We have some suggestions for getaways, plus music, drinks and author events this weekend, Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016.

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1. Take a weekend getaway — we have some suggestions:

  • Head for British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and its latest visitor attraction: craft distilleries, which use the region’s abundant tree fruit. Or aim south for a hike on the Obsidian Trail in Oregon’s stunning Three Sisters Wilderness.
  • This weekend is your last chance until May to stay or dine at the century-old Paradise Inn, which looks out on the autumn colors of Mount Rainier National Park. Don’t forget your camera.
  • Visit one of the “20 Coolest Towns in the U.S.,” according to travel publisher Matador: Port Angeles. After all, it’s only a short drive from there to some of the world’s most postcard-worthy outdoor destinations.

At Fremont Brewing’s facility in Ballard, cans of fresh-hop “Field to Ferment” pale ale go flying by. (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times)

2. Try some fresh-hop beers

The Yakima Valley produces 75 percent of the country’s hops, so it’s no wonder we also produce the best, freshest-hop variety. Here’s where to find them.

3. Go see Maria Semple

The author of the hit 2012 comic novel“Where’d You Go, Bernadette” that so deliciously skewered Seattle, has warmed up to our — her — town. And she’s written another novel in which Seattle plays a starring role: “Today Will Be Different.” You can find her at an author event this Saturday.

4. Honor the “Up” house with music

The fourth annual Macefield Music Festival continues this weekend to honor the rebellious spirit of Edith Macefield (owner of the famed “Up” house), who refused to sell her Ballard home to developers. The festival’s lineup includes the Banditos, from Alabama, as well as Seattle artists Erik Blood and Bryan John Appleby.

5. Ease in to hibernation

Just in time for the rainy season, here are the new streaming releases on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and HBO for October. Something else to look out for: a new documentary about Amanda Knox, available on Netflix today.

Need more suggestions? Check out our 2016 Fall Arts Guide, a curated list of arts and entertainment around the city this season, and subscribe to our Weekender newsletter. Have a great weekend!