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Best things to do in Yakima

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

American Restaurant
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“Cowiche is always good- variety of food at a reasonable price, and a great beer and wine selection. It’s a great spot for burgers, salads, pasta, and steaks. ”
9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Everything and anything from food, gasoline, household, recreational and so forth.”
3 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful displays to learn about the history and culture of the Yakima region.”
8 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Our favorite bakery! You can't go wrong with soups, treats, lunch deals....everything is divine!!!”
10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Authentic Mexican food - If you're in Yakima, you gotta try the Mexican food at least once. Here is a great spot we frequent all the time!”
7 locals recommend
Bar
“It is one of the most fun and delicious restaurants within 5 minutes of the cottage. It has an adult atmosphere with a fun bar. ”
7 locals recommend
Park
“So much fun to walk these trails. It feels to me like you're in an old western movie. It's hard to believe you're close to civilization! Easy flat hike next to river.”
7 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Delicious small plates, truly crafted with care. Vegetables grown right here on our property by Farmer Jeff of Soil to Sky Farm. ”
4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Gilbert has my favorite rose! And the tasting room is downtown, so it’s a nice spot if you want to stop somewhere for a glass of wine before dinner.”
5 locals recommend
General Contractor
“We have 5 golf courses in Yakima/Selah. But friends who golf say they like Apple Tree best.”
4 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Such a fun restaurant in Yakima. Feels like it should be in Seattle! The food flavors are amazing. The portions are small but perfect for no leftovers. It was a fun date with NO kids for my husband and myself.”
5 locals recommend
Park
“Music in the summer. Great play area. HUGE hill for sledding in winter. Museum. Pool with waterslides. Soda fountain.”
2 locals recommend
Book Store
“I love this little local bookstore- great place to look for a new read or for a gift.”
3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“ONLY open for breakfast and Lunch! Great home cooked style food! Everything we have had there was yummy! ”
1 local recommends
Bar
“Great spot for a date, work lunch, or dinner with the family. Quality food and atmosphere, ice cold beers, and fun cocktails.”
3 locals recommend
Cafe
“Delicious coffee and laid back vibe. Open late as a great study or work spot. ”
5 locals recommend