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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 fun filled experiences to last a lifetime!


Spend the Night
Lodging

Chalet Motel
800 E 1st St., Cle Elum

Comfortable, simple and clean, the Chalet Motel offers you a pleasant stay at a good price, whether you require a room with a queen-size bed, a room with two queen-size beds, or our suite with two queen-size beds and a full bath. Located in unhurried Cle Elum, in central Kittitas County just off the I-90 "Mountains to Sound Parkway," we give you convenient access to the region's skiing, recreational, tourist and business opportunities.

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For additional lodging options, check out Travelers Inn (1001 East First St., Cle Elum) or the Super 8 (1500 Canyon Rd., Ellensburg).

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Day One: Afternoon


Dru Bru
10 Pass Life Way #3, Snoqualmie Pass

Coming from Seattle area? Start your trip on Snoqualmie Pass at Dru Bru. The interior encapsulates the cascade mountains and what better way to celebrate your vacation than with local craft beer?

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For a classic family Mexican Restaurant try El Caporal (201 W University Way, Ellensburg). They have fresh chips and yummy salsa. You can't go wrong ordering any of the burritos or enchiladas or check out The Red Pickle (301 N Pine St, Ellensburg), taking ordinary foods and gives them a twist. When you walk up to order you will be overwhelmed by all the delicious smells. You may even decide to order another serving of Rosemary Fries because they smelled so good.

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Day One: Evening


Grapes and Crepes
117 E 4th Ave, Ellensburg

With a fun vibe and serving delicious and visually pleasing crepes. Grapes and Crepes is a great place to hang out with your friends. Order a flight of local wines and pair it with a scrumptious crepe.

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The Brick Saloon (100 W S Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn) is Washington's oldest continuously operating bar. Take a moment to appreciate the 100-year-old bar that showcases the original running water spittoon. With live music every Friday and Saturday night, you're bound to have a fantastic night or check out Marco's Place (106 N 1st St, Roslyn), this locals bar is a great place to experience the true feel of Cle Elum. Enjoy an evening of play pool and getting to know some of the locals. With great music, great service, and great people Marko's is the place for a great time.

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Day Two: Morning


Roslyn Roadhouse (Pastime)
204 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn

This unique restaurant embraces Roslyn's history. With a great ambiance and delicious breakfast foods, Roslyn Roadhouse is a great way to get to know Roslyn.

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No better way to end your quick getaway than with a walk around McElroy park (1611 Brick Rd, Ellensburg). Stretch out your legs before your journey ahead of you and enjoy watching the ducks in the pond or squirrels running from tree to tree. With a great atmosphere, D&M Coffee (323 N Pearl St, Ellensburg) is a nice place to hang out with friends, maybe enjoy a new book or magazine, and prepare for the day ahead.

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Day Two: Afternoon


Float the Yakima River

Beat the heat and get out on the Yakima River. Start just 5 miles southeast of Cle Elum (make sure to bring your Department of Fish and Wildlife Access pass). Enjoy the relaxing float down to Swauk Creek or continue on and exit before the Diversion Dam. This 34-mile-long float is a great way to enjoy the sun and spend the afternoon with your friends relaxing and laughing.

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At Rodeo City Bar-B-Q (204 N Main St, Ellensburg) you can find Texas style Bar-B-Q smoked daily. They have recognized by Chili Pepper Magazine as "Top Bar-B-Q in the Country" and Sunset Magazine's "Must Try Restaurant" in Washington State. Their menu features many Bar-B-Q and non-Bar-B-Q options, so there is something for everyone or check out the Iron Horse Brewery (1621 Vantage Hwy, Ellensburg), this popular brewery offers tours of their production facility. Check to see if your trip coincides with a tour here.

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