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Coeur d'AleneUnited States of America

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

Sunset on the lake

Garden District

4.5/5Wonderful!(25 area reviews)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Garden District and surrounding area, you can visit Tubbs Hill and McEuen Park.

Garden District
Frosty pines

Hayden View Estates

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

If you're spending some time in Hayden View Estates, Honeysuckle Bay and Clark Point are top sights worth seeing.

Hayden View Estates

Top Hotels in Coeur d'Alene

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 $158 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of University Of Idaho Coeur d'Alene, North Idaho Beach, and North Idaho College. Coeur d'Alene ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (971 reviews)

"The staff was friendly. The initial room was not properly cleaned, so they switched us to another room which we truly appreciated. It was a little inconvenient to go to the front desk to ask for housekeeping to freshen up our room the next day, but the service was still outstanding considering the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Coeur d`Alene
Red Lion Hotel Templin's on the River
Red Lion Hotel Templin's on the River
3 out of 5
414 E 1st Ave, Post Falls, ID
The price is $139 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Post Falls hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of The Highlands Golf Course, The Links Golf Course, and University Of Idaho Research Park. ...

3.4/5 (1,088 reviews)

"Everything was pretty good, but the new owners made it very clear that they were not pleased that our group used Expedia..my friends room had an air conditioner that didn’t work and they wouldn’t try to fix it or provide even a fan for the room"…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Red Lion Hotel Templin's on the River
Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites
Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites
2.5 out of 5
151 West Orchard Avenue, Hayden, ID
The price is $198 per night

Situated in Hayden, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Triple Play Family Fun Park, Honeysuckle Bay, and Avondale Lake. Avondale Golf Course and Clark Point ...

4/5Very Good! (501 reviews)

"Convenient location, lots of things to do. There is no hotel guests pool. Raptor reef area has a strong bleach smell. Limited parking during peak hours. Complimentary breakfast was great but could of have more selections.Room is clean."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Triple Play Resort Hotel & Suites

Popular places to visit in Coeur d'Alene

Silverwood Theme Park
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Silverwood Theme Park

4.5/5(193 reviews)

Enjoy the excitement at Silverwood Theme Park and see why people love this amusement park in Athol. Discover the entertainment venues and waterparks in this family-friendly area.

Lake Coeur d'Alene
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Lake Coeur d'Alene

4.5/5(526 reviews)

Explore Lake Coeur d'Alene, a popular spot to commune with nature in Harrison, and enjoy the beautiful waterfalls. Wander the lakeside in this family-friendly area.

Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course
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Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course

4.5/5(62 reviews)

Hit the links in Coeur d'Alene at Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course, a popular golf course. Discover the beautiful waterfalls and shops in this romantic area.

Tubbs Hill
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Tubbs Hill

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Tubbs Hill during your travels in Coeur d'Alene. Amble around this family-friendly area's lakeside and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Honeysuckle Bay
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Honeysuckle Bay

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Honeysuckle Bay during your travels in Coeur d'Alene.

McEuen Park
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McEuen Park

4.5/5(4 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at McEuen Park, a lovely green space in Coeur d'Alene. Stroll along the lakeside or visit the shops in this romantic area.

Top things to do in Coeur d'Alene

Coeur D’Alene Scavenger Hunt: Lovin’ the Lake Life
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Coeur D’Alene Scavenger Hunt: Lovin’ the Lake Life

$20
Per adult
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Washington
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Washington

$10
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Washington
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Washington

$20
Per adult
Aerial Adventure Course in Farragut State Park
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Aerial Adventure Course in Farragut State Park

$56
Per adult
Spokane Scavenger Hunt: Art & Architecture
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Spokane Scavenger Hunt: Art & Architecture

$20
Per adult
Scenic Rafting on the Spokane River
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Scenic Rafting on the Spokane River

$79
Per adult

Reviews of Coeur d'Alene

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Came to buy a house and can't wait to move!

5/5 - Excellent

Jeanne

Jun 2, 2020

We mainly just stopped on our way through, but we love the area and will be back to spend more time in the future!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 31, 2020

CDA is a beautiful area with many activities that can be enjoyed. Within an hours drive there are other areas to visit, the Canadian border is just a 2 hours drive. Once the COVID-19 issue has been tamed any trip to the area would be even more fun!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

It was a lot smaller then i thought ig would be but very beautiful and very friendly

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 24, 2020

Loved it! We will be back

5/5 - Excellent

Sherene

May 22, 2020

We love Coeur d'Alene Idaho ❤

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