Ellensburg downtown

Looking for an easy escape from the urban sprawl?  Ellensburg offers a laid-back atmosphere that’s fun-filled for the entire family with shops, museums, kid-friendly restaurants, hiking, fishing camping and more!

Living in the city means many things–you know the location of every drive through coffee shop by heart (and their weekday versus weekend hours) and you’re perpetually wearing (or at least packing in your trunk) rain gear. But, when it comes to exploring outside the confines of the city, sometimes we think our city slickers could use a lesson in vibrant cultural experiences beyond the concrete jungle.

For a taste of culture, history, and family fun head to Ellensburg, situated at the intersection of I-90 and I-92. While Ellensburg may sound familiar for being the home to Central Washington University, the city with its population of 18,000 plus, features a variety of arts and performances, sports, outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, and horseback riding, and a community that takes pride in its strong family environment.

Ellensburg, just a stones throw away from Seattle, will expand your family’s horizons as you visit a sweet local u-pick pumpkin patch, take a driving tour through history, and explore a 217 acre park.