Things to do in Washington
In season, stop by and pick your own organic berries. Open Tuesday and Friday 9–3.
Harlequin Productions draws theatergoers to its unconventional shows here.
The small family winery specializes in Rhône grapes such as Syrah and juicy Grenache.
The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, built and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, may seem like an odd place to spend a few hours, but this high-traffic dual-lock system is surprisingly fascinating, even for those who’ve never given a thought to nautical engineering.
Icicle Junction has a fantastic mini-golf course. Or head to Lake Wenatchee (about a half-hour drive north), for boating and horseback riding.
The lakes and rivers are prime trout-fishing spots.
Artist and Seattle native Dehanna Jones built this buzzing glassworks studio/gallery in the heart of up-and-coming Georgetown. Jones hand-blows her colorful vases, cups, votive holders, and bowls, from opaque and/or transparent glass.
Craftsmanship is the focus at this elegant, modern bar in a renovated 1920s building. Cocktail aesthetes come for rum swizzles and marmalade sours.
This quiet community is regarded by its residents as a small town within Seattle. Named after a species of tree common to the area, Madrona’s motto is “The Peaceable Kingdom,” in homage to its ethnically diverse makeup of Caucasian, Chinese, and African Americans.
Located upstairs from Ballard’s Thaiku, Fu Kun Wu is both secretive and sensual. Originally a Chinese apothecary upstairs with an opium den below, Fu Kun Wu's bar employs expert mixologists who create strong herb-infused cocktails such as the oolong tea martini and yohimbe mojito.
Drive to remote Dungeness Spit on the Olympic Peninsula, often buffeted by turbulent waters.
With an inventory that’s Barnes & Noble-esque in scope, this venerable independent bookstore is a point of pride for Seattleites.
King’s Hardware, a beer bar that serves some of the best burgers in town, attracts a young, fun-loving crowd. Inside, the weathered brick and wood-paneled walls are adorned with pictures of the great outdoors, animal skins, and deer heads, and the Skee-Ball machines add further rec-room charm.
Start the day with a cinnamon roll or egg sandwich. Closed December–April.