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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 Weekend

The Best Western Snowcap Lodge
809 West Davis Street, Cle Elum

Whether you are here for recreation at Lake Easton or to visit Ellensburg 15 miles away, the hospitality of our Cle Elum hotel is unprecedented. Additionally, there's an indoor pool and hot tub, perfect for relaxing after a day of hiking, skiing or snow shoeing. With a great location to the pass, we regularly welcome athletes and recreation lovers here to discover all the Great Northwest has to offer.

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For additional lodging options, check out Roslyn Inns (102 S 5th St., Roslyn) or the Flying Horseshoe Ranch (3190 Red Bridge Rd., Cle Elum).

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Day One: Evening

811 Hwy 970, Ste 7, Cle Elum

Taneum Brewing Company serves local craft beers and ciders for those who want to relax with a pint and good company.

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Head to the Roslyn Mexican Grill (103 E Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn), with a unique take on Mexican Grill, they focus on Pre-Hispanic Cuisine. The owner was raised in Mexico where his family grew, raised, and harvested all of their own food so when he says his food is fresh you know it's true thanks to his appreciation for quality foods or if you're not in the mood for mexican tonight, Brooklyn's Pizzeria (716 E University Way, Ellensburg) is home to Ellensburg's largest game room. Enjoy a chill night out with some delicious pizza, great company, and fun games!

Day Two: Morning

1611 Brick Rd, Ellensburg

Spend the morning at McElroy Park and enjoy watching the ducks on the pond. Take a nice stroll around the park and breath in the fresh air!

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Explore Little Kachess Trail (Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest). This out and back trail is meant for the adventurer within you. With sections of the trail requiring you to climb over rocks and roots and a lot of ups and downs this is the trail to prove your inner Bear Grylls or visit Gunnar's Bistro (811 WA-970 #6, Cle Elum), the place to eat-out when you're looking for that at home feeling. With a desire to help facilitate a healthy and holistic community, Gunnar's Bistro creates healthy foods and provides a space for working, playing, and connecting.

Day Two: Afternoon

10 Pass Life Way #1, Snoqualmie Pass

For a laid-back restaurant with great food, The Commonwealth is your answer. The Commonwealth perfectly encapsulates "mountain life" but takes a step up to offer quality foods.

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For an intermediate/difficult cross-country trail that's perfect for the outdoor adventure lover that strives for a bit of adrenaline while enjoying the great outdoors, check out Mountain Bike Chest Pains Trail or try the Lunchbox Cafe (409 N Ruby St, Ellensburg), here to save you from the "same ole', same ole'" by offering healthy and delicious options that are also fast and convenient! Have dietary restrictions? Lunchbox Cafe creates vegetarian, vegan, or gluten free meals and are open to customizing any meal to work for you.

Day Two: Evening

301 Rope Rider Dr, Cle Elum

Swiftwater Cellars outdoor Fireside Lounge is the perfect spot for a Spring evening in Central Washington. Beautiful views of the Rope Rider Golf Course and large fire pits that will keep you warm and cozy while mingling with friends or listening to live music with a glass of wine in hand, could you imagine a better evening?

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Check out Shooters 2.0 (104 W 5th Ave, Ellensburg), one of the most unique bars in Central Washington, Shooters 2.0 has games galore! From playing the Nintendo 64 to Jenga, this bar has something for everyone or take a trip to The Porch (608 N Main St, Ellensburg), with a great atmosphere, exceptional service, and the finest possible ingredients, The Porch elevates your dining experience. Find your next favorite meal here.

Day Three: Morning

Cle Elum lake is a great spot to go trolling for Kokanee if you have your own boat. If not, you can also fish from the shores.

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Knox Creek Wildflower Trail is THE trail for wildflower aficionados. This trail begins on a hillside meadow and climbs quickly to sub-alpine forests to rocky outcrops. This variety of environments allows for a plethora of different species of wildflowers for all to enjoy! or stop in to the Roslyn Cafe (201 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn), widely known for its appearance in the 1990's Northern Exposure TV Show. But fret not, Roslyn Cafe brings more to the table. With unique twists on classic meals, Roslyn Cafe is sure to exceed all expectations.

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