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December 4, 2018

Winter Itinerary – Family Fun Day

Begin your day of family fun outside and take advantage of Chelan’s 300 days of sunshine a year. If snow is on the ground we recommend spending your morning playing at The Lookout. Our park is perfect for a snowball fight, building snowmen or a game of flag football. Stop by our Cottage Rental office for flags and a football. If sledding is on the agenda, Echo Valley Tube Park is less than ten miles from The Lookout. Looking for something closer? The Chelan Municipal Golf Course has a great sledding hill.

If snow isn’t in the forecast consider one of the many family friendly hikes in the area.  Riverwalk Park Loop Trail is perfect for little ones at only 1 mile.  Check out other hikes like Chelan River Trail (3 miles) and Little Bear Trail (2.3 miles) on the Chamber website.Beach combing is another fun activity.  During the winter months, the water level of Lake Chelan drops by more than 10 feet.  The beaches are left with interesting rocks, minerals and lost treasures.

  • Don Morse Park at the beach west of the Marina
  • Lakeside Park on the way into Chelan. It is a day use park
  • Beebe Bridge Park across the bridge from Chelan Falls (along the Columbia River)
  • Chelan Falls Park on the Columbia River has good sandy beaches. It is a day use park
  • Willow Point Park 1 mile west of Manson

Warm up indoors with lunch at your Lookout vacation home, then head to Chelan Lanes for some good old fashion family fun. The lanes come equipped with optional bumpers for children to keep the balls out of the gutter.  Pool tables, video games, a jukebox and flat screen TVs are an added bonus.  Open 1pm – 10pm Sunday through Thursday and until 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.

After bowling head to Historic Downtown Chelan for some souvenir shopping.  The streets are lined with clothing boutiques, galleries and specialty shops.  There’s even an old fashioned hardware and a variety store, a favorite among the children.

Dinner out in Chelan is always a treat.  Some of our favorites are Local Myth Pizza and Tin Lilly (be sure to order their fries).

The day wouldn’t be complete without a matinee or evening movie at the Historic Ruby Theatre.  The theatre opened in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  It is one of the oldest continuously running movie theaters in the Northwest.

We recommend ending your day with a dip in the hot tub back at your Lookout vacation home or curling up by the fire with a good book.

Have fun!

By: The Lookout