Take time to enjoy the lively breweries and top-notch restaurants while you’re sightseeing. Those who’ve visited Central Washington speak highly of its shops and riverfront. Some popular places to visit include The Gorge Amphitheatre, Lake Chelan, and Stevens Pass Ski Area. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Mount Rainier National Park, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. You’ll find these family-friendly attractions: Slidewaters at Lake Chelan, Ellensburg Rodeo, and Surf ‘n Slide Water Park.