As temperatures rise and the skies clear in sunny Seattle, it feels like summer is finally here. Take some time to get fresh air and a little vitamin D outside; just remember to keep social distancing. Or if you opt to stay in this weekend, we’ve got you covered with a slew of activities.

Eats and drinks

  • Don’t feel confident cooking fish (or even choosing a fillet)? Here are some tips to get started.
  • Indulge your sweet tooth with a dessert tour through Bellevue.
  • And whether you’re looking for dine-in, takeout or delivery options, check out our updating list of restaurants that you can sort by neighborhood.


  • Get lost in history with these four biographies of vastly different people, from Joseph McCarthy to Dorothy Day.
  • Pick up a copy of these other recently reviewed books that explore politics, social systems and more.

Movies, TV and streaming

  • Stream The Public Theater’s production of “The Line,” which tells harrowing tales from front-line COVID responders.
  • This has become the Summer of the Drive-in Movie, and several pop-ups have emerged in the Seattle area. Find a local drive-in theater to watch a movie at.
  • If you’re a music fanatic, catch these documentaries on jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald and Miles Davis
  • Watch these two new movie releases, reviewed by our movie critic.
  • Pick something to watch from this list of what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.
  • Stream the 2020 Virtual Seattle Bon Odori, a Japanese Buddhist festival that celebrates ancestors with a sense of gratitude and joy.
  • While you’re sitting in front of the TV, try doing these strengthening exercises.

Outdoors and socializing

  • Missing human connection? From socially distant hangouts to creative use of technology, take some tips from our staffers on how to spend time with others.

Fun with the family

  • Feeling stuck at home? Check out these virtual explorations of new lands and bright ideas with your kids.
  • Send a submission to the Corona Multimedia Showcase, which seeks to display creative works by children from around the world reflecting their lives during the pandemic.
  • Participate in our special kids edition of the Seattle Times Pantry Kitchen Challenge, inventing your own recipe using four mandatory ingredients.