Day Trip To Spokane

If you have one day to spend in Spokane, there are some key sites you will not want to miss. 

Riverfront Park & Spokane Falls

Riverfront Park is a 100-acre park in the heart of the city. Eight pedestrian bridges cross over the Spokane River, including two suspension bridges. Spokane Falls, which includes upper and lower falls, is the largest urban waterfall in the United States. The park offers multiple viewpoints of the falls, including the U.S. Pavilion, the Numerica SkyRide, and the adjacent Huntington Park. During the evenings, the Pavilion provides a light show with a beautiful display of lights with a backdrop of the city and river views.

Manito Park

Manito Park on the South Hill of Spokane is a 90-acre park with walking trails and seven different garden areas to walk through, including a renaissance garden and a rose garden. Find yourself in the spectacular Duncan Gardens or head to the Japanese Garden for a peaceful retreat in the park with a koi pond.

Arbor Crest

Arbor Crest Winery, the former home of inventor Royal Riblet, is situated on a cliff overlooking the Spokane Valley. The landscaped paths are perfect for a stroll while enjoying wine or beer. There is a live music series on Thursdays and Sundays that is enjoyable during the summer but make sure you leave the kids at home since it is 21 and over.

Riverside State Park

Riverside State Park is the largest state park in Washington, with over 14,000 acres of outdoors to explore. With over 55 miles of hiking and biking trails along the Spokane River with views of the Bowl and Pitcher and the Devil's Toenail, horseback riding, and mountain biking, the park is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.

Food & Drink

Of course, no trip is complete without food. When you are exploring Spokane, our culinary experiences are like no other. Incrediburger, Flying Goat, Twigs, and Hay J's Bistro are all ready to delight your taste buds. If craft brews are more your style, stop into one of our craft breweries. Badass Backyard Brewing, Iron Goat Brewing, and NoLi Brewhouse are ready to serve up some of the regions' creations.

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Kate Hudson

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