Wenatchee is simply surrounded by natural beauty and exciting activities. Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee City Center is mere blocks from the Apple Capital 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 a relaxing Wenatchee 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.
The Gorge Amphitheater
Seating 20,000 plus, The Gorge Amphitheatre is one of America's premier outdoor concert venues. It's hosted world famous performers such as Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, The Police and more. Sit on the hills around the stage to get a breathtaking view of the plateaus and hills surrounding the stage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Capital 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.
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.
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 Capital 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.
- Badger Mountain Brewery
- Columbia Valley Brewing
- Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company
- Wenatchee Tap & Putt