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Fun Things to Do Around Spokane

Whitworth has 200 acres of stately pines, wide-open green spaces and first-rate facilities -- right in the middle of one of the most scenic regions in the U.S. The Spokane area offers a thriving community life and abundant outdoor activities.

Student Hotspots

  • Didier's Yogurt & More: Tuesday-night froyo is a Whitworth tradition
  • Petit Chat Bakery: Popular gathering spot within walking distance of campus
  • Twigs Bistro: Sophisticated yet casual dining and fabulous gorgonzola fries!
  • Wasabi Bistro & Sushi Bar: Within walking distance of campus; students enjoy the sushi line here.
  • Tomato Street: Italian cuisine feature wood-fired pizza
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries: Handmade burgers, and peanuts while you wait!
  • The Flying Goat: Great artisanal pizza
  • Anthony's at Spokane Falls: Fresh Northwest seafood and beautiful views of the Spokane River
  • Dick's Drive-In: Cheap eats and fun people-watching
  • Old European: Traditional European breakfast and lunch dishes
  • Prospectors: Large portions of all your favorite grill fare
  • The Service Station: A popular coffee shop, study spot and concert venue

Near Whitworth

  • Head to Holmberg Park to play ultimate Frisbee, softball, tennis and basketball, or hike in the 104-acre Holmberg Conservation Area.
  • Village Centre Cinemas boasts 12 movie screens.
  • Wandermere Golf Course: Take advantage of $12 Tuesdays to play 18 holes on this scenic course.
  • Mt. Spokane: Hike, bike or snowshoe to the summit; ski or snowboard down.
  • Green Bluff: Visit 25 orchards and farms for a picnic and u-pick fruit. (The Apple Festival is an autumn highlight.)
  • NorthTown Mall: Shop, dine or see a movie.
  • Riverside State Park covers 10,000 acres and is Washington state's largest park. Enjoy hiking, fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, disc golf, and a swinging bridge at the Bowl & Pitcher scenic area. Jump on the Centennial Trail's 37 miles of paved path from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene.

Downtown Spokane

  • River Park Square: Shop at popular national retailers and unique boutiques, dine at hip restaurants, nosh at the food court, or watch the latest blockbuster movie.
  • The Knitting Factory Concert House presents concerts by alternative bands.
  • INB Performing Arts Center: Broadway touring production, anyone?
  • The Martin Woldson Theatre at the Fox is home to the Spokane Symphony.
  • Laser Quest: Test your skills in the largest three-level laser arena in the U.S.
  • Riverfront Park: Ride a gondola over Spokane Falls, take a spin on the historic Looff Carrousel, and skate at the Ice Palace.
  • Spokane Arena: Cheer on the Spokane Empire indoor football team or the Chiefs hockey team, or rock out at a national touring concert.
  • Kendall Yards: This new urban neighborhood features scenic views of the Spokane River, fun boutiques, eclectic restaurants, and a farmers market with live music.

In the Region

  • Silverwood: The Northwest's largest theme park offers 70 rides, slides and shows. Whee!
  • Lake Coeur d' Alene: Visit the beach, rent a kayak or grab a sundae at this resort-town gem -- one of 76 lakes and rivers in the region.
  • Hit the slopes at one of the five resorts within 90 minutes of campus.

More info: Visit www.visitspokane.com or www.whitworth.edu/events.

Within 10 minutes of campus

  • Petit Chat Village Bakery: Popular gathering spot within walking distance of campus, 9910 N Waikiki Rd, Spokane, WA 99218, USA
  • Target: 9656 N Newport Hwy, Spokane, WA 99218
  • Wasabi Bistro & Sushi Bar: Within walking distance of campus; students enjoy the sushi line here. 10208 N Division St Spokane, WA 99218
  • Village Centre Cinema: Village Centre Cinemas boasts 12 movie screens. 12622 N Division St, Spokane, WA 99208
  • Didier's Yogurt & More: Tuesday-night froyo is a Whitworth tradition.
  • Wonderland offers mini-golf, go-carts, batting can
  • Head to Holmberg Park to play ultimate Frisbee, softball, tennis and basketball, or hike in the 104-acre Holmberg Conservation Area. Spokane, WA 99218, USA
  • Wandermere Golf Course: Take advantage of $12 Tuesdays to play 18 holes on this scenic course. 13700 N Wandermere Rd, Spokane, WA 99208, USA
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