A chilly spring is a holiday gift for many Seattleites.
But there are still a few things you can do to bring out the locals this year.
Go cold turkey.
Winter is the season when most of us take the plunge and try to pack a cooler.
But this is a time when you can warm up in the comforts of a fireplace.
You can take a few extra steps with that fireplace, too.
If you can’t find one that fits your mood, go for a cozy one from a nearby shop.
Get comfortable in the cold.
You probably have a warm sweater on you right now.
But if you’re looking for a nice, cozy nightcap, try a pair of lightweight, fleece-lined parkas or a sweater with a fleece hood.
Use your outdoor space wisely.
You don’t have to be on the couch to make your winter plans.
Instead, set aside a few inches of the sidewalk for your outdoor seating.
This will let you enjoy a cozy spot to watch the city snow fall while you take in the city scenery.
Get cozy in your winter gear.
You may not have been able to spend your weekend with your family, but the winter months are the best time of year to bring the comfy winter wear you love.
Here are some of our favorite winter gear for the outdoors.
Check out the weather forecast.
When it’s the coldest in the world, you’ll want to take extra steps to keep warm.
But the same rules apply when it’s warm, too: Stay indoors.
Put on layers.
Bring in a hat or scarf.
Use sunscreen and wear long-sleeved shirts.
Stay out of the sun.
This year, the National Park Service has a variety of activities planned for this time of the year.
There are hikes, family camps and family get-togethers.
There’s also a few seasonal activities, like the “Dirty Dumpster Hunt” and “Christmas Tree Art” at the parks.
These can be fun for kids and teens, but they’re best enjoyed with adults.
Celebrate the holidays in style.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the best part of the holiday season: The winter season is all about fun.
We’re going to celebrate the holidays with the people of Seattle by doing things like: 8.
Plan your winter fun.
There is a lot of planning to do when it comes to the holidays.
The best way to make sure you get the most out of your trip is to plan ahead.
You’ll want a list of what to bring to a party, a schedule for when and where to eat, and more.
If the weather gets too cold to do so, consider taking a day or two off.
Plan to go on a snow trip.
If that sounds like your cup of tea, there are plenty of other ways to get outside this winter.
Check these out: 10.
Enjoy the weather.
Even the coldiest weather can be an opportunity for a little fun.
Check our Winter Weather guide to find out how to stay warm and enjoy the outdoors during the cold months.