Love is in the air… Or maybe that’s just the feeling of this week finally being over. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, President’s Day or just happy to kick back for the weekend, there’s lots to do in Seattle.
Remember, many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings, so always check before you go.
Valentine’s Day activities
- If you’re scrambling to make last-minute dinner reservations, try one of these low-key neighborhood spots for a relaxed, but still intimate, meal.
- Love and art go together, and there’s no better time to celebrate that relationship than on Valentine’s Day. Check out these arts events that celebrate love.
- Seattle offers a myriad of different ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, from Point Defiance’s Love at the Zoo to Jet City Roller Derby’s Valentine’s Hangover Double Header and more.
- The Wing Luke Museum’s “Excluded, Inside the Lines” exhibit, which runs through Feb. 23, and the forthcoming Redlining Heritage Trail Tour take a look at Seattle’s history of housing exclusion and its visible legacies today.
- Get a sampling of Seattle’s live music scene, including performances from Tacocat at Alma Mater in Tacoma, Yola at the Neptune Theatre and more.
- Looking to hit the slopes? Stevens Pass is launching a new weekend shuttle service from Monroe to help alleviate overcrowding.
- Take advantage of the long weekend with a trip to Portland. We weighed the different travel options: car, bus, plane and train.
- From “Parasite” to “1917,” catch up on all the newly crowned Oscar-winning movies.
- The long-anticipated “Sonic the Hedgehog” premiered this week to mixed reviews. But regardless, fans of the Sega star are in for a treat.
- Looking for some weekend reading suggestions? Take some inspiration from “Jeopardy!” GOAT Ken Jennings, who shared some of the books he’s read recently.
Food and drink
- One of Capitol Hill’s newest spots, La Dive, is a fun-times bar serving up party-time cocktails like slushies, and tasty, affordable small plates.
- Hit up one of these happy hours for $5 plates in Belltown, 30% off at an Iron Chef owned restaurant and more.
- Taste some of Seattle’s best Thai food at Kiin Kiin in Greenwood.