Yakima River Valley

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Yakima River Valley

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Enjoy charming scenery as you travel past bountiful green fields and make stops at fruit orchards and wineries.

Yakima Valley is a thriving wine region with 11,000 acres (4,451 hectares) of flowing green fields with picturesque vineyards. Fruit orchards growing apples, cherries and peaches also make up a small portion of the land. Stop at one of the many wineries for a tasting session. Around 40 per cent of Washington’s wine originates from this valley.

In 1983, the region was designated as the state’s first American Viticultural Area, which means it is used primarily for wine grape growing. The several inches of snow in winter and very little rain during the warm summer provide a healthy growing season for grapes.

Take a relaxing drive through wine country. Enjoy views of endless fields with the horizon far off in the distance. Go on a Yakima Valley Wine Tour, which offers chauffeured transportation. Most vineyards offer tastings and tours of the grounds and cellars. Pick fruit at one of the orchards growing and selling nectarines, pears and plums.

Eat at one of many restaurants and boutiques in Downtown Yakima. Browse cellars and attend events and festivals with a wine theme. Visit Yakima Valley Museum in the center of the region for a revealing insight into the local history. See exhibits on the early settlers and the development of the fruit industry. One highlight is a collection of horse-drawn carriages. Learn about the Yakima Indians and the tools they made to live off the land. Take the kids to eat at the Soda Fountain, a working replica of a 1930s lunch counter.

Drop in at the Yakima Visitor’s Center, just 3 miles (1.2 kilometers) east of the museum for current information about the wine season and other activities.

Yakima Valley is about 150 miles (241.4 kilometers) southeast of Seattle and 180 miles (289.7 kilometers) northeast of Portland, Oregon. The drive to Seattle Tacoma Airport should take around 2 or 3 hours.

The abundance of vineyards and fruit orchards makes Yakima Valley an ideal setting for a sophisticated and enjoyable trip through wine country.

Top Hotels Close to Yakima River Valley

Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
2.5 out of 5
1603 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $81 per night from May 24 to May 25
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Yakima. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (983 reviews)
"Nice, comfy and clean bed. Staff was nice and helpful."

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
Hotel Maison
Hotel Maison
3.5 out of 5
321 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $179 per night from May 18 to May 19
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Yakima. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (384 reviews)
"Very nice hotel. Room was great and bed comfortable. only complaint was the breakfast. It waz awful. 😥"

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

Hotel Maison
Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
802 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $104 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Yakima. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (626 reviews)
"The outside of the property was clean and welcoming. The gated area for my vehicle was a plus. The room itself was very clean. The night of my stay there was a very large group of teens and parents attending a sports event. My floor in particular had teens in the hallway past 10 pm being very loud ..."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
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Best Lodging Options Near Yakima River Valley

Days Inn by Wyndham Yakima
Days Inn by Wyndham Yakima
2 out of 5
1504 N. First St., I-82 Exit 31 / Hwy 12, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $63 per night from May 23 to May 24
Days Inn by Wyndham Yakima
Hotel Maison
Hotel Maison
3.5 out of 5
321 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $179 per night from May 18 to May 19
Hotel Maison
Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
802 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $104 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
2.5 out of 5
1603 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $81 per night from May 24 to May 25
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
The Hotel Y
The Hotel Y
2.5 out of 5
1700 N 1st St, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $139 per night from May 18 to May 19
The Hotel Y
Ramada by Wyndham Yakima
Ramada by Wyndham Yakima
2.5 out of 5
1001 E Staff Sgt Pendleton Way, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $80 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
Ramada by Wyndham Yakima
Hilton Garden Inn Yakima Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn Yakima Downtown
3 out of 5
401 East Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $129 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Hilton Garden Inn Yakima Downtown
Best Western Plus Yakima Hotel
Best Western Plus Yakima Hotel
2.5 out of 5
1614 N 1st Street, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $115 per night from May 18 to May 19
Best Western Plus Yakima Hotel
Oxford Suites Yakima
Oxford Suites Yakima
3 out of 5
1701 E Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA, 98901
The price is $141 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Oxford Suites Yakima
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.