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The Gateway Cities: Spokane, WA


Near nature. Near perfect.

Spokane is the heart of the Inland Northwest - a region that encompasses three states and two Canadian provinces. Named by the tribe that made its original home in this area, Spokane means "Children of the Sun," which is exactly what you'll find in here. The city is known for its bright blue skies, glistening rivers and lakes, and its warm, welcoming residents. Spokane Skyline

A quick trip to www.visitspokane.com, reveals that Spokane has an abundance of attractions, activities and amenities to offer visitors from around the world. Great shopping, a myriad of outstanding restaurants and remarkable entertainment options are all within walking distance of your hotel.

If you're looking for a great meal and a great view, some northwest seafood or a juicy steak, you'll find it here.

Perhaps you never though of Spokane as "wine country?" Well bring on your grape expectations, because some of the country's finest winemakers call our region home. As the second largest wine producing state in the U.S., nearly a dozen local vintners are producing an eclectic blend of distinctively Washington wines from juicy, rich reds and crisp whites to complex blends and our own brands of bubbly!

And if wine isn't the corker on your decision to come to Spokane, how about "rock solid golf at rock bottom prices." That's what legions of die-hard golfers (along with Golf Digest) say about golf in Spokane. With 33 courses within an hour's drive of downtown, there's play for golfers at every level. Add to that easy walk on tee times, green fees that rarely top $25 for 18 holes, and the region's 260 days of incredible sunshine, you'll find golf is just one of the ways to escape to the nearby outdoors.

On any trip to the Rockies, Spokane merits a few extra days of time for just such great escapes. Biking, hiking and scenic views of the Spokane River FallsFun in Spokane are right outside your door. Guided whitewater rafting trips on the Spokane River are five minutes away. And despite the fact that Spokane's climate is high desert, onme of our main features here is water! That's right. 76 lakes lay within 50 miles of downtown offering abundant summer enjoyment.

Spokane International Airport is served by 11 major airlines which offer more than 160 daily flights - many of them non-stop - across the country. "Easy" and "friendly" are the two most commonly repeated phrases from visitors. Just 12 minutes from downtown, Spokane's Airport is one of the most simple to navigate for visitors from around the country and around the world.

For more information about your next trip to Spokane, contact the Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at 509-747-3230 or visit our website at www.visitspokane.com








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