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trees and river landscape

Only 9 miles northwest of downtown Spokane, lucky visitors will stumble upon the cozy community of Nine Mile Falls. There are plenty of worthwhile experiences, breathtaking views and culinary treats on both sides of the river. Even though it is just a short drive from the city, Nine Mile Falls provides a great getaway to…

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Kitty Cantina Seating area Spokane

Kitty Cantina is Spokane’s first and only cat café. Its long-awaited opening took place on June 8th, 2020, having been delayed a few months due to the Covid-19 statewide shutdown. Their original opening date was set in April, but they were only able to operate their drive-thru coffee window until Phase 2 of Washington’s reopening…

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Regardless of season, Mount Spokane State Park is a remarkable resource for outdoor adventure in the state of Washington. It is the tallest peak in the densely forested Selkirk Mountain range. It also happens to be the largest state park in Washington at 13,919 acres. On a clear day, visitors can see all the way…

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Roast House Coffee Explore Washington State

We’re spilling the beans—the official Explore Washington State coffee is here! Great coffee always comes to mind when you think of Washington, whether you’re starting off your work day with it, sipping a cup before heading out on a hike or taking a mug with you on a Sunday drive. And we wanted to bring…

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It’s Friday, and you and your friends are looking for something fun to do in Spokane. You run through the list of usual bars, nightclubs and restaurants, but nothing piques your interest. If you’re feeling like doing something different for a change, read on. You can spend an evening inside of an illuminated igloo, surrounded…

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It’s impossible to talk about Spokane’s thriving coffee scene without mentioning one of the best local roasters in town, Roast House Coffee. When owner Deborah Di Bernardo started the company, she implemented a literal open-door policy to encourage a passerby to stop in and learn about the roastery. The warehouse doors were open to the…

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For those of us with a sweet tooth in Spokane, or for those visiting, there are a variety of candy stores, ice cream shops and coffee shops ready to serve up a sugar rush. But what if we want something on the sweeter side for breakfast? How about something with flaky layers or chewy caramel?…

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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 of the best brunch spots in Spokane. On Sunday mornings I like to take my time waking up. Life feels a little more peaceful, like…

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