Around Seattle with CityPASS

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The sun was out. The sky was blue. The air temperature hovered at about 71° F. It was the quintessential summer day in Seattle and the city was simply begging to be explored. Fortunately, my cousin, Andrea, and I started the day with two CityPASS booklets in hand. Continue reading

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An Evening at The Herbfarm

Table setting at The Herbfarm.  Taken by Danielle Decker

Table setting at The Herbfarm. Photo taken by Danielle Decker

Some experiences in life are so special and leave such lasting impressions that you can forever return to those memories and swell from the sweet pleasure of a moment in life truly well spent.

Your journey begins as you leave Seattle and take the short drive to the rural farmlands of Woodinville.  Once you arrive at The Herbfarm, step under the unassuming country sign and make your way toward the cottage you are beckoned by warmth radiating from within.  Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes with Chef Carrie Mashaney

In every issue of the Official Visitors’ Guide, one Seattle “ambassador” tells us what they love about the city. Most recently, former Top Chef contestant Carrie Mashaney dished about how she loves Seattle. Read about where she takes out-of-town guests in our upcoming 2014 summer/fall edition of the guide.

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Chef Carrie Mashaney in Aragona, serving Spanish-inspired cuisine in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Aragona.

Carrie Mashaney strides out of the kitchen, framed by a shelf of cookbooks and wine guides, wiping her hands on an apron. The Spanish-inspired restaurant—Aragona—is so sleek and modern, and Carrie is so wide-eyed looking. But there’s clarity to her step that says this is her kitchen, her restaurant, and her place, without her having to announce it.

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56 — Count ‘Em — 56! Museums Welcome You for Museum Week Northwest May 16-23

Museum_Week_NW_GREEN_horizontalThis May, museum professionals from across the United States and around the world will gather in Seattle for the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums. With more than 5,000 attendees from 50+ countries, AAM’s conference explores the latest innovations in museum design, operations, programs and collection management. We are delighted to host this important event in Seattle, which presents the perfect occasion to shine a spotlight on the outstanding variety of museums in the Puget Sound region. Continue reading

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48 Hours on Capitol Hill: How to Spend 2 Days in Seattle’s Cool Gayborhood

SCVB_AllRightsES_-2964_resizedThe majority of Seattle visitors staying downtown have no idea that they’re blocks away from one of the most exciting neighborhoods in the entire country. Capitol Hill, adjacent to the east perimeter of downtown, has long been the Emerald City’s gay epicenter and home to artists, hipsters, students and now-famous musicians, not to mention some of the best restaurants, bars, coffee shops, live music venues and public parks.

If you’re only in town for a couple of days and want an authentic Seattle experience, head to Capitol Hill. Here’s what I recommend checking out. Continue reading

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