Winter is here in Seattle, and while the outdoors are a bit chilly, the city remains alive with a number of exciting events and popping destinations. These are our suggestions on the best ways to enjoy winter in Seattle this year.

Check Out Seattle Museum Month

Every February, an eclectic collection of Seattle museums and cultural institutions offer half-price admission as a part of Seattle Museum Month. The city’s best institutions take part including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center, the Bellevue Arts Museum, and the Seattle Art Museum

Hang At The Pacific Science Center

While we’re talking about warm, indoor institutions worth visiting when traveling in Seattle during the winter months, we have to mention the Pacific Science Center. Forget about the chilly outdoor air, and come in here where there are hundreds of interactive science exhibits, two IMAX theaters, a laser dome, tropical butterfly house, planetarium, and more.

Shopping Local

Another easy way to dodge the cold during a chilly Seattle winter day is to hit the shops. We recently did a breakdown of our favorite local shops for the holidays, and among them, you’ll find some of the city’s most unique and meaningful businesses. Check out these Seattle Businesses that Give Back when shopping this winter.

Catching The Hottest New Shows

This winter, Seattle will continue its nonstop tradition of hosting a breadth of critically-acclaimed theatrical performances and musical concerts. We are particularly excited for the long awaited arrival of The Lion King Broadway production, which just arrived this December. For more recommendations, check out the Pan Pacific Seattle Events Calendar.

Drinking Local Beers

You can always warm up by catching a buzz, and luckily, Seattle is home to a number of cozy, well curated local breweries. Check out our Essential Guide To Seattle’s Best Breweries to find out where you can tie one on this winter.