We are flying into Seatle on Thursday night. We plan to see Pike Place Market, take a Chocolate Tour, etc on Friday and Saturday. Renting a car and driving to Yakima. Is there anything we should stop and see/do along the way?
Plan to stay at Comfort Suites in Yakima. I want a fridge in the room and wifi is essential for business needs while on vacation. Does this sound like a reasonable choice? (We typically stay a 4star hotels when in large metropolitan areas but choices for 4star seem very expensive in the area.)
Plan to visit wineries and take a picnic lunch at least some days. Any suggestions for wineries to taste and places to grocery shop?
Plan to visit Mt Ranier park via Box Canyon->Paradise->Narada Falls->Longmire. We hope to select our day for the park based on weather. I plan to rent a large to mid size car like a Toyota Avalon. Will this be fine? I grew up driving gravel roads.
Overall, I would appreciate tips on Memorial Day closures/events, routes, specific restaurants, weather, places to picnic and warnings about things that are hyped online but not worth it. Thank you in advance.