With its picturesque winter landscapes and cozy city feel, Spokane makes a perfect destination for a winter vacay. For couples looking to get away for a weekend, or even for locals looking to plan the perfect staycation, Spokane has no shortage of ways to celebrate the holidays turtledove-style.
With its picturesque winter landscapes and cozy city feel, Spokane makes a perfect destination for a winter vacay. For couples looking to get away for a weekend, or even for locals looking to plan the perfect staycation, Spokane has no shortage of ways to celebrate the holidays turtledove-style. Kick off your stay by ice skating at the charming NUMERICA SKATE RIBBON in Riverfront Park, or catch an independent, arthouse film at the utterly adorable MAGIC LANTERN THEATRE.
For an intimate culinary adventure, try dining at VIEUX CARRÉ, Spokane’s French Quarter-inspired Cajun restaurant boasting entrées like crawfish etouffée and appetizers like red crab beignets. Of course, Kendall Yards’ newest addition, SORELLA, is yet another ideal location for date night. Sorella manages to be both classy and trendy, and since its opening has been Spokane’s resident in-demand Italian spot. It boasts an extensive wine list, as well as a menu offering antipasti, insalate and so much pasta.
For even more wine, head to MARYHILL TASTING ROOM to check out the city skyline views, and of course to taste their many different wines. Later, check out some of Spokane’s cute shopping opportunities, such as KIZURI, a local institution for fair trade vendors representing over 40 countries and offering every pretty much every product under the sun — think home, kitchen and garden supplies, paper products, jewelry, books, and more. Or you could hit up TELEPORT VINTAGE + CO. for a highly curated selection of cool vintage finds. To wrap up your shopping trip, soak in THE FLOUR MILL’s romantic architecture and explore its specialty kitchen store, The Kitchen Engine, or search for rare and unusual items at Wonders of the World.
Nothing sings “turtledoves” like wrapping up your evenings at a beautiful hotel, such as the DAVENPORT LUSSO, named for the luxurious, home-style comfort it offers. The HISTORIC DAVENPORT HOTEL is a holiday hotspot — and not just because it serves as host for many stellar events each year, such as Christmas Tree Elegance and a roaring-’20s themed New Year’s Eve party complete with live jazz and three-course meals for all attendees. The Historic Davenport is just plain stunning in an old-school, Christmas-card type of way.
“We build a huge Christmas tree over the [center lobby’s] fountain and garnish it with beautiful garlands,” says Senior Director of Marketing Danielle Beaudine. “There are gorgeous ornate details in each of the rooms with beautiful views across downtown.” If it all sounds worthy of a Hallmark movie ending, that’s because it is.