Things to do in Washington
This outfitter teaches basic climbing skills that enable novices to reach Columbia Crest while attached to a guide by ropes.
Just a few miles off the Coulee Corridor, this 640-acre park makes a great spot for a picnic, a boat ride on the freshwater reservoir, and, of course, the bird watching for which the area is known.
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 Januik Winery.
The work of the Pacific Northwest’s best artists—including glass masters Dale Chihuly and Benjamin Moore, and founders of the Northwest School of painting Morris Graves, Mark Tobey, and Guy Anderson—has been displayed in this 7,000-square-foot gallery.
This charming aviary has more than 200 exotic birds.
Get your regional-history fix here.
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.
Hip Belltown watering hole
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.
Operating in the same spot since 1999, this Madrona pet boutique has built a loyal clientele who return regularly for pup-sitting, grooming, and luxury pet-care products.
Now a six-location, mini-chain, the original Zoka Coffee Roaster & Tea House was founded by owner Jeff Babcock in 1996.
Between April and December, beekeepers, artisans, and local organic farmers gather here to sell their wares.
Despite its minimalist décor, there’s a warm-and-fuzzy feeling about this eco-chic women’s wear shop (the warm greeting you’ll get from both the shopkeepers and the resident foster cat help).
Banya 5 is an urban spa and health facility offering a unique blend of old world wellness rituals in a friendly, contemporary environment.