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9 Awesome Things to Do in Spokane

Spokane, a city of waterfalls, parks, museums, and a lot of fun things, can definitely be just a refreshing retreat you need.
Akshay Kulkarni Jun 13, 2019

Say a Prayer at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

The cathedral is an example of the classic Gothic architecture enhanced by the application of intricately designed stained glass. Catholic or not, visiting this cathedral must be on your to do list when visiting Spokane.

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Fall in Love with the Spokane Falls

Being one of the largest urban waterfalls in United States, the graceful Spokane Falls continuously flows all year round.

Did you know?
The city of Spokane was named as "Spokane Falls" until 1891.

SkyRide Your Way Through the Spokane Falls and River

If you're too lazy to walk or bike your way to enjoy the Spokane Falls and River, don't worry, an amazing Gondola SkyRide is available. This 20-minute ride is the best way to enjoy the falls and Ohhh!! you can get stupefying photos from up there.

Spend a Day at the Riverfront Park

Located in downtown Spokane, this 100-acre park is surrounded by the gorgeous Spokane River. Attractions such as the famous Clock Tower, Looff Carousel, Sculpture Walk and many more at this park are enough to keep you immersed throughout the day.

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Take a Ride on the Looff Carousel

While you're at the Riverfront park, don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a ride on this handmade carousel. It was built and carved by the German master carver Charles I.D. Looff in 1909.

Visit the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

The exhibits displayed and programs hosted by this small but interesting museum mainly showcases the American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art. The museum visit also includes a tour of the historic Campbell House which provides a view to Spokane's history.

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Enjoy Paragliding at Mt. Spokane

Almost 30 miles away from the city lies Mt. Spokane, a thrill seeker's paradise. Get an adrenaline rush by paragliding on this scenic mountain (under professional guidance, obviously).

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Hit the Mount Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park

In the winter season, visit this ski resort to try snowboarding and skiing to glide your way through the snow.

Roam Around the Manito Park and Botanical Gardens

The 90-acre public park encompasses five uniquely elegant gardens: Duncan Garden, Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, Rose Hill, Ferris Perennial Garden and Lilac Garden. Also check out the duck pond that shelters many ducks and geese, and visit the Park Bench Cafe for some refreshments.