long beach peninsulaAs we transition seasons, why not brighten up your days and add some color back into your life while staying with Oceanfront Getaways on the Long Beach Peninsula. Long Beach, Washington, is full of magical art galleries and colorful exhibits that will be sure to cure your winter blues! You’ll feel inspired as you take a stroll through the art events that happen throughout each passing season. Now is the perfect time to grab a unique gift for the holidays or discover something special to add to your home decor. When you’re looking for things to do in Long Beach, why not take time to explore the arts? 

Tour an Art Studio

With the holidays just around the corner, you may want to find a one-of-a-kind item from one of the local Long Beach, Washington, artists to give to someone special this year. The Fall Open Studio Tour happens the last weekend in November and features 17 studios across the Long Beach Peninsula. Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., you’ll be able to take a stroll through the studios that feature everything from pottery to handcrafted jewelry, paintings, shell wall art, handcrafted soap and so much more! Click here to get the Long Beach Peninsula Arts Association Fall Open Studio Tour map.

Take a Class

It’s never a bad idea to step out of your comfort zone and try something new on your Washington weekend getaways to Long Beach. Why just look at art when you can create something magical yourself at The Picture Attic. Perhaps giving the gift of something that you created this holiday season will be the best way to show someone how much they mean to you! Owner Jean Nitzel has been in the business for over 30 years, and not only is a custom frame designer but a watercolor extraordinaire as well! If you don’t have time to take a class, you can have a piece of artwork created for you or grab unique watercolor cards to pair with your gifts this holiday season.

Whale Watching on your Winter Getaways

long beach peninsulaDuring mid-December and lasting through February, you’ll be able to watch gray whales migrating to the South, which is one of the biggest attractions in Washington! Bring a pair of binoculars and view them from the North Head Lighthouse or the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center for optimal viewing. Check out the best location, facts, and what to be on the lookout for when whale watching at the Long Beach Visitor’s Bureau website

While staying at Oceanfront Getaways, you’ll be close to our silver sandy beaches at all times, which will be the perfect way to capture the migrating gray whales at any given moment. As you’re booking your upcoming winter escapes to the Long Beach Peninsula, head to our Specials page to check out our Winter Specials, or call Sue at 1-360-665-3633!