One Day Trips

Spokane Valley is a happening, thriving city with much to discover!  Use these suggested one-day adventures to explore the city and nearby region.


  • Begin with a Spokane Valley favorite: breakfast at Little Euro, conveniently located on Sprague the center of the city.
  • Bring your own bicycle or rent bikes from The Bike Hub (three blocks from Appleway Trail), Fitness Fanatics (adjacent to Centennial Trail) or Traverse Ski and Bike. Hop on the Appleway Trail to ride through Spokane Valley or the Centennial Trail to enjoy a gentle breeze while riding adjacent to the Spokane River.
  • Slowdown in the afternoon and taste some local wines at Latah Creek Wine Cellars and Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Note: Arbor Creek sponsors music concerts at its Cliff House on Thursday and Sunday evenings, May through September.
  • Begin the day with a yummy lunch at Hallets Market and Café (box lunches available for order)
  • In the summer, trek on over and enjoy the water slides at Splash Down Aquatic Park (Open daily through the summer beginning June 16). In the winter, expend some energy at Altitude Trampoline Park.
  • Relax and experience local barbecue at Longhorn Barbecue Restaurant.
  • Let the kids play at Discovery Park Playground in the evening and then take a relaxing stroll or attend an outdoor movie at Mirabeau Point Park (movies scheduled during the summer).
  • Late spring through summer is the best time to enjoy a rafting, floating or kayaking trip down the Spokane River. Use your own equipment (don’t forget to check river levels and wear safety equipment) or hire a local company/guide service to assist.
  • Enjoy a local brew and dinner at one of Spokane Valley’s many breweries, including: Twelve String Brewing, Badass Backyard Brewing, V-Twin Brewing, English Setter, and Hopped Up.
Valley History and Shopping Extravaganza
  • Plan a visit to Spokane Valley Heritage Museum (open 11-4, Wed through Sat) to learn about the region’s rich history. Their collections of historical photographs are amazing.
  • Enjoy lunch at Dave’s Bar and Grill, just a half block from the Museum.
  • Shop the unique boutiques and vintage along Sprague Avenue (great deals to be had) or swing into the Spokane Valley Mall to access some national retailers.
  • Rest your legs in the evening while sampling some Washington wines at Ambrosia Bistro and Wine Bar, Twigs Bistro and Martini Bar, or Vintage Vines Wine Bar – all located in Spokane Valley.
Up in the Air Adventures
  • Start the day with a scenic helicopter tour of Spokane Valley and surrounding lakes via White Rabbit Heli tours or Inland Helicopters at Felts Field, or contact Avian Balloon flights to enjoy a tour by air a slower pace.
  • Enjoy lunch at Skyway Café at Felts Field (while watching the helicopters and small planes come and go).
  • Head east through Spokane Valley to experience a breathtaking view of a natural conifer forest via Mica Moon Zip Line tours (open April through October)
  • Enjoy a local brew and dinner at one of Spokane Valley’s many breweries, including: Twelve String Brewing, Badass Backyard Brewing, V-Twin Brewing, English Setter, and Hopped Up.
Summer: Two great views – Dishman Hills and Indians Baseball  
  • Begin with breakfast or lunch at Cottage Café, a local favorite, old school American eatery.
  • Enjoy a scenic hike at Dishman Hills Natural Area (and earn a beautiful view of the valley as you near the top of the hill).
  • Cool down with a tasty treat from Pete & Belle’s Ice Cream Shop or the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.
  • Cheer on the Spokane Indians Class A minor league baseball team at Avista Stadium. Games are scheduled June through early September.
Winter: Ski adventures combined with Indoor Fun
  • Begin with breakfast or lunch at Cottage Café, a local favorite and old school American eatery.
  • If snow levels permit, enjoy a cross country ski at Dishman Hills Natural Area or along the Appleway and Centennial trails. If you prefer to downhill ski, Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is a short 45-minute drive north.
  • For an indoor winter activity – visit the Spokane Valley Escape room, attend a local Sip’n Paint class, or decorate your own dish at Polka Dot Pottery. Multiple businesses offer these opportunities in Spokane Valley.

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