Another delightful staycation has opened our eyes to yet more facets of this multilayered city—and this one felt especially merry and bright. Although there are enough festive wintertime happenings to fill every December day, here’s an itinerary you may choose to follow if you find yourself downtown for a short-and-sweet 24 hours.

Just in time for some springtime indulgence, Taste Washington, the nation’s largest, single-region food and wine festival returns March 28th through 31st. The festival is the ultimate word for food and wine connoisseurs, and there are many interesting events to check out—like the Sunday Brunch, Taste Washington on the Farm, and The New Vintage.

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. 

For newbies and skeptics, we present the decadent Norwegian Bliss.

If we’re being honest, we’re not sure we’ve ever fancied ourselves official “cruise people.” However, the massive, luxurious Norwegian Bliss may have us changing our tune. Here are some reasons this brand-spanking-new vessel might also shift your thoughts about a fascinating mode of travel and seeing the world.