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SpokaneUnited States of America

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

St Maarten and St Martin showing a river or creek, a bridge and heritage architecture

Downtown Spokane

4/5Very Good!(1,339 area reviews)

The stunning river views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Downtown Spokane. Make a stop by Knitting Factory or First Interstate Center for the Arts while you're exploring the area.

Downtown Spokane
Spokane showing a river or creek and a bridge

Riverside

4.5/5Wonderful!(232 area reviews)

While visiting Riverside, you might make a stop by sights like Spokane Arena and Knitting Factory.

Riverside
Located on the west end of Kendall Yards, three Adirondack chairs face the setting sun with the Spokane River below. Catch the beautiful sunset by following the paved footpath to the chairs near Nettleton and Summit Parkway streets.

https://www.kendallyards.com

West Central

4/5Very Good!(4 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in West Central, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Spokane Arena and Riverfront Park.

West Central
Down from the water fall

West Spokane

3/5(152 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in West Spokane, Indian Canyon Golf Course and John A. Finch Arboretum are top sights worth seeing.

West Spokane
Bing Crosbys family moved from Tacoma, Washington to Spokane, Washington in 1906 when he was 3 years old. The family rented a home for the first several years prior to building this one from a kit in 1911. It is located just north of the Gonzaga University Campus. The house is 1,350 square feet and has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It is now run as a museum which is open everyday but Sunday with free admission.

Logan

4/5Very Good!(69 area reviews)

While visiting Logan, you might make a stop by sights like Crosbyana Room and Jundt Art Museum.

Logan
West Cliff Drive overlooking Spokane, provides a panoramic view and is a great place for a sack lunch. There aren’t picnic benches but there are a couple of big rocks to sit on and look out over the city and take in the commanding view! #spokane #cityofspokane

Cliff - Cannon

4/5Very Good!(69 area reviews)

If you're looking for some top things to see and do in Cliff - Cannon and surrounding area, you can visit Knitting Factory and First Interstate Center for the Arts.

Cliff - Cannon

Top Hotels in Spokane

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
4 out of 5
333 West Spokane Falls Boulevard, Spokane, WA
The price is $154 per night

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! (1,194 reviews)

"Super clean, elegant. Staff in all areas friendly and helpful. Perfectly located downtown"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Spokane Airport
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Spokane Airport
3 out of 5
8967 W. AIRPORT DRIVE, Spokane, WA
The price is $104 per night

Situated in Spokane, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Northern Quest Casino and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fairchild Air Force Base and Indian Canyon Golf Course. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)

"Super friendly staff! Hotel is immaculate and beautiful! Our room was big and comfy for five people to stay in. Very happy with our stay!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Spokane Airport
Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center
Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center
3.5 out of 5
1100 N Sullivan Rd, Spokane Valley, WA
The price is $109 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Spokane Valley Mall, Mirabeau Meadows Park, and Splash Down Waterpark. Hub Sports Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (963 reviews)

"We enjoy this property as it’s conveniently located to shopping in the Spokane valley and Has quick access to I 90 for day trips in the area. Hotel was clean with preventative measures taken for Covid; only complaint was the loud air conditioner!!"…"

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center

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.

Popular places to visit in Spokane

Spokane Arena
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Spokane Arena

4/5(980 reviews)

Catch an event at Spokane Arena during your trip to Spokane. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Spokane Convention Center
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Spokane Convention Center

4.5/5(257 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Spokane Convention Center during your trip—a top convention center in Spokane. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Gonzaga University
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Gonzaga University

4.5/5(449 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Gonzaga University, a top college in Spokane. Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Riverfront Park
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Riverfront Park

4.5/5(1,085 reviews)

See the magnificent Spokane Falls, enjoy amusement park rides and go for a relaxing stroll in this important public park.

Eastern Washington University
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Eastern Washington University

4.5/5(210 reviews)

Explore the campus of Eastern Washington University, during your trip to Cheney. Make time to visit the area's casinos, or simply enjoy its lively bars.

Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park
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Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park

4.5/5(48 reviews)

Hit the slopes in Mead with a visit to Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park. While you're in the area, stroll along the lakeside.

Top things to do in Spokane

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
Spokane Scavenger Hunt: Art & Architecture
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Spokane Scavenger Hunt: Art & Architecture

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Spokane

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
729
5 - Excellent 31.668114682884447%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 50.0868809730669%
3 - Okay
353
3 - Okay 15.334491746307558%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.2589052997393573%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.6516072980017377%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 1, 2020

Beautiful smaller city with good dining and great outdoor activities nearby. The Spokane Falls Park is spectacular.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Not much to see or do during the pandemic. It looks like it would be fun in normal circumstances.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Apr 16, 2020

Stores and attractions were closed due to co19. However I am fami!isr with Spokane and find many things to do .

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveler

Mar 22, 2020

I was born there, dont like going back. City is just dirty in my opinion.

5/5 - Excellent

Rob

Mar 17, 2020

This is an awesome city. #spokanedoesntsuck

3/5 - Okay

Kbelle

Mar 14, 2020

We were flying out of Spokane

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