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Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Local Gluten Free Dining Options

More and more people are choosing to cut gluten out of their diet. Gluten is a mixture of two proteins that create the elasticity in dough. It’s found in many cereal grains – most prevalent in the United States, it’s found in wheat. For people with Celiac Disease, their allergy to gluten is so serious that they don’t have much of a choice. For others, going gluten free is an…

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Community, Living Wenatchee, Tourism, Wine in Wenatchee

Wineries and Tasting Rooms with Food

The Wenatchee Valley is full of great wineries and tasting rooms featuring local area wines. If you’re looking for a meal or a snack that’s served with a favorite local wine, check out these wineries, tasting rooms and wine bars in the Wenatchee area that also serve food. Wineries and Tasting Rooms  Chateau Faire le Pont  Chateau Faire Le Pointe is the only winery in Wenatchee to offer a full-service…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Flowers and Fairies and Gnomes, Oh My!

Each year, my eight-year-old son and I make a "bucket list" of things we want to do over the summer and visiting Ohme Gardens is always on it. My son loves exploring the wandering stone pathways, towering turret-like viewpoints, and imagination-inspiring ponds. Personally, I adore the story behind the flowered alpine meadows, rolling lawns, and shady evergreens that stand out like a lush green citadel on the side of a barren, rocky hill.…

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Recipe for the Perfect Summer Day: Pybus and a Picnic

North Central Washington is the perfect place to picnic. Whether you’re looking for an excuse to be outside in the late spring, a reason to park under a tree for the afternoon during the warm summer days, or want to wander under the changing leaves in the fall, there’s no reason not to explore the best that the Wenatchee area has to offer. There’s no limit to the kinds of…

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20 Places to “cool off” in the water in NCW

Community Pools, Waterparks, Splash Pads, and Beaches When it typically hovers around 95 degrees in the hot Wenatchee valley summer months, water is an essential part of living and playing your Summer away.   And that means, my girls and I always try to rotate around to the different fun water resources we have in the region to mix it up and cool off in the dog days of Summer.   So…

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Best Places to Picnic in Wenatchee

Whether you live in North Central Washington or are just passing through, consider taking the time for a picnic. The region is full of great places to eat outside. Enjoy some time in the shade under a tree, next to a river, or with an amazing view. Regardless of what you’re looking for, there is inevitably a spot you’ll enjoy. Although there are a lot of parks in the area…

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Family Time in Wenatchee, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

Storybook Hike is officially a “StoryWalk”

The Jacobson Preserve trail system is an ideal hike for families with young kids. Located in the Wenatchee Foothills within short driving distance of town, it offers gentle winding trails with moderate incline. There are a couple different routes you can take which let you decide between a short walk or a day hike to the top of Saddle Rock and back. The views of the valley are spectacular either…

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Community, Enrich, Living Wenatchee, Tourism

First Friday Art Walk

ART INSPIRES A LOCAL GATHERING I went to my second First Friday Art Walk in downtown Wenatchee this last month to check out our burgeoning local art scene and snap a few photos.  It was a beautiful and warm June evening that brought out everyone young and mature to connect and converse over a mutual interest of art.  As an art admirer I really enjoyed the visual experience of beautiful…

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“POP Club” for kids

The Wenatchee Valley boasts a thriving open air farmers market from May through October. Located at the Pybus Public Market, a wide variety of local vendors convene to sell their goods, ranging from fresh produce to baked goods to artisan crafts. Part of what makes our market so great is the strong community involvement that allows it to continue to expand its offerings. In an effort the pull in the…

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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…

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