Family Time in Wenatchee, Tourism

Pet-friendly Wenatchee

Wenatchee, the apple capital of the world, is situated on the banks of the Columbia River and makes a great family getaway which can include the family dog. Plan to stay at the Holiday Inn Express Wenatchee, which is the most pet-friendly hotel we have ever visited. All rooms are open to pets, and there are no pet fees. Breakfast is included, which is always nice on a family budget. 1921 N. Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, 509.663.6355

The Apple Capital Loop Trail and the Pybus Public Market are two must-see destinations in Wenatchee. The market features local farm goods, restaurants, specialty shops and Arlberg Sports – Riverfront, which rents bikes. The paved trail is over 10 miles in length, and runs on both sides of the Columbia River, which you cross twice if you complete the whole length. Plan to rent bikes, or just stroll the area. Arlberg offers one bike trailer that can also carry a pet. The trail runs right past the Pybus Public Market. The Wenatchee side is more developed with boat launches, a playground, a miniature railway, a sheltered swim area and large sculptures. There are also plenty of benches and picnic tables. Plan to grab a picnic from the market, which has many takeout options. The East Wenatchee side of the trail is much less developed with wetland and wildlife areas. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., daily, 3 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee, 509.888.3900,

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Jerri Barkley