Outdoor Adventures in the City

Spokane, Washington is home to some of the most beautiful sites and adventurous outdoor activities in the Pacific Northwest. Spokane also has a rich and vibrant downtown area.

If you get a layover there and are itching to do something outdoors spend your afternoon at the Riverfront Park. It’s a 100 acre park full of everything you could want. Take a walk or a run through their miles of paved trails

Be a kid again (or take the kids) and climb to the top of the world’s largest Radio Flyer and slide down the handle for your very own Red Wagon Adventure!

If this doesn’t satisfy the inner kid in you head on over to the Pavilion Amusement Rides and take a turn on the Ferris Wheel or crash into friends at the bumper cars.

If you’re a history buff like me check out the clocktower built in 1902. It’s beautiful chimes can be heard reverberating throughout the park.

Or meander around finding all the historic plaques noting the location of all the exhibitions of different countries from the 1974 World Expo.

Australian Sundial from Expo ’74

And of course if you’re at the Riverfront Park you can’t miss out on seeing Spokane Falls. Keep your eyes peeled for the bits of old brick that are still there as an homage to the hydro plant that once sustained the city and brought water to the fire that ravaged the city in 1889.

If you’re not afraid of heights then spend the $7 and hop in a SkyRide cabin for breathtaking views of the falls further down. It was rated among the Top 12 Scenic Cable Rides in the World by Conde Naste Daily Traveler so you know it’s good.

And you just might be lucky enough to spot a hawk looking for lunch at the falls!

His name is Hawksley

Once you’re good and worn out from all that walking and sunshine you can either grab a bite to eat and shop at the River Park Square or grab some happy hour appetizers and refreshing brews at the Steelhead Bar and Grille just across the way.

What are your favorite things to do in Spokane? I hear they have a lively music scene, where’s your favorite place to grab a brew and listen to the sounds of Spokane?

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