Discover Things To Do In Spokane, WA

Explore Hidden Gems In Washington State

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There's more to Spokane than just meets the eye. The people, the places and the pastimes make it one of the most unique places to visit in the country. Nestled amidst 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 a family-fun getaway or have found Red Lion Hotel at thePpark to be your chosen destination for accommodations among Spokane Convention Center Hotels, there is an abundance to be seen and done right at your footsteps.

 

Spokane, WA Attractions

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. 

Spokane Arena
A premier sporting and concert facility, Spokane arena has a seating capacity of over 11,000. Be sure to attend a concert, basketball,arenafootball or hockey game during your stay. 

INB Performing Arts Center / Convention Center
Featuring state-of-the-art technology and a seating capacity of 2,700, the INB Performing Arts Center showcases the Best of Broadway, comedy shows and much more. The INB Performing Arts Center prides itself on being Spokane's premiere theatre facility with state-of-the-art technology and a seating capacity reaching 2,700. Find a wide variety of entertainment from Best of Broadway performances to comedy shows and much more. 

Statues Along Riverfront Park
Depicting historical events and heroes in Spokane's history, these statues feature prominent individuals. From iron men installed in recognition of the annual Bloomsday Run to others honoring the astronauts killed in the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia crash, you'll want to visit these figures.

Spokane's Courthouse
A castle built in the 1880s, Spokane's Courthouse resembles two famous 16th century chateaux in the Loire Valley of France.

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.

 

Hidden Gems

Boo Radley's
One of the most unique places to visit in Spokane, Boo Radley's offers one-of-a-kind novelties and other gifts including jewelry, stuffed animals, home décor and clothing, bacon-flavored gum and more.

Something Else Deli
There's no better place for a sandwich, and you won't want to miss out on visiting Something Else Deli, which offers an option for nearly everyone.

Atticus Coffee & Gifts
Offering a homey atmosphere of exposed brick walls and old plank floors, become intoxicated by the aroma of rich coffee in this one-of-a-kind coffee store where you can buy unique teas, coffee, books and other antiques.

Finders Keepers
At Finders Keepers, which is locally owned and operated, you'll find a variety of vintage clothing and custom jewelry from nearly every era.

Gibliano Brothers Dueling Piano and Music House
As the only dueling piano bar in the inland Northwest, you'll rejoice in sipping martinis and carefully crafted cocktails as local musicians battle each other in one of the most unique bars in the area.

 

 

For Families & Kids

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.

Mobius Kids
Offering learning experiences about new lands, cultures, science, community, art, and performance, Mobius Kids is a must for guests with kids.

 

Shopping

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, the North Face and much more.

Downtown Spokane Farmer's Market
Discover crafts, entertainment, fresh fruits and vegetables at this farmers market which is sure not to disappoint.

Green Bluff Growers
Situated just just 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 Kitchen Engine
A quaint, family-owned shop in Spokane's historic Flour Mill, TheKitchen Engine provides you with everything your kitchen needs.

Swank
Looking for the latest brands? Swank carries Miss Me Jeans, Miss Me Couture, Free People, J Brand, Hudson Jeans, David Kahn, Rachel Pally, Twisted Heart, Mink Pink, Yummie Tummie, Spanx and many other handpicked lines.

 

Events

Hoopfest
The biggest 3-on-3 basketball tournament around, Hoopfest it takes place on over 447 courts all over downtown and exceeds 27,000 players.

Bloomsday
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.

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.