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Winter Staycation Planner: Best Nearby Getaways for Seattle-Area Families

Kid-friendly destinations around Washington for winter 2020–2021

Nancy Chaney

Published on: November 09, 2020

View of Lake Quinault on Washington's Olympic Peninsula best family getaway staycation spots for 2020-2021
View of Lake Quinault on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

Nearby getaway spots for your family’s winter staycation

Typically over the fall and winter, lots of Seattle-area families fly to visit relatives for the holidays or take a vacation to a warm and sunny spot. These seasonal escapes can’t happen for most of us this year — present circumstances are keeping us closer to home. And yet, this pandemic has left us extra-desperate for a change of scenery. What to do?

To help, we've gathered together some of our top local travel stories, each highlighting one or more nearby getaway destinations for Washington families.

But look, we've got to double down on masking up, distancing and avoiding gatherings (this goes for everything, not just for family staycations). If we don't, we’re just going drag this whole mess out even longer. Let’s be smart and do our part.

Use the arrows above the image to take a cruise through the staycation ideas and see if one might suit your crew.

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