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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.
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. ”
  • 10 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
Museum
“The museum frequently has special events such as TedX Yakima talks. Check out their schedule! ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A delicious small Mexican restaurant and a BIG local favorite. Homemade tortillas and delicious margaritas!”
  • 8 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.”
  • 6 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. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Everything and anything from food, gasoline, household, recreational and so forth.”
  • 3 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The farm to table food and very creative dishes that constantly change are a welcome treat. A best of Yakima.”
  • 5 locals recommend
General Contractor
“Nestled in an orchard in west Yakima, Apple Tree Resort is easily the region's finest golfing destination. Carved from the beautiful rolling terrain of 100 year old orchards, the course features the world-famous apple island green, named "One of the 9 Best Island Golf Holes in the World" by Back Nine Network. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Choose from different trails and difficulty. End your hike at Wilridge and enjoy a delicious class of wine and a snack!”
  • 8 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
Bar
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“Stately restaurant & bar, opened in 1966, serving a seafood-heavy menu of Italian & American fare. More dressy attire with excellent food, atmosphere and prices to match.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“They have a place where you can feed the birds, stand behind a blind and watch. Our boys love it! They have Japanese gardens to explore. Great place to run in the trees!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Great food and drinks, personal drink favorite is the "The Rolls" or "Tiki Tiger". Reservations are almost always needed, especially on weekends.”
  • 6 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
Bar
“Great spot for a date, work lunch, or dinner with the family. Quality food and atmosphere, ice cold beers, and fun cocktails.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“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. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A delicious small Mexican restaurant and a BIG local favorite. Homemade tortillas and delicious margaritas!”
  • 8 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. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
General Contractor
“Nestled in an orchard in west Yakima, Apple Tree Resort is easily the region's finest golfing destination. Carved from the beautiful rolling terrain of 100 year old orchards, the course features the world-famous apple island green, named "One of the 9 Best Island Golf Holes in the World" by Back Nine Network. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The farm to table food and very creative dishes that constantly change are a welcome treat. A best of Yakima.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Stately restaurant & bar, opened in 1966, serving a seafood-heavy menu of Italian & American fare. More dressy attire with excellent food, atmosphere and prices to match.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Great food and drinks, personal drink favorite is the "The Rolls" or "Tiki Tiger". Reservations are almost always needed, especially on weekends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Great spot for a date, work lunch, or dinner with the family. Quality food and atmosphere, ice cold beers, and fun cocktails.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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