When you're in Leavenworth you feel like you're in a quaint Bavarian village in the Netherlands. Which is just what this happy town was going for when it had to reinvent itself back in the 60's during economic trouble. With a new façade of Bavarian charm, Leavenworth has drawn millions of visitors from around the world since then. The towering mountains surrounding Leavenworth are the backdrop to a plethora of outdoor adventures such as camping, hiking, biking, white water rafting, skiing and much more.
You'll enjoy perusing the picturesque downtown stores. The shops in Leavenworth have primarily been souvenirs for many years. But lately a slew of chic boutiques, upscale restaurants, and tasting wine bars have popped up taking advantage of a captured audience.
Our favorite places to shop, dine, and wine taste are just a 25 minute ride from Wenatchee.
EAT & DRINK More than just beer and bratwurst, Leavenworth is host to a collection of fine restaurants that serve everything from fresh modern latin food to farm-to-table local cuisine, savory crepes, and sweet treats. Most within a 3 block radius.
TASTE WINE, CIDER, BEER, SPIRITS Last I heard there were 41 tasting rooms in Leavenworth! That is a lot of good wine. Breweries, cideries and distillery tasting rooms are now added to the tasting mix and becoming quite popular with locals and tourists. Only a few tasting rooms outside of downtown Leavenworth offer the views and mountain air and are well worth the drive.
SHOPPING You can't visit Leavenworth properly without venturing in and out of a plethora of shops. Find the latest trinkets, souvenirs, clothing, gifts, home decor, kitchen gadgets, toys, candy, and so much more on Front street as well as hidden gems in the shops off Front Street.