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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Get back to basics by enjoying nature, the river, people watching or living it up on the river. Something for everyone to appreciate. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Park
“Great place to see the sunset and lights of the Columbia Basin. Remember to take a flashlight and be careful walking down in the dark”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is the main shopping area in the TriCities. Plenty of easily seen stores & restaurants can be found in this area. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great information on the history of this unique and historical Tri Cities area”
  • 6 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Fantastic wine, excellent atmosphere. Definitely a great spot for a date, or for an incredible meal. They usually have live music Fridays and Saturdays. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“In the mood for sweets? The BEST cupcake you'll ever eat! Recently featured on TV for their amazing variety of flavors - even gluten free variations. In the mood for something different and fresh for lunch? Frost Me Sweet also gives you a large menu to choose from. My recommendation? Eat your dessert first!!!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“It's fun and great exercise, and offers great viewing of nature and the tri-cities. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Restaurant
“Great local winery. There is also Bookwalter next door which is also very nice. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Twigs is great for Business lunches and a margarita, lol. They have great food. Relaxing atmosphere. Excellent dinners also!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Same Anthony’s as in that found in the Seattle area. Seafood, salads, steak etc. Nice location right on the water (Columbia River.) Great place for dates, family dinner, and business type dinners. Nice bar area too! Has brunch as well. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“The Local Coffee House motto: "BREWING SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL COFFEE Crafted with Love" Gage Boulevard connects Richland and Kennewick. There are restaurants, drug stores, and gas stations along this stretch. The Local is also just a few minutes drive to: Graze, Fresh Picks Smoothies, Artfetti Cakes, Columbia Center Mall, Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar, Golf Universe Mini Golf, Baum's Chocolates, Bingo Boulevard, and Copper Top Tap House.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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“We love breakfast here but lots of options for lunch or dinner - this location is on the river with a view. There is also a closer one off Queensgate if time is of the essence. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You're going to need a nap afterward. Slow cooked BBQ, that the cooks start at 8pm every night, and cook overnight. When they run out, they close!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Locally owned donuts made from spuds! Located in the Uptown. You have to try them at least once. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Everything is local and fresh - they offer a farm to table experience with views of the river. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
“Walk along the miles of river view trails, or rent kayaks, bikes or paddle boards. Lots of mature trees, squirrels to feed and various playgrounds to explore! Enjoy the art museum, play tennis or grab an ice cream cone while you're there! Bare feet in the thick grass, sandy shore or the water splash pad...all an option for your senses to explore!”
  • 3 locals recommend