Spokane is beautiful city with excellent shopping, restaurants, wineries, breweries, recreation and Riverfront Park with the flowing Spokane River. Since its first days as a rail hub, Spokane has stood as a destination city immersed in natural beauty.
If you are extending your stay, or have some free-time during the conference, here are just a few activities worth discovering in Spokane, many just walking distance from the Davenport Hotel.
The Falls are stunning in the Spring, and is a mesmerizing place to reflect and relax. If you want a little break from the conference, we highly recommend taking a stroll to the falls, and who knows you may find the Clock Tower and Red Flyer Wagon along the way. You can also jog (or walk) for miles along the river and read historical signs to learn the history Spokane influenced by the falls.
This was the site of the 1974 Expo, and has trail through the park, and over the river, several breathtaking overlooks to the Spokane River, and over it.
This park has facilities that people of all ages can enjoy. The walking paths along the river and through the park are easy and the scenery beautiful. The play area for children is spacious and the large wagon slide is especially fun. The statues provide interesting photo shoots for family of selfie
World-class Wineries and Tasting Rooms
Grapes from the heralded appellations of Walla Walla, Yakima and Columbia Valley can be found in tasting rooms throughout the city. The region’s family-run wineries embrace a hands-on vintning process, and knowledgeable servers can explain each red and white’s journey from grape to bottle. Wine enthusiasts in downtown Spokane can visit several tasting rooms and wineries all within close proximity of one another.
Spokane’s brewery culture is blowing up with new breweries popping up all over the city—each with their own unique style and recipes. No-Li Brewhouse led the way in 1993. You can find their Spokane Style brews on the banks of the beautiful Spokane River, where the beer is sourced from the finest local ingredients. In downtown Spokane, Iron Goat Brewery’s taproom features live music and a taster tray of their full line up. And just a couple blocks away River City Red sports a robust lineup of regulars and seasonal drinks. For a bit of history and great food, stop by The Steam Plant Brewing Co. nestled in the city’s iconic steam plant towers.
Walk, jog, bike, and sightsee! Like the river it traces, the 37.5 mile paved Centennial Trail provides something for everyone. The park and trail are a lovely place to run and/or walk. The dam and falls are beautiful, a good place to observe how the power of abundant water sculpts the volcanic rock. Whether you’re lacing up your shoes, renting a bike or bringing your binoculars, there’s a pocket of the Centennial Trail waiting just for you.
Manito Park and Botanical Gardens is a 90-acre public park with arboretum, botanical gardens, and conservatory, located at 17th Ave and Grand Blvd. Manito Park is a must stop if you get the chance! The peace and beauty there is amazing! The Park is open daily without charge.
Mica Moon Zipline Tours
You may have been on zip tours before and found them to be quite ordinary, that is not the case here… with spectacular views and the fun and humorous guides. We highly recommend this to anyone whose looking for a little adventure. Click here for more information or to book a Mica Moon Zip Tour
During conference downtime or to order a free visitor guide, be sure to check on “Things To Do” in Spokane.
Hot Tips from the Davenport Grand Hotel
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