Summer Family Fun
We all anticipate the future and look forward to resuming travel under the Washington State Re-Opening Phases. Dream. Plan. Pack (Safety first-Pack up your PPE!). We can not wait to see you!
4:00 p.m. Check-in to your hotel, kids love hotels with swimming pools and the Tri-Cities has plenty to offer.
5:30 p.m. When it’s time to eat, families have lots of options to choose from: quick eats to casual dining. A couple of our family friendly favorites are Chuck E. Cheese and Spare Time Lanes and Arcade. For dessert visit Frost Me Sweet for their large selection of cupcakes.
7:00 p.m. After dinner if the kids still have energy to burn, make a visit to I-Play where there is something to entertain the whole family.
8:30 a.m. Breakfast at the hotel or a local diner such as Sterling’s or CG Public House.
10:00 a.m. If you want to insert a bit of STEAM education into your weekend, Visit The REACH Museum. There the entire family can learn about the Ice Age Floods, the flora and fauna indigenous to the region and step back in time and learn about the Manhattan Project.
If you haven’t played Footgolf, here is your chance. Choose nine or eighteen holes and play a round at the Columbia Park Golf Tri-Plex overlooking the Columbia River. If you have any fledgling (or semi-pro) soccer players in the family, they will love this.
11:00 a.m. The Tri-Cities is an agricultural epicenter and there are numerous family farms that go all out to entertain and share a true-authentic-on-the-farm experience. A few of our favorite spots are Country Mercantile, where you can watch chocolates being made, build an ice-cream cone or ride the roller coaster or Bill’s Berry Farm, where you can pick farm fresh strawberries, cherries, blueberries or raspberries. Bill's hosts numerous festivals and activities throughout the summer, check their website to see which are currently available.
6:00 p.m. Dinner at Casa Mia. You will have worked up an appetite, so a hearty Italian dinner served family style will really hit the spot.
7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the virtual reality exploration experience at the Atomic Escape Room.
8:00 a.m. Breakfast – grab some fresh baked goods from a local Bakery (Spudnuts, Ethos, SomeBagels, FreshPicks Smoothies) enjoy your treats at the Playground of Dreams.
9:00 a.m. Hopefully you packed your bikes so that you can get out on the 30 miles of paved riverside trails that run along the Columbia River. But if not, don't worry, you can rent anything you might need: bikes, standup paddleboards or kayaks from Greenies, Northwest Paddleboarding or Columbia Kayak Adventures. Or perhaps a little shopping for fun, funky and unusual souvenirs. We suggest Adventures Underground for comics, games and collectables; Luna Fish for unique and funky items and The Octopus Garden for gifts that are truly out of the ordinary. Later in the day check out the GESA Carousel of Dreams. Or refer to our Calendar of Events for other Family Fun Stuff.