Trip Ideas

A visit to Spokane can be as diverse as the city itself. Savor the flavor of Spokane by defining a natural path to guide your way.

Indulge your inner history buff. Grab a Heritage Walk brochure and dive into Spokane’s spirited commitment to keep in touch with our rich history. Gaze to the rooftops of structures that were part of the grand rebirth of Spokane when fire destroyed the young burgeoning city in 1898. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture puts you in the footsteps of the visionaries who laid the cornerstones of our community. Get hands-on with the giants of the railroad industry at the Inland Northwest Railroad Museum, or buzz by Felts Field for the Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum. Arbor Crest Winery will get you in tune with the eccentric mind of the clifftop mansion’s original creator, and inventor of the square wheel. Spokane Valley Heritage Museum is brimming with stories of our original settlers and the regions transformation through time.

Get a little tipsy on the Inland NW Ale Trail. Some of the largest hop-growing areas in the nation are just a stone’s throw from the city. Spokane has taken advantage of the freshness of local ingredients to create that signature Spokane Style. Small tasting rooms welcome you to meet the minds behind the beer and see the creative process, from hop to Hefe. Sip a Jam Session IPA at 12 String Brewing, or head over to English Setter Brewing for a Who’s a Good Boy Amber.

Grab a picnic and spend the day in our distinct parks. Riverfront Park is a natural and gracious gathering place for families and the downtown culture. Its easy access to the Spokane River gorge and open spaces come alive with festivals and celebrated community events. Liberty Lake’s Pavillion Park is abuzz with activity during the summer months. Movies, theatre and music fill the park on most warm evenings, and the farmers’ market is a weekly chance to say hello to neighbors. Enchanting Manito Park has a new cultural experience with every turn. Relax with the graceful koi in the Japanese Garden, marvel at the pathways of abundant flowers and grand stone fountains in the Duncan Gardens, and soak in the aroma of the Rose Garden.

Adventure is never far from Spokane. Gasp at the grandeur of Palouse Falls, and see why it is Washington’s official state waterfall. Take in the vast rolling hills of the Palouse as you stand high atop Steptoe Butte. Feel the wind in your hair aboard a cruise on serene Lake Coeur d’Alene, or sing along to an Oompa song in Bavarian themed Leavenworth.

Vacation like you want to. Choose you own adventure in Spokane. A good place to start is at the two Visit Spokane Visitor Information Centers, in River Park Square Mall, 808 W Main Ave, and in the Spokane International Airport.

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