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Win the VIP Treatment in Washington Wine Country

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yakimaValleyGetaway-billboard-(2).jpgRead everything you want to know about the Yakima Valley! Wine Tasting, Outdoor Adventures and Farmers markets are only a few reasons you should travel to Washington wine country.  Click below, read all about this wine region and get your traveling shoes ready!

Ready to go now? Enter to win a getaway to Yakima Valley. Here's your chance to enjoy the region in a truly unique way-by exploring the vineyards with a winemaker, wine tasting via horseback and by dining alfresco at a winemaker's dinner!

The lucky recipient will be awarded with:

  •  4 nights stay at Hilton Garden Inn*
  • Gift certificates to Ummelina Yakima Valley Spa Retreat ($500 value)
  • Gift certificates to Gasperetti's Restaurant, Tony's Steakhouse, Santiago's Gourmet Mexican Restaurant & Hilton Garden inn restaurant ($100 value)
  • $450 gas card
  • $450 Visa card

To enter to win this package you must reside 100 or more miles away from Yakima, WA (zip code 98901). One entry allowed per day. Must be 21 or older to enter. July's Wine Country Getaway is sponsored by Madden Media and the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau and will be awarded on August 15th.

Recreation on the Yakima River

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yakima_scouts2.jpgBy Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau

During the summer months, there isn't a more relaxing way to soak up the beauty of the Valley than a gentle, 11-mile float down the Yakima River. Motorized watercraft are prohibited on the river, except between the Roza Recreational Site and Roza Dam, which controls irrigation for 72,000 irrigated acres downstream.

Rill Adventures on the Old Thorp Highway can outfit you with rafting, rowing and fishing gear, as well as picnic lunches, ices chests and dry bags. The company also offers kayaking lessons, shuttle service and full-moon floats June through August.

Tour Yakima Valley by Bicycle

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Silverlake-2.jpgBy Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau

From spectacular views to challenging climbs, the Yakima Valley has much to offer cycling enthusiasts. Elite riders will enjoy the grades west of Yakima from Eschbach Park to Naches Heights and Lake Wenas. The tough terrain is conquered each April during the Group Health Yakima Ridges Bike Ride.

If you're looking for a less strenuous, but no less breathtaking trip, venture to the Yakima River Canyon, where each May, traffic is restricted while riders of all ages and abilities participate in the Your Canyon for a Day Bike Tour.

Outdoor Adventures in Yakima Valley

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Fishing-10.jpgBy Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau

Serene to spine-tingling, there are plenty of ways to answer the call of the wild.

In the Yakima Valley, weather and topography team up to create the perfect conditions for outdoor adventure. Weather in the valley is moderate during the spring and fall, crisp and cold in the winter, and hot and dry in the summer, and no matter what the season, there's a good chance the sun will be shining.

Spectacular mountain passes, deep blue lakes, rushing rivers and pretty meadows provide a wealth of exhilarating recreational opportunities. For the adventurous, there is skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing and river rafting, alongside the more serene pursuits of horseback riding, hiking and golfing.

The Arts in Yakima Valley, WA

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yakimaValleyArts3.jpgYakima Valley, WA - The season of music, dance and theatre is the longest season of all.

In the Yakima Valley of Central Washington there is a season for everything. Asparagus is harvested in spring, tomatoes in summer, and grapes in fall.

But fortunately for visitors, the Valley's robust arts season flavors the region all year long, with dance performances, Broadway musicals, concerts, symphonies, theater productions and visual arts exhibits.

The Capitol Theatre in downtown Yakima is a lovingly restored, 1,500-seat Vaudeville theatre that beautifully illustrates the community's commitment to its past and the future of the arts. Its stage hosts numerous performances and organizations, including the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, the Town Hall Series, community concerts and spectacular Broadway productions.