A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a nearby village adopted a Bavarian theme to attract tourists.
Whether you’d like to head to the snow for sledding and skiing, or stay indoors enjoying food and wine, there’s plenty to do a short drive from Seattle this weekend.
Got a hankering to head out of town? Just a short drive from Seattle will take you to Chelan’s Winterfest, Outhouse Races, Skagit’s Eagle Festival, a Bavarian Ice Festival, a Brewfest, a Wine and Seafood Festival and much more. Here are some of our favorites.
There are several ways to camp in the winter, from a state campground to backcountry in the mountains, and these are the best options.
Face it, no matter how much you love the family, you’re probably going to need an escape during the holidays. Seattle is located near the mountains for a quick ski day or weekend, and close enough to the Pacific Ocean to venture out to watch the winter storms. The Skagit River valley and flats offer many opportunities for birders to see migratory snow geese and bald eagles. The small artist town of La Conner offers art galleries, fine dining and lodging. For short jaunts, the Washington state ferry system has many great routes to ride the ferry, enjoy the scenery and feel the breeze. These are the best holiday escapes near Seattle.
Just a short drive from Seattle, there’s a host of holiday happenings for the whole family! Enjoy lighted boat parades, winter ales, Dickens characters and a whole Bavarian town filled with fun!
In the Northwest, the holidays are celebrated on land and sea! Head out of town for the weekend and visit the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, the historic port towns of Port Townsend, Westport or Ilwaco, or the Scandanavian themed Poulsbo for a magical weekend with the family.
Lovely arts and crafts and wine events this weekend are just a short drive out of town. Get a away for the weekend, relax and do some sipping and shopping. Here’s where to go!
All aboard! There are some fun adventures this holiday season for you and your kids! Take a ride on a Santa train, or play conductor at Winterfest’s Toy Train and Village! Here’s what’s happening…
Get your Oom Pah on and head out to an Oktoberfest, or one of the other fun festivals happening just a short drive from Seattle this weekend!