It’s been a roller coaster winter this year. In comparison to past years, there’s been more sun and less rain at the expense of a lot of snow. While I personally loved the snow (don’t hate me) I think we’re all more than ready to put that past us, right? As we anxiously await spring and warmer temperatures, here’s a list of our favorite parks for walks (you just might need to bundle up). 

With a couple more months of cold and grey to go, here are our picks for shows over the next two months. Dancing to great live music will help us get through the winter, right? It’s mostly pop, indie, alternative, and EDM. We love that Seattle has an abundance of small, quirky venues for a more intimate experience. All 15 shows are under $30 before fees (ugh, those pesky fees!). Enjoy!

National Parks are one of America’s most unique treasures—sprawling protected lands that encourage adventure and exploring nature for everyone. Welcome to Joshua Tree, an area of desert wilderness named after the native yucca brevifolia in southeastern California. Winter does bring cooler temperatures, but there’s still quite a bit of sunshine.