Got a kid in college? No doubt you’ve already received your invitation to the gala event of the season: Parents’ Visiting Weekend. When your student goes to school in a major urban area, this trip is extra-thrilling. Not only do you get to reunite with your child (while reminiscing endlessly and annoyingly about your own days on campus), you get to do it in a big city! How fun is that? read more »
Sure, you love your car – but maybe it deserves some R & R, just like you do. Leave it in the parking garage at the hotel, and take advantage of the futuristic, whimsical and earth-friendly touring options found in CityPASS locales. read more »
If you believe big city markets were made obsolete by grocery stores, then you might as well skip Christmas and Halloween this year too. It's the difference between buying a plastic jack-o-lantern and carving one yourself. Or buying a fake Christmas tree and cutting your own. read more »
My niece Madison wanted to do something special to celebrate her 13th birthday … and brunch aboard a spaceship sounded like just the ticket. The spaceship in question was SkyCity, the slowly revolving, UFO-shaped restaurant at the top of Seattle’s futuristic Space Needle. read more »
The White House, the Statue of Liberty, and Mount Rushmore – three iconic landmarks that have come to stand for America over the years. But in more recent times, a newer “generation” of buildings have also come to serve as American monuments, such as the Space Needle, the St. Louis Arch, the Empire State Building and the Golden Gate Bridge. read more »
The arrival of spring alone seems like reason enough to make merry in many parts of the country. But if you need a little more incentive, springtime festivals celebrate everything from tulips to tugboats. They’re a great excuse to get outdoors, explore your own or a new city, and stuff yourself on regional treats. read more »
It doesn’t matter if you never liked the volcanic drums of Dave Grohl and the way he threw his hair around behind the set. It makes no difference if you weren’t impressed when Kurt Cobain smashed his guitar on stage.
Nirvana was a band that gave a generation a voice, turning up the volume to transform apathy into aggressive enthusiasm. Together with bassist Krist Novoselic, Cobain and Grohl cut a wide swath across Seattle in the early 90s before their sound was heard around the world.
If the idea of embarking on a blind date sounds nerve-racking, imagine a few hundred strangers tagging along to see how it goes. That’s the setup for K2 (female) and Homer, resident octopuses at the Seattle Aquarium (a Seattle CityPASS attraction). On Monday, Feb. 14, as the public looks on, aquarium biologists turned matchmakers will introduce the pair, hoping for a Valentine’s Day love connection. read more »
Who says you need to spend a fortune on lavish gifts and expensive dinners to show how much you care? If your Valentine has a soft spot for the cinema, visiting a romantic movie location could be just the ticket for an ideal — not to mention budget-friendly — Valentine’s Day outing. read more »