11 Best Things To Do Near the Gorge Amphitheatre Before the Show Starts

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Planning a trip to the Gorge and wondering about the best things to do near the Gorge Amphitheatre before the show starts? Then read on!

As I have mentioned in my last couple of travel recaps, I am spending this summer living and working at Gorge Amphitheatre in Eastern Washington. Toby and I are running Oasis Glamping on site and it has been really fun so far. 

Things to do in george wa

Between events, I try to escape site and explore more of Washington State as much as possible but there are days when I want to stick closer to home. 

It may seem like we are out in the middle of nowhere but there are actually a surprising amount of things to do around Gorge Amphitheater, from hiking and wine tasting to swimming in the Columbia River and exploring nearby towns.

And I have been making it my mission to explore all of these fun things to do near the Gorge Amphitheatre for my own entertainment and to inspire those of you that are planning to attend a show there and want to explore the area in your downtime.

Things to do in george wa

So here are the best things to do near Gorge Amphitheater in Washington.

11 Best Things To Do Near Gorge Amphitheater

Things to do in george wa

Check out my interactive map for the best things to do near Gorge Amphitheatre.

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1) Go Wine Tasting

There are a number of wineries close to Gorge Amphitheater, including the award-winning Cave B Estate Winery which you can walk to from the venue.

Cave B Estate Winery

Cave B is the easiest winery to get to from Oasis Glamping – it is only a short walk away! Take the pathway beside the Oasis check-in and you will get there in a few minutes.

Cave B has incredible gorge views and offers a wide variety of red and white wines that are available to buy by the glass and bottle, as well as try by doing a tasting. Tastings during Gorge events are $15 and you do not need to make a reservation.

Things to do in george wa

There is often live music at the small amphitheatre on-site and there is a pizza food truck set up on the lawn. You are welcome to pack a picnic to eat on the lawn just don’t bring in outside alcohol. You can purchase light snacks at the winery too.

The winery is open from Sunday to Thursday from 11am – 6pm, and from Friday to Saturday from 11am – 7pm.

Chris Daniel Winery

Located in nearby George, Chris Daniel Winery has a tasting room and offers a range of red, white and rosé wines. They are open from noon to 5pm from Friday to Sunday and you don’t need to reserve.

Beaumont Cellars

Visit Beaumont Cellars Tasting Room in Quincy to try their delicious wines, or for something really special, book to attend one of their Crushpad Dinners where their wines are paired with meals prepared by local chefs. Check the schedule for the dinners on their website – reservations are required.

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The Tasting Room is open from Friday through Sunday 12noon till 5pm. Reservations are not required for tastings.

Things to do in george wa

2) Hit the Hiking Trails

Cave B Waterfall Trail – 2.8 Miles Out and Back


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