Spokane looks forward to hosting the Health Physics Society!
Let's get right to the point about why you should be excited about visiting Spokane! First, the state's second-largest metropolitan area is, frankly, second to none. The Spokane Convention Center, headquarters for the Health Physics Society Conference in 2016, sits in the heart of our city, making it convenient to quickly visit unique shops, restaurants and attractions.
Gene Carbaugh sure does enjoy the Davenport Grand Hotel and the Visit Spokane Map!
Riverfront Park, which encompasses 100 acres of riverfront green space and boasting a historic carrousel, the Spokane Falls Skyride and the landmark Clocktower, sits just outside the back door of the convention center.
Let us tell you about our slogan: Spokane. Near nature. Near perfect. The Spokane River rolls through the middle of the city. Right in the pinpoint middle, the roaring Spokane Falls is the second largest urban falls in the U.S.
It's easy to see why Conde Nast Traveler named the Spokane Falls SkyRide one of the 12 best gondola rides in the world.
Near nature means rafting, biking, fishing, skiing and all of those things that made Outside Magazine call Spokane one of the Best Towns in the U.S. in 2013.Near perfect means the tasty culinary scene in Spokane.
Yes, we've got chefs recognized by the James Beard Foundation. We've got virtually any style of cuisine. But what Spokane also offers is a unique, defined, regional food scene that sets it apart.
Near perfect means the Cork District: dozens of local wineries bunched into three clusters, starting with the downtown tasting rooms that make for a perfect sip-and-stroll excursion. Near perfect means the Inland Northwest Ale Trail - dozens of craft breweries that specialize in excellent brews.
Spokane has the perfect combination of amenities to make your visit incredible. And, if you want to extend your stay into a full vacation, we're the gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Glacier and Yellowstone national parks and Hells Canyon. Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Peninsula are only a half day's drive away.
So plan some extra time to explore our great region! We look forward to welcoming you in August!
If you need to hear from a reliable source about the value of visiting Washington, here's a message from a historic character who grew up in Spokane: Bing Crosby