Wonderful ways to ring in the first month of 2019
As we all ease our way back into routines and deadlines, we’re keeping our eyes on the bright spots of the season. We’ve gathered a few feel-good ways to invest your time and energy in the month ahead.
It seems like 2018 went by in the blink of an eye and the new year is almost here. It’s soiree season, with so many festive things to do. If you’re staying in Seattle to ring in the new year, here are some fun events. Whether you’d like to wear your stretchiest pants and go to a languid five-course meal, drink your weight in champagne, or simply dance the last night of the year away—there’s something for everyone. Happy partying and happy new year!
Smith Tower, built in 1914, is the original skyscraper in Seattle, and was the tallest building west of the Mississippi River at the time. It has remained a cultural icon of the city, offering breathtaking panoramic views and spectacular architectural beauty.
The Cloud Room is a coworking and cultural venue located above Chophouse Row in Capitol Hill, released their jam-packed lineup of events to celebrate local talent with events throughout the fall and holiday season. In addition to providing beautiful workspace, The Cloud Room has become a cultural hub since opening three years ago.
Curio Collection by Hilton’s Charter Hotel opened in late August with 16 floors and 229 guest rooms in downtown on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Stewart. Features include a rooftop bar and lounge Fog Room and Argentine-inspired restaurant Patagōn.
Bumbershoot—Seattle’s biggest music, comedy, and arts festival for back with a bang for labor day weekend this year. The festival celebrated its 48th year at the stunning Seattle Center.
Three weekends left to enjoy river floating in Leavenworth.
I’m sure I’ll look back on this in February and want to kick myself, but I am over the relentless summer heat and blue skies. The nonstop sun has me seeking shade and avoiding going out. Feeling like a summer scrooge, I knew I needed to find an outdoor activity that involved access to water, which is why I jumped on the opportunity to join Sound Excursions for one of their Leavenworth river tubing getaways.
Watch all the action from downtown’s Sky View Observatory.
It’s nearly that much anticipated weekend of summer yet again—Seafair—and we can think of no better place to watch the air show this Saturday and Sunday than from the Sky View Observatory. Located on the 73rd floor of Columbia Center, the nearly 1,000-foot-tall venue (which recently underwent a million dollar makeover), offers the tallest public viewing area in the Pacific Northwest.
Capitol Hill’s Chophouse Row has announced its busiest summer calendar yet, and there is something for everyone. This summer they unveil Sunday dance parties, a new outdoor art installation, and a jam-packed calendar of programmed events centered around food, music, fashion, and art happenings.
“Ascend to the city’s highest peak…no hiking boots required. Stretch your imagination, change your outlook, get a new perspective.”, says the official website for the Sky View Observatory, which stands proud on the 73rd floor of the Columbia Center. It is not just the tallest public-viewing tower in Seattle, but the whole of the Pacific Northwest.