The Seattle and Tacoma Area
The Seattle and Tacoma Area Travel Guide
For even more solitude, hike about five miles to the end of the Dungeness Spit and tour the Dungeness Lighthouse.
See the park's lighthouse and artillery units from the 1890s or fly kites on the parade field.
The boutique winery makes a firm Bordeaux blend called Chaleur Estate.
Five years ago, Anna Nasset-Glenn took over ownership of this artisan boutique and longtime Port Townsend institution, where she helps customers find the perfect sparkling bauble or piece of locally made art.
The challenging (and vertical) trail uphill leads to amazing views of Maple Valley and Mount Rainier beyond.
Just east of Capitol Lake Park, this downtown coffee shop is home to what many consider the best brew in the city.
This 150-acre preserve at the northern tip of Bainbridge Island (35 minutes by ferry from Seattle) is a mix of pristine second-growth forest and meticulously landscaped gardens.
Step through a spacious light-filled glass and aluminum entryway into Bellevue Art Museum's (BAM) textured concrete space. Designed by architect Steven Holl, this three-story, 36,000-square-foot museum has hosted exhibits by artistic icons from designer George Nelson to sculptor Michael Cooper.
Designated by Congress in 1938, mammoth and mountainous park stretches across rugged Pacific coast and lush interior old-growth forests.
Since 1951, this brick-faced Port Townsend museum in this historic district has welcomed visitors to what was once a City Hall court room.
Day-trippers head 25 miles north of Seattle to Whidbey Island, where beaches, nature, and wildlife abound. For panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Strait of Juan de Fuca, visit Fort Ebey State Park.
The small family winery specializes in Rhône grapes such as Syrah and juicy Grenache.
This vintage boutique and consignment shop in downtown is jam-packed with secondhand deals. The owners scour estate sales, attics, and garage sales for everything from vintage wedding dresses to hard-to-find haute couture pieces.
Every Earth Day, the Procession of the Species parade, with participants colorfully dressed as birds, turtles, killer whales and more, weaves through downtown.
Have a picnic overlooking the vines and cap it off with a few sips in the tasting room.