5 Reasons We Love Seattle

By Sheryl McGrath

I love Seattle always. Yes, even on the rainy days--I'm one of the weird ones. Here at TWIF, we like to highlight all that is lovely and endearing in our dear city. Here's what we're loving right now:

Cherry Blossoms and Daffodils

Spring has definitely arrived in the Northwest. In late February, we start to see inklings of it as teeny buds appear on trees and the bulbs everyone planted back in October start to spring up from the moist dirt. While the midwest is still waking up to morning snowfall, our temperatures are starting to reach the upper 50s (and the shorts and t-shirts come out of hiding--as do our pasty legs). This season is undoubtable gorgeous up here, so be sure to stroll around the University of Washington quad to gander at the cherry blossom trees that will be in full bloom for only a few more months. And the daffodils? Well, just look around you, they're everywhere. 


After living in Seattle for two years, I finally visited the Museum of History and Industry. My only qualm? That I didn't visit sooner. The museum's celebration of Northwestern history and culture will keep you engaged for hours, and you'll leave there loving this place even more than when you arrived. Be sure to check out the Revealing Queer Exhibit upstairs that tells the multifaceted story of the LGBTQ community in the Northwest. It only runs for a few more months, so don't miss it! 


Movies, beer, movie-themed food, $6 Tuesdays. Locations in Issaquah and Mountlake Terrace.

That's all. 

Opening Day 

Along with sunny skies and bountiful blooms, Opening Day is one of the most meaningful signs of the Spring and Summer seasons. It signifies hot dogs, sun burns, fireworks, and a team that won't give up, no matter how many times they lose. But what is a team without its fans? I'll see you on April 8th at 7:10pm for Opening Day at Safeco Field. Come on, the Seahawks aren't the only Seattle team that deserve some love. 

The Seattle Great Wheel 

For $13 rotate above Seattle's waterfront, enjoying views of the city and Sound. It's a perfect spot for date night, or maybe even consider hopping on during your lunch hour!