Spokane County

Riverside State Park Bowl path

Hiking Riverside State Park Bowl & Pitcher

If you’d like to get away for the day and go hiking, whether for an easy few miles, or a 55-mile trek, look no further, Riverside State Park Bowl &…

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Exploring Spokane With Kids

Spokane has grown into a kid-friendly city in recent years and it always seems to be getting better. Between Downtown Spokane, North Spokane and South Spokane, there is always something…

The Best Brunch Spots in Spokane

Spokane is known for its Riverfront Park and stunning architecture, but what about food? Join Explore Washington State contributor Molly Lindquist as she takes you on a journey through 7…

1st avenue coffee in spokane

Spokane Coffee Shops: Our Top 9 List

There have been some changes in the Spokane coffee scene in the past year, and now that things are slowly re-opening, I decided to revisit my list of the best…

Cat Tales Wildlife Center in Spokane

A Trip to Cat Tales Exotic Wildlife Center

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! My mom, sister, her three little girls and I went on an adventure to the Cat Tales Wildlife Center in Spokane. They serve…

liberty lake trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail

Hiking the Liberty Lake Loop Trail is a magical, zen experience. It is one of my favorite trails to hike. The filtered sunlight in the deep forest, tinkling stream, and…

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Spending a Day in Downtown Spokane

Goodbye stodgy and boring, say hello to Spokane 2021. Long viewed as behind the times by the west side of the state, Spokane has done a lot of catching up…

Manito Park Spokane

Manito Park Arts Festival in Spokane

Manito Park on Spokane’s South Hill is known throughout our community as the crown jewel of Spokane. It boasts five meticulously cultivated gardens, a pond, hiking trails and soft hills…

Top 5 Lakes to Paddle in Spokane

Top 5 Lakes To Paddle In North Spokane

2020 is the year to explore close to home, and in the Spokane area we are luckier than most in that there are so many options for recreation. One great…

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Visiting Wisconsinburger: Midwestern Charm in the Inland Northwest

Not far off of the highway and tucked into the Perry District of Spokane, Wisconsinburger is a Midwestern-themed burger stop you don’t want to miss. From its creative menu to…

Roast House Coffee Explore Washington State 2020 Gift Guide

Gift Guide 2020: Shop Roast House Coffee

Explore Washington State was founded on the back of many cups of coffee late at night. Frankly, it is still being maintained on copious amounts of caffeine.  Coffee has always…

2232 Ceramics mug Explore Washington State Gift Guide 2020

Gift Guide 2020: Shop 2232 Ceramics

Who knew that pottery could be the catalyst to my happiness? If you had asked me five years ago, I would have never said that I have a handmade mug…