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Whether you want to spend the night, the weekend, or the week, Central Washington Color has 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 unforgettable family-fun memories!


Spend the Weekend
Lodging

Red Lion Hotel

1700 Canyon Rd.
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-925-9800

Best Western Snowcap Lodge

809 West Davis Street
Cle Elum, WA 98943
509-674-0200

The Lodge at Suncadia

3600 Suncadia Trail
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-649-6400

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Day One: Evening


1) Wing Central
Ellensburg, WA
A great place to watch the game and enjoy an evening with the family. Don't be afraid to get your hands a little dirty and order the wings. Not a fan of wings? Try their burgers.






Cle Elum, WA
Serving classic American burgers, crisp shoestring fries, and hand dipped shakes, Twin Pines makes everything fresh and to order. Twin Pines is a cash only business, but they do have an ATM machine you can use.






Ellensburg, WA
Start your weekend with delicious handmade ice cream and sweet treats. This premium ice cream shop has unique flavors worth trying.


Day Two: Morning


Ellensburg, WA
Who knew you could do so much with bagels? 1201 has a wide range of bagels, spreads and sandwiches. Located in a repurposed shipping container this small drive-through or walk-up bagel shop has outdoor seating.






Downtown Ellensburg
Saturdays 9 to 1: located on 4th Avenue, between Pearl & Ruby in Downtown Ellensburg. Spend Saturday morning exploring local produce, baked goods, and fine hand-crafted products in the heart of Ellensburg.






Downtown Ellensburg
Great coffee, great pastries, and a great atmosphere, what more could you need to start your day off right? Featured local art is hung on a cool brick wall for your enjoyment. They also have paninis, breakfast calzone, and other meals for something heartier than pastries.


Day Two: Afternoon


Ellensburg, WA
Red Horse Diner is worth visiting for its décor alone. With walls and ceilings decorated with retro car memorabilia and a checkered floor giving this diner a fun vibe. Located in an old gas station, you can see retro gas pumps outside and even more décor in their outdoor patio.






Ellensburg, WA
With the Renewable Energy Center set high on a ridge, you can get an up-close and person look at the facility's 149 wind turbines. From the center you can also see Mount Rainier, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood. You can explore and learn about solar technology and wind turbines through the interactive center and outdoor trails.





The lookout built in 1952 was and is still used for spotting wildfires. This lookout provides a 360 degree viewpoint where you can see the Stuart Range, Teanaway Ridge, Chelan and Entiat Mountains, Mount Rainier, and even Mount Adams. This easy 1.5 mile hike is perfect for the whole family. This short, but steep trail means you can spend more time looking in awe at the beautiful Kittitas County.


Day Two: Evening


1) Westside Pizza
Ellensburg, WA
The popular "Death by Pizza" has pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, pineapple, beef, mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers, and real bacon on it! Come prepared to leave full and happy! No matter what pizza you choose, you'll be happy you came to Westside Pizza.






Ellensburg, WA
"More than just pasta" the Ellensburg Pasta Company is a great place for a date night or night out with the family. With a great selection of pastas, chicken, fish, steak and gourmet burgers there is something for everyone. Looking for light and healthy? They have a section of the menu just for you.






Ellensburg, WA
"Craveable Grub – Cheffed with Love" Serving sandwiches, salad and soups, and a variety of entrée dishes, Café C5, previously known as Curbside on 5th, puts love into every entrée. Meals are made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.


Day Three: Morning


Roslyn, WA
Feel like a member of the family when you dine at Red Bird Café and Bakery. This café is family friendly and even has a small play area for the little ones. Anything you order is sure to be delicious.






Cle Elum, WA
Grab your jackets and headlamps, this bike ride includes riding through a 2.3-mile-long tunnel. While the tunnel is mostly a straight path, it can get dark in the middle. It is a unique experience that you and your family will enjoy.






3) #CleElumRocks
Cle Elum, WA
Explore downtown Cle Elum and see how many painted rocks you can find. Make sure to take a picture of your rocks and share them on social media with the #cleelumrocks. Don't forget to re-hide them so other people can enjoy the hunt!


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