service from 7am7pm Mon-Fri. Complimentary breakfast buffet, pool, whirlpool, fitness center. TDD 15785 Bear Creek Pkwy NE, Redmond; 425497-2000; redmond.house.hyatt .com/en/hotel/home.html Hyatt Regency Bellevue 733 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Luxury hotel within mixed-use complex. Shopping mall, restaurants,

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lounge, HSIA, room service, concierge, valet/laundry. Connected to full-service health club. TDD 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-698-4255; bellevue.hyatt.com Larkspur Landing Bellevue Hotel 126 rooms, $$. Suites with fully-equipped kitchens feature the following complimentary services: breakfast, shuttle service, Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hour business center, and laundry facilities. Pet friendly. 10 minutes from downtown. 15805 SE 37th St, Bellevue; 425-373-1212; larkspurlanding.com/bellevue Motel 6 - Issaquah Economy motel 15 miles from airport, 12 miles from downtown Seattle. Wi-Fi, laundry. Pets, kids under 17 free. Outdoor pool. 1885 15th Pl NW, Issaquah; 425-392-8405; motel6.com/ reservations/motel_map. aspx?num=0295 Pacific Inn Apartments Downtown and affordable, furnished studios and lofts, one block south of Meydenbauer Center. 24-hour staff, free local calls. Weekly/monthly rates. 2301 225 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-688-8001; pacific-inn.com Red Lion Hotel Bellevue 181 rooms, $$. Intimate hotel in the heart of Bellevue, minutes from major attractions. Awardwinning landscaped gardens, courtyards, outdoor pool. New Jonah’s Restaurant and Lounge. Free parking, free Wi-Fi. TDD 11211 Main St, Bellevue; 425-4555240; redlion.com Redmond Inn 137 rooms, $$. Newly renovated. Free Wi-Fi. Restaurant, indoor whirlpool, seasonal outdoor pool. Free local calls, local shuttle, parking, breakfast, fitness club. No pets. TDD 17601 Redmond Way, Redmond; 425-883-4900; redmondinn.com Redmond Marriott Town Center 262 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full-service hotel 14 miles from Seattle within the Redmond Town Center. Rooms have individual climate control, 37” TV, dual phone lines, HSIA. No pets. 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond; 425-498-4000; marriott.com/seamc Salish Lodge and Spa 84 rooms, $$$$. Elegant hotel, restaurant and spa located 30 minutes from Seattle atop spectacular Snoqualmie Falls. Wood-burning fireplaces, oversized two-person whirlpool tubs. 6501 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie; 425-888-2556; salishlodge.com Sheraton Bellevue Hotel 178 rooms, $$$. Newly remodeled hotel with two restaurants, lounge. Sheraton Link, fitness room. Club floor. Courtesy shuttle within five miles. Free parking. Dogs allowed. 100 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-3330; sheraton.com/bellevue Trailer Inns of Bellevue RV Park 100 sites, $. Open all year. Big rigs welcome, pull thrus to 65’. Indoor pool, spa, free cable and Wi-Fi. No one is closer than

Trailer Inns. Pets ok. 15531 SE 37th St, Bellevue; 425-747-9181; trailerinnsrv.com The Westin Bellevue 337 rooms, 26 suites, $$$. Sweeping views, business center, restaurant, shopping, Heavenly Beds & Bath, WestinWORKOUT, indoor pool, Truce Spa, HSIA, small dogs ok. 600 Bellevue Way NE; Bellevue; 425-638-1000; westin.com/bellevuewa Willows Lodge 84 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Luxurious Northwest style lodge located in Woodinville Wine Country, home to The Herbfarm and the Barking Frog Restaurant. Full-service spa. Pets ok. 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-3900; willowslodge.com Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa on Lake Washington 100 rooms, including 21 suites, $$$$. Luxurious hotel in 31-acre waterfront community with restaurants, boutiques and spa. Minutes from downtown Seattle and Bellevue. Member Destination Hotels and Resorts. TDD 1200 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-822-3700; thewoodmark .com

SeaTac/Tukwila

Best Western Airport Executel 140 rooms, $$. Convenient airport location with 24-hour airport shuttle, free deluxe continental breakfast served daily beginning at 5am. Indoor pool, spa, free WiFi and 24-hour business center. 20717 International Blvd; 206878-3300; apexecutel.com Cedarbrook Lodge 104 guest rooms. 18 acres of wetlands, minutes to Sea-Tac International Airport. Check in 4pm. 18525 36th Ave S; 206901-9268; cedarbrooklodge. com Clarion Hotel Sea-Tac Airport 214 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, free airport shuttle, free HSIA, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, restaurant, lounge, room service, HBO/cable, exercise room and laundry rooms. 3000 S 176th St; 206242-0200; clarionseattle.com Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Sea-Tac Area 211 rooms, $$$. Renovated rooms, complimentary shuttle to airport, close to the largest shopping center, easy access to downtown, on-site restaurant, indoor pool. TDD 16038 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila; 425-255-0300; marriott.com/ seawv Days Inn Sea-Tac Airport 86 rooms, $. Three blocks from Sea-Tac Airport. Free 24-hour shuttle, local calls, deluxe continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, cable TV with HBO, exercise room. TDD 19015 International Blvd S; 206-244-3600; daysinn. com/hotel/04855 Days Inn Seattle South Tukwila 116 rooms, $-$$. Complimentary continental breakfast, truck parking, airport shuttle. Refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, Wi-Fi and cable. Ten minutes from the airport. 13050 48th Ave S, Tukwila; 206-241-2200; southseattle daysinn.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport 850 rooms, $$-$$$. Complimentary airport shuttle, restaurants, lounges, room service, business center, outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, fitness center. Pets ok. TDD 18740 International Blvd; 206-2468600; seattleairport.doubletree. com DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport Southcenter 219 suites, $$-$$$. In the heart of the Southcenter shopping area. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking. Restaurant and lounge, room service, heated pool, and exercise facilities. TDD 16500 Southcenter Pkwy; 206-575-8220; seattle. doubletree.com

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Embassy Suites Seattle-Tacoma International Airport 238 suites, $$$-$$$$. Two-room suites with Wi-Fi, refrigerator, microwave. Complimentary breakfast, nightly Manager’s Reception. Airport transportation. Indoor pool, fitness center, restaurant. TDD 15920 West Valley Hwy; 425-227-8844; seattletacoma.embassysuites. com Hampton Inn Seattle Airport 130-room airport hotel, 576 sq. ft. meeting space. Breakfast buffet, shuttle service and Wi-Fi. Close to Sea-Tac Airport, shopping, light rail station. Outdoor pool, business center, fitness center. Hotel is near Amphitheater and Water Splash. Perfect for corporate and leisure travelers. 19445 International Blvd; 206878-1700; hampton-inn.com Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 396 rooms, $$-$$$. Spencer’s Restaurant & Lounge, room service, in-room movies, complimentary airport and Southcenter Westfield Mall shuttle, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, fitness center. Small pets ok. TDD 17620 International Blvd; 206-244-4800; seattleairport. hilton.com Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Seattle-Airport 171 rooms, $$. Complimentary airport shuttle and parking during stay. Wi-Fi, complimentary Express Start “hot” breakfast. Spacious suites with full kitchens. Pets ok. TDD 19621 International Blvd; 206824-3200; hiexpress.com/ seattleairport Holiday Inn Seattle Sea-Tac Int’l Airport 259 rooms, $$. Seven Hills Grille restaurant. Complimentary HSIA and airport shuttle. 24-hour business center/indoor pool/ Jacuzzi/exercise facilities. Pets ok. TDD 17338 International Blvd; 206-248-1000; hi-seatac. com Homewood Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport 106 suites, $$-$$$. An elegant, upscale hotel with suites that provide comfort and privacy for the business or leisure traveler. 6955 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila; 206-433-8000; seattletukwila.homewoodsuites .com

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Radisson Hotel Gateway Seattle Tacoma Airport 204 rooms, $$-$$$. Convenient airport location, near light rail to downtown Seattle. Complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle. Indoor pool. HSIA. RBG Bar and Grill. 18118 International Blvd; 206-2446666; radisson.com/seattlehotel-wa-98188/waseatac Rainier Hotel & Conference Center 226 rooms, $$. Full service newly renovated hotel. Complimentary 24-hr airport shuttle, restaurant, lounge, free parking. HSIA, coffee makers, irons/boards, hair dryers, vanity mirrors. TDD One S Grady Way, Renton; 425-226-7700; hirenton .com Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport 144 rooms, $$-$$$. Direct TV Channels, room service, free airport shuttle service, restaurant, lounge, valet/ laundry service, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, sauna. Sleep, Park ‘n Fly packages. Pets ok. 18220 International Blvd; 206-2465535; redlion.com Red Roof Inn 152 rooms, $-$$. Newly remodeled rooms. Friendly, courteous service, free local calls. In-room movies and games. Park and Fly available. 24-hour shuttle. Call about shuttle to cruise ships. Pets ok. 16838 International Blvd; 206-248-0901; redroof-seattleairport.com Seattle Airport Marriott 459 rooms, $$-$$$$. Full service hotel. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, sauna, health club, Jacuzzi, business center. Free airport shuttle. Valet parking available. TDD 3201 S 176th St; 206241-2000; marriott.com/hotels/ travel/seawa-seattle-airportmarriott Super 8 Motel of Sea-Tac 119 rooms, $. Cable TV with HBO, free local calls, Wi-Fi. Super Start breakfast, guest laundry, park and fly package, courtesy shuttle. Walk to restaurants. Pets ok. TDD 3100 S 192nd St; 206433-8188; super8.com/hotels/ washington/seattle/super-8seatac/hotel-overview

North

Best Western Lakeway Inn & Conference Center 132 rooms, $-$$. Full-service hotel, shuttle, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, room service, restaurant, lounge with entertainment. 85 miles north of Seattle. TDD 714 Lakeway Dr, Bellingham; 360-671-1011; bellingham-hotel.com The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 34 rooms, nine suites, $$-$$$$. A beautiful waterfront hotel, featuring luxurious rooms, a full treatment day spa, meeting facilities and an on-site restaurant and wine bar. 804 Tenth St, Bellingham; 360-7561005; thechrysalisinn.com Courtyard By Marriott Lynnwood/North Everett Newly renovated, Jan 2014. 164 rooms, three banquet rooms, 3pm check-in, noon check-out, restaurant/lounge, pool/spa,

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outside area, complimentary WiFi, fitness center, complimentary shuttle within five miles, free parking and bus parking. 4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood; 425-670-0500; marriott.com/hotels/travel/ sealn-courtyard-seattle-northlynnwood-everett Hampton Inn & Suites Lynnwood 152 rooms, $-$$. Rated “Outstanding” by Hilton Hotels. Complimentary breakfast, evening reception, local shuttle, free HSIA, indoor pool, spa and fitness center. Microwaves, refrigerators. 19324 Alderwood Mall Pkwy, Lynnwood; 425-771-1888; hamptonseattlenorth.com Holiday Inn Downtown Everett 243 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with 11,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Restaurant, lounge, indoor pool, free parking. Near Comcast Arena. TDD 3105 Pine St, Everett; 425-3392000; hieverett.com Holiday Inn Express & Suites Marysville 100 rooms with two Jacuzzi suites, check-in 4pm, noon check-out, 24-hour shuttle to Tulalip Resort & Casino. Nearby: Tulalip Resort, Seattle Premium Outlets, Cabela’s. 8606 36th Ave NE, Marysville; 360-530-1234; hiexpress.com/ marysvillewa Hotel Nexus 169 rooms, $-$$. Uniquely Retro Freshly Modern Hotel. Includes apartment style suites with full kitchens. Free breakfast, parking, HSIA, local shuttle. Saffron Bar and Grill. Minutes to Northgate Mall. 2140 N Northgate Way; 206-365-0700; hotelnexus seattle.com La Conner Channel Lodge 40 rooms, $$-$$$. LaConner’s only waterfront hotel. Complimentary European continental breakfast. Gas fireplaces, private balconies, whirlpools. Boat moorage. Senior and winter discount rates. 205 N First St, La Conner; 425-466-1500; laconnerlodging .com La Conner Country Inn 28 rooms, $$-$$$. La Conner’s most charming and quaint country hotel. Complimentary European homemade continental breakfast. Gas fireplaces, spacious rooms. Restaurant and pub. Pets ok. 107 S Second St, La Conner; 360-466-3101; laconnerlodging.com Staybridge Suites Seattle North - Everett 134 apartment style suites. Five minutes from Boeing Everett and Future of Flight. Kitchens, free hot breakfast buffet, HSIA, parking, local shuttle. Indoor pool, fitness center and business center. 9600 Harbour Pl, Mukilteo; 425-493-9500; staymukilteo.com Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa 105 rooms, mountain and island views, $-$$$. Seven restaurants, three bars, cigar lounge, full spa with indoor pool. 1,200 slots, 19 table games. 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. 4876 Haxton

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Way, Ferndale; 360-383-0777; silverreefcasino.com

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Tulalip Resort Casino 370 room luxury destination resort and casino located 30 miles north of Seattle. Spa, gaming, shopping, dining and meeting facilities. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-7166000; tulalipresort.com

Hampton Inn & Suites Federal Way 142 rooms, $. Right between Seattle and Tacoma lies Federal Way, a gorgeous city located in the heart of the northwest. TDD 31720 Gateway Center Blvd S, Federal Way; 253-946-7000; hilton.com/search/hp/us/wa/ federal_way

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Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites 165 rooms, $$. Full service hotel with spacious rooms. Your stay includes a deluxe breakfast buffet and airport shuttle. Call us! 32124 25th Ave S, Federal Way; 253-529-4000; bestwestern.com

Hotel Murano 319 rooms, $$. Boutique style decor in guest rooms. Executive floors. Salon Miro & Savi Day Spa on site. Restaurant, lounge. Steps from Museum District. Forbes Four Star rating. TDD 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma; 253-238-8000; hotelmuranotacoma.com

The Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center 127 rooms, $-$$$$. Anchors historic Walla Walla. Includes a luxury hotel, six on-site wine tasting rooms, art gallery, and a nationally recognized gourmet restaurant and lounge. 6 W Rose St, Walla Walla; 509-525-2200; marcuswhitmanhotel.com Northern Quest Resort and Casino Luxury hotel. Destination resort. World class casino. 14 restaurants, 24-hour room service, nightclub, entertainment. Spa, salon. Free parking, valet and airport shuttle. Free Wi-Fi. 100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights; 509-481-6010; northernquest.com

Larkspur Landing - Renton 127 rooms, $$. Breakfast, shuttle service, Wi-Fi. 24-hour business center, FeatherBorne beds, fully equipped kitchens. Pet friendly. 15 minutes from airport and downtown. 1701 E Valley Rd, Renton; 425-235-1212; larkspurlanding.com/renton

Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort 58 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Breathtaking beauty of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, superb cuisine and accommodations in harmony with nature. The ideal backdrop for events, adventures and escapes. 7375 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth; 509-548-6344; sleepinglady.com

Courtyard by Marriott Tacoma Downtown 162 rooms, $$$-$$$$. Upscale boutique hotel near museums and shops. Enjoy our indoor pool, exercise room, day spa and award-winning restaurant. 1515 Commerce St, Tacoma; 253-591-9100; marriott.com/ seatd

National Park Inn - Mount Rainier National Park 25 rooms, $-$$. This historic inn provides a relaxing retreat in Mount Rainier National Park with spectacular views of Mount Rainier. 55106 Kernahan Rd E, Ashford; 360-569-2275; mtrainierguestservices.com

Suncadia Resort 247 rooms and suites, $$$$. Luxury mountain resort featuring deluxe rooms, golf clubhouse, indoor/outdoor dining, meeting rooms, special event area and area activities. 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum; 509-649-6400; suncadia.com

The Cowlitz River Lodge & Conference Center 31 rooms, $. Great room with gas fireplace. Large guest rooms with satellite TV, telephones, data ports, private baths. Continental breakfast, outdoor hot tub, guest laundry. 13069 US Hwy 12, Packwood; 360-4944444; escapetothemountains .com

The Nisqually Lodge & Conference Center 24 rooms, $. Great room with fireplace. Large guest rooms with private baths, air conditioning, telephones, satellite TV, continental breakfast, outdoor hot tub. Wi-Fi. 31609 SR 706, Ashford; 360-569-8804; nisqually. whitepasstravel.com

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Crystal Mountain Hotels 70 rooms, $-$$$. Slopeside lodging and dining at Crystal Mountain and Mt. Rainier. Superb restaurant and cozy bar. Meeting and group facilities. 33818 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; 360-663-2262; crystalhotels.com

Paradise Inn - Mount Rainier National Park 121 rooms, $$-$$$. Built in 1916, this historic inn in Mount Rainier National Park is surrounded by mountain meadows lush with wildflowers. 55106 Kernahan Rd E, Ashford; 360-569-2275; mtrainierguestservices.com

Days Inn Kent 93 rooms, $$. Newly renovated rooms close to freeways, shopping and dining. Complimentary continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi. Jacuzzi. Refrigerator, microwave. 22420 84th Ave S, Kent; 253395-5444; daysinn.com/ hotel/20593

Red Lion Inn & Suites - Kent Newly renovated lounge. Complimentary breakfast and parking, Wi-Fi and local phone calls. Fitness and business center, indoor pool/spa and dry sauna, cocktail services MondaySaturday 5:30pm-7:45pm. 25100 74th Ave S, Kent; 253-5206670; redlionhotelkent.com

Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos 120 oversized rooms, $-$$$. Two casinos, upgraded amenities, oversized rooms. Asian, barbecue, deli’s, international buffet, national entertainment. Minutes to Sea-Tac Airport. Pets ok. 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife; 253-922-2000; emeraldqueen .com

Three Tree Point Bed and Breakfast One cottage, one suite, $$-$$$$. Newly remodeled with spectacular water and mountain views. Fireplace, Wi-Fi, private patio, hot tub, beach walks, minutes from airport and Seattle. 17026 33rd Ave SW; 206-669-7646; 3treepointbnb. com

Clarion Hotel Renton Newly renovated kings and double queens suite. Complimentary hot breakfast, Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, fitness room, meeting rooms, 100% non-smoking, more amenities. TDD 3700 E Valley Rd, Renton; 425-251-9591; clarionhotelrenton.com

Great Wolf Lodge 398 suites, $$$$. First class, full-service family destination resort designed to capture the atmosphere and adventure of the Northwoods. Washington’s largest indoor water park. 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia;

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The Davenport Hotel & Tower 611 rooms, $$-$$$$. Downtown Spokane’s historic landmark. 10 S Post St, Spokane; 509-455-8888; thedavenporthotel.com

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Alderbrook Resort and Spa 93 rooms/cottages, $$$-$$$$. Family friendly full service resort with regular and deluxe rooms, plus two bedroom cottages with kitchenettes. Restaurant, day spa, PGA golf course, marina. Pets ok. 10 East Alderbrook Dr, Union; 360-898-2200; alderbrookresort.com Discovery Inn at Friday Harbor Discovery Inn in Friday Harbor offers affordable comfort and friendly service. Seasonal spa and multi-night discounts. 1016 Guard St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-2000; discovery-inn .com Earthbox Inn & Spa 72 rooms - A delightful blend of cool resort motel and classic vintage motor inn with an indoor pool, full-service spa, stylishly renovated rooms, free Wi-Fi and complimentary bikes. 410 Spring St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-4000; earthboxmotel.com Harrison House Suites 15 suites, $-$$$$. One block from the ferry. Kitchens, harbor views, fireplaces, hot tubs, gourmet breakfast, bikes, kayaks. Catering, meetings, family reunions, weddings. Pet friendly. 235 C St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-3587; harrisonhousesuites.com Holiday Inn Express & Conference Center Sequim 77 rooms, $$. Perfect rural location with latest technology. Roof garden and indoor pool. Three meeting rooms. Executive suites are available. Black Bear Diner family restaurant next door. 1441 E Washington St, Sequim;

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St, Pacific Beach; 360-276-4137; seabrookwa.com

Kalaloch Lodge Lodge, cabins, $$-$$$. Pet friendly. Ocean views, beach, fireplaces, kitchens. Restaurant, bar, gift shop, mercantile and gas station. Private bathrooms. No TV or phones. Non-smoking. Sunsets, hiking, tide pools. 157151 Hwy 101, Forks; 866-6629969; thekalalochlodge.com

Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa 212 luxurious guest rooms and suites, $$$-$$$$. Seaside full service resort with two of Washington’s top rated golf courses, day spa, farm to table cuisine, marina, EV charging stations, Pets ok 9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine; 360318-2000; semiahmoo.com

Lake Crescent Lodge 52 rooms, $-$$$$. In magical Olympic National Park. Experience enchanting historic lakeside lodging and fine dining featuring regional cuisine and local wines. 416 Lake Crescent Rd, Olympic National Park; 360928-3211; olympicnationalpark .com

Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort Lodge and cabins. Fireplaces, kitchens, private bathrooms. No TV. No phones. Ocean views, beach, hiking, tide pools. Restaurant, mercantile store. 3pm check-in. Pet friendly. 12076 Sol Duc Hot Springs Rd, Port Angeles; 866-476-5382; olympicnationalparks.com

Lake Quinault Lodge 92 rooms, $-$$$. A National Historic Landmark on the shores of Lake Quinault. Boating, hiking, dining, indoor swimming pool, interpretive tours. Three hours from Seattle and/or Portland. Pets ok. 345 S Shore Rd, Quinault; 360-288-2900; olympicnationalparks.com

Tucker House Inn Bed & Breakfast Tucker House Inn on San Juan Island offers luxurious accommodations steps from the Friday Harbor ferry. Three course breakfast daily. Pet Friendly. 275 C St, Friday Harbor; 360-3782783; tuckerhouse.com

Lakedale Resort at Three Lakes 10 deluxe rooms, six log cabins, large family lake house, $$$$$$$. 82-acres, three lakes, a cozy ten-room log lodge and six log cabins nestled on San Juan Island. 16 Canvas Cabins for ‘glamping’ and campsites also available. 4313 Roche Harbor Rd, Friday Harbor; 360-3782350; lakedale.com Ocean Shores Inn & Suites Hotel and condo suites, studios, one, two, and three bedrooms. Economical accommodations by the beach with kitchens, pool, and Wi-Fi. Bring the family! 648 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, Ocean Shores; 360-940-7455; oceanshoresinnandsuites.com Quinault Beach Resort and Casino Four Star quality destination resort on the beach. Luxury spa with pool and exercise facility. Restaurants, lounges, cabaret entertainment, international style casino. TDD 78 SR 115, Ocean Shores; 360-289-6121; quinaultbeachresort.com The Resort at Port Ludlow 37 rooms/condos, $$-$$$. Intimate Northwest waterfront resort, water and mountain views, charming inn, guestrooms with jetted tub and fireplace. 1 Heron Rd, Port Ludlow; 360-4377000; portludlowresort.com Roche Harbor Resort 75 rooms, $-$$$$. Historic, seaside, resort village on San Juan Island. Hotel, luxurious McMillin Suites, cottages and condos overlooking beautiful harbor and marina. Full service spa. 248 Reuben Memorial Dr, Roche Harbor; 360-378-6809; rocheharbor.com Seabrook - A New Beach Town Only 2.5 hours south of Seattle and three hours north of Portland, Seabrook offers unique beach cottages for rent. The perfect vacation spot for beach combing, biking, and relaxing by the Pacific Ocean. Meeting and event space available. 24 Front

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Chateau Jasper 119 rooms, $$$. 12 exclusive and family suites. Silverwater Grill and Lounge. In-room fridges and safes. Fitness center and indoor pool. Wi-Fi. Pets ok. 96 Geikie St Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-4099273; mpljasper.com The Fairmont Empress 477 rooms, $$$-$$$$. A place of timeless beauty, grand tradition and lasting impressions. Spa, health club, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, casual and fine dining, lounge, afternoon tea. Small pets ok. 721 Government St, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-384-8111; fairmont. com/empress Granville Island Hotel 82 rooms, $$$. On the waterfront in the heart of Vancouver, minutes from downtown and the Public Market, live theatres, shops and restaurants. Pets ok. 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604-683-7373; granvilleislandhotel.com Hotel Rialto A boutique style property located in downtown Victoria. 52 wellappointed rooms. Check-in 3pm, check-out 11am, no pets. 653 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-383-4157; hotelrialto.ca Lobstick Lodge 139 rooms, $$. Family hotel with spacious guest rooms, in-room laundry facilities, indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, fitness center. Restaurant and lounge. Pets ok. Wi-Fi. 94 Geikie St, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-409-9273; mpljasper.com Marmot Lodge 107 rooms, $$. Affordable guest rooms in a variety of styles including deluxe queen rooms, executive suites and kitchen units. Amenities include indoor pool, sauna and two Jacuzzis. Restaurant, lounge. Pets ok. Wi-Fi. 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-4099273; mpljasper.com

Pocahontas Cabins 57 cabins, $$. Unique and authentic mountain setting. 30 minutes east off the Jasper town site. Minutes from Miette Hot Springs. Mountain views, featuring seven executive log cabins, 13 modern log cabins and a selection of rustic cabins, kitchenette and bi-level suites. Heated outdoor pool, restaurant, gift store. Highway 16 E, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-8663732; mpljasper.com Pyramid Lake Resort 62 rooms, $$$. Picturesque setting on terraced hillside with views of Pyramid Lake and the Canadian Rockies. Variety of accommodation styles including kitchenette and loft suites. Natural gas fireplaces, in-room refrigerators and safes, fitness center, outdoor hot tub and boat, canoe and bike rentals. Pets ok. Free Wi-Fi. Pyramid Lake Road, Jasper, AB, Canada; 780-4099273; mpjasper.com Quality Inn & Suites 51 rooms, $-$$. Free Bright Side Breakfast. Free Wi-Fi, 24-hour pool/hot tub. Guest laundry. Fitness center. RV parking. Pet friendly. 280 W Appleway, Coeur D’Alene, ID; 208-765-5500; lq.com Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver 80 room downtown Vancouver, BC Hotel. 3pm check-in, noon check-out. Free Wi-Fi, free hot continental breakfast. No pets. 435 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604-488-1088; ramadadowntownvancouver .com Wickaninnish Inn 75 rooms, $$$-$$$$. A Relais & Châteaux property. Pacific Ocean views, soaker tub, fireplaces and balconies in every room! Experience our Ancient Cedars Spa and fresh Pacific Northwest cuisine at The Pointe Restaurant. Pet rooms available. Osprey Lane at Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC, Canada; 250-725-3100; wickinn .com

LODGING RESERVATION & REFERRAL SERVICES Stay Alfred Amazing Locations! Amazing Prices! We host large groups! Call us today! 866-232-3864; stayalfred.com Bainbridge Island Lodging Association Escape to Bainbridge Island and Kitsap County. Just seven miles across Puget Sound from downtown Seattle. Take a scenic 35 minute ferry ride to our 40 relaxing inns, B&Bs and cottages. Bainbridge; 206-8420382; bainbridgelodging.com FlipKey FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 170,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home. 226 Causeway St, 2nd Fl, Boston, MA; 877-354-7539; flipkey.com/ seattle-metro-area-vacationrentals/g1553753

Olympic Peninsula Bed & Breakfast Association At our inns, you’ll be pampered with a great night’s sleep, and you’ll wake up to the smell of a delicious homemade breakfast. When you stay with us, you’ll see why our bed and breakfasts are minutes from Olympic National Park, but miles from ordinary. 146 Wildflower Ln, Port Angeles; 360-808-4128; opbba.com Seattle Bed and Breakfast Association 18 member inns, $-$$$. The finest bed and breakfast inns in Seattle, independently owned and professionally operated offering a variety of amenities to make your stay pleasant, restful and memorable. 206-547-1020; lodginginseattle. com Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, at Seventh and Pike, First Floor; 206-4615888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Pike Place Market / 1st and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Washington Lodging Association Publishers of the Official Washington State Visitors’ Guide, our state’s definitive travel resource. Get a copy at stayinwashington.com and experience Washington’s natural beauty, urban sophistication and rich culture. 13540 Linden Ave N, Seattle; 206-306-1001; stayinwashington.com

THINGS TO DO Attractions

ACME Bowling Billiards and Events Open everyday, various hours. Full service restaurant, lounge, non-smoking bowling, billiards and private rooms. Multiple plasma televisions for your viewing pleasure. 100 Andover Park W, Tukwila; 206-340-0202; acmebowl.com AMC Pacific Place 11 11-screen movie theatre featuring mainstream and independent movies with meeting opportunities, open 365 days a year, full schedule. 600 Pine St, Ste 400; 206-652-8908; amctheatres.com Argosy Cruises and Tillicum Village Harbor, lakes and locks cruises featuring history and facts, scenery and Seattle’s famous places. Royal Argosy brunch, lunch and dinner cruises. Group rates. 1101 Alaskan Way,

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Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; argosycruises.com The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center is open 10am-5pm Tue-Sat and admission is free. 440 Fifth Ave N; 206-709-3100; visitorcenter.gatesfoundation .org The Bloedel Reserve Internationally renowned public gardens, known for inspiring landscapes. Open year round; open later June-Aug, 7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-7631; bloedelreserve.org Blowing Sands Glass Glassblowing studio and gallery. Watch glassblowers at work, sign up for a lesson, and shop for work by Northwest artists. 5805 14th Ave NW; 206783-5314; blowingsands.com The Boeing Company/ Future of Flight The Future of Flight Aviation Center features public tours of Boeing’s Everett factory, home of the 747-8 and 787 Dreamliner. 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; 206-766-2907; futureofflight.org The Butchart Gardens Ltd. Open daily at 9am. 1pm on Christmas day. Christmas display. 55 acres of gardens. Restaurants and gift store. Summer evening entertainment. 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada; 250-652-4422; butchartgardens. com/sea Chihuly Garden and Glass Chihuly Garden and Glass presents a comprehensive collection of the works of Dale Chihuly through interior, garden and Glasshouse installations. 305 Harrison St; 206-905-2180; chihulygardenandglass.com Columbia Center Sky View Observatory Sweeping city views, snow covered mountains and glistening waters of Puget Sound. Enjoy the Pacific Northwest at the Columbia Center’s Sky View Observatory; the tallest observatory on the West Coast. 10am-8pm everyday. 701 Fifth Ave, Fl 73; 206-3865564; skyviewobservatory.com Corks and Canvas Events Taste Washington wines and create fun art at the best wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars. Anyone can do it! 3719 NE 145th St; 206-290-3377; corksandcanvasevents.com Deep Forest Challenge, LLC – Northwest Trek Deep Forest Challenge takes zip lining to a new dimension. Located inside Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, Deep Forest Challenge has intergraded aerial ropes course with zip lining and the best part is, you get to do it all yourself! 11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville; 206-970-0807; deepforestchallenge.com

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Seattle Center 74 acres of arts and cultural entertainment for all ages including ballet, opera, theater, WNBA basketball, the country's largest international film festival and the newly renovated Armory with eateries featuring menus from local Northwest chefs. 305 Harrison St; 206-684-7200; seattlecenter.com

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Deep Forest Challenge, LLC – Point Defiance Deep Forest Challenge takes zip lining to a new dimension. Located inside Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Deep Forest Challenge has intergraded aerial ropes course with zip lining and the best part is, you get to do it all yourself! 5400 N Pearl St, Ruston; 206-9700807; deepforestchallenge .com Dirtfish Rally School DirtFish is the world’s leading rally school, specializing in mixed surface driving techniques. Open Mon-Sat 7:30am-4:30pm. 7001 396th Dr SE, Snoqualmie; 425-888-7715; dirtfish.com Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Visit Issaquah’s Salmon Hatchery. Open dawn to dusk. Tours on request. Best time to visit is during Fall salmon run. 125 W Sunset Way, Issaquah; 425-392-1118; issaquahfish. org Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour Take the world famous Boeing Tour and visit the world's largest building (by volume) to witness the assembly of Boeing's twin-aisle jets. 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo; 425-438-8100; futureofflight .org GameWorks A unique restaurant-barentertainment venue with over 200 interactive video games for all ages. Great happy hour. 1511 Seventh Ave; 206-521-0952; gameworks.com

iFLY Seattle Indoor Skydiving Experience indoor skydiving. Safe for kids, challenging for adults, exciting for teens and realistic for skydivers. 349 Tukwila Pkwy, Tukwila; 206244-4359; iflyseattle.com

Olympic Game Farm Open at 9am every day. Special group and school rates of ten people or more. Military and AAA discounts. 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim; 360-683-4295; olygamefarm.com

Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple Largest and most magnificent Buddhist temple. Hours Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm, Sun 9:30am-5pm. Meditation on Sat at 8pm. 17012 NE 40th Ct, Redmond; 425-882-0916; tbsseattle.org

Pacific Science Center Under the arches, near the Space Needle, Pacific Science Center has over 300 interactive exhibits, two IMAX theaters and acres of hands-on fun. 200 Second Ave N; 206-4432001; pacificsciencecenter .org

Lucky Strike Lanes Bowl on our state-of-the-art lanes, play pool in our billiard area, or enjoy our VIP Lounge. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 250, Bellevue; 425-453-7160; bowlluckystrike.com Miner's Landing at Pier 57 Seattle Refurbished 1890's Gold Rush pier with authentic Northwest dining, panoramic views, gifts and apparel, carousel and family entertainment. Open daily. 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206-623-8600 Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Experience the Northwest via a vintage steam train ride and a visit to our working museum and restoration shop. 54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe; 360492-5588; mrsr.com Northwest Flower & Garden Show Annual five-day event at Convention Center in Seattle. Third largest Flower & Garden Show in the country. Feb 1115th, 2015 in Seattle. PO Box 110849, Tacoma; 253-756-2121; gardenshow.com

Garage Billiards and Bowl Open 3pm-2am daily. 1,200 person venue. Restaurant, bar, patio, bowling, billiards. All non-smoking. Private rooms available. Reservations accepted. 1130 Broadway; 206322-2296; garagebilliards.com

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Unique wildlife park specializing in Northwest animals. Guided tram tours, zipline challenge courses, up close animal experiences, on way to Mount Rainier. 11610 Trek Dr E, Eatonville; 360-8326117; nwtrek.org

Geoteaming Geoteaming features an exciting GPS based walking tour for fun and team building. See Seattle through this unforgettable experience. PO Box 25022; 206-363-1515; geoteaming.com

Old School Pinups Be a Pinup at Old School Pinups. High end portraiture with a retro twist at Pike Place Market. 11am-6pm Thu- Mon. 1922 Post Alley; 206-443-5979; oldschoolpinups.com

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Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Award-winning zoo and aquarium. Up close animal experiences, live animal show, stingray touch, all new shark cage dives. Year-round. 5400 N Pearl St, Ruston; 253-591-5337; pdza.org Remlinger Farms Family fun park with rides, farm market, restaurant, u-pick fields, October Harvest Festival. Open May-October. See website for details. 32610 NE 32nd St, Carnation; 425-333-4135; remlingerfarms.com Sandbox Sports Seattle Seattle's only indoor beach with beach volleyball, kids' sandbox, tiki lounge with TVs and meeting rooms. Great for parties! 5955 Airport Way S; 206-624-2899; sandboxsports.net

Seattle Center Monorail The fastest way to travel between downtown Seattle and Seattle Center, home to the Space Needle, EMP Museum, Pacific Science Center and more! Open daily-train departs every 10 minutes! 370 Thomas St, Ste 200; 206-905-2600; seattlemonorail.com Seattle Children's Museum 22,000 sq. ft. of hands-on exhibits for children ages 10 months to 10 years old and their families to enjoy. 305 Harrison St; 206-441-1768; thechildrensmuseum.org Seattle CityPASS Save 46% off Seattle's five best, plus skip lines. Includes admission to: Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium and more. Purchase at the first attraction you visit or at citypass.com. 888-330-5008; citypass.com/seattle Seattle Events, producers of Seattle Hempfest The world's largest annual event advocating cannabis law reform in unique Protestival environment August 15-17 on the Seattle waterfront. Stop by our Hemp Boutique/ 420 Culture Store Hempfest Central, Hempfest Centrall. 12351 Lake City Way NE, Ste 102; 206-364-4367; hempfest.org The Seattle Great Wheel One of the largest ferris wheels in North America. 175 feet tall, 42 climate controlled gondolas. 1301 Alaskan Way; 206-623-8600; seattlegreatwheel.com

Seafair Summer-long festival with over 40 events for spectators and participants: Milk Carton Derby, Triathlon, Marathon, Torchlight Parade and Run, Hydroplane Race, and an Air Show! 2200 Sixth Ave, Ste 400; 206-7280123; seafair.com

Seattle Pinball Museum Come play history! 50+ games, seven decades, from the 1960s to present on freeplay, admission $13 (one entry) $18 all day. Beer, soda, snacks and swag. Private events available! 508 Maynard Ave S; 206-6230759

Seattle Aquarium See playful otters, incredible octopus and other amazing sea creatures. Explore the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest and a Pacific Coral Reef. CityPASS participant. 1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59; 206-682-3474; seattleaquarium.org

Seattle Public Library Central Library Visit Seattle's spectacular Central Library. Offers selfguided tours, author programs, free Internet, Wi-Fi, gift shop, café and bus schedules. 1000 Fourth Ave; 206-3864636; spl.org

Seattle Boat Show The Seattle Boat Show, Indoors and Afloat, is the West

Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and

visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, at Seventh and Pike, First Floor; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Pike Place Market / 1st and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/ visitors/ccc SkyMania Trampolines SkyMania Trampolines is the place to jump, bounce, play on wall to wall trampolines, dodge ball, fitness classes, birthday or corporate events. Corporate, groups from ten to 300 can come and play with us. Get some fun exercise after a day of meetings. Play dodge ball. 11801 NE 116th St, Ste B, Kirkland; 425-825-7599; skymaniatrampolines.com Smith Tower Observation Deck Seattle's best view since 1914 from 35th floor outdoor Observation Deck. 360 degree views of downtown, waterfront, mountains and stadiums. Seasonal hours. 506 Second Ave, Ste 1021; 206-622-4004; smithtower.com Space Needle Revolving restaurant, Observation Deck, banquet level and gift shop. Elevator ride complimentary when dining. Valet parking available or ride the Monorail. Open daily. 400 Broad St; 206-905-2111; spaceneedle.com The Tag Zone Washington's only indoor Nerf-Gun Arena. Heart pounding, realistic, intense Nerf wars. Fought on 4,000 sq. ft. military and urban themed fields. 605 S 223rd St, Des Moines; 206-719-4632; thetagzone.com Theo Chocolate Organic and fair trade certified chocolate factory offers tours seven days a week. $6 per person. Please call for reservations. 3400 Phinney Ave N; 206-632-5100; theochocolate.com Three Dollar Bill Cinemas Enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and other events. 1122 E Pike St, Ste 1313; 206-323-4274; threedollarbillcinema.org Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant Four hour tour includes cruise, spectacular Seattle skyline views, Pacific Northwest Coast Indian style salmon dinner, entertaining stage show, gift gallery. 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; tillicumvillage.com

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Coast's largest boat show featuring 1,000 recreational watercraft, seminars and the latest accessories at CenturyLink Field and South Lake Union. 1900 N Northlake Way, Ste 233; 206-634-0911; seattleboatshow.com

Underground Tour, Bill Speidel's Seattle's most unusual attraction, a humorous stroll through subterranean storefronts and sidewalks entombed when the city rebuilt on top of itself after the Great Fire. Get a time-capsule view! 608 First Ave; 206-682-4646; undergroundtour.com USS Turner Joy DD-951 Bremerton Historic Ships Association USS Turner Joy is a Vietnamera museum ship available for daily tours/reunions/and special events. Gift shop on site. 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton; 360-792-2457; ussturnerjoy.org Uwajimaya, Inc The Pacific Northwest's quality Asian food and gift market. Foods, giftware, deli, fresh seafood, meat, produce, more. Also in Bellevue and Renton. 4601 Sixth Ave S; 206-624-3215; uwajimaya.com Washington State Fair Diverse year-round events and entertainment including the Northwest's famous Washington State Fair held in September and the Spring Fair in April. 110 Ninth Ave SW, Puyallup; 253-845-1771; thefair.com Waterways Cruises & Events Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a captain's narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterwayscruises.com Wild Waves Theme Park Two parks in one! The largest theme park and water park in Washington State featuring over 60 rides, slides and attractions. 36201 Enchanted Pkwy S, Federal Way; 253-661-8000; wildwaves.com Woodland Park Zoo Reconnect with nature at this top award-winning zoo and see why it's hailed as among the finest in the world. TDD 601 N 59th St; 206-548-2500; zoo.org Ye Olde Curiosity Shop World-famous Seattle waterfront attraction established in 1899, one family ownership. 1,001 curious things for 100 years and more: curios, oddities, souvenirs, art, gifts, free museum. 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-682-5844; yeoldecuriosityshop.com

Casinos

Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos Experience gaming thrills in elegant surroundings; Vegas style at the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casinos! Dining, nightclub, national entertainment. Open 24-hours. 5700 Pacific Hwy E, Fife; 253-594-7777; emeraldqueen.com Lucky Eagle Casino & Eagles Landing Hotel Full service casino and hotel. Slots, tables. Free live weekend

entertainment, four restaurants. Open daily 9am. Just south of Olympia. I-5 Exit 88. 12888 188th Ave SW, Rochester; 360-2732000; luckyeagle.com Muckleshoot Casino 2,600 machines, over 100 tables, poker, keno, eight restaurants, live music and dancing in Club Galaxy. Open every day. TDD 2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn; 253-804-4444; muckleshootcasino.com Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa 105 rooms, mountain and island views. Seven restaurants, three bars, cigar lounge, full spa with indoor pool. 1,200 slots, 19 table games. 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale; 360-383-0777; silverreefcasino.com Snoqualmie Casino Experience the thrill of Vegasstyle gaming and world-class entertainment mere minutes from Seattle at I-90 east, Exit 27. Shuttle Service available. 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie; 425-888-1234; snocasino.com Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Daily noon-2am. Minutes from Seattle-Bainbridge ferry. Shuttle service available. Keno, craps, roulette, poker, bingo, Caribbean stud. 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish; 866-609-8700; clearwatercasino.com Tulalip Resort Casino 2,000 slots, table games, restaurants, free entertainment. $3,500,000 slots payback daily! More cash-back than any other casino. Open everyday. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-7166000; tulalipresort.com

Golf

Bellevue Municipal Golf Course Bellevue Golf Course offers an 18-hole championship course, golf instructions, practice greens, driving range and restaurant featuring a venue with seating for 80 people. 5500 140th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-4527250; bellevuepgc.com Chambers Bay Golf Course Site of the 2015 U.S. Open, Chambers Bay was designed to challenge the greatest players in the world, but is enjoyable for players of any skill level. Discover pure links golf while immersing yourself in panoramic views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. 6320 Grandview Dr W, University Place; 253-460GOLF (4653); chambersbaygolf .com Fort Steilacoom Golf Course A fun 9-hole intermediate length golf course featuring dual tees for an 18-hole round. The beautifully manicured greens and natural plains-like setting are a pleasure to experience. 8200 87th Ave SW, Lakewood; 253-588-0613; lakespanawaygc .com/fort-steilacoom The Golf Club at Echo Falls Home of the famous island 18th green, The Golf Club at Echo Falls offers a spectacular combination of country scenery, championship golf and world-

class facilities. 20414 121st Ave SE, Snohomish; 206-362-3000; echofallsgolf.com The Golf Club at Hawks Prairie Home to two unique, championship courses, the Woodlands and the Links, framed by beautiful views of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. 8383 Vicwood Ln, Lacey; 360-558-3348; hawksprairiegolf.com The Golf Club at Newcastle Perched high above it all with stunning views of Seattle and the Olympic Mountains, the facility offers two championshipcaliber public courses and unmatched clubhouse amenities and dining options. 15500 Six Penny Ln, Newcastle; 425-7935566; newcastlegolf.com The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge With incredible views of the Cascade Mountains, the course carves its way through native forests and challenging water features to create the region's finest and most challenging golf experiences. 11825 Trilogy Pkwy NE, Redmond; 425-836-1510; redmondridgegolf.com Harbour Pointe Golf Club Includes two distinctive and challenging nines featuring amazing views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo; 425-355-6060; harbourpointegolf.com Interbay Golf Center Minutes from downtown, Interbay Golf Center features a 9-hole executive course, 18hole mini golf course, 80-stall covered/heated driving range and PGA/LPGA Professional Instruction. Let us customize your next event. 2501 15th Ave W; 206-285-2200; premiergc.com Jackson Park Golf Course Located just minutes from downtown, Jackson Park Golf Course consists of an 18-hole championship course and nine hole course. Includes a 50-stall practice facility. 1000 NE 135th St; 206-363-4747; premiergc.com Jefferson Park Golf Course Featuring vistas of the city's skyline and Mt. Rainer, Jefferson Park Golf Course includes an 18-hole championship course, 9-hole course and driving range. 4101 Beacon Hill S; 206-762-4513; premiergc.com Lake Spanaway Golf Course At 7,083 yards, Lake Spanaway Golf Course has been recognized on a national level and consistently ranks as one of the top courses in the Pacific Northwest. 15602 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-531-3660; lakespanawaygc.com Lake Wilderness Golf Course Our 18-hole golf course offers short narrow fairways, testing all skill levels and rewarding the accurate shot maker. Let us host your next tournament. 25400 Witte Rd SE, Maple Valley; 425-432-9405; lakewildernessgc.com

Legion Memorial Golf Course Perched on a bluff overlooking Port Gardner Bay in Everett, Legion Memorial Golf Course has been a Pacific Northwest tradition since 1933. 144 West Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-259-4653; everettgolf.com/leg.php Oki Developments, Inc. Oki Golf is a collection of nine premier golf facilities in the Puget Sound area, headlined by the renowned Golf Club at Newcastle. 1416 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-454-2800; okigolf.com Premier Golf Centers, LLC Golf course management company in the Northwest, Premier Golf currently manages ten golf courses for five municipalities throughout Puget Sound area. 2501 15th Ave W; 206-838-4550; premiergolfcenters.com Trophy Lake Golf and Casting Named "Best Public Golf Course" by Seattle Magazine readers in 2009, Trophy Lake is a magnificent collaboration of nature and design, capturing the spirit and tradition of the Northwest. 3900 SW Lake Flora Rd, Port Orchard; 360-8748337; trophylakegolf.com Walter Hall Golf Course A favorite for golfers of all skill levels, players are treated to beautifully manicured course conditions, personal customer service and a player-friendly design featuring four sets of tees. 1226 W Casino Rd, Everett; 425-353-4653; everettgolf.com/hall.php Washington National Golf Club Home to University of Washington Husky golf teams, Washington National Golf Club combines an award-wining layout with a theme that celebrates the traditions of the University of Washington. 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn; 253-333-5000; washingtonnationalgolfclub .com Washington State Golf Association The WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association that supports initiatives and programs throughout the state and provides services and benefits to its member clubs, while enhancing the playing experience for golfers of all abilities. 1010 S 336th St, Ste 310, Federal Way; 206-526-1238; thewsga.org West Seattle Golf Course A classic layout boasting incredible views of downtown Seattle and Elliot Bay from several holes, West Seattle offers an exceptional venue for tournaments and events. 4470 35th Ave SW; 206-935-5187; premiergc.com

Museums

A/NT Gallery Welcome to Seattle's longest running all volunteer-run art gallery! Founded in 1988, A/NT Gallery is the place to find authentically original art by local

artists. 4,000 sq.ft. of unique, locally produced art. 2045 Westlake Ave; 206-233-0680; antgallery.org Bainbridge Island Museum of Art The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an educational institution whose mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of our region and our time. Open daily 10am-6pm. 550 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-8424451; bainbridgeartmuseum.org Bellevue Arts Museum BAM features world-class art, craft and design exhibitions, is conveniently located in downtown Bellevue and open seven days a week. 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425519-0770; bellevuearts.org Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture Explore the cultures, wildlife, and geography of Washington state, the Pacific Northwest, and the Pacific Rim at the Burke Museum. See dinosaur fossils, the art of Northwest Native peoples, and more. 17th Ave NE and NE 45th St; 206-543-5590; burkemuseum.org The Center for Wooden Boats Hands-on classic wooden boat museum with exhibits to ride, rent and explore. Closed Mon. See website for hours. Free admission. 1010 Valley St; 206-382-2628; cwb.org Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center Chief Seattle's Duwamish tribe. Traditional longhouse, museum, art gallery. Mon-Sat 10am5pm, free admission. Evening programs. Duwamish bike trail, waterfront park with picnic tables. 4705 W Marginal Way SW; 206-431-1582; duwamishtribe .org/longhouse.html EMP Museum Explore some of the most significant moments in rock music, science fiction, and popular culture through EMP's impressive exhibitions and interactive installations. 325 Fifth Ave N; 206-770-2700; empmuseum.org Flying Heritage Collection Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, home of rare treasures of military aviation. On display are aviation artifacts acquired and restored with unparalleled authenticity to share with the public. 3407 109th St SW, Everett; 206-342-4242; flyingheritage.com Frederick Holmes and Company - Gallery of Modern & Contemporary Art Fine Art Gallery representing mid-late career international contemporary artists working in various mediums & original prints by Renoir, Lautrec, Degas, Whistler, Chagall, etc and 19c. Vintage posters. 309 Occidental Ave S; 206-6820166; frederickholmes andcompany.com Frye Art Museum The region's only free art museum. The Frye showcases European and American art, past and present. CafĂŠ, store, free

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parking. 704 Terry Ave; 206-622-9250; fryemuseum.org Henry Art Gallery Henry Art Gallery is a museum of contemporary art and ideas, featuring groundbreaking exhibitions by local and emerging international artists. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St; 206543-2280; henryart.org Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve Interactive Museum Explore 2,000+ years of history and culture. Demonstrations, films, workshops, lectures, rentals, tours. Tue-Fri: 10am-5pm, SatSun: noon-5pm. 6410 23rd Ave NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2650; hibulbculturalcenter.org Historic Flight Foundation A unique collection of vintage aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957 all restored and airborne again. Keeping aviation history alive. 10719 Bernie Webber Dr, Mukilteo; 425-3483200; historicflight.org Kids Discovery Museum Steps from the Bainbridge Island Ferry, KiDiMu welcomes families to come play. Tue-Sat 10am-4pm; Sun noon-4pm. 301 Ravine Ln NE, Bainbridge Island; 206-855-4650; kidimu.org Klondike Gold Rush NHP-Seattle National park that commemorates Seattle's role in the 1897-1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Open daily 9am-5pm. Public welcome. 319 Second Ave S; 206-220-4240; nps.gov/klse LeMay - America's Car Museum Technologically advanced museum and educational center showcasing the cultural impact of automobiles. 300+ vehicles and artifacts. 2702 East D St, Tacoma; 253-779-8490; lemaymuseum.org The Living Computer Museum Dedicated to preserving the meaningful milestones of computer evolution in working and interactive condition. 2245 First Ave S; 206-342-2020; livingcomputermuseum.org Milepost 31 Explore the history of Pioneer Square, Seattle's original downtown, and see how a record-breaking tunnel will transform the city. Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm, free admission. 211 First Ave S; 206-805-2846; milepost31.org Museum of Communications Most unique collection of working central office equipment and antique telephones in the US. Tue 9am-2pm, 1st Sun of each month 11:30am-4pm, or by appointment. 7000 E Marginal Way S; 206-767-3012; museumofcommunications .org The Museum of Flight The past, present and future of flight comes alive in a worldclass collection, rich exhibits and a full schedule of special programs. Daily 10am-5pm.

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9404 E Marginal Way S; 206-7645700; museumofflight.org Museum of Glass All glass, all the time! Galleries, live glassblowing demonstrations, outdoor plazas, theater, cafe, store. Open WedSat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-5pm. See website summer hours. 1801 Dock St, Tacoma; 253-3961768; museumofglass.org Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) Learn about the rich history and culture of the Puget Sound region at Seattle's premier regional history museum. State-of-the-art exhibits, family activities, hands-on interactives. Open daily 10am-5pm and until 8pm every Thu. 860 Terry Ave N; 206-324-1126; mohai.org Nordic Heritage Museum Features immersive galleries focused on the NordicAmerican experience in the Pacific Northwest, and visiting exhibitions showcase contemporary art and design from the Nordic countries. Open Tue- Sat 10am-4pm. Sun noon-4pm. Gift Shop. 3014 NW 67th St; 206-789-5707; nordicmuseum.org Northwest African American Museum A history, culture and arts institution that explores what it means to be African American in the Pacific Northwest. 2300 S Massachusetts St; 206-5186000; naamnw.org Northwest Railway Museum Train excursion to top of Snoqualmie Falls. Group discounts. Free museum, historic railway equipment, 1890 depot, gift shop, special events. TDD 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie; 425-888-0373; trainmuseum.org Seattle Art Museum Seattle Art Museum (SAM) collects and exhibits objects from across cultures. SAM's three locations include the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park. 1300 First Ave; 206-748-9285; seattleartmuseum.org Tacoma Art Museum Wed-Sun 10am-5pm. Third Thu 10am-8pm - free admission all day. Admission $9 adults; $8 senior/student/military. Children 5 and under free. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma; 253-272-4258; tacomaartmuseum.org Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience Smithsonian affiliate and only pan-Asian museum in the US. Admission includes gallery exhibitions and guided tour of historic Chinatown hotel. Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. 719 S King St; 206-623-5124; wingluke.org

Nightlife

The Crocodile Legendary Seattle nightclub voted "Top 10 Greatest Rock Venue of All Time" now serving wood fired pizza in our lounge. 2200 Second Ave; 206-441-7416; thecrocodile.com

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Moe Bar A Rock and Roll Bar attached to music venue, Neumos. Weekly DJ nights. Booth reservations, private parties accepted. 925 E Pike St; 206-709-9442; moebarseattle.com The Parlor Collection Events and entertainment facility featuring 19 billiards tables, a state-of-the-art comedy club, full service restaurant and bar, private suites, and a Vegas style lounge. 700 Bellevue Way NE, Ste 300, Bellevue; 425-289-7000; parlorcollection.com Q Nightclub Q is a state-of-the-art, 12,500 sq. ft, 700 capacity, multilevel venue located in Seattle's vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. 1426 Broadway; 206-432-9306; qnightclub.com Showbox Market The Showbox Market is downtown Seattle's premier venue for live music and special events. Check showboxonline.com for concert listings. 1426 First Ave; 206628-0221; showboxonline.com Showbox SODO The Showbox SODO is Seattle's premier venue for live music and special events. Check showboxonline.com for concert listings. 1700 First Ave S; 206-652-0997; showboxonline .com

Performing Arts

5th Avenue Theatre We proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, Broadwaybound premieres, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also offer education and outreach programs. 1326 Fifth Ave, Ste 735; 206-625-1418; 5thavenue.org ACT Theatre ACT, A Contemporary Theatre, is Seattle's premier theater for contemporary plays, presenting bold, innovative productions on four unique stages in downtown Seattle. 700 Union St; 206-2927660; acttheatre.org Broadway at the Paramount Broadway at The Paramount and Seattle Theatre Group, bringing the best of Broadway to the historic Paramount Theatre since 1994. 911 Pine St; 206-622-2733; broadwayacrossamerica.com Cornish College of the Arts Visit our website for our schedule of public performances and exhibitions by the next generation of talented artists. 1000 Lenora St; 206-726-5169; cornish.edu Decibel Festival A premier electronic music festival held across ten different Seattle venues from September 25th-29th. 1625 Broadway; 360-710-5921; dbfestival.com The Dinner Detective The Dinner Detective is America's largest murder mystery comedy dinner show! Our collection of actors and producers have mastered

the art of improvisational theatrical role playing and have ultimately created the perfect evening of entertainment for you and your guests. 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE; 888-619-0858; thedinnerdetective.com/sites/ seattle

Seattle Children's Theatre SCT performs Sept-June and provides children of all ages access to professional theatre with a focus on new works and theatre education. VISA MC AMEX 201 Thomas St; 206-4413322; sct.org

Earshot Jazz Festival Earshot Jazz presents 100 concerts per year at venues throughout Seattle. Go to earshot.org for information on current events. 3429 Fremont Pl N, Ste 309; 206-547-6763; earshot.org

Seattle Men's Chorus & Seattle Women's Chorus The choruses use the power of music to create a world that accepts and values its gay and lesbian citizens. 319 12th Ave; 206-323-0750; flyinghouse.org

Encore Media Group City Art Magazine and City Arts Fest produce media and events dedicated to music and the arts in Seattle. 425 N 85th St; 206-443-0445; cityartsonline.com

Seattle Opera Presenting theatrically compelling operas by some of the world's greatest composers. Call for season schedule. VISA, MC, AMEX. Mon- Fri 9am-5pm. TDD 321 Mercer St; 206-3897676; seattleopera.org

Jet City Improv The home of Jet City Improv. Award winning, funny, fastpaced improv shows. Showtimes at 8pm and 10:30pm Fri and Sat. 5510 University Way NE; 206-352-8291; wingitpresents.com Kirkland Performance Center KPC is a non-profit center in Kirkland, WA. Box office hours: Tue- Sat noon-6pm. 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-828-0422; kpcenter.org Northwest Folklife Northwest Folklife is a year round nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities to share and participate in the traditions of the Northwest., 158 Thomas St, Ste 32; 206-684-7300; nwfolklife.org Olympic Music Festival World-class musicians perform chamber music masterworks in a turn-of-the-century barn. Summer long concerts. 7360 Center Rd, Quilcene; 360-732-4800; olympicmusicfestival.org Pacific Northwest Ballet A must-see dance experience, PNB offers an inspired repertoire of classical and modern ballets, including its world renowned Nutcracker. TDD 301 Mercer St; 206-441-9411; pnb.org The Paramount Theatre Seattle's premier venue for Broadway, dance, music and film since 1928. Box office open MonFri 10am-6pm. Theatre tours 1st Sat of every month. AMEX MC VISA. TDD 911 Pine St; 206467-5510; stgpresents.org Parlor Live Seattle Parlor Live Seattle is the Northwest’s premiere comedy and live entertainment venue featuring five national headliner shows weekly, state-of-the-art private event space for groups up to 1,000 including two full bars, a restaurant and streetlevel lounge. 1522 Sixth Ave; 206602-1441; parlorlive.com Seattle Chamber Music Society Chamber music festivals in summer and winter with internationally acclaimed musicians performing in small ensembles. 10 Harrison St, Ste 306; 206-283-8710; seattlechambermusic.org

Seattle Repertory Theatre Featuring two stages of the finest classic and contemporary theatre. Seattle Repertory Theatre creates productions and programs that surprise, entertain, challenge and uplift our community. 155 Mercer St; 206-443-2222; seattlerep.org Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall 200+ live performances from September-July with renowned guest artists. Classical, pops and children's programs. TDD 200 University St; 206-215-4700; seattlesymphony.org SIFF Discover extraordinary film at the annual Seattle International Film Festival mid-May to early June each year, and year-round at SIFF Cinema. 305 Harrison St; 206-464-5830; siff.net Tacoma Dome & Exhibition Hall The Northwest's premier entertainment facility. Check our website for upcoming events. For booking information, please call Rob Henson at (253) 2723663. AMEX MC VISA. 2727 East D St, Tacoma; 253-272-3663; tacomadome.org Teatro ZinZanni The New York Times calls Seattle's Teatro ZinZanni 'this city's hottest ticket.' Experience cirque, cabaret, live-music and a five-course feast! 222 Mercer St; 206-802-0015; zinzanni.org Town Hall Seattle Town Hall is an historic arts and cultural center offering a diverse season of presentations September-June. 1119 Eighth Ave; 206-652-4255; townhallseattle.org Unexpected Productions Comedy improv, hilarious interactive. Pike Place Market theatre. Showtimes Fri and Sat 7pm, 8:30pm, 10:30pm. Sun 7pm. Home of Seattle Theatresports. 1428 Post Alley; 206-587-2414; unexpectedproductions.org Village Theatre Twenty minutes east of downtown Seattle, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre with five productions September-July.

303 Front St N, Issaquah; 425-392-1942; villagetheatre.org

Professional Sports

Emerald Downs Thoroughbred racing in Western Washington, Thu-Sun, AprilSeptember. Special summer activities and family specials. 2300 Emerald Downs Dr, Auburn; 253-288-7700; emeralddowns.com Seattle Mariners Baseball Club The Mariners play in Safeco Field, showcasing baseball's brightest stars. 1250 First Ave S; 206-346-4001; mariners.com

the arts and humanities flourish. We're a local service organization providing vital programs to sustain and connect our local arts and culture community and provide powerful arts programming for youth. 221 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-7901; artshum.org Canopy Tours Northwest Thrilling zipline adventures. Soar through a stunning Pacific Northwest forest and create memories for a lifetime. At historic Kristoferson Farm. 332 NE Camano Dr, Camano Island; 360-387-5807; canopytoursnw.com

Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks play at CenturyLink Field Aug-Jan. For Seahawks tickets, call 888-NFL-HAWK. For tours, call (206) 381-7582. TDD 800 Occidental Ave S; 425-2038000; seahawks.com

Crystal Mountain Resort Washington's premier ski destination features incredible terrain, slopeside accommodations, dining at Washington's highest restaurant and a new gondola. 33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd, Crystal Mountain; 360-663-2265; skicrystal.com

Seattle Sounders FC Sounders FC plays on the X-Box Pitch at CenturyLink Field with matches March-October. For Sounders FC tickets, call 877-MLS-GOAL. 800 Occidental Ave S; 425-203-8000; soundersfc.com

Crystal Seas Kayaking Sea kayak the San Juan Islands! See whales, eagles, seals and more. Three-hour, day, sunset and multi-day tours. No experience required. 40 Spring St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-4223; crystalseas.com

Seattle University Athletics Basketball (men's and women's), soccer (men's and women's), and volleyball are ticketed events. Also softball, swimming, and cross country/track and field. Visit our website for schedules. 550 14th Ave; 206296-5620; goseattleu.com

Emerald City Charters 1-1/2 hour and 2-1/2 hour harbor sails. Private parties. MayOctober. Major credit cards. 1001 Alaskan Way S, Pier 54; 206-6243931; sailingseattle.com

University of Washington Husky Stadium The Greatest Setting in College Football� is newly-renovated and features several spaces offering unique opportunities for all types of corporate events and special occasions. 3910 Montlake Blvd; 206-685-3290; gohuskies.com

Recreational Activities Adventura Adventura offers adventurous activities that connect people through play and laughter at our state-of-the-art aerial adventure park at Redhook Brewery. 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425868-7972; adventuraplay.com Alpine Adventures Northwest River Rafting! Spectacular whitewater and relaxing scenic floats for your family, friends, or organization. Great equipment, guides, and meals. 221 Croft Ave W, Gold Bar; 360-863-6505; alpineadventures.com Back 40 Outfitters Full-service backpacking, camping, snowshoeing rentals and trip planning services for amazing Northwest wilderness overnight adventures! Equipment comes packaged and delivered. 206-715-5469; back40outfitters.co Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council To create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which

Geocaching.com Real-world outdoor treasurehunting game! Locate hidden containers and adventures using GPS-enabled devices. Hundreds of geocaches await you all over Seattle. 837 N 34th St, Ste 300; 206-302-7721; geocaching.com King County Parks and Recreation King County Park System provides open space, aquatics, recreation. Highlights include Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, King County Fair and one of the largest regional trails systems in US. 201 S Jackson, Ste 700; 206-296-4232; kingcounty.gov/ recreation/parks.aspx North Cascades Institute Outdoor programs for people of all ages in the heart of North Cascades National Park: family getaways, group rentals, Skagit tours, base camp and more! 1940 Diablo Dam Rd, Diablo; 206-5262565; ncascades.org Pier 66 Parasail See the sights of Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront. Located on Pier 66. Tours run July-August, seven days a week. After Labor Day, weekends only. 2201 Alaskan Way, Pier 66; 206622-5757 Waypoint Boating Rentals A boat rental business with ski boats, pontoon boats, fishing boats and family cruisers available for half/full day rentals. 5350 30th Ave NW; 206-284-0200; waypointboatingclub.com

Tours

Alki Kayak Tours Guided sea kayak adventures overlooking the Seattle skyline. Also offering inline skate rentals, bike rentals, longboards, and boat rentals. 1660 Harbor Ave SW; 206-953-0237; kayakalki.com Beneath the Streets Guided walking tours of Pioneer Square and the corridors beneath the sidewalks. Six tours offered daily from 10:30am-3:30pm. 102 Cherry St; 206-624-1237; beneath-the-streets.com Best Guide Seattle Private walking tours for one to four guests. Customized itineraries designed by local knowledgeable guides. Visit web site for availability. 1229 E Spruce St; 604-777-4141; bestguideseattle.com Cheryl's Northwest Tours LLC We provide fun, enlightening regional tours throughout the Pacific Northwest, with an emphasis on local history and heritage. We also offer Seattle walking tours and transported city tours. PO Box 94106; 206-353-3330; cherylsnorthwesttours.com Chinatown Discovery Tours Tour Seattle's historic Chinese neighborhood. Hear stories of pioneers and current community as we stroll through authentic markets and shops. Tours Tue-Sat includes gallery admission to The Wing. 719 S King St; 206-623-5124; seattlechinatowntour.com Edmonds Segway Tours Exciting Segway tours. Ride along beautiful beaches and see little known historic landmarks. Cruise Edmonds on a Segway. 201 Fifth Ave S, Ste 106, Edmonds; 206-947-5439; edmondssegwaytours.com The Electric Boat Company Open year round. Boats heated and enclosed. No experience necessary. You're the captain. Children welcome. Bring a picnic. 2046 Westlake Ave N, Ste 102; 206-223-7476; theelectricboatco.com Emerald City Trolley Seattle's newest attraction, The Gem. A guided, hop-on, hop-off, trolley tour with multiple routes. 16 W Harrison; 206-8388131; emeraldcitytrolley.com Island Mariner Cruises Since 1962. 110' U.S.C.G. licensed vessel. Scheduled whale watching trips, day and overnight charters. MC, VISA. 2621 S Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham; 360734-8866; orcawatch.com Kenmore Air Spectacular views! Daily seaplane flightseeing excursions from downtown Lake Union. Plus daily flights to Olympic Peninsula, San Juans and Victoria. 950 Westlake Ave N; 425-486-1257; kenmoreair.com Kitsap Tours Take the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island and

explore some of the best of the Northwest in luxury minicoach comfort. Sightseeing, nature, Native American, history, shopping, dining and FUN! 270 Olympic Dr SE, Bainbridge; 877877-1950; kitsaptours.com Let's Tour Seattle/City Tour Sights and Bites Tour. Three hours of incredible sightseeing plus a one hour lunch stop at Fisherman's Terminal. 1416 SW Webster; 206-632-1447; letstourseattle.com Local Favorites Tours Experience Seattle with local perspective! Customized excursions to neighborhoods, unforgettable views and quintessential iconic destinations everyday across the Emerald City! 313 NE 88th St; 512-350-7998 Market Ghost Tour Ghost tours of the Pike Place Market with eccentric Seattle history mixed in. May-Oct, Wed-Thu 5pm, 7pm; Fri-Sat 5pm, 7pm, and 9pm. Winter hours vary. 1499 Post Alley; 206-805-0195; seattleghost.com Mt. Rainier Tours Experience Mt. Rainier National Park with a fun, informative small group tour. Air conditioned 24-passenger luxury minicoaches May-Oct. PO Box 66671; 206-768-1234; toursnorthwest .com/mtrainiertour.html Mystic Sea Charters Five Star Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands! Cruises aboard our 100ft. vessel depart Anacortes daily, 11am. Individuals or groups welcome, reservations recommended. 819 Commercial Ave, Ste E, Anacortes; 360-5888000; mysticseacharters.com Orcas Island Eclipse Charters and Whale Watch Tours, Inc. $99 adults and $59 under 12 years old. 3-1/2 hour tours. AprilMay is "Orca" time. Special offer: Purchase one full fare and get the second one 1/2 off. 360-3766566; orcasislandwhales.com Power Hiking Ltd. Exciting distinctive walking itineraries with stunning views featured in this colorful easy to carry unique travel guide. Each itinerary has its own color map and color photos to follow at your pace. PO Box 788, Tiburon, CA; 415-269-3064; powerhiking.com Prince of Whales Whale Watching Vancouver and Victoria's finest whale watching. Ten open zodiac-style boats and two allweather fast covered cruisers. 90% success. It's a Blast! 812 Wharf St, Lower Causeway Level, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-3834884; princeofwhales.com

one of the top five "must-do" in Seattle! Ticket Office: Fifth Ave and Broad St; 206-441-DUCK (3825); ridetheducksofseattle.com San Juan Excursions, Inc. Our guarantee: See whales or your next trip is free! Over 90% orca whale sightings. Comfortable and spacious yacht. Licensed captain and naturalist guides. All ages welcome. 2 Spring St Landing, Friday Harbor; 360-378-6636; watchwhales.com San Juan Outfitters LLC Whale watching and sea kayaking from San Juan Island 90 miles north of Seattle. April-October daily departures. Adventure awaits. PO Box 325, Friday Harbor; 360-378-1962; sanjuanislandoutfitters.com San Juan Safaris Whale Watching & Wildlife Tours See Wild Orca WhalesNew, fast and comfortable 55 ft boat. Respectful wildlife viewing. Serious fun! Join us. 2 Spring St Landing, Ste 6, Friday Harbor; 360-378-1323; sanjuansafaris.com Seattle By Foot Explore Seattle with these unique and entertaining walking tours: Seattle's Original Coffee Crawl, Seattle Kids Tour, City Pub Tour and Scenic Emerald City. 3239 21st Ave W; 206-553-9024; seattlebyfoot.com Seattle Cycling Tours See Seattle by bicycle. Relaxed, informative tours of urban Seattle. Come ride with us. Sign up on-line. We supply everything. Rentals too! 714 Pike St; 206-356-5803; seattle-cycling-tours.com Seattle Free Walking Tours Seattle's only free, tip-based tours! Everyday 9:30am Market Tour and 11am City Tour. Guides will meet you at Western Ave and Virginia St. Samples, history, recommendations, money savers and more! 2000 Western Ave; 360-201-5611; seattlefreewalkingtours.org Seattle Heli Tours by Classic Helicopter Corp. Helicopter tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier, Snoqualmie Falls, and San Juan Islands. Maximize your time/view of the Northwest. Starting at $90.83/pp. Boeing Field, 8535 Perimeter Rd; 206-767-0515; classichelicoptercorp.com Seattle Qwik Tours A 90-minute upbeat, high energy, mini-coach, city tour that includes history, humor, music, facts and stats! 3832 Eastern Ave N, Ste 3; 206-743-1884; seattleqwiktour.com

Private Eye on Seattle Tours Tour the darker side of Seattle on two True Crime tours or Haunted Happenings Ghost Tour. Unusual, entertaining, historical, scenic. Reservations: 206-365-3739; privateeyetours.com

Seattle Seaplanes Seaplane tours of Seattle. Flights to/from Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Rainier, San Juans, Vancouver, Victoria. Charter dinner flights, Canadian fishing, flight training. 1325 Fairview Ave E; 206-329-9638; seattleseaplanes.com

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enthusiastic, local guides for groups or individuals. Visit Seattle on your own terms! 4428 Eastern Ave N; 206-7149333 Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market / First and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Segway in Seattle Seattle has long been known as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the U.S. Come experience the greener side of Seattle with your choice of our 75-minute West Seattle Adventure or 2-hour Downtown Tour. 2705 California Ave SW; 206-938-0569; wcent.com/segways Show Me Seattle Tours Seattle as the locals see it! Professional, passionate guides. City and Boeing Tours, only 14 guests per tour. Experience the real Seattle! PO Box 30833; 206-633-CITY (2489); showmeseattle.com Sightseeing of Seattle Two hour city tour of Seattle includes neighborhoods, parks, lakes, hills, waterways and major downtown highlights. 206-5261444; sightseeingofseattle.com Skagit Tours - Visit the American Alps! Take a Skagit Tour in the North Cascades (American Alps) or explore on your own. More at skagittours.com or 360854-2589. 700 Fifth Ave, Ste 3210; 360-854-2589; skagittours.com Sub Seattle Tour A rollicking bus ride through city neighborhoods, peppered with irreverent humor, sightings and stories of Seattle's vaunted subcultures. March-November. 608 First Ave, Ste 532; 206-6824646; subseattletour.com Totally Seattle Tours Inc Private and custom Seattle and regional tours. Any size group. Multilingual. Tell us what you want and we'll create it! PO Box 30833; 206-755-4109; totallyseattle.com Tour Guys "Real Cool Tours with Real Cool Tour Guides". Guided, cultural and historical tours of Wenatchee Valley, including gold mining adventures, Native American tours, archeological tours and outdoor recreational activities in Wenatchee Valley and Columbia River. 2623 N Baker, East Wenatchee; 509886-1307; tourguys.org Tours Northwest Sightseeing at its best with daily tours of Seattle, Mt. Rainier and Boeing Factory Tour. Savor all of the Northwest has to offer on these personable, small groups with door-to-door service. 8219 Seventh Ave S; 206-768-1234; toursnorthwest.com

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Waterways Cruises & Events Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a Captain's narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterwayscruises.com Western Prince Whale Watching Five Star TripAdvisor rating. Naturalist guided tours on the comfortable 32 passenger Western Prince II or the adventurous 15 passenger Western Explorer (the only whale watching "Zodiac" in Washington State). The best boats and best crew around! Private charters and group rates available. One Spring St, Friday Harbor; 360-378-5315; westernprince.com Whale Plane Seattle to San Juan IslandSame day return. Experience a seaplane and whale watch adventure. View Orca whales in their natural habitat on the new 55' MV Sea Lion for a 3-4 hour tour. Serious Fun! 2 Spring St Landing, Ste 6, Friday Harbor; 360-378-1323; sanjuansafaris. com/whale_plane.html

Shopping

Aerosoles Aerosoles offers comfort you can count on. After all, they're not just shoes, they're Aerosoles. 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-381-0538; aerosoles.com American Girl Come to Alderwood Mall near Seattle, where girls can enjoy shopping, casual dining in the Bistro, and extra-special celebrations. 3000 184th St SW, Ste 900, Lynnwood; 800-845-0005; americangirl .com/index.php The Bellevue Collection The definitive shopping destination of the Pacific Northwest with over 250 choices for shopping, dining and nightlife. 575 Bellevue Square, Bellevue; 425-454-2431; bellevuecollection.com Ben Bridge Jeweler Jewelers and Fine Gifts. Fine jewelry and watches since 1912. Expert watch and jewelry repair. Mon-Sat 9:30am7pm; Sun noon-5pm. 1432 Fourth Ave; 206-448-8800; benbridge.com Bherd Studios Gallery Specializing in PNW artists in the urban and contemporary genres. Open Wed-Fri from noon-6pm and by appointment. 312 N 85th St, Ste 101; 206-234-8348; bherdstudios.com The Bravern Upscale shopping center, Neiman Marcus, other iconic fashion brands, dining, spa, gym and concierge services. Mon-Sat 10am-8pm; Sun noon-6pm. 11111 NE Eighth St, Ste 5, Bellevue; 425-456-8780; thebravern.com Canlis Glass Captivating, organic glass art work by Jean-Pierre Canlis. Visit

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the 3,500 sq. ft. artist's studio, cold shop and gallery, open WedFri noon-6pm; Sat noon-3pm. 3131 Western Ave, Ste 329; 206282-4428; canlisglass.com City Centre Aerosoles, Aldo and Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, American Eagle, Palomino, and more. Mon-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon5pm. 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 450; 206-624-8800 Columbia Sportswear Columbia has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. 290 Pine St; 206-441-7719; columbia.com Duty Free Americas - Blaine Stop, Shop,and Save before visiting Canada. You'll enjoy superb savings on Spirits, Wine, Beer, Tobacco, Designer Fragrances, Cosmetics, Fashion Watches,and so much more! Currency Exchange available. 20 12th St, Blaine; 360-332-5223; dutyfreeamericas.com Duty Free Americas - Lynden Stop, Shop,and Save before visiting Canada. You'll enjoy superb savings on Spirits, Wine, Beer, Tobacco, Designer Fragrances, Cosmetics, Fashion Watches,and so much more! Currency Exchange available. 9948 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden; 360-354-2481; dutyfreeamericas.com Duty Free Americas - Sumas Stop, Shop,and Save before visiting Canada. You'll enjoy superb savings on Spirits, Wine, Beer, Tobacco, Designer Fragrances, Cosmetics, Fashion Watches,and so much more! Currency Exchange available. 108 Harrison Ave, Sumas; 360-988-9413; dutyfreeamericas.com Earth, Wind & Fire Boutique This delightful fine crafted fashion boutique carries over 148 clothing designers, 60 exquisite jewelers, stunning handbags, and unique gifts. Daily 10am-6pm. 1514 Pike Pl, Ste 13; 206-448-2529; earthwindandfireboutique.com Exclusively Washington Gifts and Souvenirs. Selected Fine Products from Washington State. Pottery, art glass, specialty foods and wines, apparel, books, personalized gift baskets and Ivar's memorabilia and chowders! 1001 Alaskan Way, Pier 54; 206-624-2600; exclusivelywashington.net glassybaby Watch glass blowers up close at the glassybaby hot shop. The colorful votives have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and are a Seattle treasure. 3406 E Union St; 206-568-7368; glassybaby.com Gucci Since 1921 Gucci has represented timeless style that is current. Open Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm. 1302 Fifth Ave; 206-682-1730; gucci.com/us

Hat Shop Seattle Hats for every occasion. Fun to fancy. "Experience" the Hat Shop Seattle, sister store of the famous Hat Shop in Leavenworth, Washington. Open 10am-6pm daily. 1401 First Ave, Ste C; 206-724-0070; hatshopwoodshop.com Hero Ace Hardware Hero Ace Hardware is downtown Seattle's only hardware store! We're open 7 days a week. Hero Ace is proud to be locally owned and operated. 1915 Fourth Ave; 206-454-7999; heroace.com Husky Central - University Book Store Our Husky Central store in downtown Seattle carries a variety of University of Washington and Husky insignia apparel and souvenirs. 1319 Fourth Ave; 206-685-9920; ubookstore.com Kaidel Sportswear Seattle and Pacific Northwest performance running and cycling apparel. Available online and in stores. Designs feature the Space Needle, Mt. Rainier and more. 1037 NE 65th St, Ste 33; 206-429-5047; kaidelsportswear.com Macy's Clothing Store One city block with seven floors of shopping. Macy's Visitors Program offers an exclusive discount to both domestic and international travelers. See Macy's associate for details. 1601 Third Ave; 206-506-6000; macys.com Made in Washington Enjoy the best of Washington State. Handcrafted art, gourmet food and gift baskets, smoked salmon and wines. Retail locations/business gift services. 400 Pine St, Street Level; 206-623-9753; madeinwashington.com

Nordstrom Downtown We offer customers the best quality, selection and value. MonSat 9:30am-8pm; Sun 11am7pm. TDD 500 Pine St; 206628-2111; nordstrom.com North Bend Premium Outlets Factory Outlets and Discount Stores. Save 25-65% off original retail prices. Exit 31 off I-90 in North Bend, 30 miles east of Seattle. 461 S Fork Ave SW, Ste E-1, North Bend; 425-888-4505; premiumoutlets.com/northbend Northwest Pendleton Made in the USA, a great Northwest tradition since 1909. Experience the colors, plaids, virgin wool separates, Indian pattern, throw blankets - all "authentic Pendleton." 1313 Fourth Ave; 206-682-4430; indianblanket.com OSKA Seattle OSKA is an internationally recognized designer label for women's clothing. Creativity, quality and sustainability are trademarks of the OSKA brand. Located on Fifth Avenue between Union and University. 1322 Fifth Ave; 206-209-5401; oska.de/en/news The Outlet Collection | Seattle The Outlet Collection is the largest indoor outlet mall in the Pacific Northwest. Our shopping destination is home to a mix of 130 outlet and traditional stores like Nike Factory Store and Nordstrom Rack. 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn; 253833-9500; supermall.com Pacific Place Tiffany & Co., True Religion Brand Jeans, Coach, lululemon athletica, Williams-Sonoma, Barneys New York, restaurants, cinemas and much more. 600 Pine St, Ste 228; 206-652-1300; pacificplaceseattle.com

Mariners Team Store Downtown at Westlake Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Get 10% off regular price merchandise the day you purchase Mariners tickets. 1800 Fourth Ave; 206-346-4327; mariners.com/teamstore

Paper Hammer Paper Hammer features letterpress goods, handmade books, gifts, found objects, and surprises. Many of the items we offer are made at the Paper Hammer Studio in Tieton, Washington. 1400 Second Ave; 206-682-3820; paper-hammer.com

Mariners Team Store Safeco Field Authentic Mariners merchandise straight from the ballpark! Visit team stores at Safeco Field, downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Alderwood Mall and Southcenter Mall. 1250 First Ave S; 206-346-4287; mariners.com/teamstore

Pike Place Merchants Association Over 250 merchants, 100 farmers, 100 street performers, and 200 craftspeople conduct business in this nine acre monument to ethnic and economic diversity. TDD 93 Pike St, Ste 312; 206-587-0351; pikeplacemarketnews.com

Mario's One of Seattle's premier men's and women's specialty stores, Mario's features Hugo Boss, Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, and more. 1513 Sixth Ave; 206-2231461; marios.com

Respect Your Universe We are an active lifestyle apparel brand focused on the needs of individuals and athletes alike. Our quality stems from our fabric, design, fit, craftsmanship and our sustainable practices. Whether you are practicing martial arts, running to your morning yoga class, lifting at the gym or going out dancing with friends, RYU is made for motion and will perform to fit your needs. 400 Pine St, Ste 218; 206-682-0994; ryu-inc.myshopify.com

Mountain Hardwear Great technical clothing and award winning gear for alpine climbing, snow sports, running, hiking, camping, and everyday adventures. Plus Montrail footwear. 250 Pine St; 510-558-2916; mountainhardwear.com

Romax Comfort Shoes At Romax Shoes we provide excellent service and comfortable, stylish European walking shoes for both men and women. 1406 First Ave; 206-389-8677; romaxcomfortshoes.com Seattle Glassblowing Studio & Gallery Watch live glassblowing and visit our glass gallery featuring hand-blown artwork, sinks and lighting made on-site. Classes and workshops available. Mon-Sun 10am-6pm. 2227 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2181; seattleglassblowing.com Seattle Premium Outlets Discover 125 designer and name-brand outlets. Located off Interstate-5 at Exit 202. 30 minutes north of Seattle adjacent to Tulalip Casino. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-654-3000; premiumoutlets.com/seattle Simple Life A locally owned specialty store supporting small designers of natural fiber clothing. If you are looking for unique clothing and accessories, this is the store for you. 201 Pine St; 206-628-7077; simplelifeblog.com Simply Seattle Seattle's largest selection of souvenirs and gifts like: Sleepless in Seattle; Grey's Anatomy; Twilight; Deadliest Catch. 1600 First Ave; 206-448-2207; simplyseattle.com So Much Yarn Wonderful selection of quality yarns, needles, books, and accessories for knitting and crocheting. Open daily on second floor above Cost Plus. 1525 First Ave; 206-443-0727; somuchyarn.com Tatyana Tatyana specializes in retro style for the modern woman. Open 10am-8pm every day. 400 Broadway E; 206-329-5220; tatyana.com Timbuk2 Timbuk2 is a manufacturer of custom and ready-made bags and accessories. Our cycling roots and love of all things urban inform our design decisions to make products that work hard for you. 1532 Seventh Ave; 206489-2102; timbuk2.com Tommy Hilfiger at The Seattle Premium Outlets Woman's wear, men's wear, kid's wear, accessories, classic American fashion. 10600 Quil Ceda Blvd, Ste 700, Tulalip; 360654-3863; tommy.com Top Ten Toys New, traditional, fun and educational toys. Puppets, science kits, travel toys and more. Open seven days a week at Pacific Place Center and Greenwood. 600 Pine, Third Floor; 206-782-0098; toptentoys.com Topper's European Floral Design Florists and Balloon Art. Voted best florist in Seattle 2006 and 2007 by CitySearch. Stunning

florals with distinguished service. 411 University St; 206-622-6330; toppersfloral.com University Village Over 100 specialty stores and restaurants, including Crate and Barrel, J. Crew, H&M, Banana Republic, Pottery Barn, WilliamsSonoma, Anthropologie. 2623 NE University Village, Ste 7; 206523-0622; uvillage.com The Walking Company The Walking Company mission is to help you walk in comfort in all aspects of your life. 1428 Fourth Ave, First Level; 206-624-9215; thewalkingcompany.com West Seattle Junction Association Bustling historic downtown of West Seattle which offers lots of shopping and dining amenities. 4210 SW Oregon St, Ste A; 206935-0904; wsjunction.org Westfield Southcenter Over 240 stores, ten restaurants, fast-casual dining terrace and a 16-screen AMC Theatre with IMAX. Located just five minutes east of SeaTac and 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. 633 Southcenter Mall; 206-246-7400; westfield.com/southcenter Westlake Center Four levels of shopping excitement and dining options! With direct access to the Seattle Monorail and Seattle transit tunnel. 1601 Fifth Ave, Ste 610; 206-467-1600; westlakecenter.com

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Alaska USA Mortgage Whether you’re purchasing your first home, refinancing or purchasing investment properties, we can help. Everything we do is designed to provide value, service and convenience in the Real Estate world. 253-380-4648; budperry.com American Express TRS Co., Inc. Card services and sales. 5114 Pt Fosdick Dr NW #E, Gig Harbor; 206-281-0256; americanexpress.com Wells Fargo Wells Fargo has 11 branches in Seattle with an International Teller Site where you can purchase foreign currency in person. Please contact the location for specific currency availability and to confirm store hours. 206-499-9243; wellsfargo.com

Chambers of Commerce & Visitor Resources

The Alliance for Pioneer Square Where Seattle begins! Visit Seattle’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Thriving with restaurants, nightclubs, art galleries, antique shops and museums. 310 First Ave S, Ste 201; 206-667-0687; pioneersquare.org Art Guide Northwest Color art guide devoted to galleries, antiques and museums

from Olympia to Bellingham. Published in April and October. 14419 Greenwood Ave N, PMB 422; 206-367-6831; artguidenw.com Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle with wonderful dining and shops. It’s a great escape for bikers, birders, sailors and walkers. 395 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-3700; bainbridgechamber.com Bainbridge Island Downtown Association Preserving downtown as the heart of our community! Great annual events, unique local shops. Visit Bainbridge Island’s “Mainstreet” Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. 120 Madrone Ln N, Ste 203, Bainbridge Island; 206-842-2982; bainbridgedowntown.org Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism A refreshing change - saltwater seaports, alpine lakes, majestic Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan, skiing, historic communities, golfing, festivals and more. Open seven days a week, year-round. 904 Potter St, Bellingham; 360-671-3990; bellingham.org Belltown Business Association Belltown Business Association commits to fostering and promoting the vitality and vibrancy of America's greatest neighborhood. 2608 Second Ave; 206-728-5627; belltownba.org Camano Island Chamber of Commerce Open everyday 9am-2pm. Located next to Camano Island Coffee Roasters and Camano Island Marketplace. 848 Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island; 360-6297136; camanoisland.org Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce A community organization showcasing Capitol Hill. Seattle's most unique and diverse neighborhood for arts, nightlife, dining and shopping. 1641 Nagle Pl; 206-328-6646; caphillchamber.org Cascade Loop Scenic Highway Begins 28 miles north of Seattle, spectacular wilderness scenery, unique attractions, fresh air activities, comfortable accommodations, free 64-page travel guide. PO Box 3245, Wenatchee; 509-662-3888; cascadeloop.com City of Bothell Exploring the Great Northwest is your obsession. Being your base camp next to Seattle is ours! Hotel rates up to 30% less. 18305 101st Ave NE, Bothell; 425-6836197; explorebothell.com City of Edmonds Economic Development Art, public beaches, boutiques, bird watching, galleries, cafes, festivals, summer market, underwater dive park, performing arts center, award winning marina, just minutes north of Seattle. 121 Fifth Ave N, Edmonds; 425-775-7724; edmondswa.gov/visiting.html

City of Federal Way There's something for everyone, from nature lovers to competitive athletes, and all close to shopping, dining and lodging. 33325 Eighth Ave S, Federal Way; 253-835-7000; federalway.org City of Kirkland Panoramic waterfront with beaches, parks, marinas and historic downtown. Fine dining, boutique hotels and vibrant arts scene ensure sophisticated flair. 123 Fifth Ave, Kirkland; 425-5873000; explorekirkland.com City of Lynnwood 16 miles north of Seattle, destination shopping, outdoor recreation, nearby beaches, dining, lodging 40% less than downtown. 4114 198th St SW, Ste 7, Lynnwood; 425-670-5043; lynnwoodtourism.com City of Port Townsend Authentic charm of a Victorian Seaport with its maritime heritage and touch of urban chic awaits you in Port Townsend! 440 12th St, Port Townsend; 360385-2722; enjoypt.com City of Rockaway Beach You'll think it can't get any better. Then tomorrow comes. For more information visit the 'Discover Rockaway Beach' website. 276 S Hwy 101, Rockaway Beach; 503-355-2291; discoverrockawaybeach.com City of Sequim Surrounded by natural beauty and small town charm, experience Sequim's friendly faces, local lavender, unique shops and thriving arts community. 1192 E Washington St, Sequim; 360-683-6197; visitsunnysequim.com City of Snoqualmie - Visitor Information Center The Visitor Information Center in Historic Snoqualmie has friendly staff, local attractions, restaurant information, and maps. Open seven days/week. 38767 SE River St, Snoqualmie; 425-888-1555; snovalley.org Clinton Chamber of Commerce The Gateway to Whidbey Island. The purpose of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce is to unite and support local businesses through communications, programs, events, and services that contribute to a vibrant community in Clinton. PO Box 444, Clinton; 360-341-3929; discoverclintonwa.com Coupeville Chamber of Commerce One of the oldest communities in the State of Washington, Coupeville sits in the heart of Ebey's Landing National Historic Reserve. Stroll through Puget Sound's oldest Wharf, Island County Museum, art galleries and shops in town or dine in local restaurants, stay in our unique bed and breakfasts. 905 NW Alexander St, Coupeville; 360-678-5434; coupevillechamber.com Destination Media Alliance Find more things to do in Washington State with our

Scenic Washington travel planner, Scenic Byways Guide and the Washington State Wine Tour Guide. 425 N 85th St; 206-443-0445; destinationmediaalliance.com Discover Burien Burien offers hundreds of retail shops, restaurants, bars, and many service businesses. Our downtown plays host to numerous events each year. 427 SW 152nd St, Burien; 206-4332882; discoverburien.com Discover Selah Tourism Escape for a day to explore central Washington's sunshine along the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway. Experience outdoor recreation adventures, wildlife viewing and agricultural delights. 216 S First St, Selah; 509-698-7300; discoverselah.com Downtown Bellingham Partnership Experience the variety of local public art, shopping, fine dining and cultural entertainment available in downtown Bellingham. Visitor Center open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 11am-3pm. The Crown Plaza Building at 114 W, Magnolia St, Ste 105, Bellingham; 360-527-8710; downtownbellingham.com Downtown Seattle Association The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) is a member-based non-profit organization that champions a healthy, vibrant urban core. By advocating on behalf of businesses, non-profit, arts and residential interests throughout Downtown Seattle, DSA ensures that Downtown is a world-class place to live, work, shop and play. 600 Stewart St, Ste 200; 206-623-0340; downtownseattle.org Forks Chamber of Commerce Free travel information and assistance for the "REST of the Olympic Peninsula" including Kalaloch, La Push, Sekiu, Neah Bay and Hoh Rain Forest. 1411 S Forks Ave, Forks; 360-374-2531; forkswa.com Gig Harbor, The Maritime City Visit Gig Harbor, Washington's Maritime City, less than an hour from Seattle. Stay, meet, play in Gig Harbor. gigharborguide.com 3510 Grandview St, Gig Harbor; 253-853-3554; meetingigharbor.com Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce Nestled between Holmes Harbor and Mutiny Bay, Freeland is the retail and financial center of South Whidbey Island, Washington. 5575 Harbor Ave, Freeland; 360-331-1980; freeland-wa.org The Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Nestled at the water's edge, Oak Harbor sits on Whidbey on the shores of the Puget Sound just seven miles south of the majestic Deception Pass bridge. 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor; 360-675-3755; oakharborchamber.com

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Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) The Seattle LGBT Visitors Center is a great destination for all travelers to find hotels, nightlife, dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions. All are friendly and gladly welcome the LGBT traveler. 614 Broadway E; 206363-9188; thegsba.org Greater Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Promotes business, encourages cooperative relationships with government agencies, organizations and provides visitor information and publications. Open 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri. 17401 133rd Ave NE, Woodinville; 425-481-8300; woodinvillechamber.org Juneau Convention and Visitors Bureau Come see us in Juneau, Alaska! Glaciers, whales, and wilderness adventures are a quick two-hour flight from Seattle. Don't wait! 800 Glacier Ave, Ste 201, Juneau, AK; 907-586-1737; traveljuneau.com KCR Media Group, Inc. A Korean communications company in Seattle. Free Korean weekly newspaper Kyocharo providing community business information; telephone directory (BlueBook); Korean Seattle guide and map. 23416 Hwy 99, Ste A, Edmonds; 425-774-1004; seattlekcr.com Langley Chamber of Commerce History meets hip in Langley. This seaside village is where you can experience everything from blowing glass to talking with coffee roasters, artists and winemakers. Langley offers a tranquil getaway with its expansive views of the Cascades and Saratoga Passage. 208 Anthes Ave, Langley; 360-2216765; visitlangley.com

conventions, festivals, and leisure travel. Have a Thumbs Up! experience in Thurston County, WA. 103 Sid Snyder Ave SW, Olympia; 360-704-7544; visitolympia.com Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau Travel information for the Olympic Peninsula. Get all the details you need for a great visit! Email or call for free maps, lodging and travel information today! PO Box 670, Port Angeles; 360-452-8552; olympicpeninsula.org OneRedmond A private-public partnership for economic and community development, led by the private sector, working in close partnership with the City of Redmond. 8383 158th Ave NE, Ste 225, Redmond; 425-8854014; oneredmond.org Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Discover Orcas Island and the San Juan Islands! Explore Moran State Park, hiking, biking, superb dining, and scenery beyond compare. 65 N Beach Rd, Eastsound; 360-376-2273; orcasislandchamber.com Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority The PDA serves as caretaker and steward of the city's historic Public Market Center. 85 Pike St, Ste 500; 206-682-7453; pikeplacemarket.org Pocket Picks, LLC Pocket sized cards featuring information and offers for restaurants, shopping and attractions. Free at 150 hotels in the area. 218 Main St, Ste 724, Kirkland; 425-298-7558; pocketpicks.com

Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce Our Bavarian Village has yearround festivals, unlimited outdoor recreation and the most spectacular scenery in the State. Come play! 518 Shawnee St, Leavenworth; 509-548-5807; leavenworth.org

Port Gamble - Olympic Property Group National Historic Landmark District. Experience outdoor recreation, weddings, festivals, lodging, dining, live theater and shopping. Easy day trip from Seattle, including the ferry, just an hour away. 32159 NE Rainier Ave, Port Gamble; 360297-7251; portgamble.com

Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau Discovery Awaits! A 28-mile sand beach, ocean view lodging, restaurants, museums, attractions, lighthouses, galleries, trails, boardwalk, birding and more! 3914 Pacific Hwy, Seaview; 360-642-2400; funbeach.com

Preview: The Gallery Guide Preview: The Gallery Guide lists and reviews current exhibitions at art galleries and museums throughout Washington State, Oregon, British Columbia and Alberta. PO Box 549, Station A, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604-254-1405; preview-art.com

Morris Visitor Publications WHERE Magazines Publishers of Where Magazine, Where Maps, Where Guestbook and Where Quick Guide. 1904 Third Ave, Ste 623; 206-8262670; wheretraveler.com

Renton Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Nestled on Lake Washington's south shore and only minutes from downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Sea-Tac Airport. Discover Renton's value, selection and convenience. 625 S Fourth St, Renton; 425-226-4560; gorenton.com

Mount St. Helens Cowlitz County Gateway to Mount St. Helens. Easy access from I-5 to four Visitors Centers. Dining. Seasonal helicopter flights. 1900 Seventh Ave, Longview; 360-5773137; visitmtsthelens.com Olympia Lacey Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau We are a great location for

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San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands' (and town of Friday Harbor) official resource for lodging, whale and wildlife watching, sea kayaking, bicycling, art galleries, museums, dining, farms, ferries,

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etc. 640 Mullis St, Ste 211, Friday Harbor; 360-378-9551 ext 1; visitsanjuans.com Seattle Metropolitan Magazine Insider's guide to food and drinks, entertainment and the arts, recreation, interesting people and the good life in Seattle. 1201 Western Ave, Ste 425; 206-957-2234; seattlemet.com Seattle Southside Visitor Services Looking for the perfect Seattle area getaway? Look no further than Seattle Southside. It is just minutes from downtown without the downtown price. 3100 S 176th St; 206-575-2489; seattlesouthside.com Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, at Seventh and Pike, First Floor; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market / First and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc The Seattle Weekly The Seattle Weekly is the definitive source for information on news, music, movies, restaurants, reviews, and events in Seattle. 1008 Western Ave, Ste 300; 206-467-4351; seattleweekly.com Silverdale Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center Free visitor, business and relocation information. Travel planning assistance, recommendations, maps, brochures, guest business center, Wi-Fi. Silverdale waterfront, Kitsap Peninsula. PO Box 1218, Silverdale; 360-692-6800; silverdalechamber.com Snohomish County Tourism Bureau Minutes north of Seattle; hotel rates 40% less! Home to the Boeing Tour, Seattle Premium Outlets, nature tours, river rafting. 1133 164th St SW, Ste 204, Lynnwood; 425-348-5802; snohomish.org South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce An exciting, rapidly changing neighborhood in the heart of Seattle. Take the streetcar to Lake Union Park, restaurants and shopping. 305 Ninth Ave N, Ste C; 206-547-2577; sluchamber.org Squaxin Island Tribe Tourism Department You are invited to discover our exciting culture at the museum. Stay and play at the Little Creek Casino Resort and to golf at the championship Salish Cliffs

Golf Club. Spa and RV spaces available. 3591 Old Olympic Hwy, Shelton; 360-432-3838; squaxinislandtourism.com Tacoma Regional Convention + Visitor Bureau Info on lodging, dining, shopping, sightseeing, attractions, entertainment and service in Tacoma and Pierce County. Free visitor guides, maps and brochures. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm. Sun noon-5pm. 1119 Pacific Ave, Ste 1400, Tacoma; 253-2843268; traveltacoma.com Tourism Victoria Discover Victoria, Canada for an enchanting island getaway with a picturesque harbour, historic downtown, hip culinary scene and outdoor adventures. 812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-953-2033; tourismvictoria.com Tourism Walla Walla Visit Walla Walla is a unique destination for leisure or business travel with an historic downtown, antiques, museums and art in the middle of wine country. 112 S First, Ste 201, Walla Walla; 509-525-8799; wallawalla.org Tourmap Co. Tourmap Company is a leading creator of destination maps for cities worldwide. PO Box 16253; 206-932-2506; tourmap.com Travel Host of Seattle Western Washington Largest "in-room" hotel travel magazine, in over 800 cities nationwide. Your "what to do" visitor connection. PO Box 9384; 206-200-4101; travelhost.com Travel Media Group Distributors of HotelCoupons, targeted to the value conscious traveler. 108 First Ave, Kingston, PA; 757-351-7614; travelmediagroup.net Travel Portland Whether your suitcase holds hiking boots or designer heels you will find plenty of suitable destinations to explore. Welcome to Portland! 1000 SW Broadway, Ste 2300, Portland, OR; 503-275-9750; travelportland.com Tri-Cities Visitors & Convention Bureau The Tri-Cities is located in beautiful southeastern Washington where three rivers converge in the heart of Washington's wine country. 7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Ste B, Kennewick; 509-735-8486; visittri-cities.com Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office Visit Vancouver USA and experience the rich history, unparalled attractions, and scenic beauty. Contact us for a free visitor guide. 101 E Eighth St, Ste 240, Vancouver; 360-750-1553; visitvancouverusa.com Vashon Island Chamber of Commerce Knowledgeable, friendly information about Vashon-Maury Island events and activities, businesses and places of interest. 17141 Vashon Hwy SW,

Vashon Island; 206-463-6217; vashonchamber.com Visit Kitsap Peninsula Visitor information for Kitsap Peninsula. Silverdale center open weekdays 9am-5pm. 9481 Silverdale Way, Ste 281, Silverdale; 800-337-0580; visitkitsap.com Visit Rainier Discover lodging, trip planning, road conditions, and winter recreation in mountain communities on this official website for Mt. Rainier. PO Box 434, Ashford; 360-748-4514; visitrainier.com Visit Spokane All the big city amenities you could wish for, plus fabulous natural beauty, and 260 sunny days each year. Contact us for things to do, shopping, recreation, dining, and lodging. 801 West Riverside, Ste 301, Spokane; 509-624-1341; visitspokane.com Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism Year round island vacations; arts, cultural heritage, recreation, whale-watching and culinary agritourism. Home of world famous Penn Cove mussels. Just 25 miles north of Seattle. Family and pet friendly. PO Box 365, Coupeville; 360-320-3928; whidbeycamanoislands.com Whidbey Life Magazine Whidbey Life Magazine is an art and culture magazine that publishes passionate, creative and complete coverage of the art community and its artists on Whidbey Island. Available in print and online. 360-626-3437; whidbeylifemagazine.org Yakima Valley Tourism The Yakima Valley is one of the world's top agricultural growing regions boasting award-winning wine and farm fresh experiences. It is a quick scenic drive from Seattle with over 300 days of sunshine. 10 N Eighth St, Yakima; 509-575-3010; visityakima.com

Medical & Dental

Seattle Eye M.D.s Seattle Sunglass Co. Optical. Eye exams, contact lenses, emergency eye care, cataract and laser eye surgery (LASIK). Designer eyewear, prescription sunglasses, and custom services. 523 Pine St, Ste 200; 206-652-9000; eyemds.net

Multi-Media

InterChange Media Art Productions 9am-5pm Mon- Fri. Video production, TV commercials, music videos, post production, online videos, editing services, social media videos. 1205 E Pike St, Ste B-F; 206-324-2000; interchangemedia.com KING 5 & KONG Television KING 5 Television is committed to making a meaningful contribution to the community we live and work in. 333 Dexter Ave N; 206-448-5555; king5.com

Mobile Grooves Music brings people together! We use high quality sound and lighting equipment to give each party a different twist and flavor. Our Emcees organize each milestone and special moment leaving lasting memories you can share with family and friends for years to come. 9901 182nd Ave SE; 206-920-3936; mobile-grooves.com New Audience Media Give exhibitors more touch points with attendees & increase event revenue. We give exhibitors the ability to reach attendees online, 365 days a year. 8201 164th Ave NE #200, Redmond; 206-802-6813 Northwest Event Technology We provide audio-visual production services for meetings and events. 1660 128th Dr SE, Redmond; 682-551-2924; nweventtechnology.com Pacific Digital Signs Digital signs, kiosks, social media, photo booths, way finding, mobile, interactive solutions. 1515 130th Ave NE, Bellevue; 206-452-1984; pacificdigitalsigns.com Paradigm Communications Group Publisher of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air in-flight magazines. 2701 First Ave, Ste 250; 206-4415871; paradigmcg.com The Seattle Times Company Hotel Program The Northwest's best newspaper, independent and privately owned since 1896. Winner of nine Pulitzer Prizes. PO Box 70; 206-652-6361; seattletimes.com STQRY Explore Seattle with the free STQRY mobile app – discover art, culture, history, attractions – then continue using the app inside venues! 5657 42nd Ave SW; 206-390-1028; stqry.com

Photography & Video

Affinity Photographers A full-service, award-winning team with 20+ years experience specializing in conventions, events and on-site corporate portraits. 845-642-1775 Alabastro Photography Professional event photography company for corporate and non-profit organizations. Conferences, conventions, meetings, entertainment, public relations, headshots and stage performances. 3518 Fremont Ave N, Ste 197; 206-280-8510; alabastro.photoshelter.com Shark & Yeti Photography Shark & Yeti Photography specializes in photography for events big and small. From national corporate conferences to small private parties, we make sure your event is fully covered with memorable images and fun photographers. 2655 Eighth Ave W; 206-2719384; sharkandyeti.com Sharon Mae Photography Professional Paparazzi and adventure guide to capture your personal vacation experiences.

2 Auburn Way N, Ste 208, Auburn; 253-245-3933; sharonmae.com

Print, Design, and Mailing Services Cascade Architectural & Engineering Supplies Co. Inc. We provide the services, equipment and supplies to support the document needs of these industries - from project start to finish. 235 Ninth Ave N; 206-467-1611; caes.com FedEx Office Volume copies, full color copies, signs, binding, digital output, FAX, and computer services. Open Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-9pm. Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. 206-467-1767; fedexkinkos.com FedEx Office - Seattle Sheraton Business Center Professional, full service, printing and convention services: programs, flyers, agendas, signs, banners, installation, fulfillment, location consultation, shipping, packaging, special requests. 206-467-5885; fedex.com/conventions FedEx Office at The Westin Seattle Hotel Visit the on-site FedEx Office Print and Ship Center conveniently located at The Westin Seattle Hotel and access a nationwide network of printing and shipping solutions. 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-441-5116; fedex.com/us/office/services/ conventions/locations/westinseattle.html United Reprographics Seattle's premier color printing company. At United Reprographics, we will do whatever it takes to ensure your job prints exactly how you want it and is delivered when you want it. That’s our commitment to delivering the highest standard of service in the industry. 1750 Fourth Ave S; 206-382-1177; unitedreprographics.com

Salon, Spa & Fitnes

Awant Excellence Awant Excellence provides health services that fit in and around busy schedules. Our certified trainers bring fun and effective workouts and health services to people in the downtown Seattle area. We deliver high quality training to make our clients as fit and healthy as possible. We also offer in room spa experience at select hotels. 253-670-2203; awantexcellence.com Excellence Health & Fitness Personal training, nutritional therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, mental health, full group exercise schedule, and Healthy Café. Be Excellence. Join us. 400 Dexter Ave N; 206-251-2818; excellencefitness.com Julep Nail Parlor Enjoy luxurious, all-natural manicures, pedicures, facials and waxing. Open seven days. Online scheduling at myjulep. com. 1427 Fifth Ave; 206-9850088; julep.com Olympus Spa Recently selected as the favorite

local spa by the Seattle Times, Olympus Spa offers women a welcoming atmosphere devoted to the restoration of the body, mind and soul. 3815 196th St SW, Ste 160, Lynnwood; 425-6973000; olympusspa.com Tulalip Resort Casino Luxury destination resort and casino located 30 miles north of Seattle. Spa, gaming, shopping, dining and meeting facilities. 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip; 360-716-6000; tulalipresort.com Ummelina International Day Spa Massage, facials, wet body treatments, baths, nail care, herbal remedies, natural gifts. Sun-Thu 10am-7pm; Fri-Sat 8am-9pm. Parking available nights/weekends. 1525 Fourth Ave; 206-624-1370; ummelina.com Vida Spa, The Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle Because every guest has unique needs, Vida offers a range of body therapies, wraps, exfoliations and facials. Open daily 9am-9pm. 900 Lenora St, Ste 200; 206-515-6886; vidaspas.com

Specialized Staff

AtWork! AtWork! is a highly supportive and innovative conduit between people with disabilities and mainstream employers in the community, through social and recreational activities, volunteer work, self-advocacy and more. 1935 152nd Pl NE, Bellevue; 206-274-4001; atworkwa.org Annie's Nannies, Inc. For nearly 30 years, we've matched professional, pre-screened nannies and babysitters for event childcare and hotel guests in the Puget Sound. 2236 NW 58th St, Ste 101; 206-784-8462; aniseattle.com Farmers Insurance Our Division office trains and supports over 100 professional insurance agents in the Greater Seattle area. We proudly support the tourism industry and offer personal and business risk management. 33650 Sixth Ave S, Ste 110, Federal Way; 253252-2507; farmforward.com On Call Nanny On Call Nanny provides vetted nannies for guest's childcare needs while visiting Seattle. Our nannies are experienced, interviewed and background checked. On Call Nanny is licensed and bonded. 206-335-6880; oncallnanny.com Postmates On-demand courier service. Food, clothes or office supplies? You name it. Anything in the city delivered within the hour. 119 S Main St, Ste 210; 800-8826106; postmates.com Redfin Redfin is a technologypowered real estate broker that represents people buying and selling homes. 2025 First Ave, Sixth Floor; redfin.com

Ticket Services

Brown Paper Tickets Brown Paper Tickets offers tickets to Seattle's best events. From walking tours to sports to stage performances, we ticket anything! 220 Nickerson St; 800-838-3006; brownpapertickets.com

Tour Operators

experiences. 101 Prefontaine Pl S; 206-296-7580; 4culture.org AAA Washington Free maps and TourBooks for members. Full-service travel agency, insurance agency and travel store for the public. 1523 15th Ave W; 425-462-2222; aaawa.com

Azumano International Seattle Mon-Fri 9am-6pm. Exceptions: American holidays. 1511 Third Ave, Melbourne Tower, Ste 1006; 206-623-7060; azumanointernational.com

Booking.com USA Inc. Booking.com helps travelers of all backgrounds easily discover, book, and enjoy the best places to stay in the world. 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 1250, Bellevue; 425-456-3704; booking.com

Customized Tours and Charter Service LLC Charter service/private tours and featuring daily tours Seattle City Boeing, Snoqualmie Falls and Winery, Mt. Rainier Tours and more! PO Box 98677, Des Moines; 206-878-3965; toursofseattle.com

Columbia FunMap Inc. Publishers of Gay/Lesbian travel guides/maps. Custom cartography and graphic design. 221 Rutgers St, Maplewood, NJ; 973-275-1700; funmaps.com

EverGreen Escapes Cascadia Virtuoso on-site tour operator blending our nature, adventure and culinary bounty into authentic local experiences. Small group and custom-crafted private tours led by expert, caring Escape Artists. 2960 Fourth Ave S, Ste 115; 206-650-5795; evergreenescapes.com Pacific Tours NW A family owned tour company providing all inclusive coach tours of varied length in Washington and Oregon states. PO Box 234, Poulsbo; 206-9477825; pacifictoursnw.com Public Market Tours Daily one hour historical and cultural tours of Pike Place Market. See fish fly, fresh produce stands, and artisan flower growers! Private groups welcome. 1916 Pike Place, Ste 12-379; 206-209-5488; publicmarkettours.com Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle's dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. 12721 Renton Ave S; 206-7254483; seattlefoodtours.com Victoria Clipper Clipper Vacations Customized group or FIT tour packages/itineraries for Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler, San Juan Islands. Transportation, accommodations, sightseeing. Receptive services. 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69; 206-448500; clippervacations.com Waterways Cruises & Events Come aboard our luxurious fleet of dining yachts and discover Seattle's unique waterways. Join a scheduled theme cruise or custom charter your event. 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterwayscruises.com

Travel Planning & Visitor Information 4Culture Listen 4Culture cell phone tours of Public Art in King County; "Destination Heritage" visitor maps featuring historical sites, museums and tours in King County; and offer free art

Cruise Specialists Providing acclaimed personal travel services including cruise and tour experiences since 1987. Open Daily, 8am-5:30pm and Sat 9am-1pm. 221 First Ave W, Ste 210; 206-285-5600; cruisespecialists.com edibleSEATTLE The only magazine celebrating the Pacific Northwest food scene with a guide to local dining. Available on newsstands everywhere. 1752 NW Market, Ste 131; 206-605-9005; edibleseattle.com Orbitz Worldwide Orbitz.com is a leading online travel company that uses innovative technology to enable travelers to plan, research and book travel products. 500 W Madison St, Chicago, IL; 888656-4546; orbitz.com Pacific Northwest Journeys Custom itinerary planning for independent travelers to Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. A Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist. 6031B Fauntleroy Way SW; 206-9359730; pnwjourneys.com ParentMap ParentMap is the leading family media in the Puget Sound region. We provide trusted, essential information and inspiration to 350,000+ parents every month via highly targeted magazines, website, e-newsletters and events - connecting them with community. 1700 N Northlake Way, Ste 106; 206-709-9026; parentmap.com Puget Sound Attractions Council Call or write for free "Seattle Favorites" vacation guide brochure featuring 31 major attractions and discount coupons within greater Seattle-Tacoma area. 1006 Industry Dr; 206-623-8632; seattleattractions.com Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services High-quality sightseeing assistance, tour referrals and visitor information. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl, at Seventh and

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Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. In-depth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market / First and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc

Parking & Valet

Takuyo Corporation Publishers of telephone directory, guidebook and monthly information magazine YOUmaga and web portal all in Japanese. Web design and localization. 316 Maynard S, Ste 110; 206-624-5777; jeninc.com Travelinsurety.com Travel insurance plan comparison web site. Research and compare a multitude of plans side by side for rate and coverage. PO Box 110998, Tacoma; 253-267-7067; travelinsurety.com

TRANSPORTATION Airlines & Services

Alaska Airlines 24-hour reservations line. Meeting and group desk (800) 445-4435. Alaska Airlines Vacations (800) 468-2248. TDD alaskaair.com Delta Air Lines Call any time for global travel reservations or assistance for Delta, Air France, KLM, or Alitalia airlines. (TDD 800-831-4488) delta.com Emirates Airlines Flying daily from Seattle to Dubai from Sea-Tac Airport. Town office is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Handling ticketing, corporate and group travel. 701 Pike St, Ste 1050; 206-682-2760; emirates.com Ken’s Baggage & Frozen Storage Baggage storage and freezer storage at Sea-Tac Airport. Also UPS, FedEx, infant seat rental, notary public, ticket and key holding service, packaging supplies. 17801 International Blvd, PMB#100; 206-433-5333; kensbaggage.com United Airlines United operates an average of 5,341 daily flights to 360 airports worldwide. Visit united.com or call 800-UNITED-1 to book your travel. 233 S Wacker Dr, 16th Fl, Chicago, IL; united.com

Bicycle Rentals

The Bicycle Repair Shop Your go-to destination for bicycle repair and rental. Selfguided tours offered. Located across from Coleman Dock and Washington State Ferry Terminal. Drop in or call today! 928 Alaskan Way; 206-682-7057; thebicyclerepairshop.com Seattle Cycling Tours Bicycle rentals by the hour, day, week or longer. Rentals include bikes, helmet, lock, map. Ask about our Local Tours.

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Impark Conveniently located near downtown attractions such as the Space Needle, Convention Center, EMP/SFM, Pacific Place, CenturyLink Field and more. 1700 Seventh Ave, Ste 106; 206381-1789; impark.com

Taxicabs

Orange Cab Company Your satisfaction is our success. The newest and cleanest fleet in Seattle. VISA, MC, AMEX. 11621 Des Moines Memorial Dr; 206522-8800; orangecab.net SideCar SideCar is a community driven, on-demand ridesharing app for your smartphone aka your whole new way to get around Seattle! Download the app and get a ride instantly: 415-745-5553; side.cr Yellow Cab Fastest, most reliable taxi service from the Northwest’s largest taxi fleet. Express airport service, package delivery, 24hour dispatched taxis. VISA MC AMEX 74 S Hudson St; 206-6226500; yellowtaxi.net

Trains

Amtrak Enjoy train travel on Amtrak Cascades, offering, business class, regional cuisine and frequent departures between Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, BC. 9371 53rd Ave S; 800-USA-Rail; amtrak.com

navigation rentals, tours, and free shuttle service. Open seven days 9am-5pm. 13214 First Ave St, Burien; 206-256-1035; eaglerider.com Enterprise Rent-A-Car Many locations in the Puget Sound area. A large variety of vehicles, 12-15 passenger vans, low rates, free pick-up. 2116 Westlake Ave; 883-826-6890; enterprise.com National/Alamo Downtown Seattle Our brands continue to serve business and leisure travelers’ needs with friendly service and high-value vehicles conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle. 1301 Sixth Ave; 883-8266890; alamo.com Scoot About Rent a scooter for fun or for your transportation needs. Get out and see Seattle. Rent by the hour, day or week. Scoot About also sells helmets, accessories, gift items, scooters and motorcycles. 3035 First Ave; 206-407-3362; scootabout.biz Sixt Rent A Car Reserve and rent a car with Sixt Rent A Car. Sixt rents top-class cars to its customers at very low prices. With the world’s largest BMW and Mercedes Benz fleet, the latest models of top car makes, sports cars, convertibles, jeeps and trucks, Sixt meets the requirements of all its customers. 1521 Second Ave; 206-307-2649

Water Transportation

Rocky Mountaineer Rocky Mountaineer offers 45 unique train vacation packages on four distinctive rail routes on three rail journeys into the Canadian Rockies. 101-369 Terminal Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada; 604-606-7200; rockymountaineer.com

Alaska Marine Highway System See Alaska for an unforgettable adventure! Ride the state ferry in a relaxed and casual atmosphere while you enjoy 3,500 miles of spectacular coastline. Visit us online for routes, videos and more. 7559 N Tongass Ave, Ketchikan, AK; 907228-7255; ferryalaska.com

Sound Transit Link light rail runs 20 hours per day between Sea-Tac Airport and downtown Seattle stations near hotels, restaurants and attractions. 401 S Jackson St; 206-398-5058; soundtransit.org

Black Ball Ferry Line Year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC. 430 Belleville St, Victoria, BC, Canada; 250-386-2202; cohoferry.com

Vehicle & Motorcycle Rentals Avis Rent-a-Car Avis offers great rates and savings for corporate and leisure travelers. It’s your space! 1011 Pike St; 206-2233499; avis.com Car2Go Car2Go provides a fleet of 330+ car sharing vehicles that can be rented on-demand 24-hours a day. 3131 Western Ave, Ste 24; 206-420-4684; seattle.car2go.com Dollar Rent A Car Five convenient locations in Seattle area. Wide selection of clean, late model cars and vans. 24/7. Airport valet parking. 15858 Pacific Hwy S; 206-433-6768; dollar.com EagleRider Motorcycle Rental EagleRider provides motorcycle and scooter rentals, GPS

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Clipper Vacations Passenger ferry service – 2.5 hours Seattle to Victoria, BC year-round; San Juan Islands/ whale watching, seasonal. Day trips and overnight packages. 2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69; 206-443-2560; victoriaclipper.com King County Ferry District The King County Ferry District currently operates two routes: Vashon Island/Downtown Seattle route and West Seattle/ Downtown Seattle route. 516 Third Ave, Ste 1200; 206-2961648; kingcountyferries.org Schooner Mallory Todd Sail Lake Union and Lake Washington on this classic, exquisitely furnished, 65 ft. sailing schooner. Coast Guardcertified for up to 36 guests – captain and crew provided. 860 Terry Ave N; 206-381-6919; sailseattle.com

Washington State Ferries Operating 365 days a year; please call for fare and schedule information. Partial ; please call for details. TDD Pier 52, 801 Alaskan Way; 206-464-6400; wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

Bus & Motorcoach

Beeline Tours, Charters & Excursions Inbound receptive services include custom charters, creative excursions, pre and post cruise ship packages, step-on guides. Small and large groups. 12721 Renton Ave S; 206-6325162; beelinetours.com Bellair Charters - Airporter Shuttle Your event transportation specialists. We’ll assist you with corporate and special events. Luxury coaches, mini-buses and vans. Charters in US and Canada. 1416 Whitehorn St, Ferndale; 800-221-4548; bellaircharters.com Butler Transportation Luxury mini-coaches, Mercedes sprinter vans, SUVs, sedans. Full-service transportation management. exceptional vehicle quality and customer care. Planners’ preferred vendor. PO Box 77793; 206-233-9233; butlerseattle.com Downtown Airporter Downtown Airporter offers direct 24-hour service from Sea-Tac to downtown Seattle, as low as $12.50 pp; hourly scheduled service to Bellevue. 800 SW 16th St, Renton; 425-981-7070; downtownairporter.com Journey Lines Journey Lines is a family owned and operated motorcoach company specializing in quality transportation in the Seattle area since 1981. 3320 121st St SW, Lynnwood; 425-353-6285; journeylines.com Metro Transit Bus service throughout Seattle and King County on over 180 different routes. For help with routes and schedules (206) 5533000. TTY (206) 684-1739. 201 S Jackson St; 206-553-3000; kingcounty.gov/metro MTR Western Service is our focus. Expert driver/guides and coaches in showroom condition. Your experience will exceed your expectations. 16 W Harrison; 206-838-7148; mtrwestern.com Production Transport, Inc. Specialize in city wide shuttle bus systems. Also provide VIP services, airport meet and greet and special event transportation services. 21250 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 535, Torrance, CA; 310641-0900; prodtrans.com Puget Sound Coach Lines Serving the Great Northwest since 1984. Bilingual guides available. 9, 22, 47-49, 53-56 seat deluxe buses. Charters in US and Canada. 809 W Main St, Auburn; 253-939-5811; pscoachlines.com Quick Coach Lines Ltd. Scheduled bus service, SeaTac Airport, Seattle, Tulalip,

Bellingham Airport to Vancouver, BC. Pick-up at Vancouver major hotels or cruise dock. Charters. AMEX, MC, VISA. 8730 River Rd, Delta, BC, Canada; 604-9404428; quickcoach.com Starline Luxury Coaches Luxury coaches, mini-buses and executive vans. Wheelchair accessible vehicles. Event transportation management/ shuttle specialists. Prices to fit your budget. 9801 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S; 206-7635817; discoverstarline.com

Cruise Lines

Carnival Cruise Lines The most popular cruise operation with 22 funships offering a wide variety of exciting itineraries from 3-12 days in length. 3655 NW 87th Ave, Miami, FL; 305-599-2600; carnival.com Holland America Line, Inc. Cruises and tours to Alaska, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Europe, South Pacific, more. Westmark Hotels, glass-domed trains. See your travel agent. 300 Elliott Ave W; 206-281-3535; hollandamerica.com Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Seven-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska, May-Sept. See our website or call for more information. 7665 Corporate Center Dr, Miami, FL; 305-4364762; ncl.com

Limousines, Town Cars &Passenger Vans Bayview Limousine Services, Inc. Voted “The Best Limousine Service in America for 2007” by the National Limousine Association. Chauffeured sedans, limousines, vans and SUVs. 15701 Nelson Pl; 206824-6200; bayviewlimo.com Blackstone Limousine Inc. Blackstone Limousine services groups from 1-40 people. We offer executive car service, city and wine tours with professional personable chauffeurs. 15202 149th Ave SE, Renton; 206-3435466; blackstonelimo.com Black Car Express Executive transportation service, chauffeured luxury vans, minibuses, corporate sedans and SUVs. We believe that chauffeured transportation means more than just a ride. It’s about excellence in professionalism and service. That’s why we’re committed to providing the exceptional level of customer care you deserve. 206-478-4340 Blessed Limo Blessed Limo services all transportation needs in the greater Seattle area, providing safe, on-time airport service, city/ land, wine tours, and rides to/ from events. Our fleet serves 1-100 people. 206-579-5911; blessedlimo.net British Motor Coach, Inc. The classiest of tours, shopping excursions, and Woodinville wine tours in chauffeured vintage Rolls-Royces and Bentleys. Modern vehicles also available. Major credit cards. 420 S Hinds St; 206-283-6600; bmclimo.com

Carey Chauffeured Services Choice not chance. 24-hour access to the world’s most trusted network of chauffeur driven limousines, sedans, vans and SUVs. 1237 S Director St; 206-762-3517 Onstar Limousine LLC Dedicated to providing a worldclass experience in transporting you to your destination in comfort, safety and style. 18961 108th Ln SE, Renton; 206-7886990; onstarlimo.com Oz Car Service Fast, reliable transportation to and from the airport, flat rate in towncar or van. Available for hire. Group rates. Accept credit cards. 677 120th Ave NE, Ste 199, Bellevue; 206-271-6999; ozzyservices.com Pacific Northwest Limousine Service LLC Pacific Northwest Limousine Service LLC is a personalized transportation which offers extra things you have been looking for. Our chauffeurs are well trained, experienced, knowledgeable, and professional. 425-919-1960; pacificnorthwestlimo.com Shuttle Express Sedan and Limo Service Seattle’s best airport transportation: Share ride, private van, sedan, limo and bus service, sightseeing, wine tours; 24-hour service! 800 SW 16th St, Renton; 425-981-7070; shuttleexpress.com Uber Need a ride? Uber makes it super easy to get around Seattle with the tap of an app! uber.com/seattle

RESTAURANTS Ballard

Anthony’s HomePort Shilshole Bay SEAFOOD Waterfront dining on scenic Shilshole Bay featuring fresh Northwest seafood. Seattle’s favorite outside deck! View banquet rooms. Dinner, Sunday brunch. $$ 6135 Seaview Ave NW; 206-783-0780; anthonys.com Chinook’s at Salmon Bay SEAFOOD Unique waterfront dining at Fisherman’s Terminal. Or “Little Chinook’s” for fish ‘n’ chips. Weekend breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $ 1900 W Nickerson St; 206-283-4665; anthonys.com Hi-Life

Home of Ballard’s Seasonal American Grill featuring breakfast and Sunday family-style fried chicken suppers. Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. $$ 5425 Russell Ave NW; 206-7847272; chowfoods.com/hi-life AMERICAN

Ray’s Boathouse, Cafe & Catering SEAFOOD Internationally acclaimed Northwest seafood and waterfront dining. Dining room, cafe and deck, banquet facilities and catering. Lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 6049 Seaview Ave NW; 206-789-3770; rays.com

Stoneburner ITALIAN We hope that all parts of the restaurant—cuisine, design, service, our wine program and our bar program—provide our guests the opportunity to connect, relax and leave feeling refreshed. 5214 Ballard Ave NW, 206-695-2051; stoneburnerseattle.com Volterra

ITALIAN Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Dinner nightly and weekend brunch. Happy hour Mon-Fri 4:30pm-6:30pm. Extensive wine list. $$$ 5411 Ballard Ave NW; 206-789-5100; volterrarestaurant.com

Belltown

Amber Seattle AMERICAN Amber Restaurant and Lounge offers fresh Northwest cuisine, finely crafted cocktails, private rooms, and vibrant entertainment 7 days a week. $$ 2214 First Ave; 206-728-8500; amberseattle.com El Gaucho

STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 4pm-11pm. Lunch and meeting space upon request. Private dining rooms available. 2505 First Ave; 206-728-1337; elgaucho.com

Local 360

AMERICAN Breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily. American classics made with fresh, seasonal and local ingredients. Full bar with 100% Northwest spirits. 2234 First Ave; 206-441-9360; local360.org

The Lucky Diner AMERICAN A neighborhood diner in Belltown, serving traditional American fare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Mon-Fri 7am10pm; 7am Fri to 10pm Sun; 24 hours on weekend. $ 2630 First Ave; 206-805-0133; theluckydiner.com Mama’s Mexican Kitchen MEXICAN One of Seattle’s most popular Mexican restaurants in the heart of Belltown since 1974. Sidewalk dining. Daily lunch and dinner. $$ 2234 Second Ave; 206-728-6262; mamas.com Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant MOROCCAN Elegant authentic Moroccan cuisine, traditional seating, bellydancing (Wed-Sun). Feel like an honored guest in the sultan’s tent. Dinner nightly 5-10pm. $$-$$$ 2334 Second Ave; 206-956-0500; marrakeshseattle.com

Capitol Hill

Annapurna Cafe INDIAN Come enjoy the mesmerizing taste of Nepal, India, and Tibet all under one roof. 1833 Broadway Ave; 206-320-7770; annapurnacafe.com Bar Ferd’nand SPANISH We serve simple cocktails, aperitvos & digestivos, and, of course, glasses & bottles from family owned, small production bodegas from all over the wine-producing world. The Bar is available for private parties

of up to 15 persons. 1531 Melrose Ave, 206-623-5882; ferdinandthebar.com Barrio

Barrio features a menu that takes a unique and modern approach to Mexican inspired cuisine and complements that with cocktails that are creative, classic and Latin focused. $$-$$$ 1420 12th Ave; 206-5888105; barriorestaurant.com MEXICAN

Dick’s Drive-In Restaurants, Inc. AMERICAN Seattle’s iconic burger joint serving up juicy burgers, hand-cut fries, and old-fashion shakes for over 59 years! 6 locations in the greater Seattle area. $ 206-634-0300; ddir.com Jimmy’s on Broadway AMERICAN Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1100 Broadway Ave; 206-2041188; jimmysonbroadway.com The Pine Box AMERICAN West Coast craft beer done right. 33 rotating local and rare taps, artisan pizza, and West Coast fare. $$ 1600 Melrose Ave; 206-588-0375; pineboxbar.com Rhody on Spring NORTHWEST Outdoor seating available. Located at the Inn at Virginia Mason, four blocks from downtown. $-$$$ Inn at Virgina Mason, 1006 Spring St; 206-223-7654; innatvirginiamason.com Rumba

CARRIBBEAN Relax and enjoy a sultry evening in Rumba, Seattle’s first rum bar. Our island-inspired menu features house-baked empanadas, hibiscus wings, Jamaican jerk pork and our sinful deep-fried banana foster. 1112 Pike St; 206-583-7177; rumbaonpike.com

Sitka & Spruce NORTHWEST Featuring a 12-seat butcher-block table with an open kitchen and wood fired hearth, Sitka & Spruce offers a menu that’s an unusually sensitive barometer of Northwest seasons. 1531 Melrose Ave, 206-3240662; sitkaandspruce.com Tango Restaurant & Lounge SPANISH Tango Restaurant specializes in Latin-inspired cuisine. Taste our Spanish tapas, Cuban mojitos and South American ceviche! Dinner nightly. $$ 1100 Pike St; 206-583-0382; tangorestaurant.com

Downtown

13 Coins Restaurant CONTINENTAL A Seattle institution since 1967. Exhibition kitchen, live music in the Night Owl Lounge, twice-daily happy hour. Open 24 hours, free parking. Two locations, Seattle & SeaTac. $$-$$$ 125 Boren Ave N; 206-682-2513; 13coins.com Andaluca Restaurant & Bar MEDITERRANEAN Warm, upbeat atmosphere featuring fresh seasonal Northwest foods combined with Mediterranean flavors and techniques. All major credit cards. Reservations recommended. $$$ -$$$$ 407 Olive

Way; 206-382-6999; andaluca.com Anthony’s Pier 66 Bell Street Diner SEAFOOD On the downtown waterfront, panoramic views of Seattle and Elliott Bay. Casual dining at Bell St. Diner. Outside decks serving lunch, dinner. $-$$$ 2201 Alaskan Way; 206448-6688; anthonys.com AQUA by El Gaucho SEAFOOD Savory seafood, sinful desserts, stunning dining room, 4,000 sq. ft. deck. Open for dinner. Nightly piano music. Private dining rooms available. 2801 Alaskan Way; 206-956-9171; elgaucho.com/aqua-by-elgaucho.html ART Restaurant and Lounge NORTHWEST ART Restaurant and Lounge celebrates authentic Pacific Northwest cuisine with unique global influences. 99 Union St; 206-749-7070; fourseasons.com/seattle Assaggio Ristorante ITALIAN Pamper your soul with the sensual pleasures of fine Italian wines and cuisine while you marvel at the Michelangelo-inspired artwork. Major credit cards. $$-$$$ 2010 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1399; assaggioseattle.com Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar SEAFOOD Breakfast all day. Seattle’s best happy hour, and views. Open from 6:30am MonFri, 9am Sun. Summer hours: serving until 8:30pm. $$ 1517 Pike Place Market; 206-624-7166; athenianinn.com Bacco Cafe & Bistro ITALIAN Bacco fuses a mixture of Pacific Northwest cuisine with Italian fare. Serves breakfast all day. 86 Pine St; 206-4435443; baccocafe.com Beecher’s Handmade Cheese AMERICAN Original, authentic, award-winning artisan cheeses made on-site, plus mac & cheese, sandwiches, soups, drinks. Open daily 9am-6pm. $ 1600 Pike Pl; 206-322-1644; beechershandmadecheese .com Benihana

JAPANESE Steak, chicken, seafood and sushi. Enjoy watching your chef right at your table! Sushi bar and cocktail lounge. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner daily. $$$ 1200 Fifth Ave; 206-682-4686; benihana.com

Blue C Sushi - Downtown Seattle SEAFOOD Whether it’s sit-down, build-your-own, or grab-and-go we’re ready to satisfy your sushi craving. 1510 Seventh Ave; 206467-4022; bluecsushi.com Blueacre Seafood SEAFOOD Blueacre draws upon the vast array of wild seafood available from the U.S. coastal waters as well as carefully chosen sustainably farmed freshwater species. $$$ 1700 Seventh Ave; 206-659-0737; blueacreseafood.com BOKA Restaurant & Bar AMERICAN Nearly 100% organic. Handcrafted cocktails, new and

old world wines; open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & daily happy hour. $$ 1010 First Ave; 206-3579000; bokaseattle.com Brasserie Margaux Restaurant & Bar NORTHWEST It’s fresh, it’s fun, it’s definitely Northwest. Margaux’s innovative menu tempts you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. $$-$$$ 401 Lenora St; 206-2192224; margauxseattle.com The Brooklyn Seafood, Steak & Oyster House NORTHWEST Seattle’s best oyster bar, stunning fresh seafood preparations and USDA prime grade steaks. Evening valet parking. Across from Seattle Art Museum and Benaroya Hall. $$$ 1212 Second Ave; 206-2247000; thebrooklyn.com Bruno’s Mexican-Italian Restaurant ITALIAN/MEXICAN Traditional Italian ambiance featuring Mexican and Italian favorites in downtown Seattle for 40 years. Full bar. Mon-Fri 11am-8pm; Sat 11:30am7:30pm. Family friendly. $ 1417 Third Ave; 206-622-3180; brunositaliandining.com Café 56

SEAFOOD Casual fast service, award-winning fish ‘n’ chips, steamer clams and grilled salmon. Northwest microbrews. Seasonal outside seating. 1201 Alaskan Way; 206-623-4340; cafe56.com

Café Campagne FRENCH Award-winning cuisine in the heart of Pike Place Market. Open daily for lunch & dinner. Weekend brunch & private dining. Daily summer breakfast (Memorial Day to Labor Day.) $$-$$$$ 600 Post Alley; 206-728-2233; campagnerestaurant.com Café Yumm!

VEGETARIAN Café Yumm! is a casual dining experience; a delicious process that takes you from pure ingredients to the savory first bite. 717 Pine St, 206624-9866; cafeyumm.com

The Capital Grille STEAKHOUSE Dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood and awardwinning collection of over 400 wines. Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am3pm. Dinner: Mon-Thu 5-10pm; Fri-Sat 4:30-11pm; Sun 4-9pm. $$$ 1301 Fourth Ave; 206-3820900; thecapitalgrille.com Collections Cafe AMERICAN Dishes created with fresh, local ingredients. Dale Chihuly’s colorful collections. Lunch, dinner or an afternoon bite. Open daily 11:30am to close. 305 Harrison St; 206-753-4935; collectionscafe.com Copacabana Cafe BRAZILIAN Unique South American food. Outdoor dining. Bar specialties, beer and wine. Pike Place Market: Seattle’s own since 1907. $$ 1520 1/2 Pike Pl; 206-622-6359 Cowgirls Inc AMERICAN Located in Pioneer Square, this dance saloon opens weekly from Thu-Sat, including before and after all sporting events. 421 First Ave

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S; 206-340-0777; cowgirlsinc.com The Crab Pot SEAFOOD Home of the famous Seafeast and featured on Man vs. Food. Offering fun, familystyle dining serving fresh local seafood. $$-$$$ 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206-624-1890; thecrabpotseattle.com Cutters Crabhouse SEAFOOD Fresh seasonal seafood, sushi and Pike Place Market-inspired creations with views of Elliott Bay and the Olympics. Large parties welcome. $$-$$$ 2001 Western Ave; 206-448-4884; cutterscrabhouse.com Dahlia Lounge NORTHWEST Dining at the Dahlia Lounge, Chef Tom Douglas’ imaginative and inventive restaurant, has become synonymous with a visit to Seattle. $$$ 2001 Fourth Ave; 206-6824142; tomdouglas.com Daily Grill

AMERICAN Serving great food daily. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, fine wines, great martinis, professional service. Private dining available. Open 6am-11pm. $$$ 629 Pike St; 206-624-8400; dailygrill.com

Dragonfish Asian Cafe PAN ASIAN Critics’ choice Seattle “Top 10” restaurant, contemporary Pan-Asian cafe, full bar, private dining, latenight dining until 1am. $$$ 722 Pine St; 206-467-7777; dragonfishcafe.com The Elephant and Castle Pub & Restaurant ENGLISH An authentic taste of Britain. Great pub food, extensive beer and Scotch selection and all the atmosphere of the old country. $$ 1415 Fifth Ave; 206-624-9977; elephantcastle.com Elliott’s Oyster House SEAFOOD Seattle waterfront— huge selection of fresh oysters, 21-foot oyster bar. Menu features fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner every day. Valet available for dinner. $$-$$$ 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 56; 206-623-4340; elliottsoysterhouse.com Emmett Watson’s Oyster Bar, Inc. SEAFOOD 31 years in the market, Emmett Watson’s has a large selection of fresh oysters, seafood & produce. Daily except some holidays. 1916 Pike Pl, Ste 16; 206-448-7721; emmett watsonsoysterbar.com Etta’s

SEAFOOD Etta’s expansive menu features Seattle’s freshest seafood. Near the Pike Place Market. Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri 11:30am-10pm; Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-9pm. Weekend brunch 9am-3pm. $$$ 2020 Western Ave; 206-443-6000; tomdouglas.com

Evergreens Salad SPECIALTY All natural and delicious fresh salads made on demand. 823 Third Ave, Ste 107; 206-973-4400; evergreens-salad.com

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AMERICAN Open weekdays for lunch and Thursdays for Guest Chef Night. All revenue helps fund FareStart’s training programs for the homeless. $$ 700 Virginia St; 206-267-7601; farestart.org

The Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar SEAFOOD Experience the best in fresh Northwest seafood. Located at the end of Pier 57. Amazing waterfront views! Patio seating available. $$$ 1301 Alaskan Way, Pier 57; 206-623-3500; thefishermansrestaurant.com The Fountain Bar & Lounge at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel NORTHWEST Kick back and rest your feet after a day of shopping, sightseeing, or meetings. Situated at street level, our cozy, casual lounge features floor-toceiling windows so you can eye the urban action over refreshing microbrews, cocktails, and regional wines. 1400 Sixth Ave; 206-621-9000; sheratonseattle. com/lobby-lounge Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails AMERICAN Frolik Kitchen + Cocktails is a true social experience, offering a space to encounter innovation and creativity with a playful twist. 1415 Fifth Ave; 206971-8000; frolikseattle.com The Georgian NORTHWEST The Georgian features Northwest cuisine prepared by Chef Gavin Stephenson in Seattle’s premier dining room. Breakfast and lunch daily; dinner Tues-Sat. 411 University St, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/seattle Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant AMERICAN Authentic Germanstyle lager beers brewed on-site & contemporary American cooking with international flavors in an upscale, casual & fun setting. $$ Pacific Place, 600 Pine St, Ste 401; 206-405-4205; gordonbiersch.com The Grill From Ipanema BRAZILIAN An authentic Brazilian dining experience offering a wide variety of different cuts of meat and unlimited visits to the salad bar. Large parties welcome. 2313 First Ave; 206-457-4885; seattlegrillfromipanema.com Hard Rock Cafe AMERICAN Classic American fare, rock ‘n’ roll, Seattle rock merchandise and authentic memorabilia from Seattle rock legends, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Hendrix and more. $$ 116 Pike St; 206-204-2233; hardrock.com Harried&Hungry Catering AMERICAN Locally owned 80-seat café just a block from Pike Place Market featuring delicious made-to-order sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, drinks and snacks. $$ 1415 Third Ave; 206-264-7900; orderhh.com Hook & Plow AMERICAN Bar and bistro supporting local farms and fishermen serving breakfast,

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lunch and dinner daily with happy hour all week long. $$ Seattle Marriott Waterfront, 2100 Alaskan Way; 206-256-1040; hookandplow.com The Hunt Club Sorrento Hotel NORTHWEST Hunt Club offers a refreshing approach to fine dining, featuring award-winning Northwest cuisine. $$$$ 900 Madison St; 206-343-6156; hotelsorrento.com icon Grill

AMERICAN Elegant and richly whimsical, featuring “aroused Americana” dishes, reviewers report “Seattle restaurants don’t get much more visually or culinarily interesting than icon Grill.” $$-$$$ 1933 Fifth Ave; 206-441-6330; icongrill.net

IL Bistro ITALIAN Traditional Italian dining in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Dinner, late-night menu, bar until 2am. $$$ 93 Pike St, Ste A; 206-682-3049; ilbistro.net Il Fornaio ITALIAN Authentic Italian restaurant and bakery. Lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late-night dining. Conveniently located downtown at Pacific Place. $-$$$ 600 Pine St, Ste 132, Pacific Place; 206-264-0994; ilfornaio.com Ivar’s Acres of Clams SEAFOOD Since 1938, the spectacular waterfront view and fresh seafood have made this one of Seattle’s favorite traditions. Lunch & dinner, outdoor fish bar. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ Pier 54; 206-624-6852; ivars.com Japonessa JAPANESE Housing the latest talents of renowned Chef Billy Beach, Japonessa offers some of the best sushi Seattle has to offer. 1400 First Ave; 206-9717979; japonessa.com Juicy Cafe DELI Fast, fresh and healthy juices, smoothies, salads, brown rice bowls, and sandwiches made to order. Open Mon-Fri, 8am to 7pm and 10am-4pm Sat. $ 725 Pike St, Second Floor; 206-682-6960; thejuicycafe.com JUNO Restaurant NORTHWEST JUNO showcases the regional cuisines of North America, their abundance and variety. $$$ 700 Third Ave at Cherry; 206-631-8080; junorestaurant.com Le Panier FRENCH We are primarily a bakery with all production on site. We do serve a full line of espresso drinks. 1902 Pike Pl; 206-441-3669; lepanier.com Lecosho

Experience European-influenced Northwest food, made with local and seasonal ingredients, fresh local seafood, house-made charcuterie and handmade pastas, with classic cocktails, beers and wines. 89 University St; 206-623-2101; lecosho.com NORTHWEST

Lola

NORTHWEST Tom Douglas’ Lola features the classic produce of the Northwest mingled with the cooking styles of Greece. $$$ 2000 Fourth Ave; 206-441-1430; tomdouglas.com

Lowell’s Restaurant & Bar AMERICAN Three levels of water views, great Northwest cuisine and full service bar in the heart of the Pike Place Market. Open 7am-9pm daily. $ 1519 Pike Pl; 206-622-2036; eatatlowells.com Maximilien in the Market FRENCH Spectacular views— private dining, view patio. Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Rated excellent from Zagat. $$$ 81 A Pike St; 206-682-7270; maximilienrestaurant.com McCormick’s Fish House & Bar SEAFOOD Fresh seafood: 28-35 species available on daily printed menu. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. VISA, MC, AMEX, DC, Discover. Reservations recommended. $-$$$$ 722 Fourth Ave; 206-682-3900; mccormicksfishhouse.com McDonald’s On Colman Dock FAST FOOD Unique dining on Colman Dock ferry terminal. Outdoor seating, great views of ferries. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. $ 801 Alaskan Way, Pier 52; 206-622-0365 Metropolitan Grill STEAKHOUSE Rated one of the 10 best steakhouses in the country. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Private dining available. Valet parking every evening. $$$$ 820 Second Ave; 206-624-3287; themetropolitangrill.com Morton’s The Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE Dine on sumptuous USDA Prime steaks to the ageless sounds of Sinatra. Select your favorite wine from our award-winning list. Complimentary private Boardrooms available. $$$$ 1511 Sixth Ave; 206-223-0550; mortons.com NYC Hyatt Deli Market DELI Eat in or take out. Breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, soup & salad, beer and wine, snacks. Half a block from Convention Center. $-$$ 1520 Seventh Ave; 206-682-7011 O’Asian Restaurant CHINESE Upscale, modern Chinese cuisine: delicious dim sum, lunch specials, all-day menu. Sophisticated bar. Open daily. Private dining/meeting space for 6-420. $$ 800 Fifth Ave, Ste Plaza 1; 206-264-1789; oasiankitchen.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Seattle CHINESE P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ Westlake Center, 400 Pine St, Ste 136; 206-393-0070; pfchangs.com Palace Kitchen NORTHWEST Chef and author Tom Douglas’ restaurant serves

dinners nightly from 5pm-1am. All major credit cards. $$$ 2030 Fifth Ave; 206-448-2001; tomdouglas.com/index.php? page=palace-kitchen Palomino

NORTHWEST Palomino is the upbeat city restaurant and bar famous for its familiar flavors, unique preparations and its friendly ambiance. $$-$$$ 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 350; 206-6231300; r-u-i.com

Pike Place Chowder AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? Nationalaward-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 1530 Post Alley, Ste 11; 206-267-2537; pikeplacechowder.com Pike Place Chowder Pacific Place AMERICAN Looking for the best chowder in town? How about in America? Nationalaward-winning chowder, sandwiches and salads. Open 11am-5pm daily. $ 600 Pine St, Ste 404; 206-838-5680; pikeplacechowder.com Place Pigalle Restaurant and Bar NORTHWEST Place Pigalle, the quintessential Seattle restaurant. $$$-$$$$ 81 Pike St; 206-624-1756; placepigalle-seattle.com Purple Cafe and Wine Bar NORTHWEST An urban retreat with stylish rustic elements featuring a Northwest inspired menu paired with an extensive global wine list. $$-$$$ 1225 Fourth Ave; 206-829-2280; thepurplecafe.com Relish Burger Bistro AMERICAN A contemporary restaurant offering a modern twist on an American classic, combines Seattle’s culinary influence with gourmet burgers at downtown Seattle’s newest eatery. The menus feature all-American favorites, with an innovative Seattle twist. 1900 Fifth Ave; 206-256-7697; relishbistroseattle.com RN74

FRENCH RN74 is an urban wine bar by Michael Mina celebrating Burgundy and the Pacific Northwest. 1433 Fourth Ave; 206-456-7474; michaelmina .net/restaurants/locations/ rnwa.php

Royal Argosy Dining Cruises NORTHWEST Experience the Northwest’s breathtaking views, city skyline and live entertainment, as you enjoy an elegant brunch, lunch or dinner cruise. $$$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; royalargosy.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. Valet parking available. $$$ 727 Pine St; 206-624-8524; ruthschris.com Sazerac Restaurant AMERICAN Sazerac Restaurant

features American food with a Southern accent in a whimsical, contemporary decor. Serious fun and damn good food! $$$ 1101 Fourth Ave; 206-624-7755; sazeracrestaurant.com Seatown Seabar & Rotisserie NORTHWEST One half of this Tom Douglas restaurant is devoted to Seattle’s fabulous local seafood; the other half to the herb-crusted meats from our glistening rotisserie. 2010 Western Ave; 206-436-0390; tomdouglas.com/index.php? page=seatown Serious Pie Downtown PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with house-made specialties. $$-$$$ 316 Virginia St; 206-838-7388; tomdouglas .com/restaurants/serious-pie Shuckers

The friendly pubstyle setting at Shuckers is an ideal way to experience local seafood. Open daily for dinner; lunch Mon-Sat. $$$$ 411 University St, The Fairmont Olympic Hotel; 206-621-1700; fairmont.com/seattle SEAFOOD

Sisters European Snacks EUROPEAN Serving a variety of grilled European sandwiches, soups, gourmet salads and breakfast. Open daily 8am6pm. Pike Place Market. Seattle’s own since 1907. $ Pike Place Market, 1530 Post Alley, Ste 2A; 206-623-6723; sisterssnacks.com Six Seven at The Edgewater AMERICAN Featuring breathtaking views of Puget Sound, Six Seven reflects seasonally inspired cuisine highlighting naturally raised ingredients of the Pacific Northwest. TDD 2411 Alaskan Way, Pier 67; 206269-4575; edgewaterhotel.com SkyCity at the Needle NORTHWEST Revolving restaurant 500 ft. above Seattle. Valet parking. Free access to Observation Deck. Lunch, dinner Mon-Fri; brunch, dinner Sat-Sun. $$$-$$$$ 203 Sixth Ave N; 206-905-2100; spaceneedle.com Sound View Cafe NORTHWEST Featuring market fresh seafood & Northwest favorites on breakfast, lunch and dinner menus. Excellent all day soup & salad bar. Gourmet sandwiches & daily specials. $$ 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 501; 206-623-5700; soundviewcafe.com Soup’s On! AMERICAN Gourmet soups to go. Eleven varieties daily. Open 10:30am-3pm Mon-Fri. MC VISA $ 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-6259973; soupsonusa.com Specialty’s Cafe & Bakery AMERICAN Made-from-scratch, baked goods, sandwiches, organic salads, boxed breakfast and lunches, deli platters and more with same-day delivery service options. $ 1023 Third Ave; 877-502-2837; specialtys.com

Steelhead Diner NORTHWEST Diner evolved. Smart-casual restaurant in the heart of the Pike Place Market featuring Pacific Northwest food and wine. Private dining available. $$$ 95 Pine St, Ste 17; 206-625-0129; steelheaddiner.com Sullivan’s Steakhouse STEAKHOUSE 1940’s Chicagostyle steakhouse featuring the finest steaks and seafood, unparalleled martinis, and great live jazz! 621 Union St; 206-4944442; sullivansteakhouse.com Sushi Kudasai JAPANESE Quickness and quality rolled up in one. 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 203; 206-839-4016; sushikudasaiseattle.com Sweet Iron Waffles EUROPEAN Made to order, pressed with authentic cast-iron Belgian waffle irons, using the best organic, local and natural ingredients. 1200 Third Ave, Ste 110; 206-682-3336; sweetironwaffles.com Tap House Grill AMERICAN Featuring progressive urban cuisine consisting of steak, seafood, sushi and 160 beers on tap. Lunch, dinner, late night. $$$ 1506 Sixth Ave; 206-816-3314; taphousegrill.com

The Triple Door PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best live music venue featuring legendary sound, fabulous drinks, the award-winning Asian cuisine of Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle. 216 Union St; 206-838-4333; thetripledoor.net Tulio Ristorante ITALIAN Seattle’s best Italian cuisine serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full bar. Reservations recommended. Private dining rooms available. All major credit cards. 1101 Fifth Ave; 206-6245500; tulio.com Urbane

NORTHWEST Menu designed with a farm-to-table concept featuring local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest. $$$ 1635 Eighth Ave, Hyatt at Olive 8; 206-676-4600; olive8.hyatt.com

Wild Ginger Asian Restaurant PAN ASIAN Seattle’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine and a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning wine list. 1401 Third Ave; 206623-4450; wildginger.net Wildfire Taqueria MEXICAN Premium quality, health conscious food that is also great tasting. 1420 Fifth Ave, Ste 204; 206-467-4512; wildfiretaqueria.com

TASTE Restaurant and Events AMERICAN Simple yet upscale, reasonably priced foods created with fresh from the Market ingredients. $$$ Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave; 206332-1320; tastesam.com

The Yard House AMERICAN Great food, classic rock and 130 tap handles of craft ales and lagers. Open daily 11am for lunch, dinner and late-night dining. 1501 Fourth Ave; 206682-2087; yardhouse.com

Thai Ginger THAI The freshest ingredients, brilliantly prepared in an environment reminiscent of Thailand. Open daily for cocktails, lunch and dinner. $$ 600 Pine St, Pacific Place, Fourth Fl; 206-7499100; thaiginger.com

Georgetown

Tillicum Village NW Coast Indian Cultural Center & Restaurant NORTHWEST Northwest Native American Cultural Center Restaurant, cruise, salmon dinner, “Dance on the Wind” cultural performance, gift gallery. $$$$ 1101 Alaskan Way, Pier 55, Ste 201; 206-623-1445; tillicumvillage.com Top of the Hilton Restaurant CONTINENTAL Spectacular water, mountain & city views. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$$ 1301 Sixth Ave; 206-624-0500; thehiltonseattle.com Toss’d Custom Salads SPECIALTY Specializing in tossed-to-order salads. Customize from over 30 ingredients. Grab-and-go salads, salad wraps and beverages also available for those on the go. 1420 Fifth Ave; 206-682-6700 TRACE

TRACE restaurant and bar offers a “localist” menu highlighting farm-fresh produce, sustainably caught seafood, flirty handcrafted cocktails. $$$ 1112 Fourth Ave; 206-2646060; traceseattle.com AMERICAN

The Corson Building NORTHWEST The Corson Building is a home, a restaurant, and a community. Dedicated to food and its direct connection to celebration, community, and culture. Please call ahead for reservations. 5609 Corson Ave S, 206-762-3330, thecorsonbuilding.com

Lake Union

Brave Horse Tavern PUB This boisterous tavern is enlivened with 26 taps, shuffle boards, dart boards, weekly beer events and live music. $ 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0717; bravehorsetavern.com Buca di Beppo ITALIAN Italian fare served in a charming and infectious atmosphere. Giant platters meant for sharing. Dinner Mon-Fri at 4pm; Sat-Sun open at 11am. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 701 Ninth Ave N; 206-244-2288; bucadibeppo.com Chandler’s Crabhouse SEAFOOD World’s finest crab, freshest seafood and prime steaks on beautiful Lake Union. Lunch and dinner daily, Saturday and Sunday brunch. $$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-223-2722; schwartzbros.com/chandlerscrabhouse Cicchetti Kitchen & Bar MEDITERRANEAN Mediterranean cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. Views of city skyline. Craft cocktails

and late-night food. $$ 121 E Boston St; 206-859-4155; serafinaseattle.com/cicchetti

Brave Horse Tavern’s Tack Room! 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0720; bravehorsetavern.com/index .php?page=the-tack-room

Cuoco

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria PIZZA Serving wood-fired pizzas, salads, gelato and award-winning cocktails. Join us weekdays for our Aperitivo Italiano happy hour 3-6pm. 2200 Westlake, Ste 112; 206-624-4422; tuttabella.com

Cuoco offers handmade pasta from our open pasta kitchen with many private dining options. 310 Terry Ave N; 206-971-0710; cuoco-seattle.com ITALIAN

Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE A great steakhouse with spectacular views of South Lake Union. Private dining room seating for up to 80 guests. Reservations recommended. 809 Fairview Pl; 206-621-8262; schwartzbros.com Duke’s Chowder House SEAFOOD Sustainable and wild seafood. Salmon, halibut, dungeoness crab, weathervane scallops, rockfish, award winning clam chowder, lobster chowder, crab bisque. Uniquely Seattle. Waterfront and outside deck. Great happy hour. $$-$$$ 901 Fairview Ave N; 206-283-8422; dukeschowderhouse.com Eastlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN Award-winning outdoor dining, Lake Union views, daily lunch, dinner and happy hour. Plasma screens, friendly service, affordable menu. $$ 2947 Eastlake Ave E; 206-957-7777; eastlakebarandgrill.com Lunchbox Laboratory AMERICAN This funkadelic restaurant boasts it’s home of “the BEST BURGER in America!” & features handcrafted shakes, crazy cocktails, private & outdoor dining. 1253 Thomas St; 206-621-1090; lunchboxlaboratory.com McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside SEAFOOD Panoramic views of Lake Union and downtown Seattle. Fresh Northwest seafood and regional favorites. Lunch MonFri. Dinner nightly. $$$ 1200 Westlake Ave N; 206-270-9052; harborsideseattle.com Mistral Kitchen AMERICAN Fine dining, casual dining, happy hour. Private lounges, lunch, brunch and more. Private groups welcome, catering available. 2020 Westlake Ave; 206-623-1922; mistral-kitchen.com Serafina Osteria and Enoteca ITALIAN Italian cuisine with a Northwest twist in a neighborhood setting. A romantic favorite of locals for 22 years. Outdoor courtyard, live jazz Fri-Sun. 2043 Eastlake Ave E; 206-3230807; serafinaseattle.com Serious Pie Westlake PIZZA Serious Pie features an apple-wood-burning oven that turns out a perfectly crisped crust topped with housemade specialties. $$-$$$ 401 Westlake Ave N; 206-436-0050; seriouspiewestlake.com The Tack Room AMERICAN Every cowboy needs a Tack Room attached to their stable for their riding tack (as saddles and bridle) and often of stud records... we bring you the

Waterways Cruises & Events NORTHWEST Unforgettable dinner, brunch, happy hour, lunch and holiday cruises aboard a beautiful yacht, with delicious Northwest cuisine, spectacular views and a Captain’s narration of sights. Private deck rentals are available on all dining cruises. 2441 N Northlake Way; 206-223-2060; waterwayscruises.com World Sports Grille AMERICAN World Sports Grille is your destination to catch the big game, play billiards and vintage arcade games, and enjoy fresh food, craft beer, and fine spirits. 731 Westlake Ave N; 206-223-0300; worldsportsgrille.com

Madison Park

Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE Small, plush, intimate USDA prime steakhouse in converted boathouse overlooking moored sailboats and Mount Rainier at Leschi on Lake Washington. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 200 Lake Washington Blvd; 206-329-4191; schwartzbros .com/daniels-broiler

Pioneer Square

88 Keys Dueling Piano and Sports Bar PUB Seven days a week, 5pm-2am, free admission to hotel guests, full food menu. Dueling pianos, full bar, seats up to 400 people, different music styles nightly. 315 Second Ave S; 206-839-1300; ilove88keys.com Bar Sajor

AMERICAN Bar Sajor serves a menu that focuses on our woodfired kitchen and the unparalleled bounty of the Puget Sound region. Our menu changes daily and we do our best to showcase the beauty of our region’s food ingredients. The bar features a curated beverage list featuring mostly small production wines, cocktails and sodas. 323 Occidental Ave S; 206-682-1117; barsajor.com

Jimmy’s On First AMERICAN Upscale casual bar and restaurant featuring American and Northwest flavors in a fun and lively atmosphere. $$ 1046 First Ave S; 206-204-9700; jimmysonfirst.com The London Plane NORTHWEST We are a collaboration between the teams of Marigold & Mint, Sitka & Spruce, The Corson Building, Bar Sajor, and Old Chaser Farm occupying two corners of Pioneer Square’s Occidental Mall. The London Plane is a shop, cafe, bakery, wine bar, and events space. 300 & 322

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Queen Anne

Canlis Restaurant NORTHWEST Seattle’s fine dining landmark for more than 61 years; faultless service, impeccable cuisine and one of the world’s most celebrated wine cellars. 2576 Aurora Ave N; 206-2833313; canlis.com The Melting Pot - Seattle AMERICAN A unique & interactive fondue dining experience perfect for date nights, family celebrations, office functions & everything in between. Early & late night happy hours. $$$ 14 Mercer St; 206-378-1208; meltingpot.com Palisade Restaurant NORTHWEST Palisade—Where Seattle celebrates! At the foot of Magnolia Bluff at Elliott Bay Marina. Lunch, brunch, dinner, catering/private room. $$$ 2601 W Marina; 206-285-1000; palisaderestaurant.com Ponti Seafood Grill SEAFOOD Award-winning Northwest seafood and Pacific Rim “fusion” cuisine. Elegant fine dining on Seattle’s ship canal. Outdoor waterside dining, private rooms. $$$ 3014 Third Ave N; 206-284-3000; pontiseafoodgrill.com Quincy’s Chargrilled Burgers FAST FOOD Real charbroiled burgers, shakes, fries, onion rings and local microbrews served in a fast, friendly familyoriented environment. $-$$ 305 Harrison; 206-728-2228 T.S. McHugh’s Restaurant & Pub IRISH Great steaks, seafood, pot pies and salads. Full bar with 21 draught beers. Children welcome. One block to Seattle Center. $-$$ 21 Mercer St; 206282-1910; tsmchughs.com Ten Mercer AMERICAN World-class cuisine... Neighborhood scene. Flavorforward foods, award-winning wine list. One-way cab from downtown hotels, valet. $$$ 10 Mercer St; 206-691-3723; tenmercer.com

West Seattle

Fresh Bistro AMERICAN International bistro cuisine with fresh locally sourced ingredients and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Perfect for end-of-day drinks and happy hour. Accommodates up to 16 for private dining. $$$ 4725 42nd Ave SW; 206-935-3733; freshbistroseattle.com Salty’s on Alki Beach Seafood Grill SEAFOOD Spectacular waterfront view. Awardwinning cuisine. Outdoor dining. Weekend piano brunch. Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner nightly. Free limo bus service. $$-$$$$ 1936 Harbor Ave SW; 206-937-1600; saltys.com/seattle

SURROUNDING AREAS Bellevue/Eastside

Anthony’s HomePort - Kirkland SEAFOOD Waterfront dining on the eastside of Lake Washington

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featuring fresh Pacific Northwest seafood. Dinner, Sunday brunch, outside dining, banquet room. $$ 135 Lake St S, Kirkland; 425822-0225; anthonys.com Barking Frog NORTHWEST Award-winning bistro featuring fresh American regional cuisine with Pacific Northwest influences and extensive Northwest wine collection. $$$-$$$$ 14580 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-424-2999; willowslodge.com Beach Cafe

NORTHWEST Discover the best of all worlds...lakefront dining, innovative seafood and steaks, international flavors and a world class wine list. $$-$$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-889-0303; thewoodmark.com/beachcafe

bin on the lake NORTHWEST Wine bar and restaurant features 80 wines by the glass, delectable cuisine and views of Lake Washington from every table. $$$ 1270 Carillon Pt, Kirkland; 425-803-5595; binonthelake.com The Crab Pot - Bellevue SEAFOOD Offering fun, familystyle dining serving fresh local seafood. Located on beautiful Lake Bellevue with outdoor deck seating. Ample parking. $$$ Two Lake Bellevue Dr, Bellevue; 425-455-2244; crabpotbellevue.com Cypress Lounge and Wine Bar NORTHWEST An upscale wine bar in the heart of Bellevue offering over 50 Northwest premium wines all available by the glass. $$ 600 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue; 425-638-1000; westin.com/bellevuewa Daniel’s Broiler STEAKHOUSE USDA prime steaks, fresh seafood, awardwinning wine list, piano bar, spectacular views. Lunch MonFri. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. $$$$ 10500 NE Eighth St, Ste 2100, Bellevue; 425-462-4662; schwartzbros .com/daniels-broiler El Gaucho - Bellevue STEAKHOUSE The Northwest’s legacy for premium steaks and seafood. Dinner nightly 5pm-close. Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm. 450 108th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-2715; elgaucho.com/elgaucho/ index.htm The Herbfarm Restaurant NORTHWEST World-class, Four Star, Five Diamond restaurant serving regional ingredients in themed menus that follow the rhythms of the seasons on land and sea. $$$$ 14590 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-485-5300; theherbfarm.com Lot No.3

AMERICAN Lot No. 3 combines comfort food, classic cocktails, and craft brews in a vintageindustrial inspired space. 460 106th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425440-0025; lotno3.com

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro - Bellevue CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting.

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Reservations accepted. $$-$$$. 525 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-637-3582; pfchangs.com Purple Cafe and Wine Bar AMERICAN Purple Café and Wine Bar pairs a global wine selection with a menu that combines classic American styles with seasonal Northwest ingredients. 430 106th Ave NE, Woodinville; 425-502-6292; thepurplecafe.com Ruth’s Chris Steak House Bellevue STEAKHOUSE Serving U.S. Prime steaks, live Maine lobster, fresh King salmon and vegetarian friendly. Lunch, dinner, happy hour daily. $$$$ 565 Bellevue Sq, Bellevue; 425-451-1550; ruthschris.com Sam’s Restaurant @ The Sheraton Bellevue AMERICAN Newly renovated, Sam’s Restaurant offers local favorites including Pacific Northwest seafood, local produce, and Starbucks Coffee®. Dining is offered daily. $$ 100 - 112th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425-455-3330; sheraton.com/bellevue Sear

NORTHWEST Our award-winning restaurant in Redmond, WA features Pacific Northwest ingredients with Mediterranean influences. 7401 164th Ave NE, Redmond Marriott Town Center, Redmond; 425-4984000; marriott.com/hotels/ hotel-information/restaurant/ seamc-redmond-marriott-towncenter

Spazzo Italian Grill & Wine Bar ITALIAN Exceptional Italian dining, over 60 wines by the glass. Lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour twice a day! $$$ 16499 NE 74th St, E255, Redmond; 425-881-4400; schwartzbros.com/spazzo Trellis

decks, banquet room. $-$$ 421 S 227th, Des Moines; 206824-1947; anthonys.com BJ’s Restaurant AMERICAN Specializing in deep-dish pizza and handcrafted brews. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. $$ 1159 Southcenter Mall, Tukwila; 206-439-7500; bjsbrewhouse.com Copperleaf Restaurant & Bar NORTHWEST Relish fresh farm-to-table local and regional bounty. Open daily for lunch 11:30am-2pm and for dinner 5:30pm-9:30pm. 18525 36th Ave S; 206-901-9268; cedarbrooklodge.com/eat.php Gateway Grill AMERICAN Casual, fine dining in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$ 18118 International Blvd; 206-244-6666; radisson.com/seattlewa_seatac Rainforest Café AMERICAN Your adventure is about to begin! This recreated rain forest is a tropical wonderland featuring phenomenal food and sensational shopping. $$ 161 Southcenter Mall; 206-2488882; rainforestcafe.com Salty’s at Redondo Beach Seafood Grill SEAFOOD Hidden gem on Puget Sound minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. World-class seafood, steaks, service and smiles! Outdoor dining. Bar. Free parking. $$-$$$$ 28201 Redondo Beach Dr S, Des Moines; 253-946-0636; saltys.com/redondo Seven Hills Grille NORTHWEST Featuring distinctive Pacific Northwest cuisine in a casual, trendy and lively atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. $$$ 17338 International Blvd; 206-248-1000 ext 2121; hi-seatac.com

NORTHWEST Wine-countrystyle restaurant featuring locally grown, fresh ingredients— many from Chef’s own fiveacre garden. True “farm-totable” cuisine. $$$ 220 Kirkland Ave, The Heathman Hotel, Kirkland; 425-284-5900; trellisrestaurant.net

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops STEAKHOUSE Featuring prime beef. Extensive wine list with over 300 choices from the Northwest and around the world. Open daily. TDD $$$ 17620 International Blvd; 206-2487153; spencersforsteaksand chops.com

Volterra - Kirkland ITALIAN Authentic Northern Italian cuisine of internationally acclaimed Chef Don Curtiss. Serving lunch and dinner daily. Happy hour daily noon-6pm. Extensive wine list. 121 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland; 425-202-7201; volterrarestaurant.com

North

Wild Ginger at the Bravern PAN ASIAN Bellevue’s best Asian restaurant featuring authentic Chinese, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, an awardwinning wine list, happy hour and dim sum. $$$ 11020 NE Sixth St, Ste 90, Bellevue; 425-4958889; wildginger.net

SeaTac/Tukwila

Anthony’s HomePort Des Moines Marina SEAFOOD Waterfront dining near Sea-Tac Airport. Casual dining in the “Oyster Bar & Grill.” Lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch. Outside

American Girl Bistro AMERICAN With so many choices to tickle her taste buds, the Bistro is sure to become your girl’s favorite restaurant. Whether she chooses a dessert, a brunch, or a tasty lunch or dinner, the Bistro creates a casual-dining atmosphere that lets girls be girls. 3000 184th St, Lynnwood; 877-247-5223; americangirl.com/seattle Anthony’s HomePort Edmonds Marina SEAFOOD Dine on the Edmonds waterfront and enjoy fresh Northwest seafood at its best! Casual dining at Anthony’s Beach Cafe. Outside decks, banquets. $$ 456 Admiral Way, Edmonds; 425-771-4400; anthonys.com Anthony’s HomePort - Everett SEAFOOD Fresh Pacific North-

west seafood at its best in a unique waterfront fishing village atmosphere! Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Outside deck. $$ 1726 W Marine View Dr, Everett; 425-252-3333; anthonys.com Greenlake Bar & Grill AMERICAN A favorite spot for locals & visitors. Affordable & diverse menu, lake views. Open daily for lunch, dinner and happy hour. $$ 7200 E Green Lake Dr Ne; 206-729-6179; neighborhoodgrills.com Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing SEAFOOD Waterfront dining and spectacular views at this historic ferry landing 30 minutes north of Seattle, plus an outdoor fish bar. $-$$$ 710 Front St, Mukilteo; 425-742-6180; ivars.com Ivar’s Salmon House SEAFOOD Seattle’s authentic seafood experience. Stunning views of Seattle, waterfront dining. Open BBQ pit cooking of salmon and steaks. Banquet facilities. $-$$$ 401 NE Northlake Way; 206-632-0767; ivars.com P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Lynnwood CHINESE Unforgettable Chinese cuisine, attentive service and delicious desserts in a stylish bistro setting. Reservations accepted. $$-$$$ 3000 184th St, Ste 912, Lynnwood; 425-9212100; pfchangs.com

SPECIALTY Capitol Hill

Cupcake Royale - Capitol Hill Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! 1111 E Pike St; 206-883-7656; cupcakeroyale.com Eltana Wood-Fired Bagel Cafe Enjoy deliciously different bagels with Mediterranean-inspired spreads, soups, salads, and other specialties. Open 7 days a week. $$ 1538 12th Ave; 206724-0660; eltana.com

Downtown

Caffe Ladro 100% fair trade organic coffee. Voted Seattle’s “Top Coffee House” by Seattle Weekly, Zagat Survey and USA Today! Open daily 5:30am-9pm. 801 Pine St, 206-634-1356, caffeladro.com Chukar Cherry Company Taste the Best of Nature, Best of Chocolate®! Our pure food treats are freshly made utilizing Washington’s fruitful bounty. 1529 Pike Pl, Ste B; 206-623-8043; chukar.com Cupcake Royale - Downtown Natural. Fresh. Local. Enjoy made-from-scratch cupcakes, homemade ice cream and hand-crafted espresso beverages. Voted Seattle’s best! 108 Pine St; 206-883-7656; cupcakeroyale.com Evolution Fresh Evolution Fresh serves handcrafted juices, smoothies and meals that are nutrient-dense and naturally delicious for health-minded people to enjoy in

the store or on the go. Catering and delivery available. 517 Pine St; 206-682-7740; evolutionfresh.com Fran’s Chocolates Celebrating 30 years of handcrafting artisan confections in Seattle. First & Union across from the Seattle Art Museum. Shipping available. Mon-Sat 9:30am-7:30pm. Sun 11am-6pm. $-$$ 1300 E Pike St; 206-3220233; franschocolates.com The Gift Gourmet Custom gourmet food gift baskets featuring salmon, cheese, crackers, coffee, cookies, chocolates, wine, micro beer and so much more! 425-483-9694; thegiftgourmet.com Indi Chocolate Delicious artisan small-batch dark chocolate made from the beans we directly source. Try our chocolate bodycare too (lotions, lipbalms, scrubs). 1501 Pike Pl, Ste 527; 425-243-2089; indichocolate.com Kress IGA Supermarket Downtown Seattle’s largest fullservice supermarket featuring: groceries, deli, produce, meat, bakery, beer, wine & catering. 7am-10pm, seven days a week. 1423 Third Ave; 206-749-9500; kressiga.com KuKuRuZa Gourmet Popcorn Fun and nostalgic shop. Finestquality popcorn in 20 amazing flavors. Free samples of our flavors. Fresh batches all day. 215 Pike St; 206-623-8000; kukuruza.com Pear Delicatessen & Shoppe Gourmet deli in the Pike Place Market featuring award-winning sandwiches, soups and salads, Northwest specialty foods, craft beer, wine and gift baskets. Open daily. 1926 Pike Pl; 206-443-1926; pearatpikeplace.com Pike Place Fish 120 varieties of seafood, from shellfish to salmon. Delivery to hotels, 7am-10pm. We ship fish anywhere in the U.S. Open daily. 86 Pike Pl; 206-682-7181; pikeplacefish.com Pure Food Fish Market Fish and seafood. Specializing in fresh seafood. We pack seafood-to-go for 48 hours. Smoked or fresh salmon, fresh crab. We ship anywhere in the world. Open daily. 1515 Pike Place Market; 206-622-5765; freshseafood.com Quintessential Gourmet The combinations and tastes are endless. Enjoy over 50 of the finest EVOO’s and balsamic vinegars. 10am-6:30pm everyday. 2001 Western Ave, Ste 100; 206-467-4856; quintessential gourmet.com South Lake Union Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 2210 Westlake Ave, 206-6219700; wholefoodsmarket.com/ node/6779 Storyville Coffee Company 1st & Madison Storyville Coffee Company

offers premium fresh roasted coffee, coffee subscriptions, coffee hardware and accessories, and premium coffee gifts and bundles. We passionately roast and ship coffee the same day, sending it direct to the doors of our customers from our Roasting Studio in Seattle. 1001 First Ave; 206-780-5777; storyville.com

fee roaster out of Duvall that specializes in a cold brew coffee beverage. Cold brew is a slow brew process where we steep the beans for 20 hours in cold water, resulting in a coffee that is 60% less acidic than conventional coffee. We then bottle the coffee in a 12oz ready to drink form, and a 32oz concentrate. anchorheadcoffee.com

Storyville Coffee Company Pike Place Storyville Coffee Company offers premium fresh roasted coffee, coffee subscriptions, coffee hardware and accessories, and premium coffee gifts and bundles. We passionately roast and ship coffee the same day, sending it direct to the doors of our customers from our Roasting Studio in Seattle. 94 Pike St, Ste 34; 206- 780-5777; storyville.com

Bellevue Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 888 116th Ave NE, Bellevue; 425462-1400; wholefoodsmarket .com/stores/bellevue

Top Pot Doughnuts Over 40 varieties of handforged doughnuts and fresh-roasted coffee. 2124 Fifth Ave; 206-728-1966; toppotdoughnuts.com Tougo Coffee Sharing time at Tougo Coffee will always mean great service, coffee, tea, and baked goods. We are a host to our community and the families of Seattle. Mon-Fri 7am-5pm. Tougo brings coffee to all of your special occasions. Our coffee events & catering services are available for your next function. 800 Convention Pl, Ste 403; 206-484-1487; tougocoffee.com The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Company Seattle’s most unique cupcake shop...baked fresh daily, from scratch. You will always find something amazing at The Yellow Leaf: cupcakes, macarons, bacon brittle, and specialty cakes. Cupcakes! 2209 Fourth Ave; 206-441-4240; theyellowleafcupcake.com

Queen Anne

Interbay Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 2001 15th Ave W; 206-352-5440; wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ interbay Storyville Coffee Company Queen Anne Storyville Coffee Company offers premium fresh roasted coffee, coffee subscriptions, coffee hardware and accessories, and premium coffee gifts and bundles. We passionately roast and ship coffee the same day, sending it direct to the doors of our customers from our Roasting Studio in Seattle. 2128 Queen Anne Ave, 206-780-5777; storyville.com

Bellevue/Eastside

21 Acres Sustainable farm and non-profit school; retail marketplace for farm products, event rental space; electric car charging stations, green-built systems. 13701 NE 17th St SE, Woodinville; 425-481-1500; 21acres.org Anchorhead Coffee Anchorhead coffee is a cof-

Boehm’s Candies, Inc. Candy manufacturing and retail sales. European chalet, candy factory and adjacent Swiss chapel. Tours by appointment only. Retail store open daily. 255 NE Gilman Blvd, Issaquah; 425-392-6652; boehmscandies.com Redmond Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 17991 Redmond Way, Redmond; 425-881-2600; wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ redmond

North

Lynnwood Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. $$ 2800 SW 196th St SW, Lynnwood; 425-775-1320; wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/ lynnwood Roosevelt Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Market is the world’s leading natural and organic retailer. Visit us at all six of our Seattle Metro locations. 1026 NE 64th St, Seattle; 206985-1500; wholefoodsmarket .com/node/6699 Trophy Cupcakes Our historic Wallingford Center location is near and dear to our hearts- it was our very first location and is home to our Party Room. Voted Seattle’s “Best Cupcake Shop” four years running, Trophy is your source for dreamy desserts. 1815 45th St; 206-632-7020; trophycupcakes.com

South

Starbucks Coffee Company Coffee Houses and Espresso. Leading retailer, roaster and specialty coffee in North America with retail stores serving espresso, drip coffee and a variety of whole beans. 2401 Utah Ave S, Ste 800; 206-903-8224; starbucks.com SubZero Ice Cream & Yogurt Come enjoy the freshest ice cream in town. With thousands of combinations, there’s no palate we can’t satisfy. Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt makes your dessert upon order, giving you the freedom to customize each ingredient to fit your craving! It’s pure deliciousness flash frozen with liquid nitrogen. 31653

Pacific Hwy S, Ste A, Federal Way; 253-941-3248; subzeroicecream.com

BEER Ballard

Hilliard’s Beer Ballard brewery and tasting room. All ages welcome. Please see our website for current hours and events. 1550 NW 49th; 206-915-3303; hilliardsbeer.com

Downtown

Henry’s Tavern Whet your appetite with more than 100 local and regional beers on our custom frost top drink rail. Then enjoy innovative tavern fare including urban burgers, wok dishes, fresh salads and sushi. 1518 First Ave S; 206-624-0501; henrystavern.com The Pike Brewing Company Seattle’s classic shrine to beer featuring ales brewed on premise, local wines, cheeses, and sustainable pub fare. Free Wi-Fi. Daily 11am-12am. $$ 1415 First Ave; 206-622-6044; pikebrewing.com

Fremont

Fremont Brewing Company Business hours: Sun-Wed 11am-8pm, Thurs-Sat 11am-9pm. Because beer matters. 3409 Woodland Park Ave N; 206-4202407; fremontbrewing.com

Bellevue/Eastside

Redhook Ale Brewery Tours available daily at Woodinville brewery. Call for times. Redhook collectibles, food, ale sampling and visitor center. $$ 14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-483-3232; redhook.com

SPIRITS Downtown

Copperworks Distilling Copperworks Distilling is a distillery, tasting room and retail store located on the Seattle downtown waterfront. Tasting and distillery tours available. 1250 Alaskan Way; 206-504-7604; copperworksdistilling.com Glass Distillery Glass Vodka is an elegantly crafted vodka from Seattle. Located in a refurbished 3,800 sq. ft. space in the booming SODO neighborhood, the Glass Distillery Tasting Room offers a venue rich in elegance and charm, with a distinctively modern twist. Call ahead for appointments. 1712 First Ave S; 206-686-7210; glassdistillery.com Westland Distillery Westland Distillery produces American singlemalt-whiskey in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Open daily for tours and tastings. 2931 First Ave S; 206-767-7250; westlanddistillery.com

Fremont

The Barrel Thief Wine & Whiskey Bar The Barrel Thief is a wine & whiskey bar in Seattle’s vibrant Fremont neighborhood. Our focus is on exploration & discovery, and

we offer eclectic whiskeys and over 150 wines by the glass. The Barrel Thief offers workshops, classes, and tastings, as well as private, customized education/ tasting experiences for groups. 3417 Evanston Ave N, #102; 206402-5492; bthief.com Fremont Mischief Distillery Steampunk meets the speakeasy at Seattle’s premiere craft distillery. Handcrafted whiskey, vodka, and gin. Visit our tasting room in Fremont today. 136 N Canal St; 206-547-0838; fremontmischief.com

Bellevue/Eastside

Woodinville Whiskey Co. 14509 Woodinville Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-486-1199; woodinvillewhiskeyco.com

WINE Bellevue/Eastside

Alexandria Nicole Cellars Join us to taste awardwinning wines from our estate winery. We handcraft small lots in an elegantly approachable style. 810 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-487-9463; alexandrianicolecellars.com Bookwalter Winery/ J. Bookwalter Wines Offering guests wine tastings daily: Sun-Thu noon-5pm, Fri and Sat noon-6pm. Tasting studio available for private event rentals. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg B, Woodinville; 425-488.1983; bookwalterwines.com Brian Carter Cellars Celebrated Washington winemaker Brian Carter shares his collection of unique blended style wines at our Woodinville tasting room. Open noon-5pm daily. 14419 Woodinville-Redmond Rd (SR-202), Woodinville; 425-806-9463; briancartercellars.com Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery Washington’s most prestigious winery. Complimentary tours and wine tasting, 10am-5pm daily. Picnic areas, wine shop, concerts, corporate events and more. 14111 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-415-3632; ste-michelle.com Columbia Winery Located just outside of Seattle, the iconic Columbia tasting room offers daily tastings and Northwest-inspired offerings. 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville; 425-482-7490; columbiawinery.com DeLille Cellars Winery The only winery in the Top 100 Wines of the World for two years in a row. Delivering a remarkable wine-tasting experience with exceptional handcrafted wines. Visit our Carriage House Tasting Room, open daily. 20 minutes from Seattle. 14208 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, Redmond; 425-489-0544; delillecellars.com Dusted Valley Vintners Dusted Valley is a family-owned winery proudly celebrating 10 years of growing and crafting spectacular Washington state wine in the Walla Walla Valley. 14465 Woodinville-Redmond Rd

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Wineries of Bainbridge Island Experience Washington’s wonderful wines! Tasting rooms an easy walk from the ferry and winery tours on select weekends. 206-780-0905; bainbridgewineries.com

TOURS Bon Vivant Wine Tours Guided small group (under 10) wine tours from Seattle to area wineries and all Washington state wine regions. 206-5248687; bonvivanttours.com The Cycle Saloon Seattle We provide pub crawls and brewery tours around Ballard on a 16-person pedalpowered vehicle. Operates daily 10am-10pm. 206-678-7211; thecyclesaloon.com Local Craft Tours Tours exploring the craft of cocktails. Includes tastings, tours, snacks and drinks. Luxury transportation. Open Mon-Sun 9am-5pm. 206-4553740; localcrafttours.com

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NE, Woodinville; 425-488-7373; dustedvalley.com EFESTE Experience a flight of EFESTE’s award-winning wines and our story. Spacious tasting room and event space open Thur-Sun, noon-5pm. Two blocks north of the Woodinville Warehouse Wineries. 19730 144th Ave N, Woodinville; 425-398-7200; efeste.com Lauren Ashton Cellars Lauren Ashton Cellars is an iconic artisanal winery and tasting studio in the heart of Woodinville Wine Country. Inquire about private and group tastings. See website for current tasting studio hours. 14545 148th Ave NE, Ste 211, Woodinville; 206-445-7171; laurenashtoncellars.com Mark Ryan Winery Mark Ryan Winery is an independent producer of award-winning wines from Washington state. Open seven days a week. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-1, Woodinville; 206-910-7967; markryanwinery.com Northwest Cellars Our winery and tasting room is located in Kirkland, only 15 minutes from downtown Seattle. Come in for a wine tasting and try our awardwinning wines! 11909 124th Ave NE, Kirkland; 425-825-9463; northwestcellars.com Novelty Hill - Januik Winery Experience, explore, entertain. Private event space available. Open daily for wine tasting and winery tours. 14710 Woodinville-Redmond Rd, Woodinville; 425-481-8317; noveltyhilljanuik.com

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Obelisco Estate The new Obelisco Estate vineyard is perfectly situated to grow world class grapes noted for their structure, acidity and intense varietal character. 19495 144th Ave NE, Ste B-220, Woodinville; 425-485-2472; obelisco.com Pepper Bridge Winery/Amavi Cellars Tasting Room Tasting room for Amavi Cellars and Pepper Bridge Winery. Open noon-5pm Mon-Thurs, noon6pm Fri-Sun. 14810 NE 145th St, Bldg A-3, Woodinville; 509-5253541; pepperbridge.com Sparkman Cellars Sparkman Cellars. Family. Quality of life. Damn fine wine. Right in Woodinville. Stop by Thurs-Mon 1pm-6pm. 19501 144 Ave NE, Ste E400, Woodinville; 425-398-1045; sparkmancellars.com Woodinville Wine Country Association Woodinville Wine Country offers an abundance of fine wineries producing world-class wines just 25 minutes from downtown Seattle. PO Box 2114, Woodinville; 425-205-4394; woodinvillewinecountry.com

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Beresan Winery Located in the world-renowned Walla Walla Valley appellation, Beresan has 27 acres of estate vineyards that we carefully manage to produce premium fruit, and in turn, great wine. 4169 Peppers Bridge Rd, Walla Walla; 509-522-9912; beresanwines.com Charles Smith Wines & K Vintners Food & Wine Magazine’s

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winemaker of the year, Charles Smith, produces highly acclaimed wines from Washington’s top vineyards. Visit us today! 35 S Spokane St, Walla Walla; 509-526-5230; charlessmithwines.com Cooper Wine Company Red Mountain Winery with tasting room. Call for hours and/ or appointment. Normal hours noon-5pm, seven days/week. Seasonal hours noon-5pm Fri-Mon. We specialize in classic bordeaux wines. 35306 N Sunset Rd, Benton City; 509-588-2667; cooperwinecompany.com Dunham Cellars Dunham Cellars is located near the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Walla Walla. Our tasting room is open for tasting and informal tours 11am-4pm daily. 150 E Boeing Ave, Walla Walla; 509-529-4685; dunhamcellars.com Tamarack Cellars Tamarack Cellars hand-crafts consistently acclaimed wines at an outstanding value. Visit us at our tasting room, located in a restored World War II fire station. Hours: Thurs-Fri noon-4pm, SatSun 10am-4pm. 700 C St, Walla Walla; 509-526-3533; tamarackcellars.com Terra Blanca Family owned boutique winery and vineyard on Red Mountain in Washington wine country. Tasting room and event facility. Everyday 11am6pm. 34715 N DeMoss Rd, Benton City, 509-588-6082; terrablanca.com

Western WA

Island Vintners-Wine Tasting Three Bainbridge Island wineries serving locally made

Puget Sound Brewery Tours Puget Sound’s only exclusive craft brewery tours! Craft brew is all we do! Sample Washington craft beer in Seattle, Woodinville, Eastside and more. Tours available Tue through Sun. 206-384-3637; pugetsoundbrewerytours.com

Taste Seattle Food Tours You will be guided on a relaxed walking tour with some of the best food and drink Seattle’s oldest neighborhood has to offer while getting to know Pioneer Square and Seattle’s earliest beginnings. 253-777-0159; taste206.com White Moustache Urban Adventure Co. Home of the ultimate eating tour. We guide you through the tasty underbelly of Seattle’s gastronomical playground. Let’s eat! 206-552-0950; whitemoustache.com

RESOURCES & RESTAURANT REFERRALS Northwest Cider Association Representing artisan cidermakers throughout Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia and cider enthusiasts worldwide. Many tasting rooms open year round. PO Box 2924, 360-9299924, nwcider.com Seattle Visitor Center & Concierge Services Restaurant reservations and information, discount attraction pass sales, attractions/ tours information. High-quality personal service and visitor information, brought to you by Visit Seattle. 800 Convention Pl at Seventh & Pike, First Floor, in the Washington State Convention Center; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc

Road Dog’s Seattle Brewery Tours Taste tours of Seattle’s best breweries. Our daily tours include beer samples, transportation, education, souvenir pint glasses and shirts! Three hours/three breweries. 206-249-9858; roaddogtours.com

Seattle Visitor Center / Market Information Center High-quality sightseeing assistance and tour referrals. Restaurant menus and reservations. Indepth attraction information and maps. A complimentary service of Visit Seattle. Call for visitor info. Pike Place Market / First and Pike; 206-461-5888; visitseattle.org/visitors/ccc

Savor Seattle Food Tours Join us on a delicious food and cultural tour and eat your way through Pike Place Market, downtown Seattle, and other tasty Seattle neighborhoods. 206-209-5485; savorseattletours.com

Seattle Wine Awards Taste Washington’s Gold and Double-Gold Award Winning wines at your upcoming conference or trade show, a very special touch to remember. 1733 45th Ave SW; 206-853-4677; seattlewineawards.com

Seattle Bites Food Tour Nibble on historic tidbits while noshing your way through this Pike Place Market walking food tour. Come meet our friends! 425-888-8837; seattlebitesfoodtours.com

Washington Beer Commission Our mission is to promote Washington beer, benefit the state’s breweries, and increase awareness and demand. 1501 N 200th Street, Ste 111; 206-432-9373; washingtonbeer.com

Seattle Food Tours Taste Seattle’s dynamic culinary scene on a delicious walking food tour of Pike Place Market, Belltown or Capitol Hill. Our progressive dinners offer an opportunity to experience multiple restaurants in 2.5 hrs. 206-725-4483; seattlefoodtours.com Seattle Wine Tours Seattle & Woodinville wine tours for 2 to 52! Our knowledgeable chauffeur guides and quality vehicles have made us the premier choice for wine touring & tasting in Washington state. 206-444-9463; seattlewinetours.com

Washington State Wine Commission Representing licensed wineries and wine grape growers in Washington state; providing marketing to raise positive awareness of the Washington state wine industry. 1201 Western Ave, Ste 450; 206-667-9463; washingtonwine.org Where to Eat Guide & Associates Seattle’s #1 restaurant guide with sample menus and maps. Ask for it at your hotel or visit us online at theeatguide.com. 877503-1266; theeatguide.com

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wine and offering Northwest meats and cheeses. Open seven days a week. 450 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island; 206650-4753; islandvintners.com

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