Love recreational sports? Then what are you waiting for? Hop on cheap flights to Pasco and stay in hotels in Tri Cities, Washington. Located in the neck of the Columbia River, east of Portland/Vancouver area, Tri Cities is made up of the small cities Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco. These three cities border each other and, together, make up the size of an average mid-sized town.
Out and About in Tri Cities
This Pacific Northwest area has something for everyone. Perfect your swing on one of 10 golf courses. If walking, hiking, or cycling is your thing, Sacagawea Heritage Trail has over 67 miles of paved trails along the Columbia River. Since the Snake, Yakima, and Columbia Rivers all converge here, there is ample space to drop a line in or go swimming and water skiing. Take the kids over to Richland for indoor RPG gaming or to Pasco to the planetarium. Try to stay in cheap hotels in Tri Cities so you can save your money for the largest indoor mall in Southwestern Washington. Located in Kennewick, there are over 150 stores indoors and even more in the open-air section.
Eating and Drinking
One of the benefits of being located close to the confluence of three major rivers is the easy access to fish and good soil for wine grapes. Salmon dominate the waters here, so try it smoked or grilled with a microbrew—both Kennewick and Richland have microbrews with awards in IPA and Hefeweizen. If you are staying in Tri Cities hotels, you'll be close to plenty of Italian food, including one restaurant that serves it in an antique railroad car. Pair your linguine with one of the wines whose grapes grow here—Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, or Pinot Noir. You can even get sweet treats here, too. In Richland, you can indulge in potato-flour donuts that have been served continuously since the 40s.
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