Family fun in Leavenworth: a Bavarian Village in Washington State

Leavenworth Winter Wonderland

Weekend fun for the whole family

Leavenworth offers fun for the whole family; lakes, mountains, hiking, kayaking, rafting and more in summer, snow and snow activities in the winter, festivals, and German Food all year round.
Since we arrived in the US everyone told us we must visit Leavenworth. The first time we came in Winter and of course we had to come in summer too. It’s a great Village just two hours from our hometown near Seattle and its worth to come in summer and winter!
This time we also stayed at Leavenworth RV Campground. The facilities are on the older side but clean and well maintained. There are only a few Full-Hookups, and it is a fist come first serve campground. The campground is big, and it offers a lot: Trails starting of the campground, a pool, playground, basketball field, tennis, mini golf and usually activities for the kids on weekends.
yellow Jeep
I would rate the campground with 2.5 stars since it’s a great base to explore the surrounding area: Lake Wenatchee State Parke is just 15 minutes away, to Leavenworth and the Stevens Pass Resort is also only a 30 min drive.
Ideas for activities are in the list below and in the gallery, you find some impressions of what our trips.
Ideen für Aktivitäten findet ihr in der untenstehenden Liste und in der Galerie findet ihr Bilder unserer Sommer und Winteraktivitäten.

Activities in and around Leavenworth

Sommer

  • Mountain biking at Freund Canyon
  • Day trip to Lake Chelan (1.5 Stunden)
  • Minigolf or Real Golf
  • Enjoy the Waterfront Park in Leavenworth
  • Kayaking at Lake-Wenatchee State PArk
  • Drink a beer at the Icicle Brewery
  • Hike through Enchantment Park or at Hidden Lake (more hikes – Leavenworth Washington
  • Wine tasting in on of the „Tasting Rooms“
  • Rafting or tubeing on Icicle Creek as your like
  • Visit a Festival
    • Bavarian Ice Festival (January – Martin Luther King Jr. weekend)
    • Taste of Leavenworth (April – First weekend)
    • Maifest (May – typically Mother’s Day weekend)
    • Bavarian Bike & Brew (June – First weekend)
    • Kinderfest (July – 4th of July weekend)
    • Autumn Leaf Festival (4th weekend in September)
    • Oktoberfest (October – First 3 weekends)
    • Christkindlmarkt (November – Thanksgiving weekend)
    • Christmas Lighting Festival (December – First 3 weekends)
  • Geschichte findet ihr im Upper Valley Museum oder Nussknacker Museum

 Winter

Hotels and Camping

Bavarian Lodge –   something special

Icicle Village Resort family friendly

Sleeping Lady Resort – extravagant

Leavenworth RV Campground or KOA

Summer Gallery in Leavenworth around Umgebung

Winter Gallery Leavenworth, Weantchee, Stevens Pass