Ellensburg is located about 90 miles (145 kilometers) away from Tacoma and 95 miles (153 kilometers) from Seattle.
During your time here here, visit Ellensburg Rodeo. Another interesting spot is the Central Washington University.
It's recommended not to limit yourself to the attractions of Ellensburg because the entire region has been endowed with a treasure-trove of terrific cities, attractions and landscapes. You'll find Rye, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest, and Cle Elum 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
Yakima, is another good spot to discover. It is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Ellensburg and offers a wide range of tourist attractions, for example Yakima Area Arboretum, Westpark Shopping Center and McAllister Museum of Aviation. If you're still looking for things to do, consider checking out Yakima Valley Trolleys, Yakima Valley Sundome and Yakima Convention Center before you head back to Ellensburg.
Learn from the wisdom of the locals and take one of the winery tours.
Even the best vacation can't last forever, so when it's time return home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Yakima, 30 miles (48 kilometers) away.