Newcomers to Eastern Washington can look forward to a truly exceptional quality of life, from easy access to regional destinations like Mount Rainer National Park and Wenatchee National Forest to hiking the ridges of Yakima Valley. There are millions of acres of National Park and protected land throughout the region. Outdoor adventures close to home or within a short drive include horseback riding, mountain biking, fly-fishing, camping, kayaking and winter sports from snowboarding and skiing to snowmobiling. Local eateries, food trucks, and restaurants reflect the colorful diversity of this lively region with countless options for authentic Mexican food along with Thai, Brazilian, French, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian, Greek, and farm-to-table cuisine. Whether you enjoy mall shopping or charming downtown districts, the region is filled with boutiques, specialty retail shops, book and gift stores, and antique dealers. This area is also famous for craft beverages like artisanal beer, cider, spirits, and fine local wine.

Appreciation for the arts is equally evident throughout the region, where attractive venues host everything from outdoor summer concerts to world-class productions. Wonderful museums preserve and interpret the region’s history and culture in varied venues. Throughout the year, local communities host annual events, holiday celebrations, and festivals with great food, games, music, and old-fashioned fun. Crowning a truly exceptional array of attractions and advantages, the greatest asset in Eastern Washington lies in the friendly and caring people who call it home.

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