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The scenic Cascade Mountains in central Washington will be the perfect backdrop to your home away from home when you stay in your Leavenworth vacation rental. Many vacation rentals have spacious back patios or front porches with forest or mountain views, adding to the relaxation factor for your getaway. Leavenworth is a town that is well-known for its unique character and culture, and you will love all that it offers on your vacation.
If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will have an amazing time on your trip to Leavenworth. Leavenworth is surrounded by the scenic Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, and the Teanaway Community Forest is located just a short drive south of the town. With your vacation rental as your base point, you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking and other outdoor activities in select areas of the mountainous terrain. There are also two beautiful lakes located a short drive away, and these are the Cle Elum Lake and the Little Kachees Lake. These are ideal for sightseeing, fishing and some boating activities during the warm weather season.
Leavenworth is best known for its uniquely decorated downtown area, and your vacation home may be just a short drive from this area or in the heart of downtown area. The entire downtown area has a Bavarian charm that will make you feel as though you were instantly transported to an Old World European area. Here, you can shop at quaint shops for home wares, gifts and souvenirs, clothes, candies and more. While shopping, you can take a break to enjoy a beer at one of the distilleries or microbreweries in the area, and you can also tour museums like the Upper Valley Museum and the Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum.
The nightlife in Leavenworth is as unique as the town itself is, and you will have a great time each evening when you explore some of the delicious restaurants and bars. Most have a Bavarian feel to them, giving you plenty of beer, bratwurst and schnitzel to enjoy. Some of the top options that you should make a point to enjoy include JJ Hills Fresh Grill, O'Grady's Pantry and Mercantile, Andreas Keller, Kingfisher Restaurant and Wine Bar and others. Many of these combine delicious flavors of Bavaria with live music and other forms of entertainment, giving you a truly wonderful experience to enjoy.
If you are planning a trip in the near future to beautiful Leavenworth, you may want to take a closer look at the weather forecast before you pack your bags. The elevation here is only 1,171 feet above see level, and it is surrounded by higher elevations that block some of the moisture from the Pacific Ocean. In fact, the average rainfall for the entire year is only approximately 25 inches, and the wettest months of the year are in the winter. From November through January, most of the precipitation for the year falls, and some of this is in the form of snow. The average winter high temperature is in the 30s and 40s, and the average high in the summer months from June through September ranges from the 70s to the 80s.
Many people love to travel to Leavenworth by car because of how scenic the drive is, and the town is located approximately equidistant between Spokane and Seattle on Highway 2. The Amtrak train makes a stop in Seattle, and you can travel the rest of the way by car. You can also travel to the Sea-Tac International Airport or the Pangborn Memorial Airport in Wenatchee, as these are the closest airports to Leavenworth.