Learn to Love This City–Indoors and Out–With Your Favorite Companion

In Seattle, the options of how to fill a wide-open day (or weekend) sometimes feel endless–in a good way. Thanks to the Emerald City's stunning natural beauty, outdoor possibilities abound. And then, on top of that–inside–residents and visitors alike delight in exploring spaces that educate and entertain (think theaters, galleries, museums and so much more). Exploring this city with your significant other? In our opinion, pretty much pure perfection.

Romance can be found in the city's countless parks, beaches and urban, alfresco spaces, as well as nearby outdoor attraction sites that feature mountains, waterfalls and other natural wonders. When the weather behaves, these destinations can be perfect spots for sharing a sunrise or sunset with your special someone. Even a ferry ride across the choppy waters to Bainbridge Island can prove a romantic adventure. Sometimes, after all, the journey really is the best part of the day.

Indoor spaces–ranging from art galleries to iconic sightseeing attractions like the Space Needle–can also be a romantic space in which to pass some hours. Seattle's arts scene thrives most every night of the week, and an evening at the cinema, theater or one of many music venues can be the ideal way to enjoy a night on the town. Happy exploring!

A 48-foot Hammering Man sculpture marks the outside of this vast museum, and adjustable steel panels flank the glass walls and allow light to enter the innovative front space known as the Brotman Forum. Upon entering, visitors encounter an...  Read More

The Spa at Willows Lodge in Woodinville, a short drive from downtown Seattle, offers a variety of revitalizing experiences that soothes the body and soul. Pick from decadent treatments that range from ancient, healing Lomi Lomi massages and...  Read More

Salish Lodge and Spa
Photo courtesy of Salish Lodge & Spa

A scenic 30-minute drive from Seattle brings you to the charmingly rustic Salish Lodge & Spa, which offers Old-World ambience and modern elegance. Get out and enjoy nature near the lodge, whether hiking around the rushing cascades or trying...  Read More

5th Avenue Theatre
Photo courtesy of Photo by Bruce Bennett

The 5th Avenue Theatre is known as one of the nation's leading musical theater companies, especially for its production and development of new works. Since 2002, the Seattle-based company has produced 17 new musicals. (To date,...  Read More

Ahoy matey! One of this city's best features? All of its beautiful bodies of water. So one of the best ways to experience this city? Well, come on abroad and see for yourself! Argosy Cruises offers this scenic Lake Washington tour that leaves...  Read More

Discovery Park

Situated on Magnolia Bluff overlooking Puget Sound, this expansive urban park � the largest in Seattle – offers two miles of beach trails and nine miles of winding footpaths. Ostensibly a bluff-top reserve, Discovery Park protects a...  Read More

From Seattle's downtown waterfront, it takes only 35 minutes to arrive at Bainbridge Island. Along the way, you can enjoy all the wonderful sights that make Seattle such a unique city (the ferry ride itself is worth the journey!). The snowcapped...  Read More

Outside the city
Suncadia Resort
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In Cle Elum near the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia Resort provides a delightful mountain oasis, perfect for overnight guests or those who simply want to pop in for a delicious Portals meal or a decadent treatment at Glade Spring Spa. With...  Read More

Olympic Sculpture Park: Stroll through the grounds and admire the fascinating large-scale works on display at this nine-acre green space. Extensive landscaping enhances the park's beauty, and a walkway, extending from the beach to Belltown,...  Read More

Space Needle

Well, we still don't have jet packs and flying cars, but the most iconic symbol of that 1960's space-age promise – the Space Needle – still stands as Seattle's most-recognized tourist attraction. Built for the 1962 World's Fair, the...  Read More


Meet Corinne Whiting

Corinne hails from the other Washington, where she caught the travel bug early on. Corinne studied abroad in Strasbourg, France (undergrad) and in Edinburgh, Scotland (graduate school). She's...  More About Corinne

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