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Yakima, WA

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With Mount Rainier looming in the distance, this sunny city in central Washington is known for its fantastic vineyards and historic trolley line. 

Yakima is sometimes called the Palm Springs of Washington. Once you arrive, it’s easy to understand why. This sunny city in central Washington has little of the fog and rain visiting much of the state. Explore the charming downtown or sip your way through famous vineyards in the surrounding Yakima Valley.

For shopping and dining, visit North Front Street Historic District. Cobblestone streets and meticulously restored historic buildings set the stage for a pleasant day on the town.

Take advantage of central Washington’s semiarid climate at Yakima Area Arboretum any day from dawn to dusk. This living museum has over 1,000 species of plants and trees.

Travel on one of Yakima’s famous trolleys. The city hosts America’s last intact electric rail line from the early 20th century. Entry to the Yakima Electric Railway Museum is free but there is a small fee to take a ride.

Head to Marquette Stadium to see the Yakima Mavericks, a semi-pro football team, play a game. Watch an exciting car race at Yakima Speedway.

On a clear day, look for the striking silhouette of Mount Rainier. This famous mountain is a favorite destination for hikers and mountain climbers.

The surrounding Yakima Valley offers a variety of daytrip destinations. This agrarian region is known for its apple, wine and hops production. Within an hour’s drive, enjoy a wine tasting at one of Yakima Valley’s celebrated vineyards or play a game of golf.

Drive south to Yakama Nation, a large Indian reservation that gave Yakima its name. Toppenish, the reservation’s largest city, is home to a cultural center, museum and gift shop. Take a walking tour to see more than 70 large murals painted on buildings throughout the small town.

No matter when you visit, Yakima promises to be a sunny and welcoming destination. As a gateway to the Yakima Valley, it is also the perfect home base for your explorations of central Washington.

Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
802 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is $116 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in Yakima, this hotel is steps from Yakima River Valley and Yakima Convention Center. Capitol Theater and Mount Hope Baptist are also within 1 mi (2 ...
4.2/5Very Good! (547 reviews)
"Beautiful place, great staff, nice room"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Holiday Inn Yakima, an IHG Hotel
Oxford Suites Yakima
Oxford Suites Yakima
3 out of 5
1701 E Yakima Avenue, Yakima, WA
The price is $123 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 22
Situated on a river, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Yakima River Valley, Yakima River, and Yakima Convention Center. Capitol Theater and Yakima County ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)
"Love this hotel by the Yakima River. The Greenway is right outside the back door. Very nice hot breakfast. They also have a Manager's Special in the evening, but we were too busy to attend."

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Oxford Suites Yakima
Hotel Maison
Hotel Maison
3.5 out of 5
321 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is $143 per night from Aug 11 to Aug 11
Located in the heart of Yakima, this hotel is steps from Yakima River Valley and Capitol Theater. Yakima Convention Center and Mount Hope Baptist are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (317 reviews)
"This was the first time my husband and I stayed at the Maison. We were so pleasantly surprised. What a beautiful hotel and it was so nicely appointed - everything we needed. We are looking forward to returning to your beautiful hotel for another stay!"

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Hotel Maison
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.
Beautifully Remodeled, Clean, Well-stocked Entire Home - Sleeps 7!
Beautifully Remodeled, Clean, Well-stocked Entire Home - Sleeps 7!
Yakima, WA
The price is $108 per night from Aug 16 to Aug 16
This family-friendly Yakima vacation home is located in the mountains, within 3 mi (5 km) of Yakima River Valley, Westpark Shopping Center and Cowiche Canyon ...
5/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"Nicely remodeled and very clean home. Had everything we need for a comfortable stay."

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

Beautifully Remodeled, Clean, Well-stocked Entire Home - Sleeps 7!
Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport
2.5 out of 5
2420 WEST NOB HILL BLVD, Yakima, WA
The price is $127 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated in Yakima, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yakima River Valley, Yakima Valley Museum, and Virginia Mason Memorial - Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (127 reviews)
"The room was very spacious and exceptionally clean."

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport
King bed in a Room With a Full Bath in our Home; a Country Setting With a View
King bed in a Room With a Full Bath in our Home; a Country Setting With a View
Yakima, WA
The price is $150 per night from Aug 3 to Aug 3
Situated in Yakima, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cowiche Canyon Trail, Cascade Range, and Westpark Shopping Center. Yakima River Valley and Virginia ...
5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Baseball Tournament
"Great location, beautiful property and loved the nights on the patio. Also, U-pick cherries, baseball and had a great meal at “ Water-Fire Restaurant” nearby. Kathy and Paul were great hosts and would highly recommend this VRBO!"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

King bed in a Room With a Full Bath in our Home; a Country Setting With a View
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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