The Winter Olympics take place this month (February 9–25) in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but you don’t need to leave the city—or even watch the games—to try out a range of Olympic-themed experiences.
Take in the view of the mighty Olympic mountain range while enjoying a stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park (downtown, 2901 Western Ave.; 206.654.3100). Visit on Kids’ Saturday (February 10, 11 a.m.‒2 p.m.), when little ones can take part in organized art activities, park excursions, story time and a movie; or for the Art Encounter program (February 23, 7‒9 p.m.), which explores the relationship between art and the environment. Both events are free.
Enjoy a gold-, silver- or bronze-themed cocktail in The Terrace Lounge at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel (downtown, 411 University St.; 206.621.1700). The luxury property is rolling out a special “Winner Takes All” beverage menu in commemoration of the 2018 games. We’re eyeing the “Olympic Gold”: a Champagne and gin cocktail with a “gold dust” rim.
Train like an athlete at Ballard’s Olympic Athletic Club (5301 Leary Ave. NW; 206.789.5010; free, three-day trial membership), where you can swim laps in the junior Olympic-size pool, play racquetball, or try a spin, CrossFit, barre, belly dancing or yoga class.