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Idaho Vacation Spotlight: Spokane (Part 2)

spokaneThis week we decided to finish the “Idaho” Vacation Spotlight for Spokane! Last week, we covered some of the amazing food options in Spokane, and this week we want to check out great places to see. Spokane manages to be centrally linked between urban and rural. With only a few hour drive in either direction you can be in a big city, or Canada! Finding the perfect weekend activity is super simple. Staying in town? Great! Riverfront Park is a great place to take the family! Originally created for the Olympics in the 80’s, Riverfront Park just recently started a multi year expansion. There is an arcade, gondolas over the falls, and Primo shopping throughout this beautiful walkthrough. Check their website (above) for notice on special events like farmers markets and concerts. There is always something to do down there and its a great day trip if you have never been!

Many people don’t know, but there is a gorgeous arboretum in Spokane! Known as Manito Park, it is about 90 acres of ponds, flowers, ducks and geese! This fantastic place to take the family is free entry, and is open most of the year. The flowers mid spring-summer are the “people draw” here! It is worth an afternoon at least! There are a few other great parks in spokane. Several hundred year old churches line downtown, and most are open for tours. You can also stop by the falls for a breathtaking view of the Spokane river.

spokaneIf you are a fan of the arts, you don’t have to look any further! Spokane Civic theater has shows year round. The theater is known for the quality of acting and directing. It is the best theatre anywhere before getting to Seattle! Make sure and check their website for most recent shows to find one your in love with! Downtown also has 2 great movie theaters and tons of food!

While not as pristine and forested as the “official” members of the Vacation Spotlight, Spokane does offer a big city feel in a little town! If your planing a trip, make sure and include it in your plans. Next time we will cover the best places to stay!