Whether you're visiting for work or pleasure, a stay in one of our Spokane vacation rentals will help you feel right at home in this beautiful city near the Idaho/Washington border. As the state's second-largest city, Spokane offers a wonderful mix of dining, shopping, and culture, all surrounded by beautiful natural scenery ripe for adventure. Head to one of the five ski resorts within two hours of town, or simply head to the riverfront park downtown to launch your kayak on the Spokane River. Here, you can also hop on a gondola lift that will carry you something across the Spokane Falls! Epic mountain bike trails await just outside of town, along with hiking trails galore in the state parks and regional wildlife areas surrounding the city. Cyclists will find no shortage of paved trails and bikeways, such as the Spokane River Centennial Trail, which runs to the eastern edge of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene. Of course, Spokane itself offers plenty to keep you entertained. Visit Manito Park to tour the conservatory and Japanese garden, or just relax on a park bench and watch the baby ducklings waddling near the pond. Swing by the fantastic independent bookstore to pick up a new novel to read during your vacation, then head to Atticus Coffee for a literary backdrop and a first-rate cappuccino for your reading. You'll find great coffeehouses, several local microbreweries, and plenty of cocktail lounges and laid-back bars to suit your nightlife needs. Catch an evening of live music at the Knitting Factory (or the Spokane Symphony Orchestra, if that's more your speed), or even head to basketball game at Gonzaga University. Thanks to its proximity to the state border, Spokane is also convenient for exploring the beautiful Coeur d'Alene region! Take a scenic drive through Post Falls, stop in Coeur d'Alene for lunch, or visit the idyllic lakefront towns dotting Lake Pend Oreille and Lake Coeur d'Alene. For a laid-back weekend, working getaway, or an adventure-packed summer vacation, you're sure to find plenty to love during your time in a Spokane vacation rental!
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