The Seattle Book of Dates: Adventures, Escapes, and Secret Spots


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Discover the best of Seattle in a whole new way! Here are 125 secret spots, beloved locales, and unexpected destinations offer endless options for date night and weekend adventures.

From the authors of the bestselling 
Portland Book of Dates comes this insider's guide to the coolest spots in Seattle and Washington state. A visual delight, the illustrated book marries style and substance and the result is a curated and creative collection of more than 125 often-inexpensive outings in and around Seattle to inspire romance and adventure.

For locals and visitors alike, this is an essential resource for couples of all ages (and singles with friends) interested in learning about off-the-beaten-path things to do, see, and taste in Seattle and environs.

Outings run the gamut: 

  • Tropical Winter Date features the Volunteer Park Conservatory and a secret drink at Inside Passage
  • Get High on History includes a trip to the Klondike Gold Rush Historic Park and Smith Tower Observatory (and bar!)
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Gay offers up Capitol Hill bars that celebrate and cater to the queer community
  • Farther afield adventures include trips to Vancouver and Victoria, the San Juans and other islands, Bellingham and Skagit Vallet, Mount Rainier, Eastern Washington, and more!

Authors (and married couple) Eden Dawn and Ashod Simonian seek out the obscure and fascinating, and the date descriptions are motivating enough to prompt even the most dedicated Netflix-and-chillers to head out the door.