Playing in Leavenworth, WA

Playing in Leavenworth

Come play in Leavenworth and find:
  Family Fun
  Educational Activities
  Wine Tasting and Wineries
  Music and Dance
  Winter Fun
  Summer Fun
  Fall Fun
  Bands & Live Music
  Sports and Recreation
  Health and Fitness

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Playing in Leavenworth

Leavenworth is an adventure playground in every season. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, the Bavarian village nestled in the Cascades of Washington welcomes your family with festivals, activities and adventure.

Staycation in Leavenworth

Travel no longer needs to be overpriced, overstressed and overrated. Enter the Staycation!

With increased gas prices and cutbacks in airlines services and routes, regional travel has been making a comeback and we have just the place: Leavenworth, Washington. An easy, scenic drive from just about anywhere in the state, Leavenworth provides a wide variety of delightful experiences and activities. Close enough for a day trip yet far from the ordinary.

Looking for a party? Leavenworth has a year round calendar chock full of festivals and celebrations. From Oktoberfest in the Fall to the Christmas Lighting Festival in December, the fun never stops in Leavenworth. Drive up for the day or stay for a night or two. You’ll feel like you’ve traveled to another time and place.

Overdue for a romantic get away? After a leisurely drive with your sweetheart and some relaxing music, you'll find your romantic hideaway at one of a number of intimate bed and breakfast inns or lodges in and around Leavenworth. Make a dinner reservation at one of the locally owned restaurants and schedule a couples' massage at one of the area spas. Return home in a day or two rested and reconnected.

Creating family memories a priority? Kid-friendly activities and festivals abound in Leavenworth. There are a number of family friendly walking and hiking paths, cross country ski paths, and white water kayaking runs. Maifest, Christkindlmarkt, and the Christmas Lighting Festival all provide fabulous parent-child activities. If you decide to stretch your "staycation" into a long weekend or even into a week or two long vacation, check out one of Leavenworth’s family-centered resorts or a rental cabin. We won't be surprised if your family returns again and again.

Seeking a new connection with nature? Located on the eastern slope of The Cascade Mountain Range, Leavenworth is your gateway to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Make the village or a nearby condominium or rental cabin your home base and explore the Enchantment Peaks and high Alpine Enchantment Lakes region. The Wenatchee National Forest is a treasure. Mountain and rock climbing, kayaking and canoeing, backpacking, hiking and camping are all available in the 4 million acre forest that includes many wilderness areas. Many areas are accessible by permit only.

Leavenworth is an enchanted place. It's like nowhere else. Come for a day, a night or a week. Return home with new family ties and memories that will last a lifetime.

Top Tens

    Top Ten Things for Kids to Do

  1. Putt-Putt golf at Icicle Village
  2. Sledding on the hill in Front Street park
  3. Fish at the Trout Unlimited pond in Enchantment Park
  4. Take the Cow Train at Smallwood Farms
  5. Museum and Pioneer Village in Cashmere
  6. The Nutcracker Museum
  7. Go to the Gingerbread Factory for tiny gingerbread people
  8. Kinderfest on Fourth of July
  9. Wenatchee River Salmon Festival in September
  10. Pick out a silly hat at The Hat Shoppe

    Top Ten Outdoor Activities

  1. Skiing at the Ski Hill
  2. Nordic skiing at the golf course
  3. White water rafting or float trip on the Wenatchee river
  4. A day trip to the Enchantment Area Wilderness
  5. Take one of the couple dozen rock climbs in Iclcle Canyon
  6. Take a guided horse pack trip into the back country
  7. Golfing at one of Leavenworth's courses
  8. See The Sound of Music under the stars at the Ski hill
  9. Swim at the community pool in Lion's Club Park
  10. Take a dog sled ride at SierraBlu Kennels

    Top Ten Romantic Things To Do

  1. Book a fireplace suite at the romantic All Seasons River Inn Bed & Breakfast
  2. Dinner at Andreas Keller with a booth seat in the corner
  3. The Red Wine and Chocolate Festival in February
  4. Take cheese and sausage from Cheesemongers Shop for a picnic on the Wenatchee river
  5. Take a walk in the tree-lined paths on Blackbird Island
  6. Take pictures of the area for memories to last a lifetime
  7. Sit on a bench and people watch while holding hands
  8. Take a telescope and a thermos of hot chocolate and find a dark place to look at the stars
  9. Steal a kiss in the gazebo in Front Street Park
  10. Share an edible chocolate cup at The Chocolate Cup

    Top Ten Free Things To Do

  1. Tour the Fish Hatchery
  2. Birding in Waterfront Park
  3. Take a winery tour
  4. Go to the International Dance Festival in June
  5. Tour the Aplets & Cotlets factory in Cashmere
  6. Christmas Tree Lighting Festival in December
  7. A round of golf at the Enzian Inn Championship Putting course (free if you are a guest)
  8. The Autumn Leaf Festival in September
  9. Take a drive to Plain, WA
  10. Go to the Nordic walking group on Tuesday mornings

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.

-- Stephen Wright


Favorite Places to Play

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Christmas Lighting Ceremony Map:

Our nationally-acclaimed Christmas Lighting Festival returns for an emotional visit to a turn-of-the-century Bavarian Christmas, Holiday personalities and a ceremonial lighting of the town. New for 2010 - Lights on Friday nights - Lights & Ceremony on Saturdays and Sundays only

Enzian Falls Putting Course Map:

590 Highway 2  Leavenworth
Professionally designed 18-hole championship putting course. Spectacular waterfall and real mountain goats. Guests of Enzian Inn and Alpine Rivers Inn golf free with proof of stay voucher. All equipment provided.

Opa Says: (Old German sayings)

Leavenworth Golf Club Map:

9101 Icicle Rd.  Leavenworth
Spectacular setting for golf: the Wenatchee River, mountain views and abundant wildlife; plus fabulous food makes your round truly special.

Leavenworth Summer Theater Map:
Mitzi Says:  
   See front door

928 Pine Street  Leavenworth
Fantastic summer musicals! Live, outdoors, under the stars: "Sound of Music" - Ski Hill Amphitheater, "Crazy For You" - Hatchery Park and "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" - FestHalle. Tickets - $14, $22, $28.

Leavenworth Winter Sports Club Map:


P.O. Box 573  Leavenworth
Groomed cross country ski trails, tubing park with lift, downhill skiing and ski jumping. All facilities are within minutes of downtown Leavenworth.

Maifest Map:

Celebrate Fruhling (Spring) and Mother's Day in our tradtional Bavarian fashion. Experience the Grand March, including village folk and visitor alike dressed in Trachten and traditional fare. Enjoy flowers, weekend entertainment, and dancing.

Stevens Pass Map:


Summit of Stevens Pass & Highway 2  Skykomish
Located atop the Cascade Crest on scenic Highway 2, Stevens Pass caters to all ability levels with 10 chairlifts and 37 major runs, covering 1125 acres of skiable terrain.

Stevens Pass Bike Park Map:


Stevens Pass  Leavenworth
10 AM - 6 PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday during season

Washington Trails Association Map:


705 Second Ave., Suite 300  Seattle
Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the voice for hikers in Washington state. We protect hiking trails and wild lands, take volunteers out to maintain trails, and promote hiking as a healthy, fun way to explore the outdoors.

Waterfront ParkMap:

Blackbird Island (Downtown)  Leavenworth
The trails wind along the Wenatchee River and through quiet riverbank forests. There are benches for sitting and interpretive signs to explain the natural and cultural history of the area. Throughout the park there are small beach inlets that are perfect for swimming on hot summer days.

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