You spend your entire day learning and collaborating during events, it can be overwhelming in the best way. But when the sessions are over and the stream of new information has come to an end you want to relax and unwind, share a meal with colleagues, or maybe search for a must-have treasure in our local shops, or even get outside and stretch your legs after a long day inside. In Spokane, all of that is just minutes and steps from not only the door of your hotel room but also the doors of the Spokane Convention Center itself.
We Are Spokane
AND WE'RE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECT
Here’s the thing about Spokane. It has everything you expect a city in the Northwest to have.
Killer restaurants and venues. A diverse nightlife. Breathtaking nature. Imagine all of that
packed into a pre-war downtown where everything is within walking distance of your hotel.
Spokane has been a western boomtown, a vital railroad hub, the cultural center of a
fascinating region, and the smallest city to ever host a world’s fair. Each phase of our growth
left rich layers of history, culture, and pride. Today’s Spokanites have used those as the foundation
for what’s next: a place where warmth, pride, and kindness collide with ambition, creativity, and
community. You’ll come to Spokane and it will feel familiar, but you’ll leave having discovered
things you never expected to find, because we’re not quite like anywhere else.
"The charm of this city, the riverfront, what Visit Spokane has done to accommodate PCA, it really has been an amazing experience.” VU NGUYEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PORSCHE CLUB OF AMERICA
Within walking distance of your convention hotel, there are dozens of bold and daring restaurants with inspired chefs waiting to welcome you with a relaxing meal. Sip local wine or cheers a pint of Spokane Style craft beer while you discuss the latest innovations and best practices in your field with co-workers and new colleagues. When you meet in Spokane you don’t have to search to find the post-conference snack you’ve been craving since lunch, and you don’t have to wade through traffic to get there, it’s there right outside the doors.
Riverfront Park Spokane
In the Heart of the Convention Center District
When you are standing in the 100-acres of beauty that makes Riverfront Park an urban oasis, it's hard to imagine just 50-years ago it was an old railyard. The area was not only cleaned up but turned into the site of the 1974 World's Fair. Now, Riverfront Park is the jewel of downtown Spokane. The Spokane River winds through and cascades over basalt rock and two dams to create the largest urban waterfall in the country. Allow plenty of time to explore Riverfront Spokane's rich history, many attractions, and natural beauty.
Walk the Centennial Trail
Right Outside the Convention Center Doors
Sometimes you just need to unwind with a brisk post-conference walk or get your blood pumping with a quick run. Within minutes of your last session of the day, you can change into your gear and hit the Centennial Trail while you take in breath-taking views of the majestic Spokane River gorge. Rent a stand-up paddleboard and explore the river, or plan an after-session group rafting trip with your colleagues, the river is not only right outside your door, and you can take those adventures without leaving downtown Spokane.