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Taste Seattle: Off the Eaten track

Seattle begins at Pioneer Square, the historic heart of the city’s original downtown. Rebuilt after a catastrophic fire in the late 1880s, this neighborhood of Richardsonian Romanesque style enjoyed a turn as Seattle’s “it” scene before deteriorating into the city’s “skid road.” A brief revival largely fueled by artists took place in the 1980s and early ’90s. Once home to the storied Elliott Bay Book Company, the area again lost a bit of favor with both residents and tourists at the end of the 20th century, when suddenly trendier districts such as Belltown and Capitol Hill started to attract more attention. For a few years, jury duty seemed to be the only reason anyone would visit. read more »

CityPASS - A Great Gift For the Holidays

CityPASS Holiday Gift CityPASS is a nice gift that will never go out of style. An urban vacation probably won’t lose its allure any time soon. Visiting the Statue of Liberty will never not be cool. Might as well get that pocket-sized booklet to a destination you and your family have always wanted to visit. read more »

A Quaint Paradise Only a Short Ferry Ride from Seattle

Driving through Tacoma, WA, to catch the ferry (the only way onto Vashon Island without an airplane), I absent-mindedly hurried through a yellow-but-actually-red light. Few things will force you to slow down like a moving infraction. But, even if a ticket from Tacoma’s finest doesn’t do it, the 30-minute ferry ride to the Puget Sound’s largest island gives you time to pause and enjoy the feeling of the wind in your face as the boat slides across the water. read more »

Coffee Tour of Seattle

Coffee Tour of SeattleWhen you’re planning your travels to the great Northwest and Seattle finds its way onto your itinerary, remember that the Emerald City is known for far more than overcast days. It’s a central location for one of our favorite morning beverages: that perfectly brewed blend, warm to the touch and easily customizable, serving as the caffeinated spark to your daily hustle – coffee. read more »

September Fun: West Coast Food Festivals

From exploring Oregon's bounty at Feast Portland to discovering Washington artisan cheeses in Seattle, food festivals on the West Coast are in full swing this Fall. Here's a preview with several events happening in September in the Pacific Northwest and California. read more »

Show Us Your CityPASS Selfie!

Who doesn't like a good selfie contest? Traveling tends to bring out our customers' playfulness, so we thought it would be fun to have a #CityPASSselfie photo contest in support of our loyal fans. On a daily basis we receive CityPASS selfies. Might as well give away 2 CityPASS booklets in the process! What is a CityPASS selfie? It's a photo of you having fun with your CityPASS booklet in one of our 11 destinations! read more »

What's New at the Space Needle

The Space Needle Observation Deck is more than just a great view. This summer, they've been rolling out a bunch of new features, implementing some of the latest technology to add to the experience. You can download their mobile app for free (iOS, Windows Phone and Android), and with it see the panoramic view you'll get from the Observation Deck. Plus, get more information about some of the landmarks you'll see, like the Museum of History and Industry, the Gates Foundation, the Ballard Locks, the Olympic Sculpture Park and Pike Place Market. read more »

Best Cities to See 4th of July Fireworks

Best Cities for Fireworks Since July 4, 1777 -- the first birthday of the United States of America -- fireworks have been a part of our nation’s celebratory fabric. The Congressionally-sponsored fireworks were commissioned to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and delivered a rousing light show to the colonists in a patriotic pyrotechnic display. At the conclusion of the very first 4th of July celebration, 13 rocket fireworks were launched into the air -- one for each of the 13 original colonies.

Today, the tradition continues nearly 240 years later. However, what was once 13 colonies has grown to 50 states -- each with their own way of celebrating America’s birthday. Here are our picks for five of the most astounding and entertaining fireworks displays scattered throughout the U.S. read more »

Summering With Your Kids in Sunny Seattle

Your kids are wiggling and giggling, the sun is shining this summer, and there isn’t anything going to stand in your way of enjoying an awesome family vacation in Seattle. There’s so much to love about this city: It’s youthful, energetic and friendly. It has a Super Bowl champion’s swagger (yay, Seahawks!); gentle Puget Sound breezes that stave off the heat; the country’s heartiest coffee; and fresh seafood that will knock your socks off. And that famous rain? Seattle has less rainfall per year than either New York or Washington, D.C. (though it can get eternally gray in the winter). read more »

Scary Sue Caption Contest

Summer is here! Let's get this party started with a Caption Contest! Submit your caption for this photo, taken at the beloved Field Museum in Chicago! Make it funny. Keep it clean. The caption with the most votes will get 2 CityPASS booklets to any city, except Southern California. Another pair of booklets will be given to a contestant of CityPASS' choice. read more »

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