Great winter trips in the West

Find snow, solitude, and shopping on a fun winter getaway

Escape to Long Beach, WA

Gorgeous coastline, great eats, and zero crowds make this region a winner this winter

North Head Lighthouse - Escape to Long Beach
Photo by John Clark

Where Santa can find you

Really, what’s better than a giant blinking lens over your bed? On the rocky cliff of Cape Disappointment is the North Head Lighthouse and, steps away, its keeper’s residence ($360 for up to 6 people; 2-night minimum). The red-roofed, whitewashed colonial has hardwood floors, a full kitchen, a master suite with windows looking west—and, in the foyer, a journal in which you can pen something like, say, “Ocian in view! O! the joy …”

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