Sunday, June 16, 2024

Things to do in Leavenworth WA, summer edition, 3 day road trip

 Junuary is coming to an end and summer is just around the corner in the PNW. Poofy's Paradise in Plain Wa is the perfect location to explore the area. 

 Here's my 3 day itinerary for exploring Leavenworth/Lake Wenatchee/Plain.

Day 1: Leave Seattle early, take hwy 2 over Stevens pass. Stop at the Squirrel tree for a late breakfast or early lunch and coffee. Head straight to Leavenworth to spend the day. Ride the roller coaster and tell me all about it! Its on my personal list for this summer. Take a hike , remember your water and some snacks!

Head back into town for where food options are everywhere! Our personal favorites include but not limited to:

Yodelin  also the best patio view, lots of games and books. Menu features delicious hearty soups as well as healthy salads and the usual burgers, brats and beer.

South for modern delicious Mexican.

Sula Vita wood fired Italian fare, pizza and the best shareable starters and sides.

Check out the waterfront park. You can walk the entire length of it and pop out at the other end of town, navigate to Wenatchee River Institute for an educational component!

Wander back to town, get some gelato, check out the book store or the Nutcracker Museum

Head home for the night!

Day 2: Explore the trails around Lake Wenatchee and Lake Wenatchee. Nason Ridge trail head is at the golf course. Hidden lake  is a sweet very short family friendly hike with the rewards of a wee lake!

At Lake Wenatchee you can rent stand up paddle boards, kayaks. the beach shop has snacks, ice cream and coffee. 

Totally recommend make reservations at Wildflour located at the golf course at Kahler Glen at Lake Wenatchee. Our absolute favorite restaurant in the PNW. 

Day 3: Stay and explore Plain! Ziplines or  horseback riding at the lodge, just 3 miles from our place in Plain.  Do a little shopping and get coffee at Plain Hardware. Follow it up with wine tasting at Plain Cellars. Head home to enjoy a sauna and a bbq.

Your welcome!