King County

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Exploring Flaming Geyser State Park

Exploring Flaming Geyser State Park

Looking for an outdoor activity in Auburn? With interesting geological features, hiking and an ADA-accessible trail, model aircraft flying, picnic and playground areas and a trail for equestrian use, Flaming Geyser State Park has something for most everyone to...

Spending a Day on Vashon Island

Spending a Day on Vashon Island

Visiting Vashon Island The rain was falling hard and a fading fog hung thirty feet above the dark Puget Sound waters—just enough light to see the giant metal mouth of the M/V Chetzemoka maneuvering in for a safe docking. Once aboard, most people stay in the cars. It’s...

Hiking Franklin Falls

Hiking Franklin Falls

Located just a few miles from the summit of Snoqualmie Pass, Franklin Falls draws novice and seasoned hikers alike, during any time of the year. This is the ideal hike for someone looking for a quick beginner hike, or a simple stroll, and it’s easily accessible for...

Spending a Day in Snoqualmie

Spending a Day in Snoqualmie

Just a 30-minute drive from Seattle brings you to a small town full of big adventures. And when you visit the cute town of Snoqualmie, you’ll find that just minutes away from beautiful hikes. But as you dig a little deeper, you'll find that one of the best parts of...

Visiting Lake Wilderness Park

Visiting Lake Wilderness Park

Looking for an adventure in the Maple Valley area? Join us as we explore Lake Wildnerness Park. Hello, Explore Washington State readers! Hilary and Roscoe here. Well, technically just Hilary. Roscoe is a dog, and while he’s content to hang out while I write, he has...

Five Must-Try Eats in Pike Place Market

Five Must-Try Eats in Pike Place Market

If you're traveling to Washington, or simply looking for a day trip idea, than Pike Place Market is a must-stop on your trip bucket list. The market is a Pacific Northwest icon, just waiting to be discovered. Join us as Annie Nguyen takes a trip to Pike Place, sharing...

Exploring Coffee Culture in Seattle

Exploring Coffee Culture in Seattle

When the air gets colder and the days get darker up here in the Pacific Northwest, I say goodbye to seltzer and start reaching for a beverage that says both “Seattle” and “seasonal comfort” to me like nothing else: coffee.  I sat down in Capitol Hill with local coffee...

First-time Visit to Pike Place Market

First-time Visit to Pike Place Market

Seattle's Pike Place Market is an iconic staple to the Pacific Northwest, and most people from Washington have visited many times. But what's it like as a visitor from the East Coast, exploring the market for the first time? Adrian Stouffer, a Pennsylvania native,...

Passing Through SODO

Passing Through SODO

“Where exactly IS SODO?” My friend asked me a few weeks ago as we were walking through Ballard, trying not to think about the sheer number of calories we had just consumed through lunch, lattes and ice cream. I took a second to process the question and the best answer...