Escapes

Girls’ trip to Bellevue

Fall is here, the leaves are turning and that often means that outdoor outings are winding down. Time to gather your girlfriends for a trip to Bellevue—a quick escape that offers high-end “spa-ing,” savvy shopping and lively dining. We recommend making the following stops for a memorable day in swanky Bellevue and perhaps getting a […]

Escape to Woodinville Wine Country

Why go out of state when you can enjoy wonderful wine and food right here in the Northwest? Head north to Woodinville and you will be delighted to find a day trip offering a large selection of wineries, all in Woodinville. We recommend the following favorites. àMaurice Cellars 14463 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE 425.466.2027 // amaurice.com […]

Take a Recreation Vacation

This summer, our capital city will host an adrenaline-fueled race that pairs the best of the region: award-winning ales and adventure. Capitol to Bay Relay, taking place on Aug. 6, is an adventure race that includes mountain and road biking, running and paddling. Recently sanctioned as an official adventure race by the United States Adventure […]

Escape to Woodinville Wine Country

Why go out of state when you can enjoy wonderful wines and food right here in the Northwest. Head north to Woodinville and you will be delighted to find a day trip offering a large selection of Wineries all in Woodinville. We recommend the following favorites.    Purple Café and Wine Bar, 14459 Woodinville-Redmond Rd NE, 425.483.7129, purplecafe.com […]

South Sound Craft Crawl

One of the South Sound’s largest and most successful tourism activities last year was a chance to experience the intricate web of burgeoning craft breweries around the region. And it was inspired by brewery maps in Bend, Oregon, and the Inland Northwest Ale Trail in Spokane and North Idaho. “I saw what they were doing, […]

Red Lion Olympia to Become Boutique Hotel RL

The Red Lion Hotel Olympia is undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation into a modern, design-conscious hotel and hip gathering spot, Hotel RL. This follows the announcement last year by Red Lion Hotels Corporation that the longstanding Olympia staple would be converted to the company’s new upscale lifestyle brand. “The Red Lion brand was founded in […]

Family-Friendly, Ride to Rail, Ride and Farm Tour

Rolling alongside a scenic river, through forests and right next to pastoral farmland, the Willapa Hills Trail in south-west Washington will see its first large-scale bicycle event this summer. Geared for families and recreational cyclists, the first annual Willapa Hills Trail Fat Tire Ride & Festival will take place June 25–26. Registration is open for […]

Play Around The Sound 2016

There is really no better place than the Pacific Northwest during summertime. We are lucky to have such a beautiful playground. With no short-age of things to do, how do you go about choosing? ShowCase checked out some of the best local attractions and compiled them here. So get out your calendar and prepare for […]

Rest, Relax and Savor at Cedarbrook

The magic of the Pacific Northwest is palpable in the natural setting of Cedarbrook Lodge. Located on 18 acres of naturally restored wetlands, the property is an ideal site for business or pleasure in a lodge setting. And it’s all less than five minutes from Sea-Tac Airport. Guest rooms are well-appointed and spacious and each […]

A Chic Culinary Experience At The Edgewater

The Edgewater Hotel practically floats on Elliott Bay atop Pier 67 as Seattle’s only waterfront hotel, with panoramic views to the west and the city lights behind. The iconic property provides an authentic Pacific Northwest lodge experience with river-rock fireplaces and handcrafted pine furniture in every room. When you arrive, you are greeted by the […]