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 most beautiful attractions in the city, Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden pays homage to Japanese city- Nishinomiya, Spokane's twin city. Peppered with numerous flower beds, a botanical center, several species of trees and vast lawns, this is every nature lovers dream come true. Its quiet, cobbled paths and lush green shaded areas, make it perfect for a walk, away from the city's busy streets.
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 are 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.
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, so make sure to check out their website for a calendar of events as well as hours of operation for all attractions.
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, St. John's Cathedral 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.
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 are a fan of live music then The Bartlett is one place you simply cannot miss. Known to host talented performers, this club is a spot to mingle with like-minded patrons and make new friends while enjoying good music. To complement your evening, The Bartlett has a scrumptious food menu on offer, and their happy hours last for two and half hours starting 5p everyday. After the acts, patrons can chat with artists, and this amicable atmosphere makes The Bartlett a haunt for music aficionados and upcoming artists.
From open-mic nights to some well-curated comedy acts, Spokane Comedy Club offers audiences an eclectic program throughout the year. Located in the heart of the city's busy downtown, the vibrant venue sees an exciting line-up of acclaimed stand-up comedians entertaining crowds every weekend. Labeled as one of the city comedy clubs featuring a classic Las Vegas-style setup, complete with an impressive menu of drinks and grub, it has played host to such noted names like famous comic writer Jubal Flagg and renowned podcaster and comedian Marc Maron in the past.