Seattle’s exciting downtown, thrilling landscape and vibrant culture makes it a wonderful summer stop, but it’s a city that shouldn’t be counted out in the winter months! The Emerald City plays host to a vast array of beautiful museums, monuments and dining establishments that are best experienced when the colder weather rolls in. When you’re planning to travel to Seattle in the winter, here are a few places you’ll want to be sure to add to the itinerary.
While you might not want to be out panning for gold in the winter months, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a part of the story. The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park provides guests with an engaging overview of the role Seattle played in the infamous rush to be rich. Those passionate with the pursuit of wealth used Seattle as the primary gateway to reaching potential gold deposits farther north. This museum provides several exhibits that look at the interesting and intricate details of how the gold rush changed the face of Seattle over time.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
319 2nd Ave S.
Day 2: Frye Art Museum
While the winter weather may fluctuate, the Frye Art Museum’s dedication to displaying contemporary works by local and global artists is unwavering. A stop in at this museum is an immersive experience in creative expression. Come for a visit and enjoy browsing a variety of exhibits that explore the ever-changing pulse of the Seattle city-scene as noticed by many different artistic minds. Guests can browse paintings, sculpture and mix-medium exhibits during their time at the museum. In addition, guests should keep an eye on the events calendar as the Frye Art Museum regularly hosts musical performances, artistic lectures and meditation in their on-site auditorium.
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave
Learn about Seattle’s unique history on this 75-minute tour of our Underground City. From the ‘Seamstresses’ that started what would become the Seattle Public Schools, to what really started the great fire of 1889, and how Bill and his wife, Shirley, saved Pioneer Square, you will be guided by locals through the twists and turns of the old city. Tours run daily on the hour starting at 9am. The tour starts in Doc Maynard’s Public House, where you can get a snack or beverage before you go or come back and have lunch or dinner. They even have a special Lunch and Tour combo, and offer local, seasonal entrees for the entire family. The tour ends in the Rogues Gallery and Underground Giftshop – a great place for unique, Seattle gifts. Tour tickets can be purchased online, by phone or at the box office.
Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour
614 1stAve, in Pioneer Square Park
206-682-4646 ext 118
Stay Cozy in the Emerald City
Avoid traveling through the weather and instead, choose to stay in the heart of downtown when you come to Seattle in the winter. The team at Seattle Oasis Vacation Rentals will help you book a luxurious property with a skyline view and stylish amenities customized to your travel taste. Make it a cozy winter stay that keeps you close to all the fun when you’re ready to get out and explore. Contact us to start planning your next trip!