18 Jul Enjoying Summer In Spokane
It is finally here, in all of its glory! The warm summer weather so many of us in Spokane dream about during the long winter months. Everyone can now enjoy all the awesome local places in the long-awaited sunshine. Spokane is a great spot for anyone seeking fun and adventure. We have many adventurous and relaxing options. No matter your interests, there are tons of possibilities.
Here is a list of 15 FUN and AWESOME activities to do this summer, all in Spokane:
This 37.5-mile-long paved trail goes all the way from Spokane to Cour d’alene, Idaho. For those not willing to do the entire trek to our neighboring state, we recommend exploring the beautiful Spokane downtown area of the trail. This trail is perfect for bike riding.
What an awesome way to watch a movie: outside laying on a soft blanket in the summer evening! Every Wednesday in the summer, enjoy a movie in Riverfront Park. Admission is $5. View the movie schedule and other information by visiting their Facebook page.
Suspended over the Spokane River, this gondola lift will carry you near the Spokane Falls waterfall and Monroe Street bridge. The ride lasts 15 minutes. Bring your friends, since each cabin fits up to 6 people.
While you are visiting downtown, make sure to check out the newly updated carousel. The new and modern building incorporates the historic carousel wonderfully. Enjoy views of the river as the ride spins.
5. MANITO PARK
This park is the perfect place to explore for anyone who enjoys gorgeous gardens and views. Located on the grounds are a rose garden, Japanese garden, a conservatory with tropical and desert plants. Two playgrounds and a splash pad makes this perfect for kids as well.
A lovely paved trail is just wonderful for bike riding or jogging. Enjoy local flora and fauna on the way!
Over 60 farms are located in Green Bluff. Come to the farms to pick seasonal farm-fresh produce. The sweetest cherries, strawberries, and blueberries are just some tasty options to harvest.
For anyone who prefers buying healthy, fresh produce but doesn’t want to go all the way to a farm, Spokane offers many local farmers markets. Each market has a different location and specific hours.
Okay, this has got to be one of the most creative inventions we have ever seen. Where else would you be able to simultaneously exercise, eat, drink, socialize, and explore downtown Spokane in the fresh air?
10. SPOKANE RIVER
A great and unusual way to relax and enjoy local wildlife is from the comfort of a water tube as it floats down Spokane River. Never tried it before? Flow Adventures offers equipment rentals and shuttles.
11. PUBLIC POOLS
How amazing is it that public pools in Spokane now have free admission?! Now everyone can cool down from the heat affordably. You will need to sign up for a SplashPass online for free admission.
12. SPLASH DOWN
If water slides are attractions you seek, be sure to stop by Splash Down and experience the fun slides for yourself!
13. ARBOR CREST
Settled atop a cliff, this family-owned winery features beautiful views and live music twice a week. Enjoy wine, beer, and food all in a breathtaking setting.
Another option for outdoor movies can be found every Saturday at dusk at The Shop. Best news? Its free! Find the schedule on their website.
Lovers of nature will enjoy the hike at this national park. The hike starts off by crossing a swinging bridge over the Spokane River and lasts 2.1 miles.
What are your favorite ways to have fun in the sun? Tell us all about your adventurous or relaxing activities in the comment section below for a chance to win a FREE $15 gift-card to REI. The random winner of the FREE gift-card will be announced in our next Wednesday blog post, so make sure to check back next week. We can’t wait to hear what you enjoy doing in the summer!! We hope you win the FREE gift-card. Make sure to have some fun this week!