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 … Continue reading Step Back in Time – Historical Tours
This driving tour takes you to the historic Fort Simcoe State Park Heritage Site on the Yakama Nation Reservation. An important piece of the Yakima Valley’s heritage, Fort Simcoe became a State Park in 1956. On your way, you’ll drive through an abundant agricultural area, dotted with fruit and produce stands, and then through the City of Toppenish, … Continue reading The Scenic Drive to Fort Simcoe
From March 23rd through the 31st, Yakima Valley restaurants are kicking off the first annual Yakima Valley Restaurant Week! During the week, participating restaurants will offer a special menu that will reflect a 15-25% discount from standard menu prices. SO WHAT IS RESTAURANT WEEK? Restaurant week is a weeklong celebration to promote the fantastic … Continue reading Yakima Valley Restaurant Week!
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; … Continue reading 7 of the Best Runs in the Yakima Valley!
Spring will be here soon, bringing with it warmer weather, Spring Break and opportunities for more fun outside. So grab the little ones and get ready for farm tours, exhibitions, theatre productions, kid’s movies, festivals, trolley rides and more. This is just a handful of the all the events going on, so mark your calendar … Continue reading Kid’s Spring Activities
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. Of … Continue reading Walking Tour of Classic Homes
The majority of the 120 wineries in the Yakima Valley are family-owned and operated. Most are smaller, boutique wineries, which means you often get a chance to talk to the owners and winemakers when visiting. There are numerous stories of how the winemakers began their craft of making fine wines, but here are a few … Continue reading Family-Owned Wineries of the Yakima Valley