A visit to Ellensburg wouldn't be complete without experiencing all the city has to offer! Keep these top tips in mind when planning your stay for an unforgettable, comprehensive visit.
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1. Always be on the lookout for art.
Strolling the streets of Ellensburg, visitors may come across a variety of opportunities to enjoy public art! From sculptures, murals and architecture to several galleries and museums scattered throughout the historic downtown, Ellensburg has a large art scene that offers something of interest for everyone! If you want to pack it all in, plan on an art walk through Ellensburg to enjoy all of the public art that can be found around town! If you're worried about keeping the kiddos interested, swing by Dick and Jane's Spot, a colorful and creative display of art on the lawn of a local home! Or, for the traditional art viewing experience, Ellensburg is home to several fantastic art galleries and museums that range from modern art displays to collections of Western art and more! Even if you hoped to enjoy a different activity during your time in Ellensburg, be sure to at least be on the lookout for some of the works that can found around town, they're definitely worth a closer look!
2. Stop and smell the ros'.
Vacations can be stressful, so we suggest you take time during your visit to slow down and relax--with a wine tasting for example! Located in Washington's wine country, Ellensburg is home to several wonderful wineries and wine bars that offer tastings. Relax and unwind as you sip local wines, snack on charcuterie, and chat with a sommelier. Learn about the process of making wine and how to do a proper tasting! While you're at it, pick up a bottle or two to take home with you! Treat yourself to a tasting at one of these wineries and wine bars in Ellensburg during your visit: Elevage Tasting Room & Brix Wine Bar, Ellensburg Canyon Winery, G'rd Vintners, Grapes and Crepes.
3. Take a bite out of Ellensburg.
When it comes to the Ellensburg food scene, we recommend trying a little bit of everything during your visit! There are an abundance of unique restaurants that offer fresh, delicious food that can't be missed. Cornerstone Pie, for example, offers delicious pizza made with hand stretched dough and unique flavors inspired by the Northwest. Another tasty restaurant, the Yellow Church Caf' is definitely part of the Ellensburg experience! It operates out of a 1923 historic church building and delivers rich comfort food that patrons rave about. Other local favorites include Ellensburg Pasta Company, Wing Central's Roadhouse Grill, Daily Bread & Mercantile, Caf' C5 and the Red Pickle. Find a full list of the best eats in Ellensburg here.
4. Make history come alive.
Ellensburg's charm and friendly community create the magical feeling of being transported to a simpler time. Walking among the historic buildings downtown adds to the allure and provides the perfect escape from bustling city streets. While you explore the area, be sure to examine these historical structures which date back to 1890 and have been preserved to maintain the historical status of the downtown. The Ellensburg area is also known for its rich agricultural history and Western culture, celebrating the Ellensburg Rodeo and other fun events each year. During your visit, be sure to explore the fascinating history of Ellensburg by setting off on a self-guided walking tour or by visiting one of the Western art galleries and museums!
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