Holiday Destination: West Plains, Washington

The West Plains area of Spokane offers plenty to do and see with three unique communities: the charming college town of Cheney, the bustling business hub of Airway Heights, and the more rural area known as Medical Lake. Whether you’re looking for a place to play, a bite to eat, or a new shopping adventure, check out the West Plains.

Windfall at Northern Quest Resort and Casino

Northern Quest Resort and Casino is the ultimate adult playground, with dining, drinks, events, shopping at their one-of-a-kind Windfall, and exciting games-of-chance. But what about the kids? Drop them off at Kids Quest, a supervised space where kiddos (ages 6 weeks-12 years) can play video games, sing karaoke, make cool art, climb the rock wall, and more. Want to join them? Cyber Quest has arcade games for all ages.

Family and crafting are the inspirations behind Ree Creations, a Cheney shop named for the owner’s grandmother. It’s an eclectic shopping experience full of surprises: vintage furniture, textile supplies, upcycled items, interior décor, handmade keepsakes, and wearable art, all made with love.

West Plains Roasters Cheney Washington
Pictured: West Plains Roasters

Sure, Seattle is nice but, you don’t have to go to the west side to get great coffee. West Plains Coffee Roasters is five years into being a go-to spot in Cheney. Warm-up with their delicious maple nut latte or bold Brazilian brew, and maybe a little something they baked up special.

Where can you go for holiday treats like pie, pastries, or other baked goods to go with that big holiday dinner you have on your to-do list? Lefevre Street Bakery, a sweet spot in Medical Lake for breakfast and lunch specials, as well as a bakery full of yummy goodies.

From the Inlander's 2021 Spokane Holiday Magazine. To read more Inlander coverage of the Inland Northwest, visit

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