"Bavarian Village and #1 X'mas town in the US" Top 5 Page for this destination Leavenworth by joiwatani

Leavenworth Travel Guide: 136 reviews and 363 photos

Top visitor attraction North of Seattle

This lumber town perched on top of the Cascade Mountains turned itself into a number one tourist attraction North of Seattle. It is amazing how this town attracts visitors each year! This town holds so many festivals each year to attract visitors from neighboring towns and cities and even the world!

The people are united to attract tourists!

Leavenworth is a Bavarian Village and one of the most beautiful setting you could imagine. The drive to the village alone is exhilirating! This town is perched on top of the Cascade Mountains with an elevation of about 1,100 feet! When you go there, I bet there is a festival going on. This town attracts tourists because the residents are very innovative and resourceful. They have to come up with something to attract tourists! I tell you, that is a united town! Just imagine turning this lumber town to a tourist spot destination? There must be something about the leadership of the town and the residents themselves. It is "res ipsa loquitor"! The people are fun, loving, friendly and most of all, they are definitely unique businessmen!

The buildings are built in specifications!

Whether a bank, a hotel, a store, or any kind of business establishment, the buildings have to follow the same motiff -the Bavarian motiff! It is absolutely gorgeous! There are flowering boxes hanging on windows or flowering pots on each corner. The city is very clean, has an atmosphere of safe and security on it. Most of the vendors are friendly and hospitable.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Many festivals a year!
  • Cons:Not a lot of vacation to attend the festivals!
  • In a nutshell:This is my fourth visit of the town just to get pictures for VT!c*
  • Last visit to Leavenworth: Sep 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    I would find the flowers and mountain views the best things about Leavenworth. It looks like a great place for shopping, especially around Christmas. The Nutcrackers look most interesting. Great photos, especially in the travelogues.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Hi Jo! I see you found beautiful flowers in leavenworth --- the Bavarian place looks like a nice place to visit...and great views! Norman :)

  • freddie18's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2008 at 7:30 AM

    I like Leavenworth. Festivals is my cup of tea. I will not be surprised if Christmas is added to the name after Leavenworth, lol. And that will be another one of a kind. Thanks for sharing. Very good tips.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2008 at 11:18 AM

    nutcrakers and christmas gon mad - there must be a good trade for physchologists around here.

  • zanzooni's Profile Photo
    Nov 27, 2008 at 10:21 PM

    Between the NutCrackers(which I collect) and the scenery, I'd be in 7th Heaven here!!~

  • Faiza-Ifrah's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    another west coast fantastic town. have never been to west coast. if i were there my bank balance would have become zero. lot of good shopping in this town :-)

  • dancinbudgie's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Hi Jo! Great photo's and tips! Are you ever planning on coming downunder to pick up some fridge magnets? Tracey. :-)


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