Things to Do in Spokane
Visitors will soon realize that Spokane fully embodies its motto: "Near nature, near perfect." Minutes away from downtown, you can climb sport routes in Deep Creek Canyon and paddle past moose on the Little Spokane River. One of the brightest highlights is the 10,000-acre Riverside State Park, where you can hike on miles of walking trails, soak in the scenery and venture across the suspension bridge hanging over the Spokane River. Golfers will be pleased to learn that there are 33 driving ranges. If you come in late June, consider signing up for Spokane Hoopfest, the world's biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
Over the last decade, Downtown Spokane has started to become a 24-hour city with top shopping and world-class entertainment. Catch a performance at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox or a concert by the Spokane Symphony. What's more, the dining in Spokane is nothing short of eclectic. There are eight Vietnamese restaurants and vibrant neighborhoods with a big-city feel - health-food stores in South Perry District, a range of draft beers in the Manito Tap House and nightlife at The Flying Goat. Visitors can also discover some of the region's finest wineries at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, Maryhill Winery and many more.