Downtown Spokane is quite charming for a city its size. The streets are lined with beautiful, mid-rise art-deco buildings that are reminiscent of Chicago in the roaring 20's. The streets are clean and well manicured and there are plenty of fun shops, colorful bars and little clubs with good dance floors.
Even more amazing is the river park that intersects the north edge of the downtown district. The river is actually a raging, white-water rafting waterfall with incredible granite stone faces and pillars protruding from the crystal clear waters. I have never seen such a beautiful park in the center of a city in my life. The park often hosts outdoor markets and music events, so its always a fun place to check out. Overall, I'd highly reccomend visiting downtown Spokane if you're in the area.