Spokane is the metropolitan heart of mostly rural eastern Washington. This city of about five hundred thousand is the commercial center of the surrounding agricultural area. This area neighboring Spokane is mostly made up of farmland, but there are over thirty golf courses, numerous hiking and camping areas, and beautiful rivers here as well. Spokane is famed as the Lilac City, and their lilac ... read more
festival that proceeds annually on the third Sunday in May, is a great family friendly event to enjoy. Like many cities in Washington, Spokane in careful to maintain harmony with it’s many surrounding natural attractions. Kayaking and rafting are very popular around Spokane, with various reputable tour companies standing by to help you get out on the white water. Downtown Spokane is home to all the shopping and eating you would expect from a large city. Speaking of “large,” Spokane is home to the Monroe Street Bridge, which is the largest arch bridge in America. You’ll also find here one of the countries best hotels: The Davenport Hotel and Tower, which is famed for it’s unique architecture, luxurious beds, and excellent cuisine. Visit Spokane, and enjoy a surprisingly rich vacation destination that can be thought of as an oasis of activity in the expansive surrounding farmland.