As we enter August, that means school is just around the corner, which also means that summer is almost over. But don’t let that get you down, because there’s still plenty of time to get outdoors and explore!
The Tri-Cities is home to 300 days of sunshine, but it’s the summertime when things really heat up around here! The climate is perfect for playing on the water – and we just happen to have three rivers right in our backyard for you to dip your feet in!
If you’re looking for a relaxing escape, try Stand-Up Paddleboarding along the mighty Columbia River. Paddleboarding is an excellent way to enjoy the water and shoreline around the Tri-Cities. It’s also a full-body workout, which focuses on your core for balancing without being too strenuous. Paddle around on your own or sign-up for yoga on paddleboards. Either way, enjoy the warm sun while staying cool on top of the water!
If you’re feeling the need for speed, jet skis are available to rent along the Columbia shoreline. After an initial demonstration, you’re allowed to ride the waves with the wind in your hair, because let’s face it – jet skis are the motorcycles of the water!
Are you looking for something that isn’t too fast or too slow? Rent a kayak for the afternoon and allow yourself to set the pace! Choose whether you’d like to row with your arms or opt for a pedal-powered kayak and get a move-on with your feet!
Not feeling like renting during your trip? Bring your own inner tube and float down the Yakima River, which offers a slower-paced current the locals all love. Pack plenty of water to drink and bring some tunes as you glide along the water and view some of the local wildlife.
Lastly, if you really want to enjoy the water, but don’t want to actually go in the river, reserve a seat aboard the Chrysalis, a two-story luxury boat ride that travels up and down the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Meals are included, as are unforgettable scenic views.
The countdown to Fall may be on, but there’s still plenty of sunshine to go around. Come soak up the fun and learn why the Tri-Cities is so cool!
Learn more about the following attractions:
Northwest Paddleboarding - https://www.northwestpaddleboarding.com/
Columbia Kayak Adventures - https://www.facebook.com/ColumbiaKayakAdventures/
Greenies - https://www.greenielife.com
Pacific Shorz Powersports - https://www.pacificshorzpowersports.com/
Water2Wine Cruises - www.water2winecruises.com