Spokane Tourism, Washington

Visit Spokane - Best of Spokane

Located on the Spokane River west of the Rocky Mountain Foothills, Spokane is the second largest city in Washington, in terms of population. True to its 'Children of the Sun' translation, the city of Spokane has a sunny and a temperate weather that is ideal for exploring and endless shopping. Being a significant financial and the cultural center, Spokane has also grown to be an interesting tourist spot. Although the city is adorned by tall developed buildings, Spokane carries a medieval charm that is catchy.

Highlighted by a varied type of things to do and attractions to see, Spokane has a special something for everyone. Go on a family escapade to the Riverfront Park that is complete with a wide range of activities for both kids and families. Get a peek into history by exploring the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture that comprises of exhibits and crowd entertaining shows. Head to the stunning Spokane waterfalls that glow in the nights with colorful lights. Explore the wonderful city by going on a bike ride along the Centennial trials park and be sure to take your cameras with you.

Some of the famous events in Spokane include Bloomsday race, Spokane Gay/Lesbian Film festival, and Spokane Hoopfest.

As you visit Spokane, you will be bequeathed with hues of saturated sunsets, azure skies, green fields, and crème toned administrative buildings. The city’s name is derived from the River Spokane, of which’s banks the city is settled. If there is one thing the city is popular for, it has to be the glorious May's annual Bloomsday Run, that is essentially the world's largest mass-participation running event! As you begin to explore the city you will realize the beckoning references of Roman architecture with the characteristic red, sloping roofs, stone buildings and lots of quaint bridges. To bask in all this beauty, there are several parks sprawling across t city. These include Manito Park and the Riverfront Park among several smaller ones. Make sure to get a breather at the massive Spokane Falls! With all this and more the Spokane Washington tourism is gradually inclining.

Spokane Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Spokane tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST). UTC/GMT -8hours.
  • Currency: Currency used in Spokane is US Dollars (USD).
  • Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Spokane is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz alternating current. The power sockets used are of type A and B. Check your electrical devices for their voltage consumption and use adapters if necessary.
  • Internet: Almost all the hotels in Newark provide free Wi-Fi connectivity and there are free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, especially in the major public spots.
  • Languages: American English is the most widely spoken language in Newark. Apart from English, Spanish and French are some of the other languages spoken in Spokane.
  • Security: General Emergency: 911, Police Department: 509-625-4100.
  • Tipping: Tipping is expected in Spokane. It is advisable to tip around 15-20% of the pre-tax bill.
  • Customs: Be on time, because the Americans are very serious about punctuality. And be wary of your surroundings. Cleanliness and hygiene are much expected.
  • Be sure to look after your belongings. Especially, when you are walking alone in the nights.

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Facts and Stats for Spokane*

  • Pollution Statistics in Spokane

    Know the pollution level of Spokane before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 10.94 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 32.5 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.69 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • Spokane: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Spokane for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Spokane.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.27 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.33 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 34.38 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 46.97 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 67.97 (High)
    • Attacks 35.16 (Low)
    • Drug offense 71.88 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.55 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.7 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 54.69 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 20.31 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.53 (High)
  • Living in Spokane - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Spokane is 183.1 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.07 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.21 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.41 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.93 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.84 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 58.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.95 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.4 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Spokane

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Spokane

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 62.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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