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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. ”
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Museum
“Wonderful displays to learn about the history and culture of the Yakima region.”
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Bakery
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“Our favorite bakery! You can't go wrong with soups, treats, lunch deals....everything is divine!!!”
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Grocery or Supermarket
“Everything and anything from food, gasoline, household, recreational and so forth.”
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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!”
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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. ”
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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.”
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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.”
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Book Store
“I love this little local bookstore- great place to look for a new read or for a gift.”
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General Contractor
“We have 5 golf courses in Yakima/Selah. But friends who golf say they like Apple Tree best.”
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New American Restaurant
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“Amazing local spot - one of Yakima's best! Simple, seasonal, farm-to-table focused. Choose from many seasonal à la carte menu items designed for sharing or the “hands free” chef’s menu, a multi-course experience for the whole table. ”
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Bar
“Great spot for a date, work lunch, or dinner with the family. Quality food and atmosphere, ice cold beers, and fun cocktails.”
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American Restaurant
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“ONLY open for breakfast and Lunch! Great home cooked style food! Everything we have had there was yummy! ”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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Café
“Delicious coffee and laid back vibe. Open late as a great study or work spot. ”
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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!”
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