Spokane. Near nature. Near perfect.
Spokane is the heart of the Inland Northwest - a region that encompasses Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho, and Western Montana. Spokane's name comes from the Native American tribe that makes its home in this area and means "Children of the Sun," which is exactly what you'll find here. Our city is known for its bright blue skies, glistening rivers and lakes, and its warm, welcoming residents.
A quick trip to www.visitspokane.com reveals that Spokane has an abundance of attractions, activities and amenities to offer visitors. The area is the cultural hub of the Inland Northwest. The Spokane Symphony Orchestra recently celebrated 50 years of outstanding performances. The Spokane Jazz Orchestra is the oldest performing jazz orchestra in the United States. The Spokane Opera House offers a regular season of Broadway hits, exciting concerts and international dance companies.
Downtown Spokane has over one million square feet of retail space! Great shopping, a myriad of outstanding restaurants and remarkable entertainment options are all within walking distance of your next meeting. River Park Square offers an exceptional shopping experience that includes Nordstrom, Macy's, Williams-Sonoma, Restoration Hardware, Ann Taylor, Pottery Barn and more. And once your feet get tired, kick back and relax with a movie – AMC's 20 screen Cineplex offers stadium seating, large screens and all the recent releases. The downtown streets are brimming with interesting retail offerings. Spokane is an eclectic blend of old world and new age thinking. Modern architecture offers striking contrasts to historic structures.
Spokane will whet your appetite with our exceptional restaurants and unique eateries. If you're looking for a great meal and a great view, Clinkerdagger offers legendary prime rib and a stunning view of the Spokane River falls. Northwest seafood is a specialty of Anthony's HomePort and the outside patio also offers glorious river views. For the best seat overlooking the city, no trip would be complete without a meal at Ankeny's. It's Spokane's only rooftop restaurant with a menu that will make your mouth water. Juicy steak and Naughty Cake are among the offerings at Spencer's in the Doubletree Downtown. The Palm Court, inside the Davenport Hotel offers an exceptional dining experience in one of America's most picturesque historic hotels, and the stained glass ceiling in the Peacock Lounge simply shouldn't be missed. For great Mediterranean food, Niko's Greek Restaurant and Wine Bar serves traditional, new and eclectic food. And, if you're so inclined, both Niko's and the Peacock Lounge offer a cigar rooms. You'll find hundreds of wonderful restaurant options from simple to simply extraordinary in Spokane.
Any visit to Spokane merits a few extra days of time for extraordinary escapes to the great outdoors. Biking, hiking and scenic views of the Spokane River Falls are right outside the Convention Center doors. Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Spokane River are five minutes away. And despite the fact that Spokane's climate is high desert, one of our main features here is water! That's right. 76 lakes lay within 50 miles of downtown offering abundant summer enjoyment.
The Spokane Arena is the site of world-class concerts and sporting events. We're also home to four community theaters and one professional company that offer a full season of comedies, dramas and musicals. Add art galleries, museums, and festivals, and you'll have to admit that Spokane has something for everyone!
(Courtesy of Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau)