There is plenty to see and do in Washington’s Yakima. Whether you are into hiking, history, fine dining, or wine tasting, there will certainly be something that takes your fancy in this vibrant city and its surrounding areas. Choose from exploring the fantastic countryside of the Yakima Valley, or keep it local at its gorgeous arboretum. If you prefer less exertion on your vacation, you can select from over 100 wineries in the Yakima area or, if beer is your beverage of choice, a variety of hop farms. With a variety of nature trails and engaging museums, families will find ample entertainment.
A fantastic place to base yourself as you get to know the city and its surrounding area is downtown Yakima. Home to the Yakima Valley Visitors Center, which will give you all the information you need about tourism in the area, fantastic shopping at the Valley Mall, the popular baseball field Yakima County Stadium, and the historic Yakima Valley Trolleys, a vintage trolley museum, this area packs in the best urban attractions that Yakima has to offer. With plenty of bars and restaurants thrown in for good measure, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Yakima’s downtown.
If you want to stay a little out of the city in a more relaxed setting, consider a hotel in East Yakima. Here, you will find some of the city’s best attractions, such as the Yakima Area Arboretum, which is a gorgeous environment showcasing some amazing local flora. Also in this area, you can find the Bail Breaker Brewing, a fantastic spot to kick back with a beer and watch the world go by. However, in case wine is your beverage of choice, opt to reside in the Weikel neighborhood to be close to Naches Heights Vineyard, one of the most renowned wineries of the Yakima Valley.
West Yakima is a fantastic place to stay if you are visiting the city with children. Its attractions include the Meadowbrook Family Fun Center, Westpark Shopping Center, and Yakima Valley Museum, which demonstrates the area’s natural history, native culture and the industrial development of the area and city, and is a great attraction for all the family to visit.
With 11 3 star hotels, mainly based in central Yakima, you will not have to look too far for a slice of luxury in the city. The hotels range from cheaper digs to more lavish accommodation, and many include a complimentary breakfast. If you are looking for a hotel with a few more facilities, you are in luck as many of Yakima’s 3 star hotels include a gym, a pool, and complimentary laundry amenities.
With a range of 2 and 3 star hotels in close proximity to Yakima Air Terminal–McAllister Field, you will not have to stay too far from the city’s main airport. Just three miles south of downtown Yakima, the airport services Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where nationwide and international connections can be made.