things to do in spokane washington

RESTAURANTS
STEELHEAD BAR & GRILL
This moody, warehouse-chic destination is nestled a block away from Riverfront park and has a rustic, industrial atmosphere. There a soft leather couches and chairs and a cozy fireplace to make the place feel welcoming and warm. The place to go for burgers, cocktails and a great selection of whiskey's. People talk about their halibut and chips, philly cheese steak, sesame encrusted tuna, shoestring fries and happy hour!
HTTP://STEELHEADBARANDGRILLE.COM
WILD SAGE BISTRO
Rich earth tones and classic architectural details that make our bistro both relaxing and refined. Walls of windows saturate our interior space with abundant natural light during the day and provide an intimate atmosphere at night. People talk about the Gluten Free selection, coconut cream layer cake, white cheddar fondue, heirloom tomato and goat cheese stuffed chicken breast.
HTTP://WWW.WILDSAGEBISTRO.COM
CLINKERDAGGER'S
The tradition has continued for almost 40 years at this Spokane landmark overlooking the majestic Spokane River and city skyline. This is the perfect place for a special business lunch, a romantic occasion or a simple getaway dinner. People talk about the Rock Salt Roasted Prime Rib, Oven Roasted Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster Bisque and the Warm Pear Bread Pudding. 
HTTP://CLINKERDAGGER.COM/

SHOPPING
RIVER PARK SQUARE MALL
River Park Square is Spokane's premier destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment in one central downtown location. At this Spokane mall you can visit AMC 20 Theatres with IMAX, explore artwork at the Kress Gallery, reserve the Fan Suite for a private event or meeting, or shop or dine at a variety of national and local stores and restaurants. 
HTTP://WWW.RIVERPARKSQUARE.COM
ATTICUS
This is a favorite Spokane place to sit, sip and chat. Exposed brick walls and old plank floors compliment the assortment of gifts and the intoxicating aroma of coffee. Arty home decor, unusual-to-find gift items, coffee in bulk, tea room take up the front of the store while nestled in the rear is the cozy cafe where you pick up the ready-to-satisfy fresh coffee and assortment of sandwiches and baked goods. 
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THE FLOUR MILL
Rich history is built within this building and the shops inside offer tantalizing variety for anyone that visits. To inspire your palate you can visit Clinkerdaggers, Ho Ho Teriyaki, Queen of Sheba or the Chocolate Apothocary. For unique gift items and splurges there is Wonders of the World, a bead shop, Lotions and Potions and the beautiful Chateau Rive for those looking for the perfect place to get married. 
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PARKS/OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT
GOLF
Spokane is home to several impressive golf courses that cater to a variety of tastes, skill levels and budgets. Each one in pristine condition, the four most popular courses include Indian Canyon, Esmeralda, Downriver and The Creek at Qualchan. Check out each course to see which one is the perfect fit for you or try out all of them to have the ultimate Spokane Golf experience. 
HTTPS://BETA.SPOKANECITY.ORG/GOLF
RIVERFRONT PARK
Riverfront Park is considered one of the most scenic urban parks in the nation! With over 100 acres to explore you are sure to discover the magnificent Spokane Falls and River, the Expo '74 Pavilion, 1902 Clocktower, Looff Carrousel, Gondola Rides over the falls and the Sculpture Walk. There is something to discover around every corner. 
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MANITO PARK
Manito Park is a public park located in beautiful Spokane Washington's South Hill neighborhood. Manito Park has five gardens, a conservatory and duck pond that are toured by over 150,000 visitors each year. The 90 acre park includes spacious manicured lawns, playgrounds, walking and biking paths, flowers, topiary shrubs, a greenhouse conservatory and multiple picturesque gardens.
HTTP://WWW.MANITOPARK.ORG

COMMUNITY HIGHLIGHTS
NW MUSEUM OF ARTS & CULTURE
A hub of support for the arts (professional and local) the MAC opens its doors and shares everything from artifacts to sculptures to installations and photographs. It is considered the cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest because it actively engages the Spokane community and its visitors through history, the arts and the Plateau Native Culture. 
HTTP://NORTHWESTMUSEUM.ORG
MAIN MARKET CO-OP
The Main Market Co-op is a full service grocery store in downtown Spokane. Our mission is to provide wholesome, responsibly sourced food to you and your family, safe products for the home, and to be a vibrant part of the downtown area. With equal respect for consumers, producers and the environment, we strive to offer the highest quality with the smallest footprint. 
HTTP://MAINMARKET.COOP
WHITWORTH UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1890, Whitworth is a private, residential, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Whitworth's mission is to provide its diverse student body an education of mind and heart, equipping its graduates to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity. Whitworth's community of teacher-scholars is committed to rigorous and open intellectual inquiry and to the integration of Christian faith and learning. 
HTTP://WWW.WHITWORTH.EDU/CMS

INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT
WILD WALLS
As a first time climber at our facility, you will either need to have previous belaying experience and pass a belay test or sign up for our vertical introduction class. You will be instructed by one of our professional staff who will guide you through learning the knots, commands and proper belay technique needed to climb safely. We provide the rental equipment needed during the class. 
HTTP://WILDWALLS.COM/
POLKA DOT POTTERY
Join us for a unique experience! Whether you walk in or register for a class, our staff artists will guide you through the journey while you create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. No painting experience is necessary and we are perfect for girls night out, birthday parties, date nights, bridal showers, family day activity or team building workshops. Take your imagination and put it on the many options of pottery and ceramics we offer. 
HTTP://POLKADOTPOTTERY.COM/
LASER QUEST
Get ready for some great family fun and entertainment! We specialize in birthday parties for kids, teenagers and adults. Laser quest spokane is the ultimate venue for all your party needs for sports teams, youth groups, scout toops or corporate events. Lasers, mazes, flashing lights and amazing optics make the competitive atmosphere buzz with excitement and adrenaline. 
HTTP://WWW.LASERQUEST.COM/PUBLIC/LOCATIONS/WA-SPOKANE.CFM

NIGHTLIFE
THE RIDLER PIANO BAR
The Ridler is the only dueling piano bar in Spokane and the Inland Northwest! Offering unique entertainment week in and week out as well as a wonderful variety of drinks and culinary delights. The new lounge features flat screen TV's, pool and shuffleboard and every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights the piano masters will put on a show you will never forget! 

INB PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The INB Performing Arts Center, owned and operated by the Spokane Public Facilities District, serves as the premier entertainment venue in the Spokane Region. Hosting a range of concerts, plays and even Broadway Musicals, this venue will steal your heart and take you on an adventure like nothing you've ever experienced before. 
HTTP://WWW.INBPAC.COM/
BING CROSBY THEATRE
In 1988 this once silent film movie house was restored in an elegant, neo-classical fashion. Now it hosts a spectrum of entertaining arts from international and local musicians, plays and musicals to screenings of local and famous movies and films. The Bing is the heart and soul of Spokane's entertainment district and will provide you with an evening of artistic celebration and fun. 
HTTP://WWW.BINGCROSBYTHEATER.COM/

WHERE TO STAY
THE DAVENPORT HOTELS
The Davenport Hotel is a regional landmark and masterpiece in terms of luxury and architecture. From the time it was first opened in 1915 the Davenport Hotel's cutting-edge approach to hospitality hasn't faded over the years. It can be counted as one of the worlds greenest, most energy-efficient buildings. It has hosted many famous names, some of them including Babe Ruth, Demi Moore, Taylor Swift, John F. Kennedy, Tony Hawk and Snoop Dogg.
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MONTVALE HOTEL
In the heart of Spokane's vibrant arts and entertainment district, this historic hotel offers an on-site restaurant and pub and blends traditional with contemporary in its decor. Each room includes free Wi-Fi, Cable TV, private bathroom and tea/coffee making facility. Comfortably furnished in rich woods and warm colors we are sure that you will enjoy the Montvale from the moment you step foot in the lobby until the time you depart. 
HTTP://MONTVALESPOKANEHOTEL.COM/
RED LION AT THE RIVER
As one of the most sought-after hotels in Spokane we're proud to offer premium accommodations in a desirable area. We offer prime access to the city's most beautiful attractions as well as the top businesses, restaurants and entertainment in the downtown area including Riverfront Park, the INB Performing Arts Center, the Spokane Arena and Spokane Falls. We're here to make sure your stay in Spokane is comfortable, convenient and most-of-all FUN! 
HTTP://SPOKANEATTHEPARK.REDLION.COM/

FESTIVALS
BLOOMSDAY
Bloomsday originated in 1977 and has been going strong ever since! It is a 12K race in which participants run or walk on a course that hits the best of Downtown Spokane. In past years the race has hosted over 60,000 participants and has prizes for the top runners and wheelchair racers. Always hosted in early May we encourage you to take part in a Spokane tradition and join us for the best race in the Inland Northwest. 
HTTPS://WWW.BLOOMSDAYRUN.ORG/
LILAC FESTIVAL
Spokane is known as the Lilac City and once a year we celebrate with a parade, food vendors, music and entertainment of all kinds! Come join us in May to experience such events as the Royal Tea Party, Lilac Festival Golf Tournament, President's Dinner, Festival Parade and the Farewell Breakfast. 
HTTP://SPOKANELILACFESTIVAL.ORG/PARADES--EVENTS-20151.HTML
MUSICFEST NW
The Festival, organized in 1945 to instill in young people an enjoyment and appreciation of all the arts, while encouraging the study of music and dance, and promoting high standards of performance, is operated as a civic non-profit organization. It's a chance to enjoy the young musical talent in the Inland NW and take part in all the arts that Spokane has to offer. 
HTTP://WWW.MUSICFESTNORTHWEST.ORG/

LOCAL SPIRITS
DRY FLY DISTILLERY
In 2007 Dry Fly became Washington State's first distillery since pre-prohibition and continues to operate as the state's only Craft Distillery. We were named the 2011 Distillery of the Year by the American Distilling Institute! We produce award-winning vodka, gin, whiskies and now bourbon using only locally grown grains and botanicals.
HTTP://WWW.DRYFLYDISTILLING.COM/
BARRISTER WINERY
Barrister found its home in 2004 in a historic 100-year-old building in Spokane's Davenport Arts District. Make sure to visit the tasting room and enjoy the atmosphere and activity of full-production winery, the art gallery showcasing local artists, and Barrister's friendly staff as you sample a selection of the current wine releases. 
HTTP://WWW.BARRISTERWINERY.COM/
NO-LI BREWHOUSE
The No-Li Brewhouse makes its home on the bank of the Spokane River and has gained stardom over the years. Bringing home several international awards and hosting one of the prettiest outdoor patios in Spokane makes No-Li one of the best places to take a group or enjoy a romantic evening with a special someone. People talk about the Wrecking Ball Imperial Stout, the Amber Ale, the Jet Star Imperial IPA and the samplers. 
HTTP://WWW.NOLIBREWHOUSE.COM/

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