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Where to Go This Weekend: Cle Elum, WA

  In spring, the best thing to do in Seattle is leave—and this sunny Cascade Range community is your first must-stop spot east of the mountains. We enlisted Seattle-area writer Heather Hansman to help us plan the perfect Cle Elum visit. Here, our five favorite ways to spend a day there. 1. A First Street stroll Cle Elum was founded as a Northern […]

Where To Go This Weekend: Enumclaw, Washington

Small-town charm meets big-mountain beauty in Enumclaw, Washington, a friendly, rural community 45 miles southeast of Seattle and 30 miles east of Tacoma. As local Eric Brandjes, owner of Cole Street Brewery, told us: “Enumclaw may come across as a cow town if you’re just passing through, but it’s much more diverse and sophisticated after a closer look.” Right now, nearby Crystal Mountain […]

The Best Northwest Island Escape Right Now: Langley, Washington

Late autumn is prime time in the Whidbey Island community of Langley: You’ll have the fir-lined trails, local artisans’ boutiques, and friendly coffeehouses all to yourself. Seattle-based writer Jess Chamberlain created a traveler’s cheat sheet for us. Her five, can’t-miss experiences for Langley day trippers are below. Happy travels!

San Diego’s Coolest New Addition

It’s tiny in size—just 225 square feet—but San Diego’s first parklet made a big impact when it opened in 2013. The mixed-use space, designed by local architect Christopher Bittner, helped to center the city’s focus on North Park, an eclectic neighborhood that’s now a hotbed of independently owned boutiques, restaurants, and breweries. The parklet sits at North Park’s heart, near […]