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Liesl’s Yakima Guidebook

Liesl

Liesl’s Yakima Guidebook

Recreation
Easy walk from our place. Feed the ducks, play frisbee golf, walking/biking path, play area, covered picnic areas, stream and good parking.
Randall Park
1399 S 48th Ave
Easy walk from our place. Feed the ducks, play frisbee golf, walking/biking path, play area, covered picnic areas, stream and good parking.
45 minute drive from our place. Tubing on weekends. Snow castle during festival.
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화이트 패스 스키 리조트
48935 U.S. 12
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45 minute drive from our place. Tubing on weekends. Snow castle during festival.
Great place to walk or ride bikes. A fun wooden play area on the walking path. Trail is next to a river. Lots of places to park throughout the city.
Yakima Greenway
Great place to walk or ride bikes. A fun wooden play area on the walking path. Trail is next to a river. Lots of places to park throughout the city.
Easy walk from our house!
SOZO Sports Complex
2200 S 36th Ave
Easy walk from our house!
Opening soon! Indoor waterpark.
YMCA/Aquatic Center
Opening soon! Indoor waterpark.
Great lake about 40 minute drive.
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Rimrock Lake
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Great lake about 40 minute drive.
Fun for kids!!!
Get Air Trampoline Park
1015 E Lincoln Ave
Fun for kids!!!
Cheap ski rentals. Also kayaks, life jackets.... They have seasonal fruit too.
The Little Red School house
12691 US-12
Cheap ski rentals. Also kayaks, life jackets.... They have seasonal fruit too.
Water boats. Batting cages. Race cars. Putt putt golf. Video games. Pizza deals. So much fun under one roof! Just 5 minutes from our place.
Yakima Family Fun Center
7200 W Nob Hill Blvd
Water boats. Batting cages. Race cars. Putt putt golf. Video games. Pizza deals. So much fun under one roof! Just 5 minutes from our place.
Tubing the Yakima River is so much fun!
Yakima River Tubing
17113 Canyon Rd
Tubing the Yakima River is so much fun!
They have a place where you can feed the birds, stand behind a blind and watch. Our boys love it! They have Japanese gardens to explore. Great place to run in the trees!
Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Drive
They have a place where you can feed the birds, stand behind a blind and watch. Our boys love it! They have Japanese gardens to explore. Great place to run in the trees!
Baseball games!!!
Yakima Valley Pippins Baseball Club
12 S 2nd St
Baseball games!!!
They have 3 theaters. One is for adults only. They serve food/drinks while you're eating. I love it!!!
Yakima Cinema
1305 N 16th Ave
They have 3 theaters. One is for adults only. They serve food/drinks while you're eating. I love it!!!
5 minutes from our place.
Nob Hill Bowl and Casino
3807 W Nob Hill Blvd
5 minutes from our place.
We have 5 golf courses in Yakima/Selah. But friends who golf say they like Apple Tree best.
Apple Tree Golf Course
8804 Occidental Rd
We have 5 golf courses in Yakima/Selah. But friends who golf say they like Apple Tree best.
Fun to ice skate in winter! Good prices. Right off freeway.
Ice Rink
1700 E Beech St
Fun to ice skate in winter! Good prices. Right off freeway.
Roller Skating! Old fashioned fun. 9 minutes from our place.
Skateland
2506 Old Town Rd
Roller Skating! Old fashioned fun. 9 minutes from our place.
Granger has a dinosaur park. It's so much fun for kids and the pictures are fantastic!!! Right off the freeway. Easy to find.
Granger
Granger has a dinosaur park. It's so much fun for kids and the pictures are fantastic!!! Right off the freeway. Easy to find.
Music in the summer. Great play area. HUGE hill for sledding in winter. Museum. Pool with waterslides. Soda fountain.
Franklin Park
2101 Tieton Dr
Music in the summer. Great play area. HUGE hill for sledding in winter. Museum. Pool with waterslides. Soda fountain.
Our favorite neighborhood pool! Great for little kids.
Prosser Aquatic Center
920 S Kinney Way
Our favorite neighborhood pool! Great for little kids.
They have a few ponds to fish and a really cool outdoor classroom. Wetlands behind it and a biking trail leading down to more ponds behind the campgrounds.
Yakima Sportsman State Park
904 University Pkwy
They have a few ponds to fish and a really cool outdoor classroom. Wetlands behind it and a biking trail leading down to more ponds behind the campgrounds.
Mountain biking trails! Gorgeous!
Rocky Top Trailhead
Mountain biking trails! Gorgeous!
Ellensburg Rodeo
609 S Main St
Beard Rodeo Co LLC
7490 Naneum Rd
They have Nile Valley Days every July. Gold pan, shoot an old fashioned gun, throw an ax, good food....
Nile Valley
They have Nile Valley Days every July. Gold pan, shoot an old fashioned gun, throw an ax, good food....
Food scene
Winner of the James Beard award. 2 locations. Both close to us.
Los Hernandez Tamales
3706 Main St
Winner of the James Beard award. 2 locations. Both close to us.
Best Greek fries anywhere!!!! Prices are reasonable.
Gyro House
3609 W Nob Hill Blvd
Best Greek fries anywhere!!!! Prices are reasonable.
Great Mexican ice cream is unusual flavors. Try the Caramelized Goat's milk - my son's favorite! Or Curdled Milk - my husband's favorite. Or anything strawberry - my favorite!!!
La Michoacana
6411 W Nob Hill Blvd
Great Mexican ice cream is unusual flavors. Try the Caramelized Goat's milk - my son's favorite! Or Curdled Milk - my husband's favorite. Or anything strawberry - my favorite!!!
Use tongs to choose Mexican baked goods. So much fun to try new treats!
Panaderia Delicias
2301 W Nob Hill Blvd
Use tongs to choose Mexican baked goods. So much fun to try new treats!
Fun hibachi grill!
Kyoto Sushi & Steak House
2405 W Washington Ave
Fun hibachi grill!
5 minutes from our house. BEST breakfast in town!
Waffles Cafe
7200 W Nob Hill Blvd
5 minutes from our house. BEST breakfast in town!
Fun treat when it's hot. 10 minutes from our place.
Ohana Shaved Ice
Fun treat when it's hot. 10 minutes from our place.
Have you ever eaten Salvadorian food? This is a must try restaurant. Pupusas are their specialty. All fillings are good. I love their Salvadorian chow mien! It comes SPICY!!!! If you don't want that you must tell them. I was crying the first time. Now I ask for NOT spicy! They have ice cream in a BAG! Our boys love it. We love food from different countries.
DON MATEO
704 Wisconsin Ave
Have you ever eaten Salvadorian food? This is a must try restaurant. Pupusas are their specialty. All fillings are good. I love their Salvadorian chow mien! It comes SPICY!!!! If you don't want that you must tell them. I was crying the first time. Now I ask for NOT spicy! They have ice cream in a BAG! Our boys love it. We love food from different countries.
Local food!
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Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Ice House Bar
202 East Yakima Avenue
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Local food!
Most famous restaurant in Yakima! Burgers the size of a dinner plate. :)
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Miner's Drive-In Restaurant
2415 South 1st Street
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Most famous restaurant in Yakima! Burgers the size of a dinner plate. :)
Great hamburgers!
Laredo Drive In
Great hamburgers!
Asian fusion.
Mangoz Grill
901 W Yakima Ave
Asian fusion.
Crafted
22 N 1st St
Such a fun restaurant in Yakima. Feels like it should be in Seattle! The food flavors are amazing. The portions are small but perfect for no leftovers. It was a fun date with NO kids for my husband and myself.
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E.Z Tiger
222 E Chestnut Ave
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Such a fun restaurant in Yakima. Feels like it should be in Seattle! The food flavors are amazing. The portions are small but perfect for no leftovers. It was a fun date with NO kids for my husband and myself.
Our favorite bakery! You can't go wrong with soups, treats, lunch deals....everything is divine!!!
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Essencia Artisan Bakery
4 North 3rd Street
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Our favorite bakery! You can't go wrong with soups, treats, lunch deals....everything is divine!!!
Sightseeing
You won't believe such a great museum in little Yakima!
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Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Drive
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You won't believe such a great museum in little Yakima!
So many old farm implements to look at.
Central Washington Agricultural Museum
4508 Main St
So many old farm implements to look at.
You can go and ask questions and get brochures on everything Yakima. They have a great website that shows what's happening around town too. www.visityakima.com
Yakima Valley Tourism
10 N 8th St
You can go and ask questions and get brochures on everything Yakima. They have a great website that shows what's happening around town too. www.visityakima.com
You can tour the Toppenish murals in a horse drawn carriage!
Toppenish Mural Tours
1550 Gibson Rd
You can tour the Toppenish murals in a horse drawn carriage!
Great shows. Get tickets for when you're visiting!
Capitol Theatre
19 S 3rd St
Great shows. Get tickets for when you're visiting!
We are soooo close to the airport! Just minutes away from our place.
Yakima Air Terminal
2300 West Washington Avenue
We are soooo close to the airport! Just minutes away from our place.
So many fun things happen in the small city of Tieton! The Mighty Tieton is in the middle of it all: art shows, bazaar, races, Day of the Dead.....
Mighty Tieton Warehouse
608 Wisconsin Avenue
So many fun things happen in the small city of Tieton! The Mighty Tieton is in the middle of it all: art shows, bazaar, races, Day of the Dead.....
This is the coolest things you'll ever see!!! The morning take offs are amazing and allow for great pictures and up close fun. The Night Lights are such vivid colors. Worth the trip!
The Great Prosser Balloon Rally
111 Nunn Rd
This is the coolest things you'll ever see!!! The morning take offs are amazing and allow for great pictures and up close fun. The Night Lights are such vivid colors. Worth the trip!
Great museum of Yakama Native Americans!
Yakama Nation Cultural Center
100 Spilyay Loop
Great museum of Yakama Native Americans!
When you're driving to Yakima, at Ellensburg, get off of the freeway and take the Canyon Road! It won't add time to your trip but it's breathtaking. It drops you out at Selah and then you can get back on the freeway and continue.
Canyon Road
When you're driving to Yakima, at Ellensburg, get off of the freeway and take the Canyon Road! It won't add time to your trip but it's breathtaking. It drops you out at Selah and then you can get back on the freeway and continue.
In the winter, you can see a herd of 1000 elk in one place. On weekends, you can take an old military truck into the herd. Amazing to watch them fight and eat...There are also dahl sheep.
Oak Creek Wildlife Area
In the winter, you can see a herd of 1000 elk in one place. On weekends, you can take an old military truck into the herd. Amazing to watch them fight and eat...There are also dahl sheep.
Fruit
40 pound boxes of apples for $7-10
Apple King LLC
3581 Mapleway Rd
40 pound boxes of apples for $7-10
Right now it's on Sundays!
Yakima Farmers Market
19 South 3rd
Right now it's on Sundays!
Lots of fruit. Close to our place. They have seconds that are good prices. My favorite is GINGER GOLD apples.
Johnson Orchards
4906 Summitview Avenue
Lots of fruit. Close to our place. They have seconds that are good prices. My favorite is GINGER GOLD apples.
They sell fruit but it's the best gift store around. Worth going, eating a sample and just looking. Very small. In the fall they have cider pressing, hay maze, etc...
Washington Fruit Place At Barrett Orchards
1209 Pecks Canyon Road
They sell fruit but it's the best gift store around. Worth going, eating a sample and just looking. Very small. In the fall they have cider pressing, hay maze, etc...
Hiking
Easy hike - but goes up a little. Walk through bat caves. Bring flashlights. Hike back through the river - wear shoes that can get wet. Natural rock waterslides. Kids love. Bring picnic. Play by river. Fun day! Parking fee
Boulder Cave Trail
Old River Road
Easy hike - but goes up a little. Walk through bat caves. Bring flashlights. Hike back through the river - wear shoes that can get wet. Natural rock waterslides. Kids love. Bring picnic. Play by river. Fun day! Parking fee
Easy hike to pretty falls. Takes awhile to drive to trailhead. You can drive all the way to Ellensburg through dirt roads from here and it looks like ranches in Montana. Feels like you're not in WA anymore.
Umtanum Creek Falls Trail
Easy hike to pretty falls. Takes awhile to drive to trailhead. You can drive all the way to Ellensburg through dirt roads from here and it looks like ranches in Montana. Feels like you're not in WA anymore.
Cowiche Canyon & Uplands Trails
8905 Scenic Dr
So much fun to walk these trails. It feels to me like you're in an old western movie. It's hard to believe you're close to civilization! Easy flat hike next to river.
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Cowiche Canyon Trail
8006 Cowiche Canyon Rd
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So much fun to walk these trails. It feels to me like you're in an old western movie. It's hard to believe you're close to civilization! Easy flat hike next to river.
You can take an easy hike to hot springs and Silver Falls from here. Small visitor's center with things to look at. Then hike Grove of the Patriarchs for amazing trees.
Ohanapecosh Visitor Center
You can take an easy hike to hot springs and Silver Falls from here. Small visitor's center with things to look at. Then hike Grove of the Patriarchs for amazing trees.
Fun hike to beautiful lake. Great views of Mt. Rainier from trailhead and Lake Tipsoo. No water till you get to lake.
Sheep Lake and Sourdough Gap Trailhead
Fun hike to beautiful lake. Great views of Mt. Rainier from trailhead and Lake Tipsoo. No water till you get to lake.
very easy hike!
Grove of the Patriarchs Trail
very easy hike!
Look up White Bluffs North Slope Trail. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/white-bluffs-north-slope-trail It's the most unusual hike. Feels like you're in Egypt! Bring lots of water and don't go when it's hot. Easy, flat, follows the Columbia River.
White Bluffs
Look up White Bluffs North Slope Trail. https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/washington/white-bluffs-north-slope-trail It's the most unusual hike. Feels like you're in Egypt! Bring lots of water and don't go when it's hot. Easy, flat, follows the Columbia River.
Hiking. Not far from our place.
Snow Mountain Ranch
2648 Cowiche Mill Rd
Hiking. Not far from our place.
Union Creek Falls
Beer & Wine
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Treveri Cellars
71 Gangl Road
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Gilbert Cellars
5 North Front Street
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Winery
Owen Roe
309 Gangl Rd
Winery
Freehand Cellars
420 Windy Point Dr
Antolin Cellars
14 N Front St
If you need assistance choosing wine, this is the place to go! He's always willing to put a few bottles together for folks and help choose. He also has occasional wine tasting events. Keep lookout on Facebook page.
Stems
411 E Yakima Ave
If you need assistance choosing wine, this is the place to go! He's always willing to put a few bottles together for folks and help choose. He also has occasional wine tasting events. Keep lookout on Facebook page.
Wandering Hop
508 N 20th Ave
Berchman's Brewing Co. Taproom
25 N Front St
Taproom at the Brewery
2920 River Rd
Valley Brewing Co.
3215 River Rd
Varietal Beer Company
416 E Edison Ave
Single Hill Brewing
102 N Naches Ave
Places of Worship
Yakima Covenant Church
6015 Summitview Ave
Closet Catholic church to us.
Holy Family Catholic Church
5315 Tieton Dr
Closet Catholic church to us.
The most lively church you'll ever visit. Pastor is fantastic! Not for the faint of heart.
Together Church
509 N 4th St
The most lively church you'll ever visit. Pastor is fantastic! Not for the faint of heart.