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Coeur d'Alene, ID
Travel Guide

Harrison showing tranquil scenes and a lake or waterhole

Enjoy the tranquil  ambiance of this city, surrounded by a vast lake, a mountainous forest and picturesque countryside.

Coeur d’Alene, in Idaho, is famous for its resorts along the northern shore of the picturesque Lake Coeur d’Alene. The city is just west of a national forest and is surrounded by scenic landscapes. Because of this vast natural environment, the area is a popular camping site.

Go mountain biking on the hills surrounding the city and cycle along the river’s shore. You may spot bald eagles from the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Stroll along part of the 24-mile (38.6-kilometer) stretch of scenic trajectory. It passes through neighboring towns, such as Post Falls, and pleasant countryside.

Visit the Coeur d’Alene National Forest, east of the city center. The peaceful woodland is full of lakes, mountains and trees. Fish in Lake Coeur d’Alene. Picnic along the 109 miles (175.4 kilometers) of shoreline that surrounds the lake. Relax on one of the small beaches and dip your toes in the chilly water.

Enjoy the challenge of one of the world’s only movable floating green on the 14th hole of the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course. It is one of the pre-eminent 18-hole golf courses in the U.S. and is known for its breathtaking views of lakes and green hills.

Take a ski vacation in the nearby centers of Silver Mountain Resort and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort. Coeur d’Alene’s Christmas Lights ceremony is one of the largest and most elaborate in the country.

Coeur d’Alene was named to describe the American Indians who settled the area previous to its current inhabitants. It is French for “Heart of an Awl.” Residents also know the municipality as Lake City due to its location. Summers in the region are hot and dry while winters are cold and damp.

Reach Coeur d’Alene by flying into the international airport in Spokane. Rent a car at the airport to travel the 32 miles (51 kilometers) west to Coeur d’Alene. After enjoying the best that nature has to offer in and around the city, pay a visit to the Museum of North Idaho to learn about the region’s history.

Where to stay in Coeur d'Alene

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Post Falls
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Post Falls
2.5 out of 5
3647 West 5th Avenue, Post Falls, ID
The price is $125 per night from Jul 12 to Jul 12
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Stateline Stadium and Speedway and within 6 mi (10 km) of University Of Idaho Research Park and Hauser ...
3.9/5Very Good! (486 reviews)
"Hotel was less expensive than others in the area but did not disappoint."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Post Falls
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Coeur d`Alene
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Coeur d`Alene
2.5 out of 5
333 Ironwood Ave, Coeur d'Alene, ID
The price is $188 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Kootenai Clinic Hospital Medicine, University Of Idaho Coeur d'Alene, and North Idaho ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,017 reviews)
"Mvg"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Coeur d`Alene
Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites
Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
151 West Orchard Avenue, Hayden, ID
The price is $219 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated in Hayden, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Triple Play Family Fun Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Honeysuckle Bay and Avondale Lake. Avondale Golf ...
4/5Very Good! (630 reviews)
"The attached water park was amazing. The kids loved it. We will be back next year."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Peaceful and Spacious Centrally Located Hideaway
Peaceful and Spacious Centrally Located Hideaway
Coeur d'Alene, ID
The price is $199 per night from Jun 29 to Jun 29
This family-friendly Coeur d'Alene apartment building is located on a river, within 3 mi (5 km) of Triple Play Family Fun Park, Coeur d'Alene Golf Course and ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Very peaceful.
"Clean, peaceful, encouraging."

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Peaceful and Spacious Centrally Located Hideaway
Glamorous Camping With all the Amenities
Glamorous Camping With all the Amenities
Hayden, ID
Situated in a rural location, this vacation home is within 9 mi (15 km) of Avondale Lake, Avondale Golf Course, and Honeysuckle Bay. Silverwood Theme Park and ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Wonderful visit!
"Rick and Patricia were fantastic hosts! The kids loved staying in the trailer! They had a blast playing with Diego and the neighbor kids! The trailer was easy to find. And it was located close enough to town for us to have some city fun, but far enough away that it was easy for us to unplug and just ..."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Glamorous Camping With all the Amenities
Lakeside Hayden Lake Cabin w/ Water Access!
Lakeside Hayden Lake Cabin w/ Water Access!
Hayden, ID
Set in Hayden, this family-friendly cabin is within 6 mi (10 km) of Avondale Lake, Honeysuckle Bay, and Avondale Golf Course. Triple Play Family Fun Park and ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Gorgeous Hayden Lake
"Beautiful waterfront!"

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Lakeside Hayden Lake Cabin w/ Water Access!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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