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Embrace the peace and serenity of quiet Yakima, a town that promises the good life to anyone who visits. A trip to the Yakima Valley Museum sheds light on the rural history of the area, which has left the region with a number of orchards, wineries, and hop farms. Come here to taste the produce of the land, and to enjoy outdoor adventure in the rivers, forests and mountains that make this such an alluring corner of Washington. You’ll need to rent a car to do the region justice and to take in all of the attractions in the surrounding area. Orbitz can help find the best deal for your trip.
Yakima sits in the valley of the same name, beneath some of the most dramatic mountain ranges in the US. Use your rental car to follow winding mountain roads, visiting destinations such as the three below.
The highest mountain in Washington is actually an active volcano – but you’re unlikely to see it erupting on a trip to this spectacular peak. The National Park is a kaleidoscope of colors, with wildflowers scattered across the meadows, and snow capping the mighty mountain throughout the year. Ski here in winter and hike in summer, finding wildlife, waterfalls and lakes within the park.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 20 minutes
Distance: Approximately 65 miles
The town of Leavenworth sits beneath the scenic Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and transports visitors to the mountains of Europe. The curious town lovingly recreates Bavarian culture, complete with beer festivals, alpine architecture, and lederhosen-clad musicians. Visit the curious, irresistibly charming town, then follow the spectacular roads into the mountains.
Journey time: Around 1 hour 45 minutes
Distance: Approximately 95 miles
Portland knows that it is a famously cool city, but it wears its reputation well. It’s the kind of place that was miles ahead of the craft beer and coffee scenes that have taken over the rest of the country, but it’s also the sort of city where the entire population seems to be friendly and welcoming. The drive here from Yakima, along the Columbia River Gorge, is particularly spectacular, too.
Journey time: Around 3 hours 10 minutes
Distance: Approximately 185 miles