Searching for new and fun things to do that keep you out of the winter world of the Inland Northwest may seem like a difficult feat, but there are a plethora of things you can do by yourself or with others to keep yourself entertained.
What to Do This Winter in Spokane
For those with a creative spirit, PINOT’S PALETTE may be the place for you. Their wide range of painting events are the perfect chance to try your hand at painting while having a drink, listening to music and chatting with friends and family.
And right next door to Pinot’s in downtown Spokane, it’s the SPOKANE COMEDY CLUB to make winter fun — and funny. With shows happening almost every day from now until next spring, it’s impossible to find something that won’t make you laugh and make your spirits bright.
Going to dinner or a bar might seem like a blasé suggestion, but the FLATSTICK PUB in downtown Spokane elevates your day or night out experience with their games like minigolf, duffleboard, and more. And in addition, they have weekly trivia and game night events, as well as a variety of beers from local Washington state breweries.
If you want to set your sights to the sky instead of the minigolf green turf, the HISTORIC FLIGHT FOUNDATION has a museum of airworthy airplanes from 1927 to 1957, guided tours and membership opportunities that take you on a ride in one of the airplanes. “If you’re lucky and your timing is right, you’ll see us come and go in an airplane because we do fly regularly,” says founder John Sessions about the Felts Field-based attraction.
The MUSEUM OF ARTS AND CULTURE in Browne’s Addition is a staple in the city, with their rotating exhibits that provide people of all ages with the chance to appreciate different types of art and to learn about history and the stories of people near and far. And right next door to the museum is the Campbell House, which gives you a look into what life was like in Spokane at the turn of the 20th century. The MAC also has a gift shop that’s open all year round and has the perfect gifts for all of your friends and family.
Family Activities This Winter
While kids would enjoy some of the locations listed above, MOBIUS DISCOVERY CENTER right next to both Riverfront Park and River Park Square is a great fit for all ages. Not only do they have hands-on exhibits that will spark curiosity in the minds of everyone who explores them, they have a variety of events, education programs and memberships that will enrich your indoor fun. “Mobius is an attraction for the whole family,” says Amanda Currie, the marketing manager for Mobius. “We’re education and problem-solving based, and these are foundational skills that create lifelong learners, so you’re learning while you’re playing.”
And if you’re looking for a way to stay fit without hitting the gym, Spokane Valley’s FLYING SQUIRREL is the place for you. Their trampolines and climbing walls are the perfect way to get warmed up and have some fun at the same time. Plus, if you or someone you know has a birthday during the holiday season, they have group and party events that make your planning responsibilities easy and stress-free, especially since they include food, drink and arcade options. And they have toddler time, so you and your youngsters can have fun bouncing around, too.