Memorial Day Weekend fun without leaving the Tri-Cities

Memorial Day Weekend fun without leaving the Tri-Cities

People all over are filling up their cars, packing their bags, and heading out of town for Memorial Day plans, despite higher gas prices and AAA predicting over 35 million people will be on the road this year.

For people who want to stay in Eastern Washington, Visit Tri-Cities President Kris Watkins said there is plenty to do without leaving.

“It’s going to be a great place for our visitors as well as our citizens to enjoy the great outdoors and activities and events taking place,” said Watkins, who predicts there will be about 4,000 visitors to the area this weekend.

She said the Tri-Cities is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, to golf, hike, or enjoy the many wineries in the area.

For West Richland resident, David Rodriguez, a local getaway is all he needs to be refreshed. He drove his Winnebago to Hood Park for a couple days of camping and relaxing. He said he has plans to visit the Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall in Pasco this weekend.

“I was in the Marine Corp, my dad served in World War Two, I had an older brother who we actually lost in Vietnam whose name is on the wall,” said Rodriguez.

For more information on events and activities planned for this weekend, you can check out the Visit Tri-Cities website here.