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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

A perfect day-trip from Seattle during April, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival celebrates fields and fields of electric-colored tulips in bloom each year.  Read More 
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Lunar Eclipse 2011

If you are up really early on Saturday morning, you may catch a glimpse of the lunar eclipse here in Seattle, cloud-cover permitting.  Read More 
orcas at Golden Gardens

Orcas spotted at Golden Gardens yesterday

To say yesterday’s weather in Seattle is unseasonably spring-like is an understatement. From the looks of it, today is going to be warm and sunny as well. Sounds like a perfect opportunity to venture to Golden Gardens or another waterfront park.  Read More 
octopus week at seattle aquarium

Octopus Week

It’s Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium! All week long they will be celebrating this eight-armed invertebrate – particularly the Giant Pacific Octopus found in Puget Sound. Did you know that Octopuses are known to be highly intelligent (they display signs of a short and long term memory) and they have amazing abilities to camouflage …  Read More 
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Arboretum weekend walks

With spring in the air, it is always a good time for a walk through the Washington Park Arboretum. If you are looking for something a little more educational, check out their free weekend walks, with 90 minute tours led by knowledgeable docents.  Read More 
woodland park zoo

Woodland Park Zoo

Woodland Park Zoo is our amazing zoo located right in the heart of the city (Phinney Ridge to be exact). It is right there, just 10 minutes from downtown, that the zoo spreads out over 92 acres and houses more than 300 different animal species.  Read More 
fish ladder

Fish Ladder at the Ballard Locks

Watch nature in action as salmon migrate from Puget Sound into Lake Washington through the Ballard Locks. Each year, starting in June, these mighty troopers travel through our area, on their way to spawning beds which they will reach in late September / early October. Each female will lay several thousand eggs in the gravel …  Read More 
sunrise over Alki

Enjoy 30 Seattle Sunrises

This video was just too impressive not to share. The one-man graphics company Digital.Meals created a video of 30 sunrises in Seattle and Tacoma over 30 days, picking iconic locations such as Gas Works and Kerry parks, as well as more ordinary streetscapes.  Read More