After the Session
Explore Our Gracious City
You attend meetings and conventions for the informative sessions and collaboration, but the experience continues when you break for the day and get to spend a night on the town. In Spokane, it’s simple to get out of your hotel room and feel the embrace of our engaging city.
The Spokane Convention Center is in the heart of the downtown shopping district, with quirky boutiques, upscale mall stores, and artists’ galleries. Taste what everyone is talking about on our walkable wine tour. Grab an Inland NW Ale Trail map and discover the difference local hops, barley and wheat can make at our spirited craft breweries. If you’re hungry for something uniquely Northwest, see what Spokane’s award winning, innovative new chefs are crafting for you.
A great evening wouldn’t be complete without live music. Local musicians often fill nearby tasting rooms and bars with original tunes. National touring acts can be found at the Spokane Arena, First Interstate Center for the Arts and The Knitting Factory. Independent artists fill the line-ups at hip venues, like The Bartlett and The Big Dipper. During the warmer months, outdoor concerts and theater can go late into the sunny summer evenings.
A quick walk or hop on the bus will get you to the historic neighborhood of Browne’s Addition. Dream about the lives of those who laid the foundation of our city from opulent homes that still stand today. Drop by the Smithsonian affiliated Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture for mind-opening exhibits and a lesson in our storied past.
The natural beauty of Spokane is unavoidable. The 40-mile Centennial Trail is waiting for your evening stroll through Riverfront Park to enjoy the Sculpture Walk or a ride across the Spokane River gorge in a gondola. Watch the marmots sunning themselves along the riverbank as you head toward the buzzing campus of Gonzaga University.
There is always time for an afternoon hike or river raft, even if your free time is limited. Two grand state parks book-end the city, giving you unmatched natural beauty.
You always have time for yourself, or time to get to get to know your colleagues a little better. Enjoy our natural pace of life and engaging community that is ready to welcome your group to Spokane.