The Seattle and Tacoma Area

The Seattle and Tacoma Area Travel Guide

Harlequin Productions draws theatergoers to its unconventional shows here.

Drive to remote Dungeness Spit on the Olympic Peninsula, often buffeted by turbulent waters.

Bring a flashlight on the Iron Horse Trail, which parallels old railroad tracks and includes a tunnel that goes underneath the pass.

Visitors can try some of Washington's best Syrahs in a starkly modern, 33,000-square-foot facility that includes a full-time kitchen staff, wine-tasting classes, and even a bocce court. The property shares its space (and winemaker) with Novelty Hill.

This whimsical shop stocks pétanque sets and handblown sake glasses.

Paddle out to tiny Cutts Island, keeping an eye out for seals; later, wind down the day with a beach stroll on Kopachuk’s shore, looking for sand dollars.

Between April and December, beekeepers, artisans, and local organic farmers gather here to sell their wares.

Visitors can watch molten glass creations being blown in the Museum of Glass’s (MOG) Hot Shop, a 90-foot stainless steel cone and working studio.

Check out the gleaming shops, which include 7, For All Mankind and Michael Kors Lifestyle.

Orchardist Les Price grows an incredibly diverse crop in this "backyard region" of Seattle—some 150 varieties on just four acres.

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.