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GREAT ALL PHOTOS ON THIS SPREAD: TIM THOMPSON NorthWest in the heart of the city, The Bellevue Collection offers more than 250 retail stores and bou- tiques, entertainment, movie theaters and more than 30 cafes and restaurants. While in Belle- vue, you may also enjoy visiting the Bellevue Arts Museum and The Shops at the Bravern. Tacoma Located about 30 miles south of Seattle, Tacoma is another port city that is one of my favorite Only in washingon ➧ Spokane’s 12K Lilac Bloomsday Run is one of the world’s most popular road races, attracting more than 40,000 participants in May each year. In 2014, Kenya’s Allan Kiprono won the race with a time of 34 minutes, 11 seconds. ➧ Cape Alava, Washington, is the westernmost point in the contiguous 48 states. Next stop, Japan. ➧ Matt Parker and Joe Walker paddled the length of 55-mile-long Lake Chelan earlier this year in 12 hours, 30 minutes while on stand-up paddleboards. In 2011, Emily von Jentzen swam the length of Lake Chelan, one of the nation’s deepest lakes, in 36 hours. Alaska Airlines & horizon edition magazines 12.14 GNWWashington.indd 5 places to explore. Located on Commencement Bay, Tacoma is close to such outdoor destina- tions as Mount Rainier and the Crystal Mountain Resort ski area. You can hike the 765-acre Point Defiance Park, scuba dive ➧ The Hanford Reach National Monument, created in 2000 by President Bill Clinton, is located about 50 miles northwest of the Tri-Cities and is the last free-running stretch of the Columbia River in the U.S. December 2014 at Titlow Beach, and kayak in the bay. Tacoma’s downtown offers a bevy of popular attractions, such as the Tacoma Art Museum; the Museum of Glass, which show- cases glass works by many artists, including native son, Dale Chihuly; and the LeMay— America’s Car Museum, which displays a rotating selection from the LeMay family’s collec- tion of more than 3,500 vintage vehicles. Other Puget Sound Locations Across Puget Sound from Seat- tle and Tacoma is the lush Olympic Peninsula, where you can explore rain forests and historic lodges, and stroll the great northwest NW5 11/18/14 11:35 AM