Catch a Show at Seattle’s Historic Theatres

The five theatres of Seattle's Historic Theatre District

The five members of Seattle’s Historic Theatre District. Clockwise, from top left: The 5th Avenue Theatre, the Paramount, The Moore, Town Hall and ACT.

Seattle is often in the national news these days in the context of a story about technology expansion, a building boom, our high cost of housing, or other current-day concerns. And all that is certainly real, and part of our culture of growth, innovation and change. Also important are our efforts to protect and preserve significant pieces of our history. Three of the best known historic attractions in Seattle are our beloved Pike Place Market, the fascinating Pioneer Square neighborhood, and our iconic Space Needle. But we’re also fortunate to have no less than five beautiful, historic, fully operational theaters within a 1.3 mile radius in the heart of the city center—clustered right around the Washington State Convention Center. Continue reading

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Hopscotch Flights – See Seattle from a Seaplane

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Photo by Mikaela Cowles.

Having flown to most of Kenmore Air’s destinations, I was shocked when I heard the term “hopscotch flights.” What are they? Where do they go? How much do they cost? I needed to find out. Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Visit Seattle This Spring

Photo1_HEADER- Spring Space NeedleWhile the rest of the country is still thawing out from blizzards, Seattleites are sitting pretty by Elliott Bay sipping iced lattes. No matter which neighborhood you’re exploring, life is pretty grand in Seattle. Now, it’s a bit of a folly to say that spring is the best time to visit the Seattle when it’s truly a year-round destination. However, here at Expedia Canada, we feel like spring is a prime time for an epic trip to the Emerald City–which is why we partnered with Visit Seattle to bring you seven reasons to visit this spring. Continue reading

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Winter Magic in Winthrop

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There is something magical about Winthrop and the Methow Valley. This is true in any season, as my friend and colleague demonstrated in a previous blog post about Winthrop in the summer. But for me, winter is particularly extraordinary. The high desert covered in a layer of fresh white snow makes for an irresistible landscape, just begging to be explored. Continue reading

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Underneath the Big Top at Cirque du Soleil

Marymoor Park was transformed by Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village of tents.

Marymoor Park was transformed by Cirque du Soleil’s mobile village of tents.

Having never been to a Cirque du Soleil performance, I wasn’t sure what to expect at KURIOS™ – A Cabinet of Curiosities, the company’s 35th creation. You could say I was fairly curious by the time I arrived on a foggy January evening at Marymoor Park. And boy, was I surprised. Continue reading

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