With long days and blue skies, summer is the perfect time to venture out and try something new. This August and September, make the most of the season and discover all that’s unique about Washington.
The Pacific Northwest has long been associated with wine, and it's not hard to see why. Nestled in the valleys and foothills of central Washington, a wealth of vineyards and wineries offer some of the best wine in the world today. With a Hats Off Limousine Custom Wine Tour, you can sample the region’s finest while enjoying the majestic scenery of the Evergreen State. With tours in Leavenworth, Lake Chelan, Wenatchee and Quincy, Hats Off takes you on a journey that highlights Washington’s unique and full-bodied flavors. Sip on a crisp, refreshing apple wine from Cascadia Winery. Marvel at the awe-inspiring sights of the Wenatchee river valley. Take in the breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge while tasting an elegant red from White Heron Cellars. Each tour is given in a luxury limousine that stops at three to five regional wineries; make it a special outing for two, or get together with a group of your closest friends. For more information and to make reservations, visit www.hatsofflimo.com.
Seattle’s skyline—with the iconic Space Needle towering above—is sure to draw your eye toward the skies. This summer, see the city sights from a totally new perspective: Soaring above on a thrilling Seattle HeliTour
. Choose from three flight options that provide bird’s-eye views of Seattle's best attractions: The downtown waterfront and stadiums, the University of Washington, opulent homes in Medina, Lake Union, Ballard Locks and beyond. And these are only a few landmarks in this adrenaline-filled adventure. Flights range from approximately 15 to 45 minutes; more information is available at www.seattlehelitours.com.
From the vantage point of a helicopter, you may have thought you'd seen everything. However, Seattle has many secrets hidden from plain sight. Below the iconic Pioneer Square are the remains of the original architecture devoured by the Great Seattle Fire. The ruins of the original Seattle were all but forgotten until the 1960s when historian Bill Speidel rallied to restore the underground. Due to his efforts, Pioneer Square became Seattle's first neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Step through the threshold of history and discover Seattle's hidden past on Bill Speidel's Underground Tour. Departing from Doc Maynard's Public House, a 19th-century saloon, you'll enjoy a relaxed, guided walk through three sections of underground through Pioneer Square. Tours are offered daily through September. For more information, visit www.undergroundtour.com.
Whether you're creeping below Seattle's city streets, marveling at the state’s vast, natural beauty or cooling off with a glass of Washington’s crisp, flavorful wine, a summertime journey here is certain to delight all of your senses. Make the last moments of the season memorable with a tour that showcases the state’s finest.