Gas prices might be going up but there are still plenty of great places to check out in our own backyard.

There are plenty of cool places to check out right here or near the Columbia Basin. You can jump in your ride and within a few hours, you could be enjoying these amazing locations.

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The nice thing is that the only cost to you is some gas and I'd recommend packing a lunch so that you can save even more money on your day trip.

I've got a few favorite places around the Tri-Cities. I love White Pass and Chinook Pass. I've been rafting on the Tieton and White Salmon near Hood River. I also love the Wallowa Lake and Joseph area so they are worth checking out as well. You could even drive to Stonehenge and check out the Maryhill Museum. My wife is the wanderlust person in our relationship and we love exploring the areas around the Columbia Basin.

Let's take a virtual trip and take a look at five locations that you could easily travel to near Pasco and get it all done in one day.

5 Low Cost Daytrips Near Pasco

So what do you think of our picks? Do you have a favorite day trip location that you'd recommend? Let us know what your favorite day trips are around Pasco and we'll share your locations with our listeners.

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