Spokane is like an oasis beyond the desolate fields and ramshackle towns of eastern Washington. You are rewarded with a thriving city that is filled with historic treasures, from artifacts to architectural. The wealth of the Idaho Silver mines lent its wealth to this city and it's evident in the late-nineteenth-century architecture of the buildings in Spokane Washington.
Ten airlines service the Spokane Airport, making this the second-largest airport in Washington State, after Sea-Tac Airport south of Seattle. This is a modern traffic hub, and there is free wireless Internet access all over the Spokane Airport. If you are staying at one of the hotels in Spokane that are near the airport, you will most likely have a free shuttle van ride to the Spokane Airport. If you are traveling with pets the Oxford Suites, with its waterfront views, is a great hotel Spokane offers which welcomes you as well as your pets. A free hot breakfast buffet is included when you book a room in this, what is a notch above any other hotel Spokane has.
At the heart of Spokane is a beautiful Riverfront park, bisected by the Spokane River, which tumbles down a series of rocky ledges to create the Spokane falls. This was where Indians used to catch fish and was the site of the first settlers in Spokane Washington. Take the $4.75 gondola ride over the falls for the best views and a fun trip. Two islands make up this park, making up a total of a hundred acres of beautiful scenery
Near west Riverside Avenue and Jefferson Street is where you can find the highest concentration of the neoclassical architecture Spokane Washington is well known for. Some of the most well known facades are the Clark Mansion, the Davenport Hotel, and the Campbell House. You can gain entry to the Campbell House by paying an admission fee to the Cheney Cowles Museum. This region's history museum is only $4, for which you can spend an entire afternoon looking at the impressive display of artifacts that you can only find here in Spokane.
Overall, the pace of Spokane is very relaxed, so at the end of a day of sightseeing wind down by feeding the ducks at Manito Park. You might find night has fallen so you'll be looking for a place to stay. A good hotel Spokane has is the Red Lion Hotel. These accommodations have recently been renovated, and so it is a clean and comfortable place to stay. The tower views and impeccable landscaping make this a hotel Spokane is proud to call its own, and many visitors return here again and again.
If a circus is in town or a major concert is going to take place, it will most likely be held at the Spokane Arena. Built in 1995, this modern building now seamlessly blends into the fabric of Spokane Washington. The Spokane Arena always has great events for families and young people alike, with all the largest acts that pass through town playing here. Situated just north of the Riverfront Park on West Mallon Avenue, the Spokane Arena is easy to find.
The antique charm, easygoing pace and incredible sunsets make Spokane a great place to spend a weekend. You don't have to miss out on all the things you are used to if you visit Spokane Washington. It is such a nice place to visit that folks come over from Montana, Colorado and Idaho to wander the lovely streets.