The Seattle and Tacoma Area

Things to do in The Seattle and Tacoma Area

The boutique winery makes a firm Bordeaux blend called Chaleur Estate.

Just east of Capitol Lake Park, this downtown coffee shop is home to what many consider the best brew in the city.

Designated by Congress in 1938, mammoth and mountainous park stretches across rugged Pacific coast and lush interior old-growth forests.

The small family winery specializes in Rhône grapes such as Syrah and juicy Grenache.

Have a picnic overlooking the vines and cap it off with a few sips in the tasting room.

Located along Admiralty Inlet, this 433-acre stretch of land once served as an active army installation and then a juvenile detention facility before opening to the public as a park in 1973.

The Provençal-style castle on 87-acres was built by Washington's second-largest wine producer.

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

This whimsical shop stocks pétanque sets and handblown sake glasses.

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.

For even more solitude, hike about five miles to the end of the Dungeness Spit and tour the Dungeness Lighthouse.

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.

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.

Since 1951, this brick-faced Port Townsend museum in this historic district has welcomed visitors to what was once a City Hall court room.

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.