Experiences

AAA Washington's guide to travel and events

Experiences

Top Things to See and Do in the Northwest and Beyond

child about to ski down the slopes in Wenatchee washington

Wenatchee delivers The Best of Winter

Known as the Apple Capital of the World, Wenatchee has quietly grown into a hub for cold weather fun. Enjoy the city's crisp and sunny weather in between snowfalls.

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Ready for Skiing in Winthrop?

There’s no play like snow play in the idyllic Methow Valley.

bison in winter yellowstone

Winter fun in bozeman and yellowstone

These classic Western settings offer thrilling reasons to embrace the elements.

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Revitalized Vancouver, WA

Exciting new waterfront amenities enhance the city's many charms.

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Fall Oregon Coast Hikes

Best trails for soaking in the season's scenic splendors.

Marymere falls hike

North Olympic Playground

How the free-again Elwha River is helping revitalize its entire region.

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New Wine Country Lodging

Stylish hotels and inns add comfort to Richland, Walla Walla and McMinnville.

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Northwest Fall Foliage

Our favorite spots in Washington for viewing autumn's rich colors.

Woodinville's Herbfarm Restaurant

Five Diamond Dining

The Herbfarm in Woodinville keeps setting standards for Northwest cuisine.

Tunnels Beach on Kaua‘i

Hawai‘i’s Best Beaches

Top picks for surf, sand and bliss on Hawai‘i Island, Maui, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i.

Space Needle Renovation

The New Space Needle

Things to love about the Seattle landmark's latest renovation.

This week's Top 5 Northwest Events



LAKE CHELAN WINTERFEST
January 18–27, Chelan and Manson
Chelan transforms into a winter wonderland for two weekends, with an outdoor ice-sculpture gallery, horse-carriage rides through downtown, live music, wine and ale tastings, an ice slide, an ice bar, and more. (509) 682-3503

ELMA WINTER WINE FESTIVAL
January 19, Elma
More than 20 wineries will be represented, with a beer garden, entertainment, vendors and food adding to the fun. Be sure to designate a driver. Grays Harbor County Fair & Events Center, (360) 482-3055

OUTHOUSE RACES
January 19, Conconully
In one of the state’s quirkiest races, contestants push wooden outhouses on skis down a snow-covered Main Street. (509) 826-9050

WINTERHOP BREWFEST
January 19, Ellensburg
Taste the offerings from more than 35 Northwest microbreweries at more than a dozen venues in historic downtown Ellensburg while enjoying live music. (888) 925-2204

BAVARIAN ICEFEST
January 19–20, Leavenworth
The post-holiday celebration in downtown Leavenworth includes the popular Smooshing contest—in which teams of four strap their feet to long boards and race down Front Street in tandem—and other fun. (509) 548-5807

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