Washington December 12, 2017
You Must Visit These 9 Awesome Places In Washington This Winter
It’s tempting to cozy up at home and hibernate all winter… but if you do that, you’ll miss out on some serious seasonal beauty here in Washington. The Evergreen State looks amazing sitting dusted with snow under the glow of the winter sun. Visit as many of these spots before spring and see for yourself.
We all know that our Bavarian village is especially incredible during winter. But most people don't know that the beautiful holiday lights stay up until Valentine's Day, meaning you don't have to brave the tree lighting crowds to see them.
2. ZooLights, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
This is truly the most wonderful time of the year at Tacoma's zoo, when ZooLights illuminates the night through New Year's Day. There are several amazing light shows in Washington, but this one is an absolute must-see.
3. Palouse Falls
If you've ever seen this beautiful waterfall in the winter, you know how amazing it looks in its frozen state. Check it out.
4. The Lights of Christmas, Stanwood
For 21 years, this incredible light display has impressed Washingtonians from all over the state. The lights are only up through December 30, so get there as soon as possible.
5. Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, Mead
Even if you're not into skiing, the
snow tubing hill
here makes this park worth visiting.
6. Beacon Rock State Park
We've previously mentioned that this is one of the best places to go for a
Washington winter hike.
When cabin fever kicks in, just bundle up and head to the Columbia River Gorge for the most breathtaking winter scenery ever.
7. The Methow Valley
The Methow Valley isn't the easiest place to reach in the wintertime thanks to unpredictable weather and road closures. But if you make it, you'll be amazing by how serene and beautiful everything looks.
8. Garden d'Lights, Bellevue
Every year, the Bellevue Botanical Garden hosts this dazzling display of over half a million lights. You have until December 30 to experience this year's magic, so go soon.
9. Lake Chelan
Washington's most popular lakeside town is as gorgeous in the wintertime as it is in the summer. And if you go between January 12 and 21, you'll get to experience the annual Winterfest celebration.
We love the way Washington celebrates winter. Check out
these beautiful seasonal festivals and you’ll see what we mean.