Yakima

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Yakima showing a city, street scenes and night scenes

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.

The Hotel Y
The Hotel Y
2.5 out of 5
1700 N 1st St, Yakima, WA
The price is CA $101 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Situated in Yakima, this motel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yakima River Valley and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Yakima Valley Sundome. Yakima River and Capitol Theater are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (253 reviews)
"Tv remote did not work. Toilet would not stop running. Bath faucet could not be turned all the way off."

Reviewed on Nov. 27, 2021

The Hotel Y
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
3 out of 5
607 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is CA $114 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 18
Located in the heart of Yakima, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yakima River Valley and 1.3 mi (2 km) from Yakima Valley Sundome. Yakima Convention Center ...
3.5/5 Good! (989 reviews)
"It was a very busy day/evening, our rooms were not ready in time and there was only one person at the front desk, creating a line. There was no elevator to my floor and I had a significant number of bags I had to lug up stairs. That said, once I was in my room, it was nice and quiet. Comfortable ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2021

Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center
Hotel Maison
Hotel Maison
3.5 out of 5
321 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA
The price is CA $229 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Located in the heart of Yakima, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yakima River Valley and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Yakima Valley Sundome. Capitol Theater and Yakima ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (357 reviews)
"The hotel lobby is beautiful and the entire hotel displays the history of the wine vineyards in the area. Parking is secure even though has a small drive way to get to parking. Breakfast was served to our door each morning."

Reviewed on Nov. 11, 2021

Hotel Maison
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport
Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport
3 out of 5
2420 WEST NOB HILL BLVD, Yakima, WA
The price is CA $146 per night from Dec 10 to Dec 10
Situated in Yakima, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Yakima River Valley, Yakima Valley Museum, and Virginia Mason Memorial - Yakima Valley Memorial ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (149 reviews)
"I liked the evening staff"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Yakima Airport
NEW Downtown Apt 204 Historic 1908 Church
NEW Downtown Apt 204 Historic 1908 Church
Yakima, WA
Located in the heart of Yakima, this historic apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Yakima River Valley and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Yakima Valley Sundome. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Visiting Yakima breweries/hop farms
"Nice location close to many restaurants and breweries. Outside of property was not as well maintained, but the unit was very clean and spacious. Because of the large windows the noise from the adjacent apartment building was loud at times, but quieted down at night. Parking across the street seemed ..."

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2021

NEW Downtown Apt 204 Historic 1908 Church
Big Bear Ranch House
Big Bear Ranch House
Yakima, WA
Situated in Yakima, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Yakima River Valley, Cowiche Canyon Trail, and Westpark Shopping Center. Yakima Valley Sundome ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Country quiet
"Beautiful home and very quiet. The owners were very helpful answering questions and concerns. If you enjoy being out in the country, this is it."

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2021

Big Bear Ranch House
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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