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Tri-CitiesUnited States of America

This collection of three cities in eastern Washington is famous for its award-winning wineries, golf courses, watersports and nuclear power plant.

From wine, watersports and nuclear energy to museums, shopping and golf, the Tri-Cities area has a wealth of recreational and cultural activities to enjoy. Tri-Cities is comprised of the cities of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. The three cities are in the eastern Washington region, where the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers come together.

Although Tri-Cities is three cities in one, getting around the major attractions is made easy by an extensive network of public buses. Alternatively, rent a bicycle and explore over 200 miles (320 kilometers) of bikeways.

Discover Tri-Cities’ science and hydroelectric power heritage at Richland’s museums. Join a tour of the Hanford Site, noted for its role in producing the atomic bomb dropped over Nagasaki in 1945. Learn about wind energy at the Nine Canyon Wind Farm Visitor Center. Spot geological, wildlife and indigenous artifacts at the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology.

At Kennewick’s East Benton County Historical Museum, see the casting of the skull from the skeleton of a 9,000-year-old male found nearby. Tri-Cities’ rivers and waterways make the area popular for watersport fans. Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and windsurfing, among other activities, on the Columbia River. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the base of the Clover Island Lighthouse and capture a photograph of its silhouette in the sunset. Walk or bike along the picturesque Sacagawea Heritage Trail, a 23-mile (37-kilometer) pathway that parallels the Columbia River and connects the three cities.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy 18 holes at 10 excellent courses. One example is the Sun Willows Golf Course, designed by the revered golf course architect Robert Muir Graves. Visit the family-owned, boutique and commercial wineries that give Tri-Cities the name the “Heart of Washington Wine Country.” Over 160 wineries are set amid scenic valleys and within a 1-hour drive of the cities.

Get here via intercity trains and buses or catch a domestic flight to Tri-Cities Airport, just outside Pasco. Centrally located in the Pacific Northwest, Tri-Cities is about a 3.5-hour drive from Seattle and Portland. Over 300 sunny days and little rain make Tri-Cities’ famed outdoor recreation enjoyable year-round.

Top Hotels in Tri-Cities

The Lodge at Columbia Point
The Lodge at Columbia Point
4 out of 5
530 Columbia Point Drive, Richland, WA
The price is $159 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in South Richland, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Columbia Point Golf Course and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Fresenius Medical Care at Lourdes Health Network. ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (800 reviews)

"We loved the view! Absolutely breathtaking! The room was beyond our expectations. This is a place we will return to but next time it will be the destination not just a stop on our trip"…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

The Lodge at Columbia Point
Red Lion Hotel Kennewick Columbia Center
Red Lion Hotel Kennewick Columbia Center
3.5 out of 5
1101 N Columbia Center Blvd, Kennewick, WA
The price is $76 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Columbia Center Mall and Toyota Center. Three Rivers Convention Center and The REACH Museum ...

3.7/5Good! (880 reviews)

"Good hotel but needs to move the beds out of the wall so it wouldn’t disturb the neighbors when its time for a good night runs."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Kennewick Columbia Center
Hampton Inn by Hilton Kennewick at Southridge
Hampton Inn by Hilton Kennewick at Southridge
2.5 out of 5
3715 Plaza Way, Kennewick, WA
The price is $109 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Situated in Kennewick, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Trios Health Southridge Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of Toyota Center and Trios Women's and Children's ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (415 reviews)

"Walk to restaurants. Easy access back to highway. Safe and out on the south end."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Hampton Inn by Hilton Kennewick at Southridge
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Tri-Cities

Retro Luxury Waterfront 2 Bedroom in Kennewick
Retro Luxury Waterfront 2 Bedroom in Kennewick
Kennewick, WA
The price is $120 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Situated in Kennewick, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Toyota Center, Three Rivers Convention Center, and Columbia Center Mall. Southridge Sports ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Great apartment in the Tri-Cities

"This property was very clean, very comfortable beds and had everything we needed for a short stay while we were in town for a basketball tournament. Great restaurant recommendation! We will definitely stay here again next time we are in town!"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Retro Luxury Waterfront 2 Bedroom in Kennewick
WoodSpring Suites Tri-Cities - Richland 
WoodSpring Suites Tri-Cities - Richland 
2.5 out of 5
1370 Tapteal Dr., Richland, WA
The price is $68 per night from Oct 22 to Oct 23

Located in South Richland, this aparthotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Columbia Center Mall and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Toyota Center. The REACH Museum and Three Rivers ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (17 reviews)
Good ambiance

"The place was clean and it was a good ambience"…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

WoodSpring Suites Tri-Cities - Richland 
The "willis" Guest Suite - King Bed
The "willis" Guest Suite - King Bed
Prosser, WA

Located in the heart of Prosser, this historic apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Yakima River Valley and Prosser Memorial Hospital. Milbrandt ...

5/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Everything exceeded expectations

"Super clean, great features (kitchen, bed, shower, even a work out room). Glad I could get a reservation"…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

The "willis" Guest Suite - King Bed
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Tri-Cities

Badger Mountain Vineyard
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Badger Mountain Vineyard

4.5/5(7 reviews)

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Badger Mountain Vineyard during your travels to Kennewick. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Top things to do in Tri-Cities

Sports fishing for walleye, salmon and steelhead
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Sports fishing for walleye, salmon and steelhead

$231
Per adult

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