Spokane, WA

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Spokane offers wineries and microbreweries, outdoor activities for the whole family and stunning natural scenery, including a waterfall in the downtown area.

Visit Spokane, in the northwest of America, to enjoy varied and beautiful hiking trails, local handcrafts and boutique beers.

Start your stay in downtown Spokane where many of the sights are easy to reach on foot via skywalks, climate-controlled bridges that connect buildings.

Riverfront Park is right in the heart of downtown. Here, you can take a ride on the Spokane Falls SkyRide and enjoy views of the second-longest urban falls in the country. Within walking distance is River Park Square, a shopping, dining and entertainment precinct. As well as department stores Macy’s and Nordstrom, there’s a range of eclectic specialty shops, which sell anything from locally handcrafted items to tasty chocolates. The kids will love the square’s children’s museum and toy store.

Stop in at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture to browse exhibits that feature local history and culture in five underground galleries. Next door is Campbell House, which was once home to prominent Spokane citizens at the turn of the century. Take a tour of the neoclassical revival-style house to see how the occupants would have lived.

Between sightseeing, sip fine brews at a number of pubs or taste wines from some of the 20 wineries in the region. Take a bottle of locally made wine to one of the city’s restaurants. Spokane’s culinary scene prides itself on using locally grown produce to create meals that match the flavors of the regional wine.

Venture outside the city center and explore nearby natural attractions such as the Olympic National Rainforest, Mount Rainier and Glacier National Park. Go on a whitewater rafting adventure, try fly fishing or rock climbing, or rent a bike and follow the 37-mile (60-kilometer) trail through the Riverside State Park to the Idaho state line.

Set along the Spokane River in the northeast of Washington state, Spokane’s outlying areas are best explored by bus or car. Public transit in the central city area is inexpensive and reliable.

Where to stay in Spokane

Steam Plant Hotel
Steam Plant Hotel
3 out of 5
123 S. Post Street, Spokane, WA
The price is $110 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Downtown Spokane, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Steam Plant Square and Spokane Convention Center. Spokane Arena is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) away. ...
4/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"Hotel was nice and staff was great. Room had a strange smell & nothing is said about it being right by the railroad tracks. So the noise was a little annoying and not expected."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Steam Plant Hotel
Centennial Hotel Spokane
Centennial Hotel Spokane
3.5 out of 5
303 West North River Drive, Spokane, WA
The price is $134 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 16
Located in Riverside, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Riverfront Park and Spokane Arena. Spokane Convention Center and First Interstate Center for the ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,108 reviews)
"Easy to access and close to downtown, shopping, dining, athletic events, concerts, etc. Great location and great price."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Centennial Hotel Spokane
The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA
The price is $143 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Downtown Spokane, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Looff Carousel and Great Northern Railway Depot Clocktower. Riverfront Park is 0.8 mi (1.3 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,131 reviews)
"Always a fantastic stay at the Grand. Walking distance to our concert at the Spokane Arena and had the bar open when we got back for a few more drinks. We will definitely be back!"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2021

The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
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.
Quiet, private bath and comfy, cozy - king-size bed!  Virus Protected!!
Quiet, private bath and comfy, cozy - king-size bed! Virus Protected!!
Spokane, WA
The price is $49 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 2
Situated in Spokane, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Wandermere Golf Course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Wonderland Family Fun Center and Whitworth ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
"It was nice and quite"

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2021

Quiet, private bath and comfy, cozy - king-size bed! Virus Protected!!
Stratford Suites
Stratford Suites
2.5 out of 5
11808 W Center Ln, Airway Heights, WA
The price is $139 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Northern Quest Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fairchild Air Force Base and Indian Canyon ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,202 reviews)
"Very clean facility. I recommend it 100 percent"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2021

Stratford Suites
Finch Arboretum One Bedroom
Finch Arboretum One Bedroom
Spokane, WA
The price is $80 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in West Spokane, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from John A. Finch Arboretum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Spokane Convention Center and Spokane ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
A great home away from home!
"VeeAnn was a gracious host. The place was clean and comfortable and just what we needed! The area had a great walk to start our days. Easy access to the highway."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

Finch Arboretum One Bedroom
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.

Getting around Spokane

Spokane is a very pedestrian-friendly city, with clean, wide sidewalks, 24-hour street security, and an extensive skywalk system which is a great way to get around downtown quickly. The city has also invested a lot in its cycling infrastructure, with designated cycle paths and places to park your bike. There’s also an extensive bus network which covers the city center as well as areas further out. Visit the Spokane Transit Authority website.Browse Spokane rental cars.

Best time to visit

The most popular and pleasant time to visit Spokane is during the summer months, when the weather is warm and dry, which is particularly important if you'll be using the city as a base for exploring the countryside in the nearby Cascades and Rockies. Winter is often chilly, while spring and fall offer pleasant weather without the crowds of midsummer, and with cheaper hotel rates.

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