Leavenworth was one of the first places in the state of Washington to receive a rail line, and has continued its progressive ways ever since. The socially conscious events and festivals held here year-round, cultural and historical attractions, and fine dining options make this a must-visit destination for any traveler visiting the state. Main Street resembles a Bavarian village, with old European architecture surrounded by gorgeous mountain views. Outside of the main strip, there are many outdoor recreational activities and educational destinations to enjoy.
Here are just a few suggestions of things to do in Leavenworth:
-Hit the Spas: Enjoy a day of relaxation and pampering in one of the many world-class spas in Leavenworth.
-Try the Wine: Cascadia Winery offers free guided tours year-round, and produces some of the best wine in the state.
-Upper Valley Historical Society: Learn more about the history of the Upper Wenatchee Valley region at this historical society.
-Wenatchee Lake: This lake is a highly popular spot amongst local residents for inner tubing and kayaking.
No matter what time of year you visit, there will likely be something being celebrated in Leavenworth. Watch the Grand March with locals dressed in traditional Bavarian garb at Maifest in May, kick off the beginning of the wine season at the Spring Barrel Tasting in June, or enjoy authentic German cuisine and entertainment during Oktoberfest in October.
A vacation rental is the preferred option for those staying in Leavenworth. Rent a cabin near the mountains and local camping grounds, or book a luxury condo on Main Street near all the fine dining and shopping options. If you wish to explore other parts of the region, Leavenworth is within close proximity to the metropolis of Seattle and the Canadian city of Vancouver.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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