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Grande Prairie
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What to do?

Visiting Spokane in May with another couple in the middle of May. What should we do/see?

Spokane, Washington
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1. Re: What to do?

Tammie, I'm assuming their are no children involved.

What kind of things do you like to do and see. Are you into wineries, parks, hiking, walking, shopping?

Give me some ideas and I'll try and be more helpful in the mean time check out these web sites...

www.visitspokane.com

www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com

www.riversidestatepark.org

www.spokanecentennialtrail.org

There are more I'll wait until I hear back from you.

Collie

Spokane, Washington
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2. Re: What to do?

a few hints of what you like, as Collie asks, would help us. You may be here in the middle of Lilac festival (evening parade downtown) and related events. River is running had, so as Collie often suggests, Riverfront park, and either a gondola ride over the falls, or walk behind the WWP bldg (right behind city hall) and go stand right next to the falls ( awesome!) Some very good wineries in Spokane, if you like that. Collie is full of other suggestions.

Grande Prairie
posts: 51
3. Re: What to do?

Hey guys! Thank you so far! Yep, no kids involved. We like wineries, walking, shopping, dining, scenery. Nothing too physical, like hiking. Even if you recommend a casino. The other couple likes that more. I love music and theatre if that is possible. I will check out your recommended web sites as well.

Spokane, Washington
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4. Re: What to do?

Okay lots of wineries around I suggest you guys check this one out...

www.www.arborcrest.com

great scenery, good wine.

Shopping...

www.riverparksquare.com

it's right across the street from the park

also..

www.northtownmall.com

Walking along the Centennial trail will be fun.

www.northernquest.com

is a very popular casino and they have some great music there too.

Lots of clubs around town sort of depends on what you like.

Go up to Manito park and wander around for a bit, the Japanese gardens there were voted one of the top 20 most beautiful gardens in the US by budget travel.

More later.

Collie

Edited: 5:24 pm, April 03, 2013
Spokane, Washington
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5. Re: What to do?

The better wineries are in walking distance downtown. Cougas Crest, '07 Merlot is an award winner. Next door is Whitestone. 4-blocks away is Barrister, with their big red wines. Arbor Crest, as mentioned above is in the mall, but the best Arbor Crest site is a 8 mile drive to their Cliff House with the views.

Grande Prairie
posts: 51
6. Re: What to do?

Thank you everyone:) I am just waiting for our travelling companions to return from their trip to Las Vegas.

Might have more questions after that!

Spokane, Washington
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7. Re: What to do?

Tammie, yes please ask away if you do have more, that's what we're here for.

Collie

Grande Prairie
posts: 51
8. Re: What to do?

Hello, I am back:) Finally talked to our friends about this middle of the May trip to Spokane and we will be visting! Hope to leave Edmonton May 16 and plan to stopp to spend a night somewhere before we get to Spokane. Any ideas where? Bonners Ferry or Sandpoint? We still have to book accomodations and some are not available. Then in Spokane we plan to visit a winery, maybe theFalls, a little shopping, casino? Best places to stay and eat would help. We hope to stay two nights and then head up to Invermere BC. Anywhere we should stop to visit on this little trip? Should we take a different route? We can make some changes but only have 5 days and cannot change those particular dates.

Spokane, Washington
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9. Re: What to do?

Well here is a thought for you...There is a great casino just south of Coeur d'Alene it's also a resort...

www.cdacasino.com

You could stay in Coeur d'alene then drive to the Casino you would also be about 35 minutes away from Spokane.

Seems many peoples favorite casino is Northern quest just west of Spokane, it also has an hotel but there's lots of places to stay around the west end.

www.northernquestcasino.com

You could stay at the Hampton Inn which is a fairly quick drive to Northern quest and a few minutes from downtown Spokane.

Check them out and see what you like. No reason to say in Bonners Ferry or Sandpoint.

What kind of food do you like? That might help with suggestions for you.

Latah Creek winery is one of my favorites its just right off the I90 between the state line and Spokane....

www.latahcreek.com

Then there is...

www.arborcrest.com

it's a bit off I90 but has great views and is a nice place. Both have wine tasting. Their are several around these are just my favorites.

Collie

Edited: 2:02 pm, April 27, 2013
Spokane, Washington
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10. Re: What to do?

Kootenai River Inn in Bonners Ferry allows for gambling and accomodation. There is a nice little restaurant right across the street, but the name escapes me right now. Staying in Downtown Spokane saves driving and allows for walking to some of you possibilities. Both casinos are big and have food, spa entertainment and accomodation options.

Holiday Inn, out by the Hampton, has a free shuttle for both downtown and to the casino, so again could save some driving. Mirabeau park Hotel in Spokane Valley, right off the freeway, gives you access to both wineries mentioned above, and easy access to the mall (across the street) and Idaho. The restaurant there is very good and the rooms have been upgraded recently.