Boasting plenty of sunshine and magnificent mountain vistas, Ellensburg in Washington is less than two hours away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle, but will have you feeling as if you are worlds away. Brimming with lovely places to stay, a plethora of restaurants and cafés, and an array of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, Ellensburg will not disappoint.
The Downtown Ellensburg Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a wonderful variety of shops, antique stores, art galleries and spas. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the range of adventures, from world-class fly fishing and white water rafting to hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.
Learn about the history of the area at The Kittitas County Historical Museum, located in the Cadwell Building which dates back to 1889. Take a traditional winery tour to taste some of the region’s finest wines, or go on a scenic drive into one of the surrounding state parks for excellent wildlife and birdwatching.
Where to Stay: The Lodge at Canyon River Ranch has ten two-bedroom condos with kitchens and a private patio or veranda.
Where to Eat: The Yellow Church Café works with Washington State farmers to obtain the freshest ingredients for its dishes.
Don't Miss: The Kittitas County Farmers Market is open on Saturdays, May through October, offering farm fresh produce and a selection of hand crafted goods. Here you will find unique items such as handmade soaps, jewelry, and delicious artisan cheese by Tieton Farm & Creamery.
Weekend getaway & West Coast vacation ideas: Napa, from San Diego, from LA and from San Francisco.
Points of interest in: Sanibel Island, Newport Beach, Orlando, Boston, Houston