Take the flight to Spokane – a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts by onward connection from Seattle with Alaska Airlines in partnership with Icelandair.
The city’s name derives from the Native American tribe known as the Spokane, which means “Children of the Sun”. White explorers met this tribe for the first time at the Spokane Falls in 1810. The name is certainly appropriate, since the sun is said to shine in Spokane for 260 days each year. The fur trading post established at Spokane Falls in 1810 was the first long-term European settlement in Washington State.
Modern Spokane City is a fast growing commercial and administrative centre of Spokane County. It is a high-spirited town, thriving on the spectacular nature of the region, tourism and almost endless possibilities for outdoor recreation, sport and adventure in both summer and winter. The city itself has much to offer a flourishing art scene, powerful stage performances, live concerts, world-class museums and art galleries.
Spokane is a veritable Mecca for those who love outdoor recreation in winter and summer be it water or winter sports, mounting climbing, hiking, biking or longer exploratory trips in the Cabinet Mountains or the western regions of the Rocky Mountains.
Glacier National Park is just four hours away from Spokane, Mt. Rainier National Park is four and a half hours away, and U.S. Yellowstone National Park is less than an eight-hour drive away.
Spokane is a golfer’s paradise, with 33 fabulous golf courses set in beautiful scenery. Many of these are quite challenging, offering golfers ample opportunity to test their skills. For wine enthusiasts, it’s almost mandatory to visit one of the wineries in the Spokane Region and discover the products of some of the country’s finest winemakers. It will be an unforgettable experience.