Yakima Travel Guide
Welcome to Yakima!
The city of Yakima is ideally situated just 145 mi (233 km) southeast of Seattle. Home to a number of exciting attractions, Yakima has something for visitors and locals of all ages. The State Fair Raceway offers stock car racing during spring and summer months and is located at the city's fairgrounds. Yakima also supports professional basketball, baseball and soccer teams, making it an ideal place to go for fans of spectator sports. Located in the heart of Washington's agricultural country, Yakima boasts a moderate climate and rich soil, enabling the growth of world-class apples, hops, grapes and more. The area's wine making industry is also flourishing and wine tours and tasting are popular pastimes in Yakima. The city is abuzz every September during the seven-day Central Washington State Fair, which includes a rodeo, live entertainment, car races and an array of food vendors.
Exhibits display the history of the Yakima Valley.
Hotels & Motels
The eco-fiendly Holiday Inn Yakima hotel is 100 percent smoke free.