Things to do around Washington

Things to do around Washington: Seattle Family Adventures


The Seattle Family Adventures guide is a must-have for locals, visitors and anyone wanting to explore all Seattle has to offer. From hiking and swimming to zoos and libraries, it’s the perfect hand-held guide to take along when you’re hoping to find the top park followed by the best place for an ice cream cone. There are memory-making ideas for all ages, whether you’re in town for the day or the weekend.

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Things to do around Washington: South Sound Coffee Trail


This self-guided coffee adventure through the Puget Sound takes you to some of the premier roasters in the region. Stop in and taste the difference between a variety of coffee bean roasts. The goal is to educate patrons and help them find their favorite coffee style—the trail may just help you decide which roast to buy the next time you’re at the store.

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Things to do around Washington: Deep Forest Experience


Deep Forest Experience, hosted by The Washington State Parks Commission, invites you on a tour of an ancient forest this winter with a guided hike through Rockport State Park. The daily half-mile hikes begin hourly between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and take visitors through the woods under towering old-growth trees, some more than 400 years old. Guests can also pop inside the Discovery Center for free refreshments and hot cocoa by the woodstove, interactive displays, nature videos and craft-making.

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Things to do around Washington: Fran’s Chocolates


This Seattle chocolatier has been whipping up some of the most exquisite chocolates since 1982. The boxes are almost as pretty as the treats inside, making this a fantastic Valentine’s gift idea. This year, the company will offer three specialty gift choices—caramel hearts, a heart-shaped assortment box and signature salted caramels.

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Things to do around Washington: Capital Food and Wine Festival

This annual fundraiser—being held this year at the St. Martin’s University Marcus Pavilion on March 24—began in 1989 and brings together more than a hundred regional wines, knowledgeable winemakers, the best Northwest brews and hard ciders, foods from local restaurants and three stages of live music. You can also enter the art competition for a chance to win the $200 prize and the opportunity to be included in its advertising next year.

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Things to do around Washington: Tanden Launder


This artist has mixed media Americana pretty much perfected. Old-time photos are given a modern twist by incorporating unique objects with newspaper, spray-painted in resin and beautifully framed. It’s a pretty cool way to update your living space and make a statement at the same time.

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