Contact Us

Places in Yakima To Bring Travelers – Riggs’ Top Five

It happens all the time. You have friends or family visiting from out of town and you don't have a clue what to do with them. They'll ask “what's fun to do in town?” and your answer is probably “Nothing” But that's only because you've already done everything. Just because it's old to you doesn't mean it's boring to everyone. If you're looking for some quick ideas, here are five places you can take your out-of-town visitors in Yakima.




The first place I like to take them in a Yakima classic (even though it's in Union Gap). Miner's restaurant is legendary to Yakima and those who have traveled through. I love looking at their face when they see how large the burgers are. I also like making fun of them when they order a Big Miner, large fries and large drink. They assure me they can finish it, but rarely do.


Townsquare Media, John Riggs
Townsquare Media, John Riggs


After Miner's, may as well burn some time, and some cash, at Valley Mall. Not just “The Mall” itself but all of the stores and shops in that entire neighborhood. Clothes for all ages, items for anyone, browse Value Village, it's a neat area that has just about everything you need all in one convenient place.


Facebook, Beer Shoppe
Facebook, Beer Shoppe


“Locally owned and operated” is music to my ears whenever I'm visiting another city. I know I'm in for something completely unique that I can't find anywhere else and The Beer Shoppe is just that. They have a huge selection of craft beers from the area and all over the US, even the world with an import selection if you wanted to try beer from Germany, Japan, Scotland and more. They also have hard cider if that's your thing. You buy by the bottle, get a pint while you're there and you can also get some growlers to go – that's a gallon jug of draft beer off the tap you can take back home with you. One growler is worth about 5 pints and totally worth a visit.




Walmart – West



Walmart? Really? Yes, but I have to explain. I've been to several Walmarts in my time and I have to say that the Walmart on 66th and Nob Hill is without a doubt the cleanest, most open area'd Walmart I've ever been to. Sure, they've been to a Walmart before, but they've never been to one like this.



There's something at the Greenway for everyone. A huge playground for kids, a great path to walk, beautiful scenery. If you plan on going for a stroll, ride your bikes, or just want somewhere to be, The Greenway is worth a stop.


Best of KFFM

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 107.3 VIP quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 107.3 VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.