Things to do in Wenatchee

A List Made by Locals, Just for You

 Wenatchee is simply surrounded by natural beauty and exciting activities. Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee is mere blocks from the Apple Capitol Recreation Loop Trail where guests can enjoy a pleasant walk or bike ride along the Columbia River.

There are simply so many exciting things to do in Wenatchee that we had a difficult time choosing what activities to share with you. For the most relaxing Lake Chelan vacation, we suggest spending an afternoon at Rocky Reach Dam where you can enjoy gorgeous landscapes and a relaxing tour of the Museum of the Columbia River. For a bit more excitement, try your hand at whitewater rafting on the Wenatchee River. Even sports enthusiasts will find plenty of things to do in Wenatchee, WA including cheering for the AppleSox college level summer ball team. 

With this much excitement awaiting you in Wenatchee, it’s a wonder you’re not on your way to us right now! Book your stay at Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee today and begin your adventure.

MAKE IT #WorthIt

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Caffe Mela 17 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-888-0374 1.1
Pybus Public Market 7 N Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.888.3900 1.37
Town Toyota Center 1300 Walla Walla Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-667-7847 0.72
Wenatchee Valley Super Oval 2850 Gun Club Rd, East Wenatchee, WA 98802 509-884-8592 6.54
The Gorge Amphitheatre 754 Silica Rd, Quincy, WA 98848 509-785-6262 40.58
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McGlinn's Public House 111 Orondo Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-663-9073 1.28
Inna's Cuisine 26 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-888-4662 1.08
Wok-About Mongolian Grill 110 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-662-1154 1.01
The Windmill Restaurant 1501 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-665-9529 0.4
Country Boys BBQ 400 Aplets Way, Cashmere, WA 98815 509-782-7427 9.92
Garlini's Napoletana 212 5th St #13, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-884-1707 0.76
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Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort 7500 Mission Ridge Rd, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-663-6543 14.37
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Wenatchee Valley Mall 511 Valley Mall Pkwy, East Wenatchee, WA 98802 509-884-6645 3.01
Antique Mall of Wenatchee 11 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-662-3671 1.12
Apple Annies Antique Gallery 100 APPLE ANNIE AVENUE · CASHMERE, WASHINGTON 9.01
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Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 127 S Mission St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-888-6240 1.36
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Applewood Grill 29 N Columbia St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-665-8737 1.12
Tastebuds Coffee & Wine 212 5th St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-888-2783 0.76
10 Below 29 N Columbia St, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-888-1979 1.12
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Saddle Rock Pub & Brewery 25 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509-888-4790 1.07
Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee
1225 N. Wenatchee Avenue, Washington, 98801, USA
Phone: 509-663-0711


Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort

1,000 acres of terrain are graced by 200 inches of snowfall and 300 days of sun each year. Grab your gear and hit the slopes for an amazing day on the trails. In between runs, stop by Hampton Lodge where you’ll find a restaurant, bar, shop and rental center to fulfill all your mountain needs. The mountain is also beautiful in spring and summer when visitors can hike and bike to enjoy gorgeous views of the valley.

Wenatchee Super Oval

Race enthusiasts, rejoice! The Super Oval hosts local drivers and NASCAR racecars on its quarter-mile high-banked track. Come out to enjoy a high octane evening of entertainment.

Rocky Reach Dam
Enjoy gorgeous landscapes and visit the Museum of the Columbia River to learn all about the region’s past, present and future.

AppleSox Baseball
Pick up some peanuts and cracker jacks and enjoy an afternoon of All-American family fun as you cheer on this college level team. Home games are held at Paul Thomas Sr. Field on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

Hidden Gems

Whitewater Rafting

Set out on an adventure along the Wenatchee River. Osprey River Rafting offers exciting trips down the rapids of the Wenatchee River from April through July.

Aplets and Cotlets

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a tour of the Aplets and Cotlets Candy Kitchen where you can watch as the produce and package plenty of local goodies.

Ohme Gardens

Seek serenity at this awe-inspiring evergreen garden featuring nearly a mile of stone pathways that cut through amazing hillside gardens and towering cedars and firs. 
Silver Falls

This exquisite waterfall flows about 140 feet down the side of the valley. Picturesque and peaceful, the water fans out over a pitched surface before plunging down to the gorge below. 

Saddle Rock

Walk, hike or bike to this local landmark, where weathered rock towers and surrounding wetlands provide a scenic, tranquil experience in Wenatchee.

For Families and Kids

Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

Offering an ever-changing array of exhibits, the Museum and Cultural Center is as educational as it is fun. Learn about “The Apple Capitol of the World,” the history of Washington State or the work of local artists.
Community Ice Rink

Show off your best skating skills at this local rink where family and friends can enjoy hockey, curling, skating lessons or just some time on the ice.


Downtown Wenatchee

Quaint downtown streets are home to every type of shop from independent boutiques to major chain stores. You’ll find the most interesting souvenirs here as you browse antiques, fine art and furnishings, to toys, books, clothing and accessories. 

Antique Malls

Over 100 dealers fill three floors where you can find the most amazing antiques of every variety. Scour the stores for vintage toys, books, glassware, vintage and costume jewelry and furniture.


Apple Blossom Festival

As the official “Apple Capitol of the World,” Wenatchee believes in eating more than just one apple a day! Join us for the state’s oldest festival where you’ll enjoy exciting events, activities, and of course, tasty treats for two weeks.