For many, Spokane is not the first place they think of when they hear about the state of Washington, but it is a city that will surprise you with unique activities, outstanding restaurants, and natural beauty. Part bustling urban environment and part riverfront, you will find a perfect mix of activities during a work trip or vacation to this vibrant city. Luckily, having a car will not only grant you the mobility within the city to explore but allow you to take advantage of many of the nearby natural wonders.
Perhaps the biggest pride of Spokane is the Spokane River, which flows right through the city. Enjoy it at Riverfront Park which, which was created for a World’s Fair event in 1974. You can find so much to love within this 100-acre park, such as the Riverfront Park Carousel, an IMAX theater, a clock tower, and an enjoyable skyride over the falls of the river. During the winter months, an skating rink will invite you for a spin.
Museum lovers will be fascinated by the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, the largest cultural organization in the inland area of the Northwest. Here you will be able to visit five underground galleries, a cafe, store, library, amphitheater, and education center. The events, programs, and exhibits here shed light on Native American tribes and other cultures, the history of the region, as well as visual art.
Spokane also has many cozy and delicious restaurants for dining out in comfort. Frank’s Diner is not your typical greasy diner spot. Instead, this is where you can enjoy truly home-style food from recipes that have been passed down through multiple generations. For a classier night out, go to Wild Sage Bistro and receive a unique dining experience. Their offerings are expertly crafted, and you can’t beat the mellow, relaxed ambiance inside. For dessert, do not miss Mary Lou’s Milk Bottle. Not only is the building shaped like a milk bottle, but you can order enormous milkshakes that come in mouthwatering flavors.
When navigating Spokane, rely on its convenient grid system. Sprague Avenue (which turns into W. Riverside) divides the streets labeled “North” and “South,” while Division Street creates the division for the “East” and “West” streets.
For nearby adventures, consider day trips outside of Spokane to take in even more of the Pacific Northwest’s natural beauty. Gardner Cave is the third longest natural limestone cave in the state, while Palouse Falls State Park offers stunning waterfall views. On a clear day, you can see the surrounding states and even Canada from Mount Spokane State Park.
Get around with ease in a car rental that is just the size you want at the price you need. We at Orbitz offer an array of rental car classes in different price ranges and vehicle types. Whether you are looking for a more urban adventure or hoping to hike around the Spokane area, with us you can get where you want to go conveniently. Grab your car keys from us at Spokane International Airport and be on your way in no time.