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Wenatchee is a historic town lined with orchards and surrounded by rivers, just moments away from some of Washington’s most spectacular scenery. The charming Downtown area is deeply rooted in history, with late 19th-century buildings and a popular shopping and meeting space, the Pybus Public Market. Visit the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center to immerse yourself in local history.
Rent a car through Orbitz to explore Wenatchee and the valley beyond the town center, driving to hidden gardens and rolling hills. Hiking trails, river rafting, skiing, snowboarding and rock-climbing beckon to thrill-seekers and outdoors enthusiasts from the stunning surrounding region.
Wenatchee is located on the Cascade Loop, a long, spectacular drive around some of Washington’s most breathtaking destinations. You’ve got your rental car – now start driving. We’ve picked three nearby spots on the loop to visit.
Sip on German beer and watch Bavarian dancers in the village of Leavenworth. The small settlement in the foothills of the Cascades has retained the appearance and atmosphere of a European alpine village. As well as being a charming trip into Bavaria, it’s also a gateway to adventure by boat on the Wenatchee River, or by bike in the Freund Canyon.
Journey time: Around 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 20 miles
The resort town of Chelan sits at the bottom of a lake, and promises fun on the water for the whole family. There’s a fun park with flumes and rapids, beaches that offer swimming or sunbathing, and boats that leave from the town for fishing and wildlife-watching trips. Adults will be delighted to find that Chelan is surrounded by vineyards, too.
Journey time: Around one hour
Distance: Approximately 45 miles
Seattle isn’t technically on the Cascade Loop, but it’s just a short stop off the road to reach this musical, innovative city. If your time here is limited, head up the Space Needle to get panoramic views of the city from up high. Then, take your pick of attractions: the Pike Place Market, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Chihuly Garden and Glass all compete for your attention nearby.
Journey time: Around 2 hours 30 minutes
Distance: Approximately 150 miles