Oregon's McMenamin brothers seem to know how to create magical properties in historic buildings throughout Oregon and Washington. Just a 15-minute drive from Seattle, The Anderson School resort has a lot of great events happening that anyone can enjoy. You don't have to stay the night at the hotel to experience the restaurants, UW Pub Night Lecture Series, Wednesday Whiskey Talks, movie theater or live music.
Each Friday in the summertime, there is live music at "The Shed," a one-room cabin that makes you feel like you are in a Hobbit House. These free, outdoor live music performances have a surrounding patio where you can order food and drinks and welcome music lovers of all ages. For the squirrely kids, there is plenty of space to run around in the courtyard.