We enjoy outstanding outdoor recreation, fine restaurants, world-class wines, entertainment venues and events, professional sports, and a quality of life second to none. Whether you favor the outdoors, or prefer your fun inside, there’s something for everyone. There’s skiing (White Pass Ski Resort), fishing, camping, white water rafting, hunting, and abundant parks. There are numerous golf courses, including Apple Tree Golf Course, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier golf experiences. The Yakima Greenway provides miles of walking/running/biking trails along the Yakima and Naches Rivers. We are home to high school, college and club sports. Escape to tree-shrouded streams, sage-dotted slopes, dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife in the Cowiche Canyon.
Check out event listings at the Gorge Amphitheatre, Capitol Theatre, Seasons Performance Hall, Sundome, or the Yakima Valley Museum. There are a number of annual events including the Central Washington State Fair in the fall and “A Case of the Blues and All that Jazz”, a late summer festival of wine, food and outdoor concerts. Ride an antique Trolley or visit an authentic old west Army outpost where 5 future Civil War Generals lived. Oh yes, we also happen to be one of the premier wine regions (Yakima Valley Wine Region) in the world, so traveling through scenic vineyards and visiting our unique wineries is a delight. Visit the Yakima Visitor’s Information Center to explore the Yakima Valley’s many recreation options.