Making plans to visit the Yakima Valley for the weekend? Find out what’s happening with our weekly event newsletter of all the upcoming events for the weekend! In addition, you’ll also find Hand-Crafted Stories from the Yakima Valley, our comprehensive blog about all the unique things going on around the Yakima Valley! Sign up here for our weekly newsletter, and check out some of our favorite blog topics below:
75 Free Things to do in the Yakima Valley
Everybody likes free stuff to do! Visit the Yakima Valley anytime of the year and you will find something fun to do that is both budget and family friendly. Planning to come to the Valley for a specific festival or event? Fill in down time and keep the kids happy with some of our suggestions for outdoor activities that won’t cost you a bundle. Or maybe you just want to explore our local art and history, but you want to leave your wallet at home. Whatever you choose to do when you’re visiting the Yakima Valley, it’s always nice to be able to save some money!… Continue reading 75 Free Things to do in the Yakima Valley.
Summer of Music 2018
Summer brings the entertainment outdoors for festivals and concerts on those warm evenings. On any weekend (and even weekdays), you can listen to local musicians or catch some national acts playing throughout the Yakima Valley. Grab your sunglasses and lawn chairs and come on over for a weekend of sunshine and music paired with your wine tasting adventure! …… Continue reading Summer of Music
Best Breakfast Spots
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast and a view of the surrounding hills, or grab a quick pastry and espresso before you head out on an adventure. The Yakima Valley has a spot that is sure to please!…. Continue reading Best Breakfast spots.
Bring your “Growler!”
Summer is the time to get outside with your pet and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine. You don’t have to leave “fido” home; the Yakima Valley is a pet friendly destination! So grab your growlers, both the four legged kind and the beer containers, to these breweries in the largest hop growing region in the world! … Continue reading Bring your “Growler!”
Step Back in Time – Historical Tours
Take a step back into history on an unforgettable learning experience for the whole family. The Yakima Valley has a rich heritage, and these tours are wonderful ways to learn about it’s history. Take a ride on the last intact 20th century Interurban Electric Railroad, find out why grapes grow so well in the Yakima, and more! … Continue reading Step Back in Time – Historical Tours
Walking Tour of Classic Homes
Take a stroll around the Historic Barge-Chestnut Neighborhood of Yakima and enjoy the views of the classic homes that symbolize the historical changes of Yakima. Beginning your walk at the Yakima Valley Museum, during this three mile, one hour walk you will see homes built in every decade, starting in 1880 through the mid-1980’s..… Continue reading Walking Tour of Classic Homes.
Wine Country Trail Rides
Have you ever gone wine tasting on horseback? The horses clip clop along as you ride through vineyards and orchards, experiencing the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the fine wines of the Yakima Valley. You can choose to go by horseback, plush European horse drawn carriage, buckboard wagon, or Cowboy Limo (hay wagon). This is a truly unforgettable experience that can only be found in Washington’s wine country! …Continue reading Wine Country Trail Rides.
7 of the Best Runs in the Yakima Valley
The Yakima Valley has a running event for everyone in the family! From marathons through the Yakima River Canyon, to nighttime sprints through black lights to 5K’s through wine country, there’s a run that everyone in the family can get excited about! And these are just a few of the runs in the Yakima Valley; check the events webpage for the nearly 20 organized runs happening this year…… Continue reading 7 of the best Runs in the Yakima Valley.
Pet Friendly Adventures
Getting your dog out for a walk is a great way to see everything the Yakima Valley has to offer. After a short drive and a brisk stroll, you can see local art, famous historical sites, breathtaking scenery and much more! Check out some of our favorite places to take your pup for a walk, and don’t forget to take advantage of all the pet-friendly wineries, hotels a restaurants while you’re out exploring!…Continue reading Pet Friendly Adventures.
Best Places to Take a Selfie
Want to take that perfect selfie to show the friends back home what you’re doing in the Yakima Valley? Here are a few suggestions for some of the best selfie locations up and down the valley. Start your trip with a selfie at the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center by the “Welcome to the Yakima Valley” sign and the HUGE wine barrel!… Continue reading Best Places to Take a Selfie!
Golf & Wine Weekend
Love to golf? Love wine? You’ll be hitting a hole-in-one with this combo! Come to the Yakima Valley for a weekend full of great golf and delicious wine. The Yakima Valley’s Apple Tree Golf Resort is known as one of the top 18-hole courses by Washington CEO Magazine, and boasts a 4-star rating by Golf Digest. Built around rolling hills and a one hundred year old apple orchard, this course is made even more special by the 17th hole; a par 3 featuring a 10,000 Square foot apple-shaped island green!.. Continue reading Golf & Wine weekend (published Aug 2017).