Spokane may not be the most well-known city in the United States, but the attractions of the city center and beyond are certainly worthy of a few days’ exploration. Its unique location on a gorgeous river surrounded by waterfalls and rapids makes it a tempting city for any adventurer. There is even more to see in the surrounding area. Eastern Washington is home to fantastic hikes and gorgeous towns, which can all be easily reached from the city of Spokane with a rental car.
With your rental car in Spokane, you can really take in all that this varied and unique city has to offer. The city’s motto is “Near Nature, Near Perfect” and a stroll around Spokane definitely illustrates “the best of both worlds” as stunning gardens can be enjoyed within the city boundaries. Discover waterfalls and rapids within the city center, or experience the lively Riverfront Park. It was the location of the 1974 World’s Fair, from which lots of pavilions still exist.
To enjoy more Spokane nature, drive over to Manito Park in South Hill. This area contains lots of attractions, including native plants and delightful gardens. Take a walk in the Victorian Duncan Garden or the Japanese Garden, which was a gift from Spokane’s Japanese sister city, Nishinomiya.
A trip to Spokane is not complete without visiting the huge John A. Finch Arboretum, a 65-acre tranquil paradise which stretches all the way up Sunset Hill. It is home to some of the most gorgeous plants and trees and boasts an impressive array of colors during any season of the year. The city is also home to various manmade beauties, such as the Monroe Street Bridge, a piece of architecture built in 1911 but recently renovated. It holds the title of the largest arch bridge in the US.
In case of rain while you are in Spokane, there is still a lot at your fingertips. Take a walk inside the Spokane County Courthouse, which was completed in 1895 and boasts gorgeous sixteenth century French renaissance style architecture. If you are an art fanatic, do not miss the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture, which is located in Campbell House, one of the city’s many historic homes.
With your rental car, you have the fantastic opportunity to explore some of Eastern Washington’s finest scenic spots. Take a drive to one of the many nearby mountain ranges for a hike or, if you are visiting in winter, a ski or snowboard session. There are also a lot of charming settlements nearby, including the picturesque lakefront town Coeur d'Alene, which is the perfect place to spend a tranquil afternoon.
We provide great rates for your car rental in Spokane and can offer a range of vehicles suitable for whatever you desire. Whether you are exploring this fantastic city solo or with a group, you can guarantee that you will find what you want at the best price with us at Orbitz.