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Yakima River Valley
Vacation Travel Guide

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

Holiday Inn Yakima
Holiday Inn Yakima
3 out of 5
802 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
Free Cancellation
The price is $88 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in Yakima, this hotel is steps from Yakima River Valley and Yakima Convention Center. Capitol Theater and Yakima County Stadium are also within 1 mi ...

4.2/5Excellent! (483 reviews)

"Quick and easy check in & check out. Everything was clean and comfy!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Holiday Inn Yakima
Near downtown, family-friendly, house with 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, sleeps 8.
Near downtown, family-friendly, house with 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, sleeps 8.
Yakima, WA
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Located in Yakima, this family-friendly vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yakima River Valley, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Yakima Valley Trolleys and Yakima ...

5/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Quiet Rest

"We enjoyed this home very clean and the back yard was very nice and loved hearing all the birds. Very quiet neighborhood. We came just to get away and it was the perfect place to rest and relax!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Near downtown, family-friendly, house with 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, sleeps 8.
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
2.5 out of 5
1603 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is $64 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24

Situated on a river, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yakima River Valley, Yakima Convention Center, and Capitol Theater. Yakima County Stadium and Yakima ...

4.1/5Very Good! (984 reviews)

"Excellent hospitality and clean room with breakfast and all I needed for my trip"…"

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham 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.

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Holiday Inn Yakima
Holiday Inn Yakima
3 out of 5
802 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is $88 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Holiday Inn Yakima
Near downtown, family-friendly, house with 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, sleeps 8.
Near downtown, family-friendly, house with 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, sleeps 8.
Yakima, WA
Near downtown, family-friendly, house with 3 bedrooms 2 full baths, sleeps 8.
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
2.5 out of 5
1603 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is $64 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Baymont by Wyndham Yakima
My Place Hotel-Yakima
My Place Hotel-Yakima
2.5 out of 5
21 S 18th St, Yakima, WA
The price is $75 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
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Overnight With Us 4219 - 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage - Upscale 3 Bedroom Home Within 2 Minute
Overnight With Us 4219 - 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, 2 Car Garage - Upscale 3 Bedroom Home Within 2 Minute
Yakima, WA
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Birchfield Manor Inn and Restaurant
Birchfield Manor Inn and Restaurant
3.5 out of 5
2018 Birchfield Rd, Yakima, WA
Birchfield Manor Inn and Restaurant
Super 8 by Wyndham Union Gap Yakima Area
Super 8 by Wyndham Union Gap Yakima Area
2 out of 5
2605 Rudkin Road, Yakima, WA
The price is $67 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
Super 8 by Wyndham Union Gap Yakima Area
Ledgestone Hotel
Ledgestone Hotel
3 out of 5
107 North Fair Avenue, Yakima, WA
The price is $99 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
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Oxford Suites Yakima
Oxford Suites Yakima
3 out of 5
1701 E Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA
The price is $86 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
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.