Spokane is a veritable outdoors paradise, boasting enough trails, running water and golf courses to fill a vacation and more. Stop by the awe-inspiring Monroe St. Bridge downtown and then head to the Riverfront Park for an idyllic stroll. The city’s finest lodging is inarguably the Davenport Hotel and Tower, located downtown. More economic hotels are easy to find in the downtown area as well.
Where To Enjoy The Outdoors
- The meticulously maintained Riverfront Park sits in the middle of downtown; it contains the world’s largest Rider wagon and IMAX theater among the scenic walkways and views of the river. Pavilions from the 1974 World’s Fair still stand, as well as a gorgeous 1909 Looff Carrousel that still offers rides.
- Mount Spokane offers breathtaking views year-round, and plenty of activities for every season. In summer, drive, hike or ride horseback up to take in the verdant landscape. During the winter, take advantage of the snowy slopes, where you can ski (day or night), tube or even snowmobile.
Best Restaurants In Spokane
- The chewy, thin crusts of pizzas from The Flying Goat have won the hearts and stomachs of Spokane locals, who savor artisan, Neapolitan-style pies as well as the 50-plus craft beers available. A popular choice is the flavor-packed Kiernan pizza, topped with with Italian sausage, arugula and an over-medium egg.
- Wild Sage Bistro makes fans of omnivores, vegetarians and gluten-free diners alike with its accommodating chefs and local ingredients. For an appetizer, don’t miss the poblano artichoke dip with dungeness crab, sure to please the palate with zesty creaminess.