Near nature. Near perfect. It's more than a slogan in Spokane; it's reality. With all the big city amenities you could wish for, fabulous natural beauty, four seasons and 260 sunny days each year, Spokane is a special place.
Spokane is the perfect base for all sorts of activities, with an amazing number of outdoor recreational opportunities just a short drive away. You'll find mountains for skiing, hiking and biking, lakes and rivers for swimming, boating and fishing, and golf courses with challenging holes and unmatched scenery.
Although our outdoors are without equal, our indoors will stir your senses as well. Broadway performances, intriguing art galleries, world-class museums and powerful stage performances will capture your imagination.
What trip to the city would be complete without shopping and fabulous food? Once again, Spokane has it covered. From eclectic to classic, you can shop in sparkling new malls, renovated historic buildings, unique boutiques and well-known department stores. And when its time for a little refreshment, you'll find distinctively regional tastes paired with familiar favorites. Spokane has the recipe for your new favorite meal!
The hard part will be deciding what to do first. Check out some of the ideas we have posted here, request a visitor packet and plan to stop by one of our Visitor Information Centers when you arrive. You may just need to start planning a second trip now!
Visitors arriving in Spokane may find the Spokane Regional Visitor Information Center a valuable resource for learning more about the city. It is conveniently located one block southwest of the Spokane Convention Center at 201 W Main Avenue (corner of Main and Browne). Please feel free to contact the Center at 509.747.3230 or 888.SPOKANE (toll free).