Things to Do
The confluence of the Snake, Yakima and Columbia Rivers has produced an aquatic playground second to none. The area's inviting waterways beckon water lovers from all over the region to enjoy sailing, power and pleasure boating, waterskiing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking and much more. Explore these Tri-Cities, Washington (Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, West Richland) vacation ideas and start planning your trip today!
Recreational and sports enthusiasts love the Tri-Cities. Our professional sports teams - Tri-City Americans WHL ice hockey and the Tri-City Dust Devils, a professional affiliate of the San Diego Padres - offer something for everyone.
From bicycling to bowling, hunting to fishing, soccer to snowskiing, recreational opportunities are endless. Due in part to the area's exceptional climate, golf is one of the Tri-Cities most popular sports. The area's ten beautiful courses challenge the most experienced golfer as well as the beginner. It is a very hard winter indeed when a round of golf cannot be played nearly every day of the year, making it one of the top Washington vacation spots for players of all levels.
After savoring just one of the local premium wines, the visitor will understand why the area has been rightfully called the "Heart of Washington's Wine Country." The Tri-Cities boasts more than 200 wineries within a one hour radius, producing some of the finest wines in the country. The wineries range in size from nationally renowned wineries producing over a half million cases of wine annually, to small independent wineries, producing an award-winning wines.
Our unique combination of mighty rivers and cloudless skies has made the area a center for hydroelectric power, windpower generation and solar studies. The Hanford Site, adjacent to Richland, adds nuclear energy and environmental research to this mix. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to explore the area's Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology Museum, and Energy Northwest's Nine Canyon Wind Farm Visitor Centers to broaden their energy knowledge.