The perfect place for an outdoor adventure where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and stay safe is Yakima. With Mount Rainier towering in the distance, Yakima offers plenty to do – fresh outdoors, sunny skies, mountain lakes, hills to climb and trails to blaze. Six rivers of fun, 300 miles of trails, blue ribbon fly fishing. Horseback riding, snowmobiling, and skiing at White Pass. And that’s just a start.
This sunny city in central Washington is known for its fantastic vineyards and historic trolley line. Home to over 120 wineries and five American Viticulture Areas (AVA’s) in just 70 short miles, the Yakima Valley contains more than 17,000 acres of producing vineyards. Yakima produces over half of Washington State’s wine grapes, and supports a huge number of winemakers throughout the Pacific Northwest, including Walla Walla, Woodenville and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. When you fly Alaska Airlines, you can ship your wine home for free. And keep your boarding pass handy – it’s also your pass to free wine tastings at participating wineries in Yakima.
Head to the Yakima Valley for a craft beer and hops experience you just can’t find anywhere else. The Yakima Valley is U.S. hop country. The combination of the hop industry and craft breweries make Yakima a beer lover’s destination. Yakima Valley hop growers keep the U.S. beer industry brewing, but it’s Yakima’s craft beer scene that’s hopping! (No pun intended). It’s home to the only true, fresh from the source craft beer trail in the country. It’s where you can wander through the hop fields and then raise a glass at breweries and tap houses where you’re likely to find the brewer ready to kick back and share the passion behind the craft.
Yakima is in Phase 3 of its reopening stages. If you are visiting, exercise safe practices such as face masks, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing.
Fly to Yakima on Alaska Airlines from Wichita with a connection in Seattle.