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8 Magical Moments From Snoqualmie Pass to Ellensburg

Everyone is looking for that magical moment that will make a trip unforgettable. Central Washington is filled with plenty of places that can give you these experiences, so let’s take a look at some!

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SNOQUALMIE FALLS (SNOQUALMIE PASS AREA)

One of the most popular attractions in the area, Snoqualmie Falls is a must-visit if you’re looking for a great view. This 270-foot waterfall is majestic and can be viewed from multiple angles. Whether that be from the top of the falls, or down by the lower viewing area, you won’t forget the beauty and power of Snoqualmie Falls!

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LAKE EASTON STATE PARK (EASTON, WA)

If you want to do a bit of everything, then stop by Lake Easton State Park! Activity is the name of the game here as you can bike, kayak, paddleboard, fish, and hike. This is a great place to escape the everyday bustle of the city and just relax out in nature. You can visit here during all seasons, so if you need a great moment in Easton, stop here!

ROSLYN CAFE (ROSLYN, WA)

If you are looking for a magical bite to eat in Roslyn, stop by Roslyn Cafe! Visit any time of the day and you’ll find something that you’re sure to love. Their all-day breakfast is fantastic and they have entree options such as New York Strip Steak, Potato Gnocchi, and Beer Battered Fish & Chips that are must-tries!

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SWIFTWATER CELLARS WINERY (CLE ELUM, WA)

Swiftwater Cellars will provide a magical night filled with great food, amazing wine, and unforgettable views. Since the winery sits on a location that provides sweeping views of the night sky, you’ll want to stop by here for some stargazing! So, sit back with a glass of wine and enjoy the unbeatable star-filled night that will occur at Swiftwater Cellars Winery!

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RILL ADVENTURES (THORP AREA)

Rill Adventures offers a ton of activities to make your day or night magical! Whether that be a relaxing ride on the river or kayaking through class II rapids, Rill Adventures has something for everyone. You can also do some fly-fishing during your time with Rill Adventures and relax with a picnic lunch. For an entertaining and magical experience, check out Rill Adventures!

LION ROCK (ELLENSBURG AREA)

Lion Rock is a lookout spot near Ellensburg that will provide you with unbelievable sunset views! Along the way, you’ll see meadows full of wildflowers and stunning views of mountain ranges and forests that look like they go forever. Sunset and the star-lit night sky are magical views that can be experienced at Lion Rock.

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MI RANCHITO LA JOYA MEXICAN GRILL (KITTITAS, WA)

For authentic and delicious Mexican food, visit Mi Ranchito La Joya Mexican Grill in Kittitas! They have a bit of everything for you, whether you are craving Huevos Rancheros for breakfast or Carne Asada Burrito for lunch or dinner. They also have other unique items such as the Carne Asada Burger, Torito Ahogado, and Chocoflan.