Whether you’re looking for to splurge or save, these end of the year escapes are perfect for this holiday season. Pack up your things and find your way out west for these Christmas destinations.
Feel like leaving the country this holiday season? Victoria makes for a perfect Canadian holiday. The capital city of British Columbia’s shines with an annual Magic of Christmas display. It comes complete with a skating rink and carousel. They also have picturesque carriage ride that will carry you through town to peek at all the festive displays lining Government Street.
Spend your nights at historic boutique and hotel right in downtown Victoria. The Magnolia Hotel & Spa. From in-room fireplaces to stunning views of the inner harbor, this is a holiday vaction that you won’t soon forget.
While you might think that the weather in Washington is quite frightful, we can assure you that a stay at Willows Lodge will be more than delightful. Nestled just 30 minutes north of Seattle, Woodinville proves a perfect hideaway for a quiet winter escape. This small-town is nothing short of charming, with restaurants featuring farm-to-table fare and over 100 wineries and tasting rooms. Don’t worry, all the hot spots are just a short walk or shuttle ride away, guaranteeing that no matter the weather, you’ll be merry and bright.
In the Pacific northwest capital of weird, Portland, OR, you’ll find Christmas to be the weirdest event of them all. The city hosts an annual Christmas Ships event, which is a parade of 50+ boats decked out in holiday cheer. You can catch the floating parade from the comfort of your hotel room at the Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel. Kimpton always delivers a luxury experience, with this property featuring urban-meets-mountain design elements. Get cozy by your suite’s wood-burning fireplace, or bundle up and catch the show from a rocking chair on the porch. With promo code “SHIPS,” special room rates include valet parking, milk and cookies, and a 10% donation to the Christmas Ships organization to keep the tradition going for years to come.