USA Today 10 Best
December 3, 2019

Making the season merry and bright seems nearly effortless in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to the natural beauty awaiting in the great outdoors, as well as cozy lodges built specifically for this time of year.

We’ve gathered ways to celebrate in style with family and friends, as well as more mellow ideas on how to soak up solitude and quiet among the snow-covered pines.

Follow our guide toward whale-watching wonderment, adventurous tours and festive, locally-sourced feasts (think truffles!). There’s a reason we look forward to this season each and every year, and we wish you all the best for the long winter days ahead.

Evergreen Escapes takes Seattle-based wine lovers on half-day excursions that combine visits to Snoqualmie Falls with the tasting rooms of Woodinville Wine Country. And in addition to its anticipated St. Nick’s Holiday Wine Weekend festivities (December), Woodinville wineries stay in the spirit with seasonal parties and crafty workshops. Read the entire article on USA Today 10 Best.