Spokane, Washington

Activities & Recommendations

Near Nature, Near Perfect. Spokane is a place where city life pairs perfectly with nature—thriving with outdoor activities, live music/entertainment, bustling micro-brew scene, and many other things to do! Amongst the beauty of urban downtown Spokane, you’re sure to see the Spokane River gorge. In the heart of the city is Riverfront Park, where the river creates the largest urban waterfall in the United States. These are just a few things that make Spokane one of the more unique places to travel. When visiting or planning your next vacation to Spokane, make sure to check out these outdoor attractions and recommendations to enhance your stay as well!

Where to Eat in Spokane

Our favorite places to dine in Spokane after whitewater rafting!

24 Taphouse & Brew

The perfect local place to get a great burger and beer. A family-friendly environment with plenty of TVs for sports viewing as well. Find many local beers on tap at this mom-and-pop-owned restaurant.


Flying Goat

Artisan thin-crust pizza like you have never had. Exciting craft pizzas and appetizers. Always a recommended spot for pizza and a good local brew. 

Where to Stay in Spokane

Our recommended accommodations after rafting in Spokane

Hotel Indigo

This history-rich hotel is built upon an old Speakeasy in Spokane. We recommend if you’re trying to soak up Spokane entirely, filled with inklings of Spokane’s past and featuring a different historical theme on each level along with individually created rooms depicting eras/features of Spokane.

Davenport/ Davenport Grand Hotel

If attending a conference or event in downtown Spokane, this might be the best option for you. It combines the luxuries of a modern hotel while being located near some of the best areas to view nature in Spokane.

Camping at Riverside State Park

Rv and tent camping are available with prior reservations. Family-friendly camping vacation location. Watch whitewater rafting down the Spokane River a few minutes from your tent. Hike premier State Park trails in the morning and head into Downtown Spokane at night for dinner just 20 minutes away.

The Best Breweries in Spokane

After a day on the Spokane River, these are our favorite breweries to visit!


Located in the old railroad alley of Downtown Spokane, this father and son brewery pride itself on their bold craft ales inspired by the Northwest. This local spot represents Spokane perfectly in a beer glass.


Born and Raised in Spokane, just like their most famous IPA, “Born and Raised.” These guys have put Spokane on the map for their world award-winning blends. No-Li is known for its eclectic location, with outdoor seating that puts you right up on the Spokane River—serving great finger foods, appetizers, and an extensive drink selection.

More Fun in Spokane

When visiting or planning your next vacation to Spokane, be sure to check out these outdoor attractions and recommendations to enhance your stay as well!

Explore Riverfront Park

Initially home to the World Expo Fair of 1974. This extraordinary 100-acre park is accessible minutes from downtown Spokane and is truly the gem of the city. During spring, walk the bridges across the Spokane River Falls to feel the mist from the water’s hydraulics below. Also, make sure to visit the Pavilion in the park that often hosts outdoor entertainment and concerts.

Whitewater Raft the Spokane River

Starting just downriver of the Spokane Falls, a few minutes walk from downtown, you can find yourself on the seat of a raft. This rare opportunity allows you to jump on a whitewater river starting minutes from a metropolitan downtown and within 2 hours on the river finish in Riverside State Park (the 2nd largest in Washington). Book your whitewater or scenic rafting adventure on the Spokane river here.

Zipline in Liberty Lake

If a treetop adventure is your speed or on the bucket list, you’ll want to check out Mica Moons Tours for your next zipline canopy tour. Ride ATVs to Mica Peak in Liberty Lake and enjoy your breathtaking tour past many historic spots in Liberty Lake.

Hike Riverside State Park

Riverside State Park is the 2nd largest in Washington. This park provides recreational opportunities for almost any visitor, with 55 miles of hiking trails, RV/tent campground, atv/utv area, and the best whitewater rafting near Spokane and Couer d’Alene. Watch local rafting on the Spokane River through Bowl and Pitcher while hiking on the river bank. No vacation in Eastern Washington would be complete without stopping by here.

Spokane River Whitewater Trip

This route is the most adventurous on the Spokane River! We meet in Peaceful Valley and suit you up with all necessary equipment, including wetsuits when needed. We will instruct you with essential equipment and safety techniques prior to getting you on the river. Before you hit your first set of rapids, the Spokane River provides an abundance of wildlife and plenty of opportunities for swimming and or relaxing. Your guide will navigate you through two Class III rapids.  First up is “Bowl and Pitcher.” This rapid will take you through exciting whitewater while going under Riverside State Park’s wood swinging bridge. Next up is “Devil’s Toenail,” another exciting class III rapid with plenty of splashes and heart-pumping fun! Drinks are provided after the trip. Leave the noise and responsibility behind and allow us to create these live-in-the-moment memories that can be so rare and last a lifetime!

Group Discounts For 10+