- 1 1. Ohme Gardens
- 2 2. Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest
- 3 3. Pybus Public Market
- 4 4. River Recreation
- 5 5. Stemilt Creek Winery
- 6 6. Leavenworth Outdoor Center
- 7 7. Smallwood’s Harvest
- 8 8. The Enchantments
- 9 9. Escape Room Wenatchee
- 10 10. Wenatchee Valley Museum
- 11 11. Mission Ridge Ski And Board Resort
- 12 12. Apple Capital Loop Trail
- 13 13. Wild Huckleberry
- 14 14. McGlinn’s Public House
- 15 15. Mela Roasting Co.
1. Ohme Gardens
The Ohme Gardens are a popular activity for tourists and locals alike. It was founded in 1929 and just recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. If you like the outdoors, then you are sure to enjoy what they have to offer. It is a nine-acre wooden garden that is situated among the hilltops that are above Wenatchee.
2. Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest
A lot of people have the goal to visit a certain amount of national parks on their bucket list. If you are one of these people, then make sure you don’t miss out on this national forest. It offers a large and diverse landscape that spans over four million acres. With this much land, there will be plenty that you can enjoy. You can enjoy lakes, wineries, camping and fishing around Lake Chelan. Stevens Pass will allow you to partake in one of the most popular winter sports, skiing. They even offer nighttime skiing. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area is one of the most popular places for backpackers to enjoy. This is because of how close to nature you are when you are enjoying this area.
3. Pybus Public Market
Farmers and Public Markets are a great way to get involved in the local community and agriculture. The Pybus Public Market is a massive farmers’ market that offers specialty shops, fresh produce, local farm goods, and artisanal foods and restaurants.
4. River Recreation
If you are looking for a thrilling water experience that you won’t forget anytime soon, this is the activity for you. River Recreation was established in 1982. Over this time, they have been able to perfect their business and make it one of the most popular activities for people of all ages.
5. Stemilt Creek Winery
This area has a ton of different local wines and beers to offer. If you are looking to try some of the most popular wines out, then the Stemilt Creek Winery should be on your itinerary. Their hours will vary depending on the season, so make sure you call and check beforehand.
6. Leavenworth Outdoor Center
Leavenworth is your one-stop for all of the outdoor activities you can imagine. You can explore the Bavarian village on cruiser style bicycles. Cruise down the river on numerous different pieces of equipment. They offer tubes, paddleboards, and kayaks all for a very reasonable price. The majority of people choose the tubes because they are very comfortable and you can also rent a cooler to attach to them.
7. Smallwood’s Harvest
Whenever you are traveling, it is always fun to find local spots that you won’t experience anywhere else. This place offers fresh fruit and unique groceries that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. You will be able to sample some of the most popular items such as wine, popcorn, and hot sauce.
8. The Enchantments
This trail is one of the most popular and trafficked ones in Wenatchee National Forest. However, it is not for new backpackers or hikers. It is 23.6 miles long and has an elevation gain of a little over 5,000 feet. It features a lake but is only recommended for very experienced backpackers.
9. Escape Room Wenatchee
If you aren’t really a fan of all the outdoor activities that Wenatchee is known for, then you may want to check out the Escape room. Adults and teenagers will love this activity. It isn’t ideal for younger children because it can be a bit difficult.
10. Wenatchee Valley Museum
Another great indoor activity that you can visit the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. Here, you will get to learn about the rich history that this area has to offer. You will learn about local history, as well as regional history.
11. Mission Ridge Ski And Board Resort
Skiing is a fun activity that a lot of people love. This place is one of the most popular places to ski in this area. They offer lessons, as well as childcare to allow you to enjoy your trip. There are numerous different package deals that you can purchase to make the trip more affordable.
12. Apple Capital Loop Trail
This 10-mile long loop is great for walking, cycling, or jogging. There are lights along this trail so if you are traveling alone or at night, you don’t need to worry as much about your safety. You will get a beautiful view of the Columbia River throughout your whole walk. This trail was completed in 1995 and has been well maintained since then. There are some rolling hills but nothing too steep.
13. Wild Huckleberry
Wild Huckleberry is one of the best restaurants overall in Wenatchee. It is an American style restaurant that gets rave reviews from nearly everyone that goes. They serve breakfast, lunch, and brunch. It is a bit pricy, but that is only because they serve high-quality, generous portions of food.
14. McGlinn’s Public House
After enjoying a tasty breakfast and spending a day exploring the beautiful landscape of Wenatchee, you will need to refuel. The best place to do that would be at McGlinn’s Public house. This pub offers a variety of different foods from tasty sandwiches to decadent seafood. They have an extensive dessert menu, so make sure you save room! There is something here that everyone will enjoy. It is one of the locals’ favorite spots to get dinner and start off the night.
15. Mela Roasting Co.
This small coffee shop offers healthy and affordable breakfast and lunch options that everyone is bound to enjoy. It is known a Wenatchee’s premier coffee house. They offer world-class coffees, grab-n-go lunches, an in-house bakery, and free wi-fi. You can also enjoy some popular, local beers and wines as well. It is very affordable with a price range of just five to fifteen dollars. Students and business professionals love to come here to get work done.