Snow-capped mountains and frost-covered trees define the Northwest landscape during the winter. Wild wind and crashing waves pound the Pacific Coast. These conditions create the setting for fun and cozy winter vacations. You can cuddle by the fire with hot chocolate and board games after a day playing in a snowy wonderland. Or savor a glass of Northwest wine and local cheese while looking out over a stormy ocean beach.
Here are my recommendations for winter vacation destinations in the Northwest US: