Timothy Egan

autumn in the pacific northwest

Autumn in Seattle offers a season full of adventures for both the mind and body. The Field Trip Society has gathered some of our favorite upcoming events to make sure field trippers take full advantage of the abundance . . .

For those who appreciate a little fashion and flair, don't miss the Seattle Art Museum's exhibit:  Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style (opening October 11th), along with their Remix event (November 18th), a glamorous night sure to entertain and inspire.

For nature lovers:  located at the entrance of Seward Park, the Seward Park Audubon Center is a jewel in our city.  Take advantage of their weekend events and go on an evening Bat Trek, join a naturalist-led walk to learn about the native plants and birds, or one of the many other fascinating offerings on their calendar.  While in the neighborhood, visit the Kubota Garden in Rainier Beach ... meander down paths and over bridges on a self-guided tour and marvel at the natural beauty of this magnificent Japanese garden.

Seattle Arts and Lectures:  from Bryan Cranston to Timothy Egan to Marina Abramovic -- these stellar intellects and talents will keep you entertained and leave you enlightened.

In need of a little humor?  Jerry Seinfeld (11/4) and John Hodgman (11/11) won't let you down! 

Something out of the ordinary?  Don't miss Atlas Obscura's Subterranean Soiree in Seattle's Underground (October 8th), or celebrate the off-beat creativity found at the Georgetown Art Attack (second Saturday of every month).

Hit the Road:  Chuckanut Drive, venture off I-5 N on this 20 mile roadway along the coast. While the drive is gorgeous any time of year, autumn is truly extraordinary.  Stop at Taylor Shellfish for fresh oysters and seafood, pop into the towns of Bow and Edison for charming restaurants (like Tweets and the Breadfarm), farms (like Bow Hill and Gothberg Farms) , and boutiques (don't miss Hedgerow).  End the journey in Bellingham and hit up the farmers' market or the beloved Aslan Brewery.

Cheers to fall fun!  Go get it!