How many times have you gone to Tripadvisor before deciding on a place to eat? I do this if I’m out of town and want to go spend my money on something good.

So, its interesting to see what made the list for best local places in our area.

Here are the 15 BEST Things to do in the Wenatchee Valley - according to Tripadvisor

Let's work our way up. Just like how Ryan Seacrest does on American Top 40

15 - Go to a Show at the Numerica Performing Arts Center

This should be rated much higher. There’s not a bad seat in this intimate, well designed auditorium. Check out their upcoming events and see something!

123 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee 

14 - Visit Peshastin Pinnacles State Park

Seeing lots of feedback - from people on Tripadvisor, that its a place to practice your mountain climbing.

This is a rock climbing area. If you want a great place to climb on sandstone slabs especially in early or late season, this is the place. This is NOT a normal park for a hike or family day. It is a CLIMBING AREA! If you are not a rock climber you will likely have NO interest in this park...-Fishboy from Olympia on Tripadvisor

This great climbing park is not far from Cashmere. From Wenatchee, when you pass the 3rd Cashmere exit (the one with the new Bridge), be looking for the next right hand turn on Dryden Road.

7201 N. Dryden Road

Dryden, WA 98815

13 - See a Movie at Liberty Theater

I’ve seen a few films here in Liberty Theater on Mission, in Downtown Wenatchee. I love seeing all the old timey photos in the lobby of this grand historic theater.

Excellent theater, we go there often. It is clean and good sound with lots of choices to see the latest releases. -Lakers98 on Tripadvisor

11 S Mission St # 11, Wenatchee, WA

12 - Go Enjoy a glass (or bottle) at Stemilt Creek Winery

Because of our great climate for growing World Class grapes. We are blessed to have a lot of great places to sit, relax and drink some wine.

Pybus Market

3 N. Worthen Street, E-1

Wenatchee, WA 98801

11 - Bring the kids to Rotary Park

Both of my kids have played at this great city park on the North end of Wenatchee’s Western Avenue. Frisbee golf enthusiasts LOVE this place.

Awesome park in a fun part of town. Clean area and a B-ball court with a frisbee park and other cool features. -Doctor_Authentic on Tripadvisor

10 - Hike the Saddle Rock Trail

I thought this would be in Wenatchee’s top 3 items. The upgrades to the parking area at the Saddle Rock trailhead are great. Once you’ve hiked up to the iconic Saddle Rock Bears. Sit down, relax and enjoy the view. You’ve truly earned it.

9 - Visit the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center

I appreciate that they offer great Summer educational programs for Wenatchee area kids. Each time I visit, I want to stay longer and take more of it in. Our local museum is truly a valued treasure. 

What a great little surprise it is to stop in at this place. The staff that greeted us was amazing and you could see how much they enjoyed being there. It was interesting to learn about where we are visiting. The train modeling alone is worth going in. - Leeanna from Florida on Tripadvisor

127 S Mission St, Wenatchee, WA 98801

8 - Check out the Rocky Reach Discovery Center

The viewing center for Salmon returning from the Ocean to the creeks of their youth is worth the visit. They also have a great museum, that teaches the rich history of our Wenatchee Valley.

5000 State Hwy 97A

Wenatchee, WA 98801

7- Hike in the Wenatchee National Forest

If you’ve never visited the Enchantments near Leavenworth. You have to see it. I made my hike/trail run, up to 8 Mile Lake and couldn’t believe how amazing the beauty was. I next hiked/ran up to Lake Colchuck…with a majestic Dragontail above it. Trust me when I tell you - the view is well worth the effort to get up there.

6 - Camp out at Wenatchee Confluence State Park

Though Wenatchee Confluence caters to cycling and water sports fans, the park also offers basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, as well as baseball fields for those who love sports. Just want to read in your camp chair? You can't go wrong at Wenatchee Confluence. -Washington Parks

5 - Spend a day (or evening) at Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort

I don’t think I realize just how lucky we are to have this great ski operation - a mere half hour from most places in the Valley. If you or someone you know loves powder, you’ll LOVE Mission Ridge. Open seven days a week, with night skiing Wednesday through Saturday - through the end of February. LOCALS TIP The best time to purchase your Mission Ridge Season Pass in March. You’ll love the HUGE discount for World Class skiing.

7500 Mission Ridge Rd

Wenatchee, WA 98801

4 - Meet your Friends at Pybus Public Market

When this place opened to the public in May of 2013 - it upped our quality of life! I love meeting my friends here. More on that, with my recent description of the Pybus Market businesses.

3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee

3 - Play at Riverfront Park

This is a place for watching your kids play sports, walking with your friend, having your kids play on the big toy, playing tennis and so much more! 

Such a stunning park with something for everyone: outdoor sculptures, gorgeous plants, paddling, cycling, sports fields, playground equipment, birding, multiple points of access-- this gorgeous community offering REALLY has it all! -Paige W. on Tripadvisor

Riverfront Park Website 

Entrance is across the street from the Town Toyota Center

2 - Walk the Apple Capital Loop Trail

10 miles of pavement to walk, bike or run, with views of the Columbia River, Mission Ridge, Burch Mountain, the breathtaking Enchantments and more. NYC has Central Park. We have the Loop Trail.

1 -  Chill out at Ohme Gardens County Park

I mentioned this place in my recent article on my Favorite Place in Wenatchee. 

I love having a date with my wife and bringing a book up to Ohme Gardens. The atmosphere and the view of the Wenatchee Valley is tough to beat. We’re so lucky to have this great place - to reset and relax. They'll open again on April 15th.  -Connor

3327 Ohme Road, Wenatchee



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