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 the best way possible. Thanks to the Emerald City's stunning natural beauty, outdoor possibilities abound. And then, of course, residents and visitors also delight in exploring an abundance of indoor spaces that educate and entertain (think theatres, galleries, museums and so much more). Exploring this city with your significant other? All the better.

Romance can be found in the city's countless parks, beaches and urban green spaces, as well as at nearby hotels and spas 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 romantic spots at which to pass some delightful 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 around the city can be the ideal way to enjoy a night on the town. 

The Triple Door
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Located in downtown Seattle's historic Mann Building, this intimate and sophisticated award-winning music and dinner theater occupies the renovated space that formerly housed the Embassy Theater, originally a 1920' vaudeville house. At Triple...  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
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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



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



Dating to the late 19th century, this grand venue has been restored to the glory it knew as a movie theater in the 1920s, making it a perfect destination for a romantic outing. This month and next, "Hamilton" takes over (which sold out...  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

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

Olympic Sculpture Park


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


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