As the summer months come to a close, children and parents alike begin preparing for the back-to-school season. Until that happens, though, there’s still time to enjoy the summer weather with adventure. The best place to do this, hands-down, is Leavenworth, WA. While Leavenworth is wonderful year-round, there are a few activities that make it a unique adventure spot for the summer months. Whether it’s Washington residents looking for a quick end-of-summer getaway or simply locals looking for quick staycation adventure, Leavenworth summer isn’t over quite yet. Here are a few suggestions for taking advantage of August.

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Wander through the gardens.
As plants start to flower in preparation for the fall harvest, it’s a beautiful time to take a stroll through one of Leavenworth’s iconic gardens. With breathtaking mountain views, art-sculptures, waterfalls, and so much more – Leavenworth gardens are truly one of a kind.

Embark on a quest for geocaches.
If you’ve never heard of geocaching, you’re in for quite a treat. It’s essentially as if everybody on the planet decided to cumulatively hide time capsules across the globe, and anybody at any time can find these time capsules and add treasures to them. With only your location and by reading a few hints, you can go on a journey for these unique prizes. And maybe, you’ll find a bit of hidden culture along the way.

Find your center with yoga.
Leavenworth is big on yoga, so you’ll be remiss to find a day that there isn’t a class going on somewhere. Each venue and teacher has a different style, so you can truly explore and find what resonates with you. There’s hot yoga, mobile yoga (the teacher comes to you!), Qigong-style classes, and so much more.

Indulge in local farm-fresh foods.
Did you know that Leavenworth is the nation’s #1 grower of organic pears? The summer months are the best time for these fruits to flourish, and plot-twist: it’s not just pears. Our local, grassroots farms offer fresh and organic apples, peaches, apricots, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, cantaloupe, melons, and much more.

Unwind with a craft drink at a brewery.
With Leavenworth’s burgeoning history of German culture, there is no shortage of Bavarian-style breweries, distilleries, and craft tasting rooms. Whether you are looking for a no-frills happy hour spot or a full-service brewery tour, Leavenworth has just the thing to quench your thirst.

During your stay in Leavenworth, there’s no better place to relax and unwind than the Obertal Inn. With a rooftop hot tub, beautifully maintained rooms, and pets-allowed policy, we pride ourselves on being your best option for lodging during your Leavenworth summer vacation.