Widely known as the "apple capital of the world", Wenatchee is located in the very center of Washington, surrounded by scenic mountains, fruit orchards, and sparkling lakes and rivers. With such a variety of outdoor activities - ranging from skiing to rafting to hiking and more - combined with an endless selection of more urban pursuits, a trip to one of our Wenatchee lodging options is a great way to experience some of our Washington vacation rentals that showcase the diverse landscapes and agricultural bounty of this beautiful part of the state.
Things to do in Washington
Come stay in one of our Wenatchee vacation rentals and you will be right in the middle of the state and within easy reach of all the fantastic cities and attractions nearby. Seattle, one of the most exciting cities in the Pacific Northwest, is just a scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive west over the mountains. If you head east, instead, in the same amount of time you will reach the smaller but no less adventure-filled Spokane. On the other hand, if you stick close to your Wenatchee lodging, you will still have plenty to do. Take a quick 30-minute drive over to the charming, Bavarian-themed Leavenworth for some shopping and dining, or visit during Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest for a special experience. On your way back to Wenatchee you will pass by orchards filled with apple, pear, and cherry trees, and in the springtime you can see flurries of petals and smell the sweet aroma of the fruit blossoms.
Things to do in Wenatchee
Here in Wenatchee, you will have plenty to keep you busy. Whether you prefer adrenaline-filled outdoor activities or more leisurely cultural pursuits and sightseeing, our Wenatchee vacation rentals are close to everything. With the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers both passing right by town, you can go fishing, rafting, boating, windsurfing, or otherwise enjoy the water. The calmer waters of Lake Chelan and Lake Wenatchee are both less than an hour away, as well. During the winter, fans of snow sports flock to Mission Ridge and Squilchuck State Park to take advantage of the heavy snowfall. Summers are particularly warm and sunny, so head down to the Riverfront Park and find a shady tree to have a picnic under while gazing at the Columbia River. Bring along your bicycle and enjoy the miles of paved trails, or stroll over to the nearby downtown area's shops, restaurants, and other businesses. You could even drive up to Ohme Gardens and admire the gorgeous landscaping while taking a gentle one-mile hike around the grounds.
Because this area has such fertile land, you will pass by many orchards, vineyards, and farms on the outskirts of town. The fruit industry in particular helps fuel this town and provides many activities for visitors to enjoy. In the springtime, take photos of the cherry blossoms or plan your trip around the yearly Apple Blossom Festival. If you wait until the harvests, you can visit fruit stands, farmers markets, and orchard shops and pick up the freshest, tastiest locally grown fruit imaginable. Within a short drive of town you can also visit wineries, breweries, and cideries that transform these fresh crops into flavorful beverages.
With ample winter snow, plenty of sunshine, and the promise of fresh fruit in the summer and autumn, a trip to Wenatchee has something for everyone, whether you prefer skiing and hiking or touring orchards and visiting wineries. Check out our growing selection of comfortable and welcoming Wenatchee lodging options and see for yourself how this city in the heart of Washington will keep you coming back for more.