Situated in eastern Washington along the Spokane River, Spokane, Washington, has many outdoor and indoor activities in the area. With lakes, museums, theaters and mountains, there is something for everyone. For a day trip, we suggest:
- Riverfront Park is a 100-acre park with attractions for visitors of all ages, including a carousel, an IMAX theater, sky rides, waterfalls and an ice palace. The park also hosts a number of events throughout the year.
- Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture has five underground galleries filled with Native American art, historical art from the area and interactive exhibits.
- Manito Park is a free park with five gardens, including a botanical garden, a conservatory and arboretum. The 90-acre park also has sculptures, a duck pond, a stone bridge and multiple playgrounds.
- The John Finch Arboretum houses more than 2,000 trees, varying from pines to maples, and 65 variations of lilacs. The arboretum also features a rhododendron garden and other plants native to the area.
- Mount Spokane is a skiing and snowboarding resort in the largest state park in Washington with 45 runs, a tubing hill, and a terrain park. In the park, visitors can enjoy snowmobiling, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, camping and hiking.