The Seattle and Tacoma Area

The Seattle and Tacoma Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Seattle and Tacoma Area

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Make the most of your summer weekends with these quick beach escapes.

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By Kate Parham

From fiery curries to crispy noodles, find out what’s cooking at these outstanding Thai restaurants.

By Nicholas DeRenzo
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Hotels in The Seattle and Tacoma Area

This hillside Victorian bed and breakfast, built in 1889, has spectacular views of Puget Sound and Commencement Bay. Surrounded by 100-plus-year-old native cherry trees, it’s within easy distance of downtown and just 30 minutes south of Seattle.

Restaurants in The Seattle and Tacoma Area

One of the city’s top tables is across Lake Washington in the Eastside suburb of Kirkland.

Things to do in The Seattle and Tacoma Area

For an aquatic perspective of Gig Harbor, rent a kayak, canoe, paddleboat, or powerboat. For more surefooted types, there's also the relatively newer sport of paddleboarding. Guided and non-guided excursions are available, in addition to lessons and a kayak camp for kids.