A winter weekend at Long Beach, WA
Last weekend, we packed up the car and headed out to Long Beach on the Washington coast. We were excited to stay at one of our favorite, laid back hotels the Adrift Hotel, drink in the fresh ocean air, ride our bikes along the jaw dropping gorgeous Discovery Trail and celebrate our favorite person on the planet. Our family has a slew of sickness this past month, so it felt especially nice to be together, be outside and enjoy the coast together.
I am always reminded how traveling during the off season has it perks. Empty beaches, state parks to yourself and the weather can be as cold in January as in June.
Since we are in the throes of potty training it is so nice to have the beach, a restaurant and our room all within a five or ten minute walk. We never know when we will need to make an emergency dash to the bathroom so coming to a place where everything is so convenient makes for happier parents. Traveling with kids is never fully relaxing, but situations like this provide maximum fun with minimal car time once we have reached our destination.
I know it might seem like a small thing, but guests at the Adrift hotel enjoy endless access to fresh flavored water, hot cocoa and tea. After every bike ride, Jasper would proudly saunter into the lobby, get on his very tip toes and pour himself a glass of water and then kindly request a cup of cocoa. Then he would make himself comfortable at one of stools at the window with a newspaper or a magazine.
When we are on the coast one of our favorite things to do is go beach hopping and lighthouse spotting. We spent one day biking from the Adrift hotel along the Discovery Trail to a lighthouse.
One of my favorite things at the Adrift Hotel is the complimentary use of beach cruisers to all its guests. Not having to worry about packing bikes makes a weekend getaway truly that. However, we do always bring along a bike trailer and helmet for Jasper.
The Discovery Trail winds along the beach providing sweeping views and a weekend full of fun for the whole family.
Exploring the trails at North Head Lighthouse.
After a full day it is nice to be able to come back to our room, enjoy a good stack of books and watch the waves crash on the shore or the rain hit our window.
The Adrift Hotel provides a wide selection of movies and board games down in their lobby. We tried our hand at Candyland with Jasper.
Aside from bikes and beverages, there is an assortment of snacks and apparel for purchase in the lobby.
Exploring the dunes on the way to the beach.
The view outside our window.
The Pickled Fish before the dinner rush.
There are no shortage of trails, pathways, oceanfront or dunes to explore. In the woods, everything is dripping with moss and feels extra magical.
This post was sponsored by Adrift Hotel. All opinions stated here are my own and I was under no obligation to write anything other than my personal experience. I will never write about anything I did not enjoy or find to be a valuable experience.