Keep scrolling to discover how to get the most out of your trip to Central Washington

Whether you want to spend the night, the weekend, or the week, we've created suggestions to help you get the most out of your trip to Central Washington. Each suggested itinerary is customized to your Central Washington Color, explore Central Washington with your personality in mind!

By providing you with three different suggestions for mornings, afternoons, and evenings, you can customize your trip even more! Choose your favorite suggestions for an adventure to remember!

Spend the Night

Taneum Cabin

13941 W Taneum Rd
Thorp, WA 98946

Red Lion Hotel

1700 S. Canyon Road
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Rainbow Motel

1025 W University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926

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Day One: Afternoon

1) Mountain High Hamburgers
Easton, WA
The perfect spot for classic, no-frills burgers. Simple, yet delicious.

Ellensburg, WA
Known to be a must stop for people traveling, Daily Bread and Mercantile.

3) Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility & Renewable Energy Center Tour
Ellensburg, WA
Spend the afternoon learning about the beauties of renewable energy! Free guided tours leave the Renewable Energy Center at 10 am and 2 pm. Get up close and personal with the wind turbines during a 45-60-minute tour where you can actually peak inside the base of an active wind turbine!

Day One: Evening

Roslyn, WA
The perfect spot for classic, no-frills burgers. Simple, yet delicious.

Ellensburg, WA
Have you ever had a burrito that is over 13 inches long? Now's your chance. Their famous Burrito Timbon is two large tortillas filled with rice, black beans, sour cream, pico de gallo, lettuce, guacamole, and your choice of meat. It's larger than your forearm! You can't miss this.

3) Frontier Tavern
Ellensburg, WA
Spend your first evening in Central Washington by relaxing and playing pool at the Frontier Tavern. Known for their great service and fun atmosphere this is a great spot to kick off your trip to Central Washington.

Day Two: Morning

Cle Elum, WA
"Eat Fresh & Healthy" at Stella's. Healthy food doesn't have to be bland, Stella's offers delicious sandwiches, soups, sweets, AND beer and wine. When it comes to healthy, what more could you want?

2) Manastash Ridge

Be greeted with mountain views as soon as you enter the park and find good views of the lake throughout. Try not to get too distracted by the views, the first 1/3 mile is shared with snowmobiles! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as bobcats, rabbits, raccoons, and other small critters.

3) Fishing on the Upper Yakima River

The Yakima River is Central Washington's premier wild trout fishery. You can find Smallmouth Bass, Chinook and Coho Salmon, Steelhead and many others in this section of the Yakima River. Check out the following access points and to learn more about fishing on the Yakima River.
Tennaway Junction Water Access | Thorp Water Access
Don't forget your Discover Pass or Vehicle Access pass.

Day Two: Afternoon

Cle Elum, WA
"The Candy Story for the Carnivore" has been serving meat to the tables of families in the northwest and across the country for over 125 years. See what all the fuss is about and swing by Owen's Meats to stock up on your favorite jerky or fresh cuts!

2) Pizza Dirks
Ellensburg, WA
In the heart of the beautiful Historic Downtown Ellensburg, Pizza Dirks is a great spot to enjoy fresh, classic pizzas.

This 9-mile hike is not for the faint of heart. With an elevation gain of 2200 ft, the several hikes you will come across will make every step worth it! The first four miles are rugged and on a continuous incline so make sure you eat a nutritious breakfast beforehand!

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