Things To Do in Leavenworth
The Heart of Wine Country
Washington State’s Wine Country is now second to California in wine production nationally, and Leavenworth is a central focal point. Many expect the Wenatchee River Valley to rival Napa Valley someday, but for now it’s still quaint, rustic and easy to enjoy. There are dozens of tasting rooms in downtown Leavenworth and more in the surrounding area. Here’s a link where you can download a map showing where they are.
Browse the Shops Downtown
The beautiful Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington is modeled after towns in Bavaria, Germany. The city enforces strict architectural guidelines in order to ensure authenticity and preserve the atmosphere, so with the rugged mountains just outside of town it truly feels like you are in Bavaria. The colorful hanging baskets in spring, summer and fall decorate the streets, and in winter the holiday decorations, lights and snow provide a festive holiday feeling! It’s fun to walk down the streets any time of year and explore the wide variety of shops, galleries, pubs, breweries, farmer’s market and distilleries. Here’s a link for exploring downtown.
Festivals – All Year Long!
The city and the local Chamber of Commerce firmly support festivals here, and different ones are held throughout the year. Some have become quite famous and have been featured on television shows such as Evening Magazine, Good Morning America and MSNBC, as well as in many national magazines. Here’s a link describing the festivals.
Arts & Entertainment
Leavenworth has a thriving entertainment scene! There are many places to catch live music, and here’s a link to see what’s coming up.
The Leavenworth Summer Theater not only performs in the warm summer months under the stars, but conducts holiday productions, too! Here’s a link for the schedules.
Just outside of town is the Icicle Center for the Arts. Here’s the link.
Just a short stroll from downtown Leavenworth is Waterfront Park, with miles of walking paths that run along the Wenatchee River. In the winter, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and dog sledding are enjoyed here. Here’s a link.
Weather Report and Webcam
Seattle may be only 2 hours away, but the rugged Cascade Mountain Range is a barrier to all of its famous rainfall, thus providing us with more than 300 days of sunshine each year! Guests come over from Puget Sound to escape the clouds and rain often, so here’s a good link to check out the weather and also the webcam.