A quiet metropolis on the east side of Washington, Spokane offers a booming economy as well as jaw-dropping nature, making it one of America’s most iconic gold rush cities. Take care of business with a ride that takes it slow, seeing every corner of the natural backdrop, from sweeping mountains to rushing waterfalls, by booking a private sedan, or reserve a meet-and-greet for arrivals to Spokane Convention Center ranging from stretched limousines to taxi cabs. With one Amtrak stop in downtown and dozens of bus routes, public transportation isn’t the worst option but it also isn’t the best. Take advantage of hotel accommodations by making sure you book a room that offers complimentary accommodations, whether it’s the local area shuttle provided by Hotel RL Spokane at the Park or the free airport lifts provided by a handful of stays in the Airport Heights neighborhood.
Take care of what needs to be done in order to see the beauty of the area, making sure you give yourself the chance to see the beauty of Riverfront Park while you’re still visiting - home to scenic bluffs, old bridges, and vivid cable rides that soar above Spokane Falls, you’ll feel like you saw it all in an instant. Delve into the early history of the region by walking through Manito Park afterward, another free attraction surrounded by 1904 fountains and scenic lawns, each maintained to make visitors experience the joys of walking through the past. End the evening with a show at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, famous for its striking art deco interior as well as year-round events. Talk the show over dinner afterward at Satellite Diner & Lounge, open until 4 AM and serving as the area’s perfect after-hours hangout.