Those in search of good food and the great outdoors will find a lot to love in Yakima. The peaceful central Washington town is a great destination for fans of fresh air all times of the year. Whether you're visiting on a warm summer day or during a snowy winter, there's something in our Yakima vacation rentals for everyone!
Yakima lies tucked away in the verdant Yakima Valley, about 60 miles southeast of Washington's breathtaking Mount Rainer. Known for its apple orchards, wineries, and fields of hops, you can be confident that your food and drink will be deliciously fresh. Yakima is also 60 miles from the stunning forests and amazing fishing of Cle Elum.
The abundance of fresh ingredients near Yakima makes it a fantastic destination for foodies - especially if you like pairing your meals with a glass of wine. Afterward, swing by some of Yakima's historic sights like Yakima Valley Trolleys Museum or the Union Pacific Railroad Building.
When it's time for lunch, accompany your meal with a beer made from local Yakima hops. You won't have to search very far to find one - Yakima Valley produces nearly 80% of American hops! Not a fan of beer? Taste some of Yakima's many vintages at wineries such as Bonair, Kana, or Portteus Vineyards.
If you're lucky enough to visit Yakima in the springtime, make sure you pack some tennis shoes and hiking boots! Yakima Sportsman State Park features hundreds of acres of hiking and fishing to enjoy on lush wetlands, while the Yakima Skyline Trail lets you admire wildflowers and stunning views of the Yakima River. Of course, the ultimate physical challenge is the daunting summit of Mount Rainer. Only veterans should attempt this climb, but the views are more than worth the struggle!
If the winter is too cold for strolling, simply make for the nearby North-Central Cascades. Ski resorts like White Pass offer alpine and cross-country trails for skiers of all stripes. You could also simply curl up with a good book and warm mug of cocoa in your Yakima vacation rental - it's up to you!
Enjoy stunning beauty, delicious cuisine, and well-earned peace and quiet - start planning your trip to Yakima today!
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