Prepare yourself for travel to colder environs with these recommendations for helping to thicken the blood.

Dine: Warm your hands as you slurp some ridiculously good noodles from a bowl at beloved Arashi Ramen, or get your Pacific Northwest seafood fix at Duke’s, where some of the area’s best chowder is ready to warm you to the bones.

Sip: Belly up to the bar at BJ’s Brewhouse where a rotating variety of seasonal beers and perennial favorites are on tap to sample—we recommend the Spicy Winter Porter. Speaking of winter drinks, nothing could be better than a big, delicious cup of hot coca overflowing with whipped cream at neighborhood café, Auntie Irene’s.  

Play: Get your heart racing with wildly realistic virtual reality at Dimension XR. From laser tag to lots of other battle-style games, it’s you and your team’s mission to claim victory!

Explore: Rain or shine the beautifully curated flowers and plants at Highline SeaTac Botanical Gardens are waiting for you to meander among them along with wandering paths. Be sure not to miss the zen Seike Japanese Garden, which is gorgeous any time of year.

Shop: Outdoors and adventures lover? REI is your one-stop locally founded shop for all things camping, glamping, sporting, and adventuring. Need something a little more budget friendly? You'll find all that too at Outdoor Research Outlet, where last year’s styles, factory seconds, and sample styles are available a great discounts.

Stay: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport is a timber-lined Northwest icon set on 20 acres of lushly landscaped grounds with balconies in every room. Enjoy your signature chocolate chip cookie amidst the trees surrounding the outdoor pool and hot tub.