Romantic Dates & Getaways
Known for its natural beauty and abundance of outdoor adventures, Spokane is also a magical backdrop for romantic dates and getaways. From impressing a first date to celebrating an anniversary, there are plenty of options for setting the stage for enchantment.
Prepare for Romance
Lead with a fairy-tale setting at The Historic Davenport Hotel. The century-old hotel exudes palatial majesty with hand-painted frescos, ornate columns and archways, and hand-carved mahogany furniture. For a well-seasoned couple, you might opt for the Honeymoon Suite with a two-person, heart-shaped jet bathtub. For a budding romance, a conversation by the perennially lit fireplace might be enough for a cozy embrace. While here, you can also indulge in a trip to the spa for a couple’s massage that will set you at ease.
If chocolate, coffee, and massages set your heart aflutter—and of course it does—then The BrickHouse Massage & Coffee Bar should be on your romantic adventure itinerary. This full-service spa combines decadent treats with luxurious body treatments for a relaxing time that will leave you pampered and primed for passion. The aroma of coffee and chocolate in the air adds another level to your sensory experience.
One of Spokane’s newest outdoor attractions is the Ice Ribbon at Riverfront Park. Whether you’re learning to skate together or competing for the fastest lap time, a rousing session of ice skating is sure to deepen your bond. Afterward, warm up by one of the three fire pits while you enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and maybe sneak a snuggle and a kiss. The Ice Ribbon remains a date destination in the summer when it transforms to accommodate roller skates and art walks.
As the country’s second ranked state for wine production, Washington has many options for local wines and Spokane is no exception. Spend a day tasting and sharing vino in the city’s Cork District. Composed of 20 wineries, tasting rooms, and wine cellars, 15 are located within walking distance of each other downtown. You can each take your turn picking out the next wine stop until a satisfying warm glow and rosy blush has been achieved.
Continue your wine excursion at one of the district’s outlying wineries, like Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. A popular wedding venue perched atop a cliff, if the view doesn’t take your breath away, the remnants of romance from nuptials past certainly will. Imbibe by flight, glass, or bottle and stroll hand in hand through picturesque grounds providing the ideal setting for tender moments. Oenophiles will delight in the history of property, but you can also take in the sounds of live music on weekend nights or challenge each other to a game of checkers on the life-size game board.
They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, so choose from the city’s most romantic restaurants to impress the object of your affection with an unforgettable meal. You can wine and dine to your heart’s content at Luna Restaurant. Owned by a husband-and-wife duo, devotion is in the atmosphere and you just might catch it. Soft lighting and surrounding plant-filled terraces add to the amorous ambiance. Plus, you’re always in for a meal as beautiful as your date.
Bask in old-world charm at Europa Restaurant & Bakery, a bistro setting serving up Italian favorites with freshly made pastas and breads. If you’re lucky, you might happen upon the hundreds of love stories written on napkins and tucked away by couples in all stages of relationships. With its friendly service, memorable meals, and intimate surroundings, a candle-lit dinner here can become an instant tradition for years to come.
Of course, dinner is always nicely complemented by a show, and the options in Spokane are among the best in the Intermountain Northwest. Appeal to the ears with a professional performance from a 70-piece orchestra at the Spokane Symphony. The passion and talent of the musicians can stir up loving emotions and makes for a thrilling memory you’ll both treasure.
Catch national touring musicals at the Best of Broadway presented by WestCoast Entertainment at the First Interstate Center for the Arts. This yearly series brings full stage productions to Spokane so you can see the big acts everyone is talking about without having to hop on a plane to a huge metropolis. Your sweetie is sure to leave impressed with your choice to get dressed up for a night of entertainment.
Meet up for a drink or cap a day of activity with a venture into Spokane’s lively nightlife. For swanky drinks by expert bartenders, head to Bistango Martini Lounge. A fiber-optic starlit ceiling provides dark mood lighting and deep red leather quilted walls hug the room to evoke a dramatically romantic setting. Here, you can gaze into the eyes of your lover until the bar closes and see what happens next.
For couples seeking interaction beyond their duo, The Ridler Piano Bar is the place to go. The venue hosts live music every night, except Mondays, with the main attraction being its weekend dueling piano shows. During these high-energy shows, you can request a song to challenge the pianists or simply get your favorite song in the mix. The bar also offers a date night package perfect for first dates.
With Spokane as the setting of your date night or romantic getaway, you can fall in love all over again or woo a prospective partner. The city’s many options for couples let you find exactly the place to grow your love or plant the seeds of forever.