Things to do in Yakima
Situated in the stunning Great Northwest, Yakima is surrounded by 100 wineries and is just 50 miles from Mt. Rainier. Agriculture brings a lot of business to the area, and the nearby convention center has exciting events happening year-round. For others, it’s the Yakima River that’s the main attraction, touting the best trout fly fishing in Washington State. Whether guests are here for an extended stay, here on military business or passing through on a family vacation, there’s never a shortage of things to do.
Visit the Yakima Valley Museum, a must for history buffs or anyone looking for a touch of culture. The Cowiche Canyon Trail is a favorite for locals and visitors alike, offering a gorgeous trek or horseback ride along level terrain—ideal for all skill levels. Nothing complements a day of wine tasting or an afternoon on the slopes better than an outdoor picnic, and Fort Simcoe State Park is the perfect place to enjoy some great views of the Northwest. A historic fort in a rural area, it’s one of the many beautiful state parks Washington has to offer.
While our hotel staff are local ambassadors and great sources of information, another option is the Yakima Valley Visitors Information Center, where there’s always updated information on events and festivities. Perhaps some table games at The Nob Hill Casino is in order, or maybe there’s a family-friendly event at the State Fair Park & Yakima Valley SunDome coming up. Of course, for guests looking for a sure thing on their family vacation, the Meadowbrook Family Fun Center always delivers a great time with a kid-friendly space and plenty of games.
Whether guests are looking to get in touch with nature with a visit to the Yakima Sportsman State Park or simply relax by taking in a show at the Orion Cinema, there’s something for everyone in Yakima, including:
The Convention Center
100 Wineries for tastings
Mt. Rainier skiing
Water recreation at the Yakima River
Yakima Valley Museum
Cowiche Canyon Trail and Fort Simcoe State Park
The Nob Hill Casino
State Fair Park & Yakima Valley SunDome events
Meadowbrook Family Fun Center