Discover Things To Do In Spokane, WA

Explore Hidden Gems In Washington State

The people, the places and the pastimes make Spokane one of the most unique places to visit in the country. Located minutes away from some of the best things to do in Spokane, WA, Red Lion Hotel at the Park is situated amongst some of the area’s best outdoor activities, shopping, dining and entertainment.

Whether you're visiting for leisure or you’re looking for one of the best Spokane Convention Center hotels, plan to take some time to enjoy all the Spokane has to offer.

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Wild Sage American Bistro 916 W. 2nd Ave, Spokane WA 99201 509-456-7575 1.1

American, Vegetarian, Fusion

Frank's Diner 1516 W. 2nd Ave, Spokane WA 99201 509-747-8798 1.34

Breakfast, American

Mizuna Restaurant and Wine Bar 214 N. Howard, Spokane WA 99201 509-747-2004 0.54

American, Vegetarian, Organic

Clinkerdagger 621 Mallon St, Spokane WA 99201 509-328-5965 0.38

American, Seafood

Sante Restaurant & Charcuterie 404 W Main, Spokane WA 99201 509-315-4613 0.61


Rock City Grill 808 W Main Ave, Spokane WA 99201 509-455-4400 0.7


Steelhead Bar & Grille 218 N Howard St Spokane, WA 99201 509-747-1303 0.59

American, Pub, Nortwest

Churchill's Steakhouse 165 S Post St., Spokane WA 99201 509-474-9888 0.95


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River Park Square Mall 808 W Main Ave, Spokane WA 99201 509-363-0304 0.7

River Park Square is Spokane’s premier destination for shopping, entertainment and dining in downtown Spokane. At this Spokane mall you can visit AMC 20 Theaters with IMAX, explore artwork at the Kress Gallery, reserve the Fan Suite for a private event or meeting, or shop or dine at one of our many merchants. River Park Square also offers covered parking in addition to shopping in Spokane. Park and save in the covered downtown parking garage with extended hours and validation available through River Park Square merchants.

Finders Keepers 309 W 2nd Ave, Spokane WA 509-838-4590 1.03

This one of a kind shop offers Spokane's largest selection of jewelry from every era. Glitz is in and their vintage rhinestone cases are bursting with sparkle. Not to mention over 5,000 pairs of one of a kind earrings made from vintage parts! Didn't find the perfect one on the rack? Let one of the talented in-store designers make it for you. They also specialize in wedding party and bridal jewelry.

Kizuri 35 W Main Ave, Spokane WA 509-464-7677 0.71

The world of handcrafts is brought right to your hands at this delightful little store. From colorful woven purses and clothing to fabulous fair trade chocolate, there is a worldly treasure for everyone here! Called "Kizuri," which means "good" in Swahili, this little shop is good for the planet, good for people and good for you! This is Spokane's premier "fair-trade-earth friendly" store. That means that each purchase you make is contributing to a fair and livable wage for every artisan. Your purchases help support projects that provide work for people in developing countries so that they may care for themselves and their families.

Merlyn's Science Fiction Fantasy Store 19 W. Main Ave, Spokane WA 509-624-0957 0.71

Need a little comic relief? Like to play games and delve into science fiction and fantasy? Merlyn's will magically take you to another world. From comic books to action figures, games and t-shirts, prepare to enter a place where playing is taken seriously!

Mountain Goat Outfitters 12 W Sprague Ave, Spokane WA 509-325-9806 0.78

All the latest climbing gear is here along with hiking and backpacking equipment galore. Once you have the gear you have to have the right clothes. Not to worry, there is also a nice selection of men's and women's outdoor wear ready for a quick try on.

Flour Mill 621 W Mallon Ave Spokane, WA 99201 509-755-7551 0.38

This unique shopping center, which is home to such stores as Chocolate Apothecary, Kitchen Engine, The Bead Shoppe, Tobacco World, and Clinkerdaggers Restaurant, is located on the north bank of the Spokane River near the Spokane Arena. For more than 100 years, the Flour Mill was just as its name implied — a mill that ground wheat into flour. In 1974, as part of the city's preparation for the World's Fair, the mill was renovated to provide downtown space for eateries and retailers.

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Central Food 1335 S. Summit Pkwy, Spokane WA 509-315-8036 1.06

The newest hit neighborhood bistro! Chef owned and committed to NW cuisine featuring local food. Bread to die for, baked in house

Steam Plant Grill 159 S Lincoln, Spokane WA 509-777-3900 1

Look for the twin 225' smokestacks on the Spokane horizon to guide you to one of the city's most unique landmarks! The old Steam Plant was built in 1916 to provide central steam heat and electrical power to downtown Spokane. Artfully renovated, the historic facility now houses offices, the Coeur d'Alene Brewing Company and the delightful Steam Plant Grill

ZOLA 22 W. Main, Spokane WA 509-624-2416 0.68

Zola is unique! It’s also one of the hottest hang out places in Spokane. Some call it hot because of the raved about happy hour with its ridiculously cheap, fabulously good Tapas and low-price-great-sippn’ drinks. The best happy hour in Spokane, they say.

Rocket Bakery 1325 W 1st, Spokane WA 509-747-1834 1.28

Spokane's own coffee star will give the other "Starring-Bucks" a run for their coffee money! This locally owned coffee/bakery has 8 locations with 3 of them conveniently located downtown. The Rocket Bakery makes their own bakery creations, bagels, tasty sandwiches and soups. They take the cake again and again as a local favorite and you can take the cake, the scones, the banana bread, the cookies or the muffins! Each location offers its own ambience to make you feel like it's a neighborhood shop you can call your own. The friendly staff make you feel welcome in the neighborhood and each is skilled in brewing the perfect cup of Joe.

Auntie's Bookstore & Uncle's Games 402 W Main Ave, Spokane WA 509-838-0206 0.62

Like stories? How about three full stories of new and used books housed in a historic brick building located in the heart of the city! Welcome to Auntie's Bookstore where browsing and reading is the art of the day. This is Spokane's largest independently owned book store. Besides the volumes of books there is an impressive collection of magazine titles, book accessories and a helpful staff that likes to talk about books as much as read them. Many nights feature a book reading and this is the meeting place for bookworms and lovers of all ages.

Boo Radley's 232 N. Howard St, Spokane WA 509-456-7479 0.51

From new vintage lunch boxes and funky cool t-shirts to off the wall weird stuff, this shop is a wild toy experience for kids as well as adults.

Main Street Antiques 7 W. Main St, Spokane WA 509-747-1877 0.69

A unique antique experience starts by just opening the door of Main St Antiques as the sound of trickling water accompanied by the exotic scent of the East beckons further exploration. Once inside, one-of-a-kind things contribute to a one-of-a-kind experience! Antique and vintage are artfully combined with the delightful new. American and Asian antiques are intermixed with new home accessories and artwork. Navajo rugs rest next to complementing rugs from the Orient. Vintage books vie for the eye with contemporary paperbacks and ceramic Asian elephants share space with antlers, figurines and native baskets. A eclectic worldly mix!

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ROW Adventure Center 209 S Washington, Spokane WA 99201 509-822-7332 1.01

Your one stop resource for outdoor fun in the Inland Northwest! Offering bicycle and paddle board rentals, white water rafting, kayaking, and fly fishing trips as well as guided bicycle, paddle board and walking culinary tours.

MInnehaha Park 5625 E Upriver Dr, Spokane WA 5.23

Minnehaha Park / Beacon Hill is a 6.5 mile loop trail located near Spokane, Washington. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing, hiking & mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Centennial Trail 201 W. North River Dr, Spokane WA 0.17

The Spokane River Centennial Trail is a 37 mile paved recreational trail for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. The trail stretches from Sontag Park in Nine Mile Falls, Washington to the Washington / Idaho state line. It continues another 24 miles beyond the Washington state border into Idaho as the North Idaho Centennial trial through Post Falls and into Coeur d'Alene.

Mount Spokane 29500 N Mt Spokane Park Dr, Mead WA 99021 509-238-2220 26.64

Need a lift? Whether you're a snowboard junkie or a skiing newbie, you'll enjoy staying at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, one of the most desirable hotels near Mount Spokane. Less than an hour from Spokane, WA skiing, we're ideally situated amid some of the Northwest's most scenic surroundings which offer seasonal access to Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park. Don't miss an opportunity to take advantage of picturesque views, outdoor adventures and world-class accommodations at one of the most conveniently located Mount Spokane hotels.

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Riverfront Park 507 N Howard St, Spokane WA 99201 509-625-6601 0.48

Historically, Native Americans were drawn to the spectacular Spokane Falls for their summer harvest of salmon. Today, crossing the scenic waterfalls by the SkyRide gondola is only one of the many attractions in Riverfront Park, developed at the site of the 1974 World's Fair Expo. Park walkways and bridges connect with the Centennial Trail as it heads east to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, offering a quick escape from the urban core for joggers, bicyclists and pedestrians. The famous Clock Tower serves as the focal point of the park constructed in 1902. When much of the surroundings were demolished in preparation for Expo '74, the Clock Tower was able to be preserved and served as a reminder of Spokane's railroad history. Luckily, the park is located out our back door and across the river.

Mobius Kids 808 W Main Ave, Spokane WA 99201 509-321-7121 0.67

Mobius Kids Children's Museum is a fun, nurturing place for young children and families to learn and grow through hands-on activities in science, culture and the arts. Exhibits include an open-ended , exploratory art center, a small city, a theater for dress-up play and science centers. Frequent special events include toddler/preschool classes, Legomania and Drop n' Shop. Spring Break classes are geared for children up to age 8. Open holiday Mondays.

Red Lion Hotel at the Park
201 West North River Drive, Suite 100, Washington, 99201, USA
Phone: 1 800 733 5466

Spokane, WA Attractions

Riverfront Park

Covering more than 100 acres of flower-bedecked paths, rides, spacious lawns, park benches, and a variety of public art and venues including the INB Performing Arts Center and an IMAX Theater, Riverfront Park is a must-see for families. Kids rejoice in the summer amusement park, winter ice skating rink and SkyRide gondola on the Spokane River.

Carousel at Riverfront Park

Originally placed in Spokane's Natatorium Park in 1909, this landmark features the original figures and a Ruth & Sohn band organ.

Manito Park

Take a walk through 90 acres of land covered in exotic flowered garden, trees, greenhouses and take in breathtaking views among regal swans that circle the ponds.


River Park Square

A short walk from Red Lion Hotel at the Park, River Park Square features a variety of shops, including: Nordstrom's, Macy's, The Loft, Auntie's Bookstore, Apricot Lane, Apple Store, the North Face, Jos. A. Banks, AMC  I -Max Movie Theater and much more.

Green Bluff Growers

Situated 15 minutes north of Spokane, Green Bluff Growers hosts community gatherings throughout the year. In addition to a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, you'll also find wineries, antiques, an alpaca ranch, a landscape nursery, U-pick lavender, homemade Italian food and fresh bakery items, gift shops, and Christmas trees.

The Flour Mill

 Discover the romance of Old Spokane in the Flour Mill. The century old Flour Mill is located onthe north bank of the Spokane River. The shops are locally owned and are truly unique in their offerings. It's the place where you'll always find that "something special" you've been looking for.

Antique District

Downtown offers a dozen antique stores in which you’ll find an eclectic assortment of treasures.

Spokane Valley Mall

Regional shopping center featuring JCPenney, Macy's, Sears, Old Navy, over 120 Specialty shops, 12-plex cinema and restaurants.

Annual Events

Restaurant Week  Feb 20 – March 1, 2015 

10 days/70 restaurants/3 courses/preset price

Bloomsday May 3, 2015

This is a 12K run that averages 50,000 runners, joggers, and walkers - a stampede that announces the arrival of spring in the Inland Northwest.

Lilac Festival – May 16, 2015

Featuring the annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade-the largest of its kind in the nation, the Spokane Lilac Festival offers fun and worthwhile activities for all ages.

Hoopfest June 27-28, 2015

Hoopfest is the biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world.  7000 teams compete on 447 courts covering 42 square blocks in downtown.

Fourth of July Fireworks – July 4, 2015

Held in Riverfront Park. You’ll have a front row seat at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park.

Spokane Pig Out in the Park

A five day festival of food that takes place annually in August, Spokane Pig Out in the Park offers booths and live music to bid farewell to summer.

Spokefest – September 7, 2015

This downtown event is perfect for all levels of bikers.  Route covers 9, 21 or 50 miles.  2000 riders.

Outdoor Recreation


Bowl and Pitcher – Running along a wide bend northwest of downtown, the Bowl and pitcher area of Riverside State park offers some of the most scenic hiking an d rock formations on the river.

White Water Rafting

Few urban rivers offer the rugged beauty and challenging rapids available on the Spokane River.

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Fly Fishing

Spokane River offers unique fly fishing experiences. Several local outfitters are located nearby to get you pointed in the right direction.

Paddle Boarding, Canoeing and Kayaking

New in 2015! Paddle boarding on the Spokane River with a new river input location directly across the river from the Red Lion Hotel at the Park.  Boards, canoes and kayaks are available for rent at nearby Mountain Outfitters.

Mountain Biking & Cycling

The Red Lion Hotel at the Park offers complimentary bikes for cruising downtown.  For the more adventurous, there are several bike shops downtown at which to rent mountain bikes for a day of downhill fun.


Pack up your clubs and leave your worries behind because the Spokane region is a golfer's paradise. Imagine courses so great you'd play more than one a day! And with country club worthy municipal courses, you'll see more of our greens for a lot less of yours!

Skiing, Snowboarding,Tubing and Snowshoeing

Only 45 minutes from our front door to the base of the ski slopes, Mt. Spokane offers day and night skiing, tubing and, snowboarding passes.  Wonderful cross country and snowshoeing trails abound. Night Skiing skiing is available as well.  Discounts on Lift Tickets are available for guests staying at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park.  Packages available

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