Founded for its potential for agriculture, the Yakima Valley is a true oasis in the desert. Irrigated lands fed by an intricate system of canals, filled with mountain fresh water from the high altitude snowpack of the Cascade Mountain Range, make this a verdant agricultural area. There are over 40 commercial crops grown in this … Continue reading In Search of Organic
There’s no better way to explore wine country than by cycling over rolling hills, down scenic country roads, past fruit orchards, irrigation canals and vineyards on a bright summer afternoon. But no matter when you visit the Yakima Valley, it’s still a great way to get out and explore wine country. Ride in the spring, … Continue reading Bicycling Through Wine Country
August is Washington Wine Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by coming to the source of Washington’s wine industry! The Yakima Valley grows more than 50% of Washington State’s wine grapes, and we have seen tremendous growth in our wineries and vineyard acres over the past 30 years. There are now over … Continue reading Celebrate Washington Wine Month!
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, … Continue reading Pet Friendly Adventures
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 … Continue reading Best Places to Take a Selfie
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 friendly 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 … Continue reading 75 Free Things to Do in the Yakima Valley
Check out the Monthly Educational Community Walks in Cowiche Canyon! These guided walks throughout the year focus on a particular theme or topic. Walks are open to all ages. Of course, you can always visit without a guide and hike or mountain bike the Cowiche Canyon Trail or Snow Mountain Ranch Trails. Go inner-tubing at White … Continue reading 75 Free Things to Do – Outdoor Adventure