In addition to downtown shops, authentic restaurants and festive beer, Leavenworth offers easy access to ski slopes, snowshoes, sleds, reindeer farms, ice climbing and other outdoor activities. Looking for a more interesting experience? Head south to the sea, to Rudu where there‘s plenty to do in winter, and there are plenty of visitors to keep the shops and restaurants open but not crowded. The Iron Springs Resort in Copalis Beach, Wash offers “Best Cabins” from KING 5’s “Best Cabins”. The hotel has well-equipped cabins recently refurbished with kitchens and fireplaces or wood stoves. No holiday season can be completed without a trip to Bavaria, Levenworth, where bright snow and bright light combine to create an unforgettable winter experience. But the region also has something to offer for winter holidays: ski slopes, open country adventures, winter markets, romantic weekends in the coastal huts. From there you head to Butchart’s famous garden, where you can not only walk through lush nature all winter, but also visit the family home, a rare seasonal delicacy. The hotel is close to Oregon’s coastal attractions such as Cannon Beach Straw Rock, Ecola State Park and Tillamook Cheese Factory. The ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria offers first-class tea, authentic northwest cuisine and a vibrant spa at Fairmont Empress Hotel. Winter beaches in the northwest Pacific Ocean offer romantic fog, floating wooden coastlines and vast, inaccessible sandy spaces. One of the best bets? Kalaloch Lodge is located on the coast within the boundaries of the Olympic National Park, with wooden huts overlooking the sea. Beach walks, fireplaces and hiking are just some of the outdoor activities.