Located in the heart of the inland northwest, Spokane is home to Gonzaga University, roughly twenty golf courses, and nearly as many wineries. Spokane’s Lilac Bloomsday Run is the largest timed footrace in the world. Make the most of your time in Spokane with these recommendations.
Downtown Spokane is home to street art, galleries, and live music. On the first Friday of each month, restaurants and shops extend their hours, and artists and musicians perform their works.
With 7,000 teams and 450 courts, Spokane’s Hoopfest is the largest three-on-three basketball tournament in the world. The Spokane Lilac Festival is also noteworthy, because it includes the largest Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in the country.
Riverfront Park is enjoyable for both children and adults. With carnival rides, green space, and shopping destinations, there is truly something for everyone. It also has an IMAX theater and a giant slide shaped like a red wagon.
Frank’s Diner has been a local favorite for more than 80 years. Stop by for a farm-to-table omelette or a bowl of purple oatmeal. For an upscale dining experience, visit the Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture houses over one million artifacts and pieces of art from the people of the inland Northwest. Art lovers will also appreciate the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University.
Downtown Spokane offers the best shopping in the city. Find everything from Nordstrom and Macy’s to dozens of locally owned shops. For distinct gifts and souvenirs, visit Boo Radley’s.
Spokane’s motto is “near nature, near perfect” for a reason. This area has 76 lakes, five national parks, and one killer waterfall. Adventurous folk can raft along the Spokane River.