Wonderful ways to ring in the first month of 2019
As we all ease our way back into routines and deadlines, we’re keeping our eyes on the bright spots of the season. We’ve gathered a few feel-good ways to invest your time and energy in the month ahead.
Three weekends left to enjoy river floating in Leavenworth.
I’m sure I’ll look back on this in February and want to kick myself, but I am over the relentless summer heat and blue skies. The nonstop sun has me seeking shade and avoiding going out. Feeling like a summer scrooge, I knew I needed to find an outdoor activity that involved access to water, which is why I jumped on the opportunity to join Sound Excursions for one of their Leavenworth river tubing getaways.
A winter wonderland getaway inspired by nature.
Leavenworth is a great destination year round, with outdoor water-based activities and hiking in the summer and snow and skiing adventures in the winter. There are festivals in the spring and fall and Leavenworth downtown is adorable during the holidays (like a real life gingerbread village). Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort is nestled on the banks of Icicle Creek, just outside Leavenworth. The resort offers a distinct Northwest experience accented by sustainable gourmet cuisine and cozy accommodations.
Get in the spirit at these West Coast paradises.
‘Tis the season to plan adventures to cozy lodges and winter wonderlands. We’ve rounded up a few West Coast destination ideas that promise to make the season especially merry and bright.
Tubing with transportation included & beer garden cookout.
Leavenworth River Tubing is a VIP experience starting with a relaxing journey from Bellevue or Seattle on a luxury bus to Leavenworth, Washington’s own Bavarian village where the weather is consistently 80+ and sunny. Select your date (any Saturday or Sunday in August and September) and be taken
If Europe isn’t in the budget this season, try the next best thing. Head east over the pass where Washington’s “little Bavaria” bustles with merriment. Leavenworth is a hot spot for visitors year-round, but at this time of year, the fun centers around festive fare, steaming spiced drinks, sprinklings of snow and jovial tree lightings.
Get in touch with your German side at this plush Leavenworth stopover.
If a little alpine flair is what you seek, then there’s no need to book a flight to Europe. Fortunately for Seattleites, the lovely German village of Leavenworth lies just a few hours away in the Cascade range of Central Washington.