Leavenworth is a picturesque Alpine-inspired village that offers a slice of Bavaria in Washington with charming specialty shops, great restaurants and lively beer gardens, seasonal festivals, and endless outdoor activities that the whole family will enjoy.
Ready to create some new memories and explore all the magic Leavenworth has to offer? Check out our list of some of our favorite family-friendly outdoor activities to enjoy:
Stroll Along the Waterfront Park Trail
Start the morning with a peaceful walk or bike ride around the Wenatchee River. The river is very close to downtown and is easily accessed from Commercial Street. Throughout the park there are several small beach inlets, perfect for a dip on hot summer days.
Visit a Reindeer Farm
Just 1 mile outside of town, you can find the Leavenworth Reindeer Farm. This family-owned farm offers hands-on, educational tours that the whole family will enjoy. Make sure to stop by the gift shop where you can pick up an ornament or a souvenir to remember this unique and special experience. Advanced reservations are required.
Hit the Icicle Gorge Trail
Icicle Gorge Trail is a popular, 4.2-mile round trip loop with a 150 feet elevation, suitable for all levels. Enjoy beautiful river views as you wind through the scenic Icicle Valley. Mid-way through the hike you will come to a bridge crossing over the roaring waters. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh, crisp air, and snap a family picture!
Spend the Day at the Lake
Take a short road trip (54 miles) to Lake Chelan, one of Washington’s best kept secrets. Lake Chelan’s crystal blue water, and miles of white sandy beaches offers something for everyone – swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing, and tubing, fishing, boating, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. You can rent water sports equipment from the friendly and knowledgeable crew at Lakerider Sports.
Make a Sweet Pit Stop
Nothing says vacation like sweets, and luckily for you, Leavenworth has several shops to choose from.
If you are in the mood for ice cream, head to Whistlepunk Ice Cream for a scoop or two. Choose from their “True Blue” flavors, or their delicious seasonal selections.
Offering a broad selection of candies from the 40’s and 50’s, and over 50 flavors of taffy, kids of all ages will enjoy a stop at The Taffy Shop.
Check Out the Gingerbread Factory
No stop in Leavenworth is complete without a stop at The Gingerbread Factory. This charming bakery serves delicious cookies, desserts, pastries, and of course, all things gingerbread! We love their ginger snap vanilla ice cream sandwiches.
Are you ready to explore the magic of Leavenworth this Memorial Day? Meredith Lodging has you covered. For more information or to book your stay, please reach out to us online or call 877-778-9055 or 866-904-7368 today! You can also view our Leavenworth Collection online at Destination Leavenworth by Meredith Lodging or on MeredithLodging.com.