Manito Park in Spokane is found the scenic South Hill region. The park is home to a duck pond, conservatory and five beautiful gardens visited by countless visitors ever years. Some areas of the park remain as hinterland. The landscape is dominated by cliffs and rocks in areas which are not completely developed. Sledding remains a popular activity during winters when lower Manito's hills are covered with grass. Visitors can also spend a relaxing time exploring the park's topiary shrubs and manicured lawns or embark on a pleasant walking or a biking trail.
Experience the roaring rush of the majestic Spokane Falls in the heart of the city, where the namesake river cascades into a graceful fall. This stunning natural attraction can be viewed from several vantage points in the city center, such is its beauty. Hop on to a bike and ride along the Centennial Trail to see the falls, or wander along Riverfront Park's inner network to avail some of the best views. You can also catch closer views from the stairs that encircle the falls in Huntington Park. For a more unique experience, the Spokane Falls SkyRide takes you on an exhilarating journey high above the falls, from where you can encounter its rumbling melody. Better yet, Anthony's at Spokane Falls allows you to dine with a view of the iconic falls. The best time to catch the waterfall in action is springtime, when it is in its finest element, spraying visitors with misty waters and entertaining one and all with its spectacular thundering.
One of the main entertainment hubs in Spokane, Riverfront Park provides great family entertainment while still having enough secluded spots for someone who just wants to enjoy nature. Many attractions and landmarks reside within the park, including the Looff Carousel and the historic Clock Tower. Many of the city's popular family festivals take place here, especially in the summer.
Built in 1931 as the Fox Theater, the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox got a new lease of life after a long renovation in 2007. An art deco beauty, it is now the base of the Spokane Symphony and hosts a myriad of performing arts events. Enjoy delightful performances at this historic venue.
One of the city's major landmarks, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is considered to be one of the engineering marvels of its time. The church is built in the Gothic Revival style of architecture, and is constructed entirely out of cut stone. Like many other Gothic structures, the edifice of the church contains several intricate carvings of angles, religious symbols and gargoyles. Stained glass windows, a single aisle and arched ceilings make up the interior of the church.
John A. Finch Arboretum is 56.65 acres (22.92 hectares) of landscape that feature both regional and exotic plants. The arboretum is the perfect place for a walk or to learn about different plant species. There is a picturesque creek with a waterfall and bridge that runs through the arboretum. There is parking on site.
Since its inception, Stage Left Theater has been known to dish out some of the most memorable performances the city has seen. A relatively small theater, there's no lack of entertainment or excitement here, with vast variety of shows scheduled throughout the year. While it largely plays host to plays, comedy shows and musicals; concerts, dance performances, and other stage shows are not an uncommon sight site. With fabulous acoustics and cozy seating, this theater offers its audience a more intimate experience, often enabling one to connect with the performers and artists on stage.
The family owned Robert Karl Cellars is best known to preserve and offer their superior varieties of wines to locals and tourists. Located in the warehouse district, they are known to specialize in producing premium Cabernets. The recommended must-try flavors include the Claret and the Red Syrah. The wines are stored in the cellar by the owners for the right amount of time, which brings out the mature flavor of the wine. This popular boutique winery adds a new dimension to the palate of every wine lover. Check the website for more details.
Whether you're young or young at heart, the Laser Quest welcomes you. Ages 5 to 85 can come and enjoy a combination of tag and hide and seek, where you use your "laser tag gun" to light up an opponent's body sensor and score points. At the end of the game whoever has the most points win. You can play in a multi-level arena with music and a fog machine can even be used.
If you want to catch some live music shows, then head to the Big Dipper. This is a local live event space where musicians perform on various popular numbers or even their own productions. The space is well-equipped with light and acoustic amenities assuring every event is a success. You can also enjoy drinks and snacks during the shows.