Planner

Things to Do in Washington State in February

Join a carnival in Leavenworth, a treasure hunt on Camano Island, a wine weekend in Yakima, and more festival fun across the state.

02/04/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Cute Couple

Property Watch: A Pair of Quirky and Cozy Leavenworth Cabins

This one-acre property in the Cascades is the perfect rental or vacation getaway in Leavenworth.

01/05/2022 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

October Surprise

Leavenworth Oktoberfest Has Been Cancelled for 2021 (and Maybe Forever)

The Bavarian beer fest may never come back—and it's not just about Covid.

03/16/2021 By Allison Williams

Posh on the Pass

Property Watch: A Stevens Pass Ski Palace

An outdoor getaway for you and your 44 fanciest friends.

02/17/2021 By Sarah Anne Lloyd

Destinations

Complete Guide to Visiting Leavenworth

Where to go, what to do, and where to dine in Washington's Bavarian mountain wonderland.

11/05/2020 By Allison Williams

The Big Chill

Timbrrr! Winter Music Festival Announces Its 2020 Lineup

Pedro the Lion and Bully headline, along with some of Seattle's best live bands.

10/21/2019 By Stefan Milne

COVER STORY

15 Enchanting Small-Town Getaways Across the Northwest

Escape Seattle for adventures in the hamlets of the Pacific Northwest.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Spa Town

Bavarian Leavenworth Is a Self-Care Sanctuary, Too

A quiet soaking enclave opens amid the hustle of the Cascades’ biggest party spot.

09/24/2019 By Allison Williams

Fall Festivities

The Best Seattle-Area Oktoberfests

Stein holding? A multitude of tubed meats? Hammerschlagen? An irrational amount of tuba? Oh, yes.

09/20/2019 By Annika Lindburg

Long Weekends

Need Some New Adventure Friends? Meet Them at Loge’s Community-Focused Hotels

With locations in Westport and Leavenworth, these lodges (er, Loges) offer scenic hangouts with fellow surfers and skiers.

12/20/2017 By Allison Williams

Get Out Of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch: Winter 2016

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

12/07/2015 By Allison Williams

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

12/01/2013 By Allison Williams

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: Apr 17–23

Earth Day dining, a party at Pike Place Market, and the Wandering Table stops in Seattle.

04/15/2013 By Erica Thompson

Travel Plan

Take a Piano Vacation in Leavenworth

The hills are alive with the sound of a musical retreat.

09/01/2011 By Allison Williams

Getaway

New York Times Food Writer Mark Bittman to Speak at Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth

Lecture tix + overnight accommodations in Leavenworth = one great April evening.

02/21/2011 By Kathryn Robinson

Article

Oktoberfest Is 10 Months Away

But it’s never too early to start planning, I guess.

12/07/2010

Article

35 Northwest Playgrounds

Great outdoor summer adventures in the water, on the ground, and high in the sky.

12/28/2008 By Courtney Nash

small towns

It Fakes a Village

Leavenworth hosts 20 festivals a year, most notably Oktoberfest, a three-weekend bacchanal that draws some 10,000 visitors.

10/03/2006 By James Ross Gardner