Holiday Destination: Spokane Valley, Washington
When it was incorporated as a city in 2003, Spokane Valley (now Washington’s 8th largest) brought together numerous little communities to create a sprawling and diverse area, ranging from riverfront and protected wildlife areas, to farming communities, to thriving business corridors along such thoroughfares as Sprague, Sullivan, and Pines. If you can’t find it in the Valley, it probably doesn’t exist!
If fishing is your passion, Silver Bow Fly Shop is your place for equipment and expertise alike, where their knowledgeable staff have been helping people get their fish on since 1988.
Speaking of a shopping legacy, The Quilting Bee has been the region’s go-to for fabric for 40 years now. In addition to all things quilt-related, they also service your sewing machine and host adult classes for all levels of crafters.
Go there for the coffee, stay for healthy little meals and come back again and again for their charming environment. That’s the Garden Coffee and Local Eats on University Road, which sells adorable items in a side gift area, expertly made beverages, and tasty breakfast and lunch-type bites every day except Sunday.
If you’re the foodie who likes to find the hidden gem, check out Choo Choo Tortas tucked into a strip mall behind Three Sisters Vietnamese — another Valley gem — for fast, flavorful authentic Mexican food like machaca, sopes, and huarache.