Explore the Brighter, Louder, Bolder Tri-Cities!
Visitors to the Tri-Cities will find outdoor adventures for all ages. The confluence of the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima rivers produce an aquatic playground second to none.
The area’s inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region who enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, kayaking, wakeboarding, swimming, windsurfing, and much more. Enjoy the 23-mile continuous riverfront path along the Columbia River known as the Sacagawea Heritage Trail. Golfing, fishing, and sightseeing are all popular activities to try during your stay. Recreational facilities abound with seven riverfront parks and 67 miles of paved pedestrian and bike trails. In fact, the Tri-Cities area offers 15.5 miles of paved bike trails per 100,000 people – nearly three times the amount of other metropolitan areas in the state.
If you are a sports enthusiast, take your pick of hockey, baseball, or football. The Tri-Cities has three professional sports teams to satisfy your quest for live competition throughout the year. Or stop in on the last full weekend of July to catch the Tri-Cities largest community event – the HAPO Gold Cup Hydroplane Races. Enjoy hydroplane racing and over-the-river air show performances all weekend along the shores of the Columbia River.
With its unique natural features and landscape, the Tri-Cities offers adventurous hiking and enjoyable outdoor exploration. There are over 30 hiking trails, a wildlife refuge, parks, and wide open spaces. The area is home to shrub-steppe habitats, ridgelines of mountains, meadows, wetlands, and cultural, historical, and archeological sites. Hikers find dramatic sweeping vistas and access to a remarkable community of wildlife and native plants. In the springtime, the wild lands are enhanced with scenic displays of wildflowers and a showcase of orchard blossoms.
The Tri-Cities has many popular trails well maintained by conservation and hiking enthusiasts. Volunteers in the Tapteal Greenway, for example, encourage the outdoor experience by preserving the rustic character of the Lower Yakima River, protecting native habitats and species, promoting recreational opportunities, and providing outdoor education programs.
With the Tri-Cities exceptional climate, golf is one of our most popular sports. Groomed fairways, manicured greens, park-like settings, and championship putting courses…there is a challenge for every level of play. Reasonable green fees, plentiful tee-times, and wonderful weather will keep you playing year-round! Drive your game to new heights at one of the Tri-Cities top-rated golf courses, play a James J. Engh designed course, mature courses, private courses, or a par 3…even miniature golf.
Arts and Entertainment
The arts come alive in the Tri-Cities with musicals, exhibits, and works of national distinction! Every event is sure to please and is mere sample of the exceptional performances conducted by our regional arts organizations. Music and dance is varied and whether it’s jazz or swing, bluegrass or country, rock or opera-you’re sure to find it in the Tri-Cities.
Heart of Wine Country
Washington is the country’s second-largest wine-producing region, after California, and the Tri-Cities is in the heart of it all. To the west stretches the Yakima Valley. To the east is the Walla Walla Valley. To the south is the Horse Heaven Hills. To the north, thousands of acres of vineyards stretch through the Columbia Basin and Plateau.
The Tri-Cities is Washington wine country’s epicenter, complete with hotels, restaurants, and cultural amenities.
Wineries are in great abundance and festivals during the year include Barrel Tasting, Catch the Crush, and Tri-Cities Wine Festival. The combination of soil, climate, and geography is what makes all wines distinct from one another. Ideal soils, extensive sunlight, and warm days with cool nights, mean we produce some of the best wines in the world. The Tri-Cities is home to some of the region’s 160+ wineries with more than 50 of those wineries being within a 30-minute drive of the Tri-Cities area.
The Columbia Valley, Red Mountain, Horse Heaven Hills, Yakima Valley, and Wahluke Slope American Viticultural Areas (AVA) are located in the heart of Benton and Franklin Counties.
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1 (Tri-City Americans)
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1 (Tri-City Fever)
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1 (Columbia Cup)
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