Walking tours explore intriguing surroundings at a leisurely pace, much like a photography class held in a thick bog of quicksand. Let it all sink in with this Groupon.
$59 for a walking food tour for two with souvenirs (a $138 total value)
- Spokane walking food tour for two (up to a $98 value)
- Two souvenir stainless steel water bottles (a $40 value)<p>
During the guided tour, which lasts anywhere from 2–2.5 hours, groups of up to 12 walk an approximately two-mile course around Spokane. Between stopping for samples at six or seven local restaurants, they absorb historical and cultural insights about the architecture and geographic features they pass along the way. Click here to read the tour’s FAQ page.<p>
Oftentimes when people talk about what inspired them to start a new business venture, they wax nostalgic about family history or speak profoundly about a life-changing event. But in the case of Savor Spokane, the founders were inspired by a completely mediocre experience. While on a city food tour in 2009, they had an OK time, but left feeling like there should have been more...something.
They mulled it over, and eventually realized what was missing: their tour hadn't been local enough. So, they began developing a framework for what they thought would be a more complete experience. They wanted local food, local guides, and an integration of relevant historical and cultural information.
Today, these are exactly the kinds of tours they organize with Savor Spokane. Though the focus is food or wine, as groups walk from destination to destination, they pick up interesting tidbits about Spokane geography, architecture, and culture. The guides say they've been able to enlighten both tourists and locals, often finding even lifelong residents admit they've learned something new, been to a restaurant they didn't realize was there, or figured out their key to the city doesn't actually open anything.