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14 Unique Things to do in Seattle That Every Seattleite Should Know About 0 (0)

Author Ana de Guzman from Redfin asked some Seattleites (including me) about some of their favorite interesting and offbeat things to do in Seattle. Here are some suggestions they offered.

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Outdoor Shakespeare (and other outdoor performances) Near Puget Sound 5 (1)

We love Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor theater performances! Pack a picnic and a blanket and sit in the sun (or in some cases under the stars). Here’s a brief guide to some PNW (mostly Seattle area) Shakespeare in the Park productions.

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Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back 0 (0)

I cycled this route years ago, and intended to write about it at that time.

A few things may have changed since then, but it remains a good cycling route with a good stop at Remlinger Farms at the mid-point (when they reopen),

This route is also my first go-round with adding route sharing capacity. If you have a route you’d like to share with readers, you can do it!

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The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle 5 (1)

Seattle is home to some great mountain biking and some of the best beginner mountain bike trails in the Pacific Northwest. This is a sponsored post from evo — a Seattle based retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment…mountainbikes and more!

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A Damn Fine Piece of Pie: Where to Eat Great Pie in Western Washington this Pi Day (or Any Day) 5 (1)

This post was written before the COVID-19 outbreak, but I decided to let it run for Pi day as scheduled. In Seattle, we’re eating our Pie on Pi Day at home in Seattle — but when things pick back up these are some great places to go. Put them on your calendar for PIE day, which is January 23.

Whether it’s Pi Day (in March) or Pie Day (in January) you’re likely to see a lot of posts about pie. But any day is a good day for Pie.

So we’re weighing in on our favorite go-to pie spots in Seattle and western Washington State.

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Fleurs de Villes at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Fleur Couture: A Sneak Peek at 2020’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 0 (0)

I had the chance to go to a media preview of this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. The gardens, as always were fabulous, there looks to be a promising lineup of speakers, but the real stars of the show were the “Fleurs de Villes.”

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Best Bookstores in Seattle 5 (1)

Seattle is a literate city — Seattle tops many lists for things such as “most well-read population,” and “most literate city.” And in 2017 Seattle earned the UNESCO “City of Literature” designation. Yes, Seattle is home to Amazon — but Seattle is also home to some wonderful independent bookstoresl. Here are our favorite (independent) Seattle bookstores that we’ve visited — both new and used.

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Three Western Washington Ghost Tours To Haunt You 5 (1)

Are you a believer? It’s OK if you’re not. Ghost tours are fun, especially in October when the days are growing shorter and the leaves are falling. And good ones are also a bit of an (entertaining) history lesson. Here are three Haunted Tours in and (relatively) near Seattle to take this Autumn: Seattle, Port Gamble, and Port Townsend

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Famous Seattle Graves (and Where to Find Them) 3.5 (4)

If celebrity burials are your thing, the number of Seattle’s famous dead denizens does come close to rivaling many larger, and older, cities. But we do have a few here, and they’re worth visiting if you like cemeteries. Here’s more about where to find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and Chief Sealth (Seattle), along with a listing of a few others with a more local claim to fame.

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Sound Fall Fun: Things to Do This Autumn in Seattle and the Puget Sound Area 0 (0)

I haven’t updated this post for 2021, and, at this point, am not sure if I will get around to it due to life events and changes on this website. Look for future posts with holiday event, though!

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The Search for Taiyaki in Seattle 0 (0)

I learned about the Japanese fish-shaped waffles from my daughter who loves Japanese sweets. But when our go-to Seattle taiyaki place disappeared, a search ensued to find out where to get the best taiyaki in Seattle.

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Near-City Escapes: Romantic Waterfront Retreats Near Seattle 0 (0)

If you’re a city dweller who needs a brief escape but doesn’t have the time for an extended getaway, it’s possible to find little waterfront hideaways near Seattle that can allow you to get away from it all without getting too far away from it all. We stayed at this small cabin on Meydenbauer Bay in Medina (graciously loaned to us for an overnight). Read on about this cabin as well as some other near-city hideaways to add to my escape list from cabins to Seattle houseboats that you can rent.

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In the Trees: Your PNW Treehouse Bucket List 0 (0)

We visited the Nelson Treehouse Company’s B&B Treehouse point, along with a couple of other in-the-tree locations (the Forest House, Free Spirit Spheres, and — at least in spirit — the treehouse at Doe Bay) in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a lowdown on getting high (up in the trees at least) along with a listing of other treehouses in the PNW you can rent.

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