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Things to Do in Ellensburg Near Holiday Inn Express Ellensburg

Explore Ellensburg

Don't Go Home Without

When you stay at our hotel near Central Washington University, you'll also find yourself near prime shopping in downtown Ellensburg. You can discover beautiful antiques, lovely art and jewelry made from the rare Ellensburg Blue agate in the local shops.

Must See

Because our hotel in Ellensburg is close to Central Washington University, it's easy to explore the gorgeous campus. Whether it's during the height of fall classes or in the midst of summer break, you can always enjoy the beautiful and historic buildings.

Must Do

You'll be near so many opportunities for outdoor adventure by staying at our hotel in Ellensburg. The Yakima River is perfect for fly fishing, and the surrounding hills and mountains have tons of hiking, skiing, horseback riding and snowmobiling trails.

Local Tips

If you happen to be in town over Labor Day, make sure to visit the annual Ellensburg Rodeo. It began in 1923 and is now the largest rodeo in Washington state. You should also check out the nearby Gorge Amphitheatre's events calendar for upcoming concerts.

Nearby Attractions

  • Historical Downton Ellensburg
  • Central Washington University
  • Ellensburg Rodeo Fairgrounds (Labor Day Weekend)
  • Fly Fishing
  • River Rafting
  • Gorge Amphitheater

Nearby Dining

  • Ellensburg Pasta Co
  • The Palace Cafe