Summer Guide 2022
Looking forward to the summer? Here’s our roundup of events, activities, entertainment and more around the Seattle area.
— Seattle Times features staff
Great mountain biking trail networks are spread across Western Washington. These routes are worth a trip, no matter what direction you head from Seattle this summer.
Our food writer explores beautiful Tacoma and fills up on slabs of cake, bowls full of mussels, classic cocktails and bone marrow shots.
During the summer, Wednesday night in Bellingham means one thing: race night. The City of Subdued Excitement has become a major mountain biking hub — here’s how.
From chic trailers in Oregon to a Victorian hotel near Walla Walla and livable spheres in British Columbia, these unique stays are perfect for a summer road trip.
Find the Northwest’s best bakery — plus 5 more great places to eat — on an extra-fun day trip to Bremerton
Genius-level baked goods, a magical Mexican restaurant-and-market, some stellar Thai food and more await just a gorgeous ferry ride away from Seattle.
The Seattle Times asked readers about their experiences with the outdoors. Readers responded with stories of healing, connection and more in women-led spaces.
Looking for what could be your new favorite book? We asked local authors for their summer reading recommendations.
With summer comes outdoor concerts in the Pacific Northwest. Here are 9 outdoor shows and festivals to check out in Washington.
For nearly three decades, the inclusive outdoors group OutVentures has created community in the great outdoors for queer folks in the Greater Seattle area.
Learning to kiteboard can be hard and costly. But the feeling of harnessing the wind makes the sport worth it, says the Puget Sound kiteboarding community.
See beaches, forts, islands, lighthouses, bays and coastal forests for free this June during this month’s state park free days.
For croissants, butter steak and standout fish and chips, take a foodie day trip to Bainbridge Island
With two dozen wine bars and bistros on the main drag and a high-end restaurant opening this summer, Bainbridge Island is an appetizing lure for diners.
Want to go see a movie but don’t want to sit in a dark theater? Try some of these outdoor movie venues around Western Washington.
Many companies have moved back inside, but there’s still great variety for anyone looking to experience performances in the open air this summer.
Looking for a refreshing summer read? Here are Seattle Times arts critic Moira Macdonald’s picks for books worth staying indoors for.