Situated on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains with the Wenatchee River flowing through it, Leavenworth, Washington, is a fun-filled destination.
In the early 1960s, the town adopted Bavarian culture, redesigning its architecture and creating a series of vibrant festivals. Today, Leavenworth offers many recreational opportunities, making it an ideal spot for those craving outdoor adventure. From hiking, climbing, horseback riding and rafting in spring, summer and fall, to skiing, snowboarding and sledding in winter, Leavenworth provides four seasons of fun in the great outdoors. This town is also the host of frequent celebrations steeped in Bavarian tradition. With so much to taste, see and do, it comes as no surprise that Leavenworth attracts more than 1 million visitors a year.
A Town that Gets Into the Spirit
Leavenworth’s downtown Bavarian village features many wine-tasting rooms and restaurants with inspired wine lists, thanks to the abundance of vineyards and wineries in the surrounding Cascade foothills and along the Wenatchee River’s scenic shores. You'll find everything from hearty reds and refreshing whites to German-style Glühwein. Plus, Leavenworth’s craft beer and spirits scene is booming with intimate venues and family-friendly breweries and distilleries to visit.
Decorated beer barrels for a parade in Leavenworth
Fresh and Flavorful Local Food
Did you know that Leavenworth is one of the largest exporters of organic pears in the USA? Many local restaurants are acclaimed for their farm-to-table menus that are inspired by ingredients plucked fresh from their own organic gardens. If you’re yearning for authentic German and continental cuisine, you’ve certainly come to the right place. But you’ll also find traditional Mexican, South American and Italian food. Not to be missed are Leavenworth’s handmade-to-perfection breads and pastries.
Mountain peaks soar above Leavenworth
Numerous Options for Lodging
Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel with breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountains, an authentic alpine lodge or a cozy bed-and-breakfast that is walking distance from the Bavarian village, Leavenworth has lodging to meet everyone’s taste and budget. Outdoors lovers have a number of options for camping, and there are also cabins, vacation homes and suites for rent. Fully immerse yourself in the joys of Leavenworth and plan to stay a while.
Sun setting on the Cascade Mountains above Leavenworth