Fall Getaway Itineraries
3:30 p.m. Arrive and check-in to your choice of seven hotels located on the shores of the Columbia River
4:00 p.m. Explore downtown Kennewick shops and the Columbia Gardens Wine Village
5:30 p.m. Take a selfie in front of the Lighthouse on Clover Island.
7:30 a.m. Grab some fresh baked goods from a local bakery (Spudnuts, Ethos, Some Bagels, Great Harvest Bread Company)
8:00 a.m. Hike Badger Mountain or sip coffee on a patio overlooking the Columbia River
11:00 a.m. Replicate the Pasco Taco Crawl, choose from dozens of small taquerias and food trucks with some of the best authentic tacos found anywhere.
12:30 p.m. Spend the afternoon on Red Mountain wine tasting. The fall is a perfect time to visit for an authentic wine country experience, the smell of wine grapes as they are being harvested or watching the “crush” process is what sets this region apart from other Washington wine experiences. Choose from dozens tasting rooms. Some of our favorites include: Col Solare, Frichette, Fidelitas, Hedges Family Estate, Hightower Cellars, Hamilton Cellars, Kiona Vineyards, MonteScarlatto, Purple Star, Tapteil Vineyard, and Terra Blanca.
4:30 p.m. Schedule a trail ride through the vineyards on Red Mountain.
6:30 p.m. Explore Columbia Point. Hop on Water2Wine Cruises’, the Chrysalis, and enjoy a Fall Dinner Cruise on the Columbia River or take in dinner with a view from the shoreline at Anthony’s, Budd’s Broiler, Drumheller’s or Lu Lu Craft Bar + Kitchen. Or walk further down the riverfront path to enjoy craft cocktails and tapas at The Bradley.
Depending on which weekend you visit, checkout what Goose Ridge Wines has put together for fall weekend activities.
9:00 a.m. Sleep in a little and then grab brunch. Some of our favorites include Sageport Grill, Sterling’s and 3 Eyed Fish
11:00 a.m. Rent a kayak and take a paddle along the Columbia, Snake or Yakima Rivers
1:00 p.m. Check-out of your hotel and start planning for your next visit to the Tri-Cities, you know you want to.