Yakima County

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Must-Visit Yakima Valley Food Trucks

It’s taken a long time for the food truck scene to come to fruition in the Yakima Valley. But right now, it’s fair to say, the food truck frenzy is…

Uplands trail in Yakima

Spending a Weekend in Yakima

From the winding Yakima River Canyon to hilltop hop fields, vineyards and hiking trails, the Yakima Valley is a sweet escape for Washington sun-seekers. My family enjoyed a weekend exploring…

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A Guide to Floating the Yakima River

Attracting many kids and adults with its refreshing and smooth water, floating the Yakima River on a hot summer day is a great activity to add to your itinerary between…

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Visiting the Yakima Area Arboretum

As the weather begins to change and spring is upon us, it is finally time to stop being cooped up inside and spend some time in nature. After the extreme…

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Must-Visit Wineries in the Yakima Valley

I think it’s safe to say that as Washingtonians, we are pretty lucky people. We have breathtaking landscapes, enjoy actual seasons and don’t fear natural disaster the way many other…

Cowiche Creek Brewing

Visiting Five Yakima Valley Breweries

The Yakima Valley may be best known for its must-visit wineries, but there’s more than grapes growing in this American Viticultural Area. Home to over 75% of all US hop…

Native American artifacts at the Yakima Museum

Visiting Museums in Yakima

Yakima is truly an amazing place. Yes, I grew up here, so it should be pretty easy for me to make that comment. Every once in a while, I need…

White House Bed and Breakfast Yakima

A Taste of Yakima Valley

Did you know that your Friday night IPA is likely made from juicy hops grown in Yakima, Washington? Or even the apple on your counter, and the sprig of mint…

Basket of Apples, Explore Washington State

Our Love of Apples

Washington Originals Our lovely Evergreen State, Washington, produces around 2.5 million TONS of apples per year. That’s a lot of apples. And it’s a lot of orchard acreage as well,…

Hisey Dinosaur Park, Granger Washington

The Hisey Dinosaur Park

In the Yakima Valley dinophiles can find an outdoor paradise filled with various dinosaur statues. Built back in the early ’90s, this dino-park went from a single sculpture to around…

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Hoppiest Town in Washington

Hops, the main component in flavoring beer, is a sun loving plant. Requiring between six and eight hours of sunlight per day, these vertically growing flower buds are used all…