Hotel at a Glance: Red Lion Hotel at the Park
Red Lion Hotel at the Park is conveniently located in downtown Spokane, on a picturesque waterside spot near Riverfront Park. Getting around is easy—you can reach many shops and restaurants on foot, or use the hotel’s complimentary shuttle.
- Comfy guest rooms feature refrigerators, microwaves, and free WiFi.
- Pet-friendly: Pets up to 50 pounds are welcome for $15 per stay.
- Grab a bite: Savor cedar-plank salmon or dig into a buffalo burger while you watch big-screen TVs at Dam Bar & Grill.
- Work up a sweat in the fitness center, then take a refreshing dip in the indoor pool.
- Go green: The hotel’s eco-friendly practices earned it a silver-level rating in TripAdvsor’s GreenLeaders program.
Spokane, Washington: Bustling Arts District and Riverfront Park near the Rocky Mountains
Spokane is Washington’s second largest city, but it manages to stay in touch with its green side. In fact, the town’s motto is “Near nature. Near perfect.” Throughout Spokane, you’ll find tons of parks and gardens as well as the Spokane River, which flows directly through downtown. And then there’s the thundering Spokane Falls at Riverfront Park. The 100-acre public green space also features a century-old carousel, an opera house, and an outdoor Ice Palace that’s open for skating from October through March. There’s a host of recreational opportunities just outside of Spokane as well. You can go boating and fishing on Lake Coeur d’Alene across the Idaho border (it’ll take you about an hour to get there), and the nearby Rocky Mountains offer unparalleled skiing, biking, and hiking.
In recent years, Spokane has emerged as a bona fide cultural hub with a thriving arts scene. On the first Friday of every month, dozens of downtown venues stay open late to showcase paintings, sculptures, photography, and other works by local artists. At the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, you can take in a performance by the Spokane Symphony. For a quick bite before the show, check out one of the casual eateries highlighted on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, such as Elk Public House. A good bet for wine lovers is Barrister Winery, which produces fruit-forward vintages in a 100-year-old brick building.