Winter Activities in Seattle to Check Out This Year

November 13, 2019 11:22 pm Published by

Warming up next to the fireplace on a cold winter’s day is a fine way to spend an afternoon, but instead of becoming a hermit this winter, why not try some new winter activities in Seattle? This post will cover some of the top events and activities taking place over the next few months:

  • Try urban sledding/skiing: We don’t see a ton of snow downtown, but when we do, urban skiing and sledding are some of our favorite winter activities in Seattle! Grab your skis or sled and down Queen Anne, or check out Gas Works Park, Woodland Park or Othello Playground.
  • Head to a ski resort: True snow bunnies won’t be satisfied with skiing or sledding in town all winter. If you’re ready for some real powder, check out one of the nearby ski resorts like The Summit at Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass Resort. Both are under two hours from downtown!
  • Visit Leavenworth: Bavarian-style buildings nestled in the snowcapped Cascade Mountains make the quaint village of Leavenworth quite the spectacle each year. This tiny Bavarian town is only a few hours from the city and is a great place to get away from it all for a day.
  • Attend Emerald City Comic Con: If you’re ready for an out-of-this-world experience, be sure to check out the Emerald City Comic Con! Now in its 17th year, the Pacific Northwest’s largest pop culture convention celebrates fandoms from all across the galaxy. It’s truly one of the can’t-miss winter events in Seattle.
  • Take a coffee tour: A brisk winter day and a hot cup of coffee go hand in hand! Any java fans should be sure to go on the Seattle Coffee Crawl. During this walking tour, you’ll get to taste some of the city’s best roasts and learn more about the coffee-making process.
  • Go ice skating: You don’t have to be a professional ice skater to have fun on the rink. The Highland Ice Arena, Kent Valley Ice Centre and Lakewood Ice Center are a few of the most popular rinks in town. Whether you’re going on a date or bringing the whole family, ice skating is sure to provide a memorable day.
  • Venture to Lopez Island: Taking the ferry to Lopez Island isn’t just a spring or summer activity—it can be enjoyed at any time of year! Grab a hot cup of coffee and head out to the islands for a quick day trip or a weekend getaway.
  • Check out the Winthrop Hot Air Balloon Festival: The small town of Winthrop east of the Cascade Mountains is a nice place to visit any time of year, but you won’t want to miss out on their famous annual hot air balloon festival. The event takes place each March, but be sure to book your hotel room early!

If you’re planning on attending any winter events in Seattle, be sure to hire one of our drivers to bring you to and from the event venue! Around the Sound provides safe event transportation anywhere in the Seattle area, so you can have fun at your event without worrying about parking or traffic. Get in touch today to book your trip!

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