Spokane boasts an abundance of art galleries and shops selling handcrafted items, and exploring them is a great way to enjoy the city. If you're here on the first Friday of the month, be sure to take advantage of the Spokane First Friday Art Walk, when more than 25 galleries and stores across the city open their doors for special exhibition and events.
Walk, run, bike or skate along this 37-mile paved path that parallels the Spokane River. The trail, which provides lovely views of both the city and the countryside, begins west of the city in the forested Riverside State Park, travels through downtown Spokane and continues east through the valley across the Idaho border.
The Knitting Factory was founded in 1987 and over the years has grown into Knitting Factory Entertainment, which encompasses four clubs - in New York, Hollywood, Boise, and Spokane - several record labels and other ventures.
Get an awesome view of Spokane Falls while gliding through the air in an enclosed gondola. The Spokane Falls Skyride takes passengers on a 15-minute ride through the park and across the river, providing a spectacular vantage point for viewing the rushing waterfall.
Spokane hosts numerous festivals throughout the year celebrating everything from lilacs to literature, including several nationally renowned events. Hoopfest, the largest outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the country, takes place in early summer, and Get Lit!, an annual literary festival that features famous authors, is hosted by Eastern Washington University Press in April.
Catch a Shock arena football game or a Chiefs ice hockey game at Spokane Arena, a state-of-the-art venue that also hosts premier basketball, figure skating and wrestling events.
This 70-member ensemble is truly a gem of the Northwest. The Spokane Symphony takes the stage 60 times a year with performances that include classical music, family concerts and the annual Nutcracker ballet. Many performances take place at the recently restored, 1930s art deco Fox Theater.
This popular Italian restaurant has been awarded Restaurant of the Year and the Inland Northwest's Best Italian Restaurant. Its recipes have been published in Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines.
Clinkerdagger has a 34 year tradition of dining excellence in Spokane. Overlooking the majestic Spokane River and city skyline, Clinkerdagger has the perfect setting for that special occasion or entertaining guests. With award winning service and incredible cuisine, the staff invites you to indulge yourself for a truly memorable dining experience.
Chef Tony Brown offers a dynamic, seasonal menu focusing on the freshest produce from local organic farmers, fresh fish and the highest quality organic, hormone-free meats. Situated in the heart of downtown, in a turn-of-the-century building with tall brick walls, wood floors, warm lighting, marble tables and modern fixtures, Mizuna's enchanting environment is a warm and welcoming refuge to locals and visitors alike.
Aged, hand cut and seared to perfection. This is the ultimate steakhouse - dark woods and gleaming martinis. Service that's relaxed and attentive. An unmatched wine list with more than 300 world-class selections. Seafood, chops and innovative side dishes with an undeniably creative flair. Celebrate life with the perfect steak served in style.
The Steam Plant Grill is a premier restaurant located in a completely renovated historic landmark in the heart of downtown Spokane, Washington. The Steam Plant Grill offers a dinner menu that includes favorites like pub style fish and chips along side items like basil cream ravioli, a lunch menu with exciting options like bratwurst macaroni and cheese and a gorgonzola burger and a beer menu featuring options like the local "Pullman Porter."