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Things to do in Spokane?


I’ll be up in the Spokane area for a couple of days this week. Also, Couer D’alene.

Any suggestions for must-sees and -dos? I’m not above the touristy experience.

Also, I’m always looking for good things to eat, so if you know a restaurant up there, cough it up!


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  • Spencer May 1, 2012, 11:46 am

    I already coughed up some of my best material at Dunce Academy, but you’ve got to hit The Onion. Also, the food at the Couer D’Alene Resort is quite tasty, especially the desserts: huge and tantalizing.

    The lake is pretty and nice. If you start off heading left (which I believe would be east) around the lake from the resort, there are some awesome cliff-jumping spots. Brisk this time of year, but good times for sure. They also have a bunch of outdoor basketball courts swarming with wanna-be ballers and girls that are into wanna-be ballers (like the chicks in that Will Smith “Summertime” song). You could go dunk on somebody.

    I’m jealous.

  • Jennifer May 1, 2012, 6:50 pm

    The Couer D’Alene resort also has a floating green that changes distance every day by computer-falls into the touristy catagory. For Spokane, I’d say visit Riverfront Park and walk over the pedestrian only bridge to the island. With the spring runoff, it should be spectacular. I can’t recommend any place to eat, as I haven’t been there in a few years.

  • Jennifer May 1, 2012, 7:45 pm

    Hey, found an article about some cool spots to visit on Sunset’s website, http://www.sunset.com/travel/northwest/spokane-washington-day-trip-davenport-district-gallery-thum-00400000039344/. If you also get a chance, check out the Davenport Hotel – my grandparents had a flower shop inside way back when.

  • Todd May 2, 2012, 6:39 am

    First, you have to know how to pronounce it: http://www.bobrivers.com/#v8573c6i19.

    If you enjoy theme parks, Silverwood in Coeur d’Alene is pretty fun. Golf is good in Spokane. Other than that, there’s a reason that Spokane isn’t a vacation destination for most. 😉

  • Dan May 27, 2012, 12:38 pm

    Having extended family in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area, my wife, kids and I go there nearly every summer. Don’t get me wrong, I love the lake, the Centennial Trail and all the other usual attractions, but if I had to endure another day of the crowds at Silverwood, I think I’d slit my own throat.

    I did find an alternative for me. While the wife and kids and her extended family fought the crowds and the urge to vomit on the roller coasters, I was enjoying a leisurely lesson in Sporting Clays shooting at the Coeur d’Alene gun club.

    They steered me to a great instructor. Tracy Wright, a certified NSCA (National Sporting Clays Association), instructor. Not only was he a great teacher, but he was extremely patient and very helpful in identifying and providing solutions to my long-term shooting deficits.

    In no time at all I was seeing an almost immediate improvement in my scores. He teaches throughout the Spokane, Coeur d’Alene area, and is happy to come to you, but advanced booking is recommended to insure availability for the dates you wish.

    So if you’re in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area, and you just can’t do Silverwood again, (or visit Aunt Jenny’s), you could do much worse than to schedule a morning or afternoon with Tracy. For me, it was money well spent!

    His website has all the information you need to contact him to schedule a lesson at: “http://www.tracywrightshooting.com”.

    And in my opinion, it sure as hell beats a hot sticky day at a theme park!!