Ahhh the little Bavarian town in the mountains.
This little gem is tucked away in the up in the hills above Wenatchee, just off highway 2 in eastern Washington.
In any season, Leavenworth is bustling with people and festivals and adventures to be made.
Summer offers art in the park, live music in all the bars and warm weather for walking around under the glittering lights after sunset. Fall boasts turning leaves and Octoberfest with lots of breweries and plenty of beer! Winter, there are plenty of snow activities, a Christmas train to ride into town and the entire town becomes a twinkling lights display. Spring, fresh greenery and more weekend festivities with warmer weather and lots of events. No matter when you’re in Leavenworth, there’s always something cool to see and do.
This particular trip was special. My husband and I were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and spent three days in this beautiful town.
We spent the day at Blackbird Island on the chilly river, watching the rafters float by and enjoyed the sunshine. Later, when it cooled down a bit, we walked all up and down Front Street, where all the shops and restaurants are, decked out in Bavarian glory of course.
I recommend giving this place a visit at least once, and if you do, an overnight stay is best so you can see everything and relax a bit too. All around the area is recreational activities for all types and ages too, from white water rafting to hiking and swimming, skiing and snowshoeing.
So come to Leavenworth Washington. It’s touristy I’ll admit, but if you’re gonna be a tourist, might as well do it in a unique style.
Until next time, keep them boots wandering towards the next adventure!