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Summer Guide 2018

The Northwest is an amazing place to be in the summer. As the rains slow down the sun pops up illuminating the mountains, water and trees. Explore the region this year with ideas from our annual Summer Guide.

Local swim spots

Outdoors

Local swim spots

Swimsuits, flip flops and sunglasses ... hello old friends. It's that time of year. The sun is starting to shine and the pools will soon be open.

Zip lining in the Pacific Northwest

Outdoors

Zip lining in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is known for its dramatic scenery. Zip lining is a great way to get off the ground and get a different perspective on the views while enjoying an exhilarating experience.

Move the party outside

Outdoors

Move the party outside

Take advantage of the gorgeous Pacific Northwest summers and host your next get-together at one of the South Sound's many outdoor venues.

Kitsap Forest Theater

Stage

Kitsap Forest Theater

Pop Quiz: what do you get when you combine a short summer hike into a Rhododendron preserve with live theater under the canopy of conifer trees?

Local farmers markets

Outdoors

Local farmers markets

Summer brings a bounty of fresh produce and farmers market fun. Area farmers markets offer locally-grown produce, specialty foods, handmade crafts and live entertainment.

Summer fun in Whistler

Travel

Summer fun in Whistler

Whistler is well-known as one of the top ski resorts in North America, but it is also a great destination for a summer vacation.

Summer heat, make it a double

Features

Summer heat, make it a double

Summer is near, and local boozeslingers are celebrating by highlighting seasonal, fresh flavors in their libations. Seasonal transitions mean that the lovers of all things boozy can begin to play mad scientist while crafting elixirs for your...

Summer camps 2018

Military Life

Summer camps 2018

It is that time of the year again when children start anxiously counting down the days until their summer break begins. They day-dream about sunshine, lemonade and sleeping in.

Travel

Ocean Shores offers affordable vacation options

Located in Grays Harbor County on Point Brown Peninsula on the beautiful Washington coast, the quiet coastal community of Ocean Shores offers six miles of sandy beaches, 70 miles of waterfront views, and 23 miles of freshwater canals and lakes.

Northern California

Travel

Northern California

The first thoughts when California comes to mind are San Diego, San Francisco or Yosemite National Park, and many overlook the northern part of the state which is about a nine-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

It's a jungle out there

Travel

It's a jungle out there

You probably already know about the zoo in Tacoma, or you have visited the Aquarium in Seattle, but did you know you could pet a baby grizzly bear in Oregon, or touch a shark just over the border in California?

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