Spokane Region Travel Advisory
On March 22, Spokane County officially moved to Phase 3 of the Healthy Washington Roadmap to Recovery plan.
Phase 3 means more businesses and attractions are open at 50% capacity and observing safety protocols. Visitors will find restaurants, wineries, and breweries offering indoor, outdoor, or igloo seating and abundant options for shopping adventures. And, Phase 3 means indoor entertainment is making its comeback! For example, Northwest Museum of Art, Blue Zoo, Spokane Comedy Club, and Barrister Winery are open daily or are planning upcoming events. And of course, the Spokane region is filled with four-season outdoor adventures. Take a hike, head for the mountains, or stroll along the Spokane River under the Riverfront Park Pavilion lights.
We do encourage that you call ahead to restaurants and attractions as limited capacities and other factors may change hours of operation on short notice.
Find your vaccine phase here
Find all the information you need on the vaccine on the Department of Health website.
Commitment to Safety
The cities of our region are committed to providing the safest possible environment for visitors and residents. We encourage you to visit SafeSpokane.com for more information on hotel, airport, and public space safety commitments and protocols. We also offer links to many public health and traveler resources on our COVID-19 FAQ page.
We ask visitors to our region to stop the spread and keep everyone safe by following the golden rules of responsible recreation:
- Wear a mask or cloth face-covering in all public spaces
- Stay 6ft apart from people in public
- Wash your hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with warm water and soap frequently
- Stay home if you show any signs or symptoms of illness
What to Expect When You Visit
The Spokane region prides itself on its friendly nature. While many businesses are open and welcoming guests, these times remain uncertain. Public health orders and the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 do make travel more challenging. Many businesses remain closed temporarily, revise their hours or services on short notice, or miss an anticipated reopening date in response to public health initiatives or other circumstances.
You will find plenty of things to do. We simply encourage visitors to Spokane to take personal responsibility for researching and adhering to current safety protocols as well as traveling with a positive, flexible mindset accepting of the circumstances.
One of the best things the Spokane region has to offer is an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities that tend to provide greater opportunity for social distancing. You’ll want your mask with you at all times in case you come upon a crowded trail or parking lot, but the opportunities to enjoy parks, hiking, biking, and water recreation are countless. RecreateResponsibly.org offers great advice on how to protect yourself, others, and the outdoors in these unusual times.
Spokane COVID-19 FAQ
For answers to frequently asked questions and a long list of resource links to help you research before you travel, please visit our FAQ page.