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6 Sensational Off-Season Northwest Destinations for Couples and Families

Plan a ‘we time’ getaway — with or without the kids

Kate Missine

Published on: January 31, 2022

View from land to water at Doe Bay Resort and Retreat
Courtesy Doe Bay Resort and Retreat

Make a quick getaway

With holiday festivities in the rearview mirror and plenty of long, dark winter days still ahead, this time of year can easily feel gloomy. What better way to brighten up flagging spirits than with a semi-spontaneous getaway? These relaxing regional destinations are a more affordable alternative to pricey and crowded ski resorts, offering quiet, serene vibes to enjoy before the rush of spring break. Sneak in some time away from the littles and reconnect on a couples-only, no-kids-allowed retreat, just in time for Valentine’s Day; or bring the whole family along for a calming midwinter break at one of these unique off-season getaway picks. All of them furnish plenty to do inside and out, and are located within a few hours’ drive of home.

Kiddos-optional stays:

Grown-ups only (sorry, kids!):

Editor's note: In January 2022, the CDC issued a level-4 travel health notice advising against travel to Canada. This article includes two destinations in British Columbia. Pop them onto your bucket list for future travel.

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