Refuel your mind, body and spirit in this outdoor recreational paradise, where the pursuit of happiness can be found on either side of the Columbia River. Stay there to discover why the Tri-Cities is home to some of the best sunsets in the Pacific Northwest, along with how to get the most out of their already ample 300 days of sunshine.
The Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers allow visitors to ride the waves at their own pace, whether you’re kayaking, fishing or jet skiing. Bring your four-legged friends along for the ride and paddle board around the marinas while enjoying the views of their lush landscape.
Speaking of lush, visitors can stay on land to enjoy any of the ten gorgeous golf courses throughout the Tri-Cities that offer variety and value for challenging play that appeals to all skill levels. The warm, sunny climate allows for year-round golf, but the summer really highlights the beautifully manicured greens, tree-lined fairways and scenic landscapes that truly enhances your travel experience.
Or trade in your clubs for hiking shoes and stick to the over 30 local trails. Choose day hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or even ATV riding. The Juniper Dunes is a four-wheeler’s dream, while Badger Mountain is known for its stunning full aerial view of the Tri-Cities. Badger Mountain stands at an elevation of 1,593 feet and visitors can typically see Rattlesnake Mountain, the Blue Mountains and sometimes the major Cascade Mountains.
The local natural preserves are a wonderful place to start exploring the Tri-Cities. The unique shrub steppe habitat brings animals of all kinds to the area. Whether you’re walking along the Sacagawea Heritage Trail, the Richland Riverfront Trail or any of the Lewis and Clark paths, you can spot glimpses of jack rabbits, mule deer, coyotes, bald eagles and various species of birds.
At the end of a day of playing hard outside, reward yourself with a tasty treat from one of the 200 local wineries or sample locally-crafted artisan microbrews as you prepare to soak-up the next day’s adventure. From rolling rivers to winding hiking trails, there’s plenty of adventures to discover while exploring the Tri-Cities’ great outdoors.
Luckily, there’s enough sun for everyone, so plan your weekend getaway to the Tri-Cities. Go to VisitTri-Cities.com for more information or to request the 2019 Tri-Cities Visitor Guide.