Germany may be off your travel list this summer, but the charming Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth in Washington State is not! There are so many great things to do in Leavenworth this summer, including hiking, biking, enjoying craft beer, and shopping. You'll leave feeling refreshed, just as if you spent a few days nestled in the Bavarian Alps!
Leavenworth, Washington is located about 2.5 hours northeast of Seattle, nestled in the heart of the Cascade Mountain Range. Though the Alpine-style buildings of the town are certainly visit-worthy in their own right, it's the stunning access to nature and the craggy mountain backdrop to the town that are the real draw, especially in the summer.
What's more, the town thoroughly embraces old-world traditions reminiscent of Germany, including hosting annual celebrations like Oktoberfest and an end-of-year Christkindlmarkt. Add to that charm plenty of things to do in Leavenworth, and you have the recipe for a picture-perfect summer vacation.
Join our Select Registry member, Abendblume, for an unforgettable summer getaway in this stunning part of the world this year. It won't take you long to realize why more than 1 million visitors flock to this part of the state every year.
Given that Leavenworth is in the Cascade Mountain range, it probably comes as no surprise that hiking is one of the most popular things to do in Leavenworth during the warmer summer months (and well into fall, for that matter). The area is breathtakingly beautiful and offers access to some of the most pristine parts of the Evergreen State.
Surrounding the town of Leavenworth is the four-million-acre Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Jagged snow-capped peaks, dense forests, and turquoise alpine lakes are just a few things that you'll experience on the trails around Leavenworth. You could spend weeks hiking the area and still not see it all - but we know that one taste of these hiking trails, and you'll quickly understand why this is one of the most popular things to do in Leavenworth.
Here are 10 of the best hiking trails near Leavenworth:
Though summer in Leavenworth is wonderful, there are plenty of things to do in Leavenworth throughout the year. From the fun events to the nearly endless opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure, Leavenworth is a great place to return to time and time again.
Interested in learning more? Here are a few of our favorite things to do in Leavenworth, apart from hiking.
Looking for that Hallmark movie experience? Nestled in the rolling wine country of the Cascade Mountains you will find the charming Bavarian town of Leavenworth, Washington. Here, Abendblume reflects authentic Old-World charm in a beautiful pastoral setting that is within walking distance to everything! Relax in luxurious rooms appointed with poster beds, soft-down bedding, ironed linens, romantic fireplaces, spa tubs, plush robes, and flower-filled balconies. Wake to freshly brewed coffee and a full gourmet breakfast served in our traditional Austrian dining room. You won't want to miss our famous Aeblskivers with homemade apple syrup and our nightly desserts.
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