more about: Seattle

Where to Go This Weekend: Vashon Island, WA

The spirit of the back-to-the-land movement—particularly strong on this Washington island once upon a time—is echoed today in a cornucopia of new island-grown products.

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 […]

Sunset’s Favorite New Bars of 2014

As 2014 rolls to a close, the staff at Sunset has been looking back on the year that’s passed and celebrating our favorite openings across the West. We tallied the new restaurants we enjoyed most and, now, we’re looking at 2014’s greatest bars, the pubs, cocktail lounges, and breweries most deserving of repeat sipping trips.