Spokane Tourism

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.

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

    • Air Pollution 15.28 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 31.25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 22.92 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.42 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 10.42 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.42 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Spokane for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Spokane.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.03 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 33.78 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.42 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 44.59 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.28 (High)
    • Attacks 34.03 (Low)
    • Drug offense 70.83 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 79.73 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 44.59 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 19.44 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 69.44 (High)
  • Quality of Life Index of Spokane is 182.38 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 50.1 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 67.12 (High)
    • Pollution Index 19.73 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 24.46 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 66.33 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 59.86 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.17 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 115.51 (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.

  • 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 10.25 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41.63 USD

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

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