Things To Do In Sunnyside

Up to 89% Off at Paintball International

Multiple Locations

$160 $19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 81% Off Paintball Package

Red Dot Paintball

$40 $10

Paintball Promos packages include admission and all necessary equipment

Up to 46% Off Wine Tasting & Bottles of Wine at Gard Vintners

Multiple Locations

$62 $34

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Sip samples of wine crafted from estate-grown grapes before taking home bottles

Up to 61% Off Fly Fishing Classes

Kittitas

$100 $39

Fly-fishing experts teach essential skills in introductory and intermediate classes, and hand-select flies according to fishing destinations

Up to Half Off Half-Day River-Rafting Trip

Maupin

$120 $60

Three-hour rafting trips for passengers of all skill levels explore 13 miles of the Deschutes River

Up to 51% Off Museum Visit or Membership

The Dalles

$35 $17

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Sprawled across 54 acres, dynamic, interactive center celebrates the heritage and native wildlife of the Columbia Gorge and its surroundings

51% Off Wine Tasting for Two or Four in Columbia Gorge

Columbia Gorge

$35 $17

Family-owned winery with award-winning wines & newly built tasting room overlooking the majestic Columbia River Gorge

Half Off Wine at Naked Winery

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Wines with sassy names, such as Foreplay chardonnay with a finish of green apple, and Oh! Orgasmic syrah with hints of black cherry

Up to 56% Off Winery Tour and Tasting at Wind River Cellars

Husum

$110 $49

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Visitors enjoy views of Mt. Hood as they take a guided tour of the vineyard, sample 12 wines, and blend their own bottle to take home

50% Off Scenic Tour from Mount Hood Railroad

Hood River

$79.90 $39.95

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See the beautiful orchards and vineyards along the Columbia River Gorge from a historic train whose sky dome car offers a panoramic view

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Water is the source of life. But it’s also the source of adventure, something River Recreation has delivered since 1982. Today, stationed on the banks of the Wenatchee River in Monitor, the company sends clients floating and tumbling down a total of nine rivers throughout Washington State.

As entertaining as they are informative, River Recreation’s guides undergo extensive training—twice as much, in fact, than the state requirements. That experience enables the company to offer a wide range of trips, from kid-friendly Class I floats to heart-pumping Class V adventures that have helped discover some of the area’s top opera singers. Currently, River Recreation hosts half-day, full-day, and combination trips, and in 2010, it unveiled a white water-and-wine mini getaway—a half-day of rafting, and a half day of wine tasting in Wenatchee Valley. All of this is combined to make RIver Recreation Washington State's Whitewater Professionals.

46.673962,-121.054144
Naches,
WA
US

You walk into the sun-drenched room, padding across alternating swathes of slate tile and plush carpet. In the kitchen, your friend slices veggies atop a gleaming granite countertop, which will later top the burgers cooking on the stainless-steel gas grill outside. A cushy sectional beckons for you to curl up and watch a DVD on the flatscreen TV, but instead you decide to head up to the roof, where a few companions are sprawled out on lounge chairs on the expansive sun deck.

Though it sounds like this scenario could only take place on the French Riviera's star-studded coasts, River Ranch Boat makes it possible with luxury-houseboat rentals in the Northwest. The 59-foot beauties are appointed with contemporary furnishings and fixtures, sleeping up to 12 adults and holding parties of up to 25 during the day. The vessels, which can be rented for weekend or mid-week sojourns, also have an on-deck waterslide that deposits riders right into the Columbia or Snake Rivers.

Those looking for single-day adventures can rent one of River Ranch's pontoons, which hold 12–16 people depending on the vessel. There is also a fleet of pleasure boats––speedboat-style watercraft that can be used for fishing, tubing, wakeboarding, or revving the engine to scare away lingering ghost ships.

4818 West 20th Court
Kennewick,
WA
US

Jeff Wood, the founder of Health Fitness Complete, understands the difficulty in achieving exercise and health goals—he lost 125 pounds in 2007. He's taken his personal experience and created a fitness center that offers the best training methods and equipment for its customers. One-on-one training sessions are just that—private, with only the trainer and client present, allowing clients to feel more comfortable without others looking on. And in both personal-training sessions and fitness classes, customers work out with dynamic equipment that exercises myriad body parts and muscle groups. Machines where users sit down may allow the chance to sketch out updates to the Nike swoosh, but rob exercisers the ability to train postural and other muscles. Instead, Health Fitness Complete offers many pieces of equipment that allow clients to work out multiple muscles more effectively.

306 S Main St
Ellensburg,
WA
US

From the shores of Moses Lake, it's not unusual to see flocks of geese idling on the calm waters. But what might be striking is seeing a person flying 40 feet in the air propelled by a column of water. The team at Flyboard Funatix are the architects of such daredevilry, a process that starts by strapping the client's feet onto a special board. A 55-foot hose then connects it to a personal watercraft, which supplies the rider with enough pressurized water to send them rocketing into the air. Once in flight, riders can perform flips and spins or choose to jet through the water at up to 15–20 mph, officially making them a more able animal than the penguin.

8162 Scott Rd. NE
Moses Lake,
WA
US

There's nothing quite so moving as the look of wonder in a child's eyes. Well, that's not exactly true. How about the look of wonder in the eyes of, say, 100 children? That's what you're likely to find at Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon, which offers endless possibilities for young ones to learn and explore.

The imagination is free to roam and set up shop in any of the museum's many exhibits, which include an interactive "market" and a tree-filled reading jungle. After your visit, head to the toy store to pick up an educational game, a science project, or a TV set plastered over with fun math equations.

400 S Main St.
Pendleton,
OR
US

Indian Creek Golf Course's layout snakes through the Hood River Valley between a network of sprawling orchards and wineries with panoramic views of Mount Hood and Mount Adams creating a dramatic backdrop. Water comes into play on 11 holes, including three creeks that bisect fairways to disrupt play and tempt players to take fairway naps to the melodic babbling of their playing partners. On the par 5 fourth hole, precision is paramount, as the dogleg right is entirely fortified by water to the right and the small, narrow green make short putts strenuous with hard-to-read-breaks.

Indian Creek Golf Course won an Environmental Excellence award from Audubon International for its efforts in areas of wildlife and habitat management, chemical-use reduction, and water-quality management. The course and its surrounding land act as a sanctuary to a variety of wildlife, including several species of caddies now endangered because rampant cart use. Course at a Glance:

  • Par 72
  • Three sets of tees
  • 6,150 yards from the back tees
  • Rating of 71.3 and slope of 129 from the back tees

3605 Brookside Dr
Hood River,
OR
US