Surf to Ski Seattle: An Epic Winter Adventure

Are you ready for an unforgettable winter adventure in the vibrant city of Seattle? Get ready to surf the waves, soar through the skies, hit the slopes, and explore the best this Pacific Northwest gem has to offer. It’s time for the ultimate “Surf to Ski Seattle” itinerary, where you’ll experience the thrill of the outdoors, indulge in delicious food, and soak in the city’s unique culture.

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Day 1: Surf’s Up and Seahawks Spirit

Surfing at Westport

Photo by Sebastian Staines on Unsplash

  • Start your adventure with a bang by catching some waves at Westport Jetty, where Washington’s surf scene comes alive even in the winter.
  • Embark on a scenic hike to the giant abandoned Vance Creek Bridge Trail for breathtaking views and a dash of adventure.
  • Satisfy your appetite with mouthwatering barbecue at Jack’s BBQ in SODO.
  • Don your Seahawks gear and head to Lumen Field to catch a game and soak in the spirited atmosphere.
  • Wrap up the day with a cold brew at Rhein Haus German Biergarten.

Day 2: Wing Walking and Skyline Views

Wing Walking Seattle

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  • Channel your inner daredevil with wing walking on a plane, an experience you’ll never forget.
  • Capture the iconic Seattle skyline at Kerry Park Lookout Point and make your Instagram followers jealous.
  • Spend your evening enjoying a variety of tabletop games at Mox Boarding House.

Day 3: Bridges, Rainforests, and Theater Nights

Hoh Rainforest

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  • Walk across Deception Pass Bridge and marvel at its stunning architecture.
  • Explore the enchanting Hoh Rainforest, where mossy giants tower above.
  • Get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the Sky View Observatory.
  • End your day with a captivating show at the Paramount Theatre.

Day 4: Snow Adventures and Scenic Falls

Crystal Mountain Resort Skiing

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  • Hit the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding at Crystal Mountain Resort.
  • Visit the Snoqualmie Falls Observation Deck and witness the raw power of nature.
  • Treat yourself to relaxation at the Salish Spa before savoring a gourmet dinner at Salish Lodge.

Day 5: Paragliding and Hot Tub Serenity

Paragliding Pacific Northwest

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  • Start your day with an adrenaline rush by paragliding off Tiger Mountain.
  • Return to the snow for skiing and snowmobiling at Stevens Pass.
  • Recharge with classic burgers from Dick’s Drive-In.
  • Float in a hot tub on Lake Union and watch the city lights twinkle.

Day 6: Submerged Secrets and Evening Extravagance

Seaplane Seattle

Photo by Marco Tjokro on Unsplash

  • Begin with breakfast at Rachel’s Bagels & Burritos.
  • Dive into the depths of Lake Washington to explore sunken planes, trains, and ships.
  • Pay a visit to the quirky giant Hat and Boots at Oxbow Park.
  • Soar above the city on an evening seaplane ride.
  • Enjoy a delightful dinner and a show at the Triple Door.

Day 7: Market Magic and Museum Marvels

Pike Place Market

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  • Kick off your day with breakfast at Glo’s.
  • Immerse yourself in nostalgia at the Pinball Museum, where vintage machines await.
  • Stroll through the iconic Pike Place Market and savor a coffee at Storyville Coffee.
  • Explore the Museum of Pop Culture, a haven for music and pop culture enthusiasts.
  • Admire the city’s panoramic view from the Space Needle.
  • Relish dinner at Cafe Turko, where you can see a piece of the Berlin Wall.
  • Sip on after-dinner coffee at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery.
  • Cap off the night with more games at 9lb Hammer.

Day 8: Soaring Balloons and Bavarian Charm


Photo by Rosalie Barley on Unsplash

  • Rise early for a hot air balloon ride, taking in breathtaking views of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Embark on a picturesque journey to the Bavarian-inspired town of Leavenworth.

Seattle Surf To Ski

There you have it—eight action-packed days of adventure, culture, and delicious cuisine that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the incredible diversity of experiences Seattle has to offer. From riding the waves to skiing the slopes and everything in between, “Surf to Ski Seattle” is your passport to an unforgettable winter getaway in the Emerald City. So, pack your bags and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime!

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-Gemma Winchester, Tripio Guru

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