With more than 150 wineries in a 50-mile radius, the Tri-Cities area is known as The Heart of Washington Wine Country. Award-winning collections of chardonnay, merlot and cabernet sauvignon are produced at breathtaking vineyards that offer tastings year-round.
Your Vacation to Washington Wine Country Just Got Easier - with the Taste and Tote program. Check your first case of wine free from Yakima, Tri-Cities/Pasco or Walla Walla on Alaska Airlines. Show your Alaska Airlines boarding pass for waived tasting fees at participating wineries.
At the Sacajawea Center, learn about the young Shoshone Indian woman who helped guide Lewis and Clark during their expedition. Interactive displays detail her life and visitors can explore hiking trails within Sacajawea State Park.
Open from May through October on Wednesdays and Saturdays, this outdoor market draws crowds with its fresh produce from local farmers and various arts and crafts. It is also the largest open-air farmers' market in Washington.
East Benton County Historical Museum is funded by local contributions and was designed by a local architect to showcase some wonderful historic artifacts. Its artful construction and sensitive use of natural lighting has won renown with museum professionals as "the best small museum building in the state." Areas of the museum are also devoted to the forces and movements that shaped the eastern part of Benton county.
Canyon Lakes is rated four stars by Golf Digest and is the highest rated golf course in the Tri-Cities. The golf course is also in the top 200 of all golf courses in the United States.
Columbia Park is a great spot for picnics or for the kids to expend their energy. Columbia Park is located on a 606-acre parcel filled with ongoing projects originating from the minds and hearts of a caring community.
The Cedars is a Tri-Cities landmark waterfront restaurant that was established on the shores of the Columbia River in March, 1976. The restaurant serves award winning dinners and desserts, as well as wines and cocktails. Diners can enjoy an unobstructed panoramic views of the Columbia river, the twin bridges and brilliant sunsets.
In 1952, the first Casa Mia restaurant was opened in a storefront space in Hoquiam, Washington by Phil Bellafato, an Italian American who grew up above one of the original Italian restaurants and pizzerias in New York. After a stint in the Army, Bellafato settled in the Northwest. At that time, most locals' exposure to "Italian" food was limited to spaghetti; pizza was virtually unknown. Casa Mia, one of the first Italian restaurants in Washington State is credited with changing all that. To this day, the Casa Mia menu is centered on Phil's recipes, with nearly everything still made the old fashioned way. Pizza is hand tossed, with fresh dough made daily in each restaurant, then baked on a brick hearth. Their spaghetti sauce is made daily in each restaurant, simmered for six hours to develop its rich and distinctive flavors.
Try the BBQ that has won over 300 awards in any of the Famous Dave's Legendary Pit-Smoked BBQ Rib joints across the country, or grab-a-load and hit-the-road at one of their fast, to-go counters.