Experiences

AAA Washington's guide to travel and events

Experiences

Top Things to See and Do in the Northwest and Beyond

lone bison in Yellowstone in winter

Winter Fun in Bozeman and Yellowstone

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

vancouver wa waterfront pier

Revitalized Vancouver, WA

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

oregon coast hike cascade head

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.

eritage resort walla walla

New Wine Country Lodging

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

leavenworth fall foliage

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

Vintage Santa Ornament
Wallace Retro Christmas Festival

December 5–30, Port Townsend
SPIRIT OF THE YULE
Port Townsend in the year 1889 is at the heart of this musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, as a street-wise, sharp-tongued woman is visited by ghosts from her past and future. Key City Public Theatre, (360) 385-5278

December 8, Spokane
BING CROSBY HOLIDAY FILM FESTIVAL
This annual festival takes place in the crooner's hometown, featuring vintage Bing films, live entertainment and Crosby memorabilia, as well as a showing of Holiday Inn, the classic movie featuring the song White Christmas. Bing Crosby Theater, (509) 993-1732

Through December 8, Wallace
A WALLACE RETRO CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
A lighted Yuletide parade on Friday, December 7, will be the centerpiece of this festive, two-weekend-long celebration. (208) 753-7151

December 8–9, Port Gamble
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
This Victorian-inspired town will be lit by more than 130,000 lights, with tractor hay rides through town, a craft workshop for kids, Santa and a fireworks display adding to the festivities. (360) 297-8074, www.portgamble.com

December 9–23, Seattle
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
Seattle Men’s Chorus rings in the season with a high-spirited celebration featuring fresh takes on holiday classics, beloved carols and dazzling showstoppers. Benaroya Hall, (206) 388-1400

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