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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.

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Within 1 mile/10 minutes of campus

  • Petit Chat Village Bakery: Popular gathering spot within walking distance of campus

  • Wasabi Bistro & Sushi Bar: Within walking distance of campus; students enjoy the sushi line here.
  • Village Centre Cinema: Village Centre Cinemas boasts 12 movie screens.
  • Didier's Yogurt & More: Tuesday-night froyo is a Whitworth tradition.
  • Wonderland offers mini-golf, go-carts, batting cages, bumper boats, laser tag and more.
  • Head to Holmberg Park to play ultimate Frisbee, softball, tennis and basketball, or hike in the 104-acre Holmberg Conservation Area.
  • Mind & Hearth: The Mind & Hearth Coffee House invites patrons to wake up and smell the fresh brewed selection of Doma coffee or kick back and relax to soothing jazz.

  • Target: Stock up on snacks, school supplies and room décor.
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries: Handmade burgers, and peanuts while you wait!
  • De Leon’s: Stop in for street tacos and traditional Mexican food.
  • Wandermere Golf Course: A popular public course with affordable prices and scenic views.

Within 10 miles/30 minutes of campus

  • Spokane Arena: Cheer on 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.
  • Riverpark Square: Shop at popular national retailers (Nordstrom, The North Face, Urban Outfitters, etc.) and unique boutiques, dine at hip restaurants, nosh at the food court, or watch the latest blockbuster movie.
  • Atticus Coffee & Gifts: Exposed brick walls and old plank floors characterize this cozy shop which offers cafe fare, local roasts, books and gifts. Plus, Atticus and its neighbor, Boo Radley's, are owned by a Whitworth alum!
  • The Bartlett: The Bartlett is an all-ages live music venue featuring concerts by indie bands.

  • INB Performing Arts Center: Broadway touring production, anyone?
  • The Knitting Factory Concert House: Presents concerts by alternative bands.
  • Saranac Commons House: An artistic, open-concept building in the revitalized east end of downtown Spokane that hosts a collection of unique shops and eateries. 
  • 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 Ribbon.

  • Green Bluff: Visit 25 orchards and farms for a picnic and u-pick fruit. (The Apple Festival is an autumn highlight.) 
  • Bowl and Pitcher: 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.

  • Mt. Spokane: Ski and snowboard park. Summit at 5880 feet with a skiable vertical rise of 2000 feet, 45 minutes from Spokane.
  • NW Museum of Arts and Culture: Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and located in Browne’s Addition, the museum hosts a permanent collection of Inland Northwest artifacts and rotating displays.
  • Rocket Bakery: This local chain has a number of locations around Spokane. Stop into the one on Garland for a quiet study space and great coffee.
  • Garland Theater: Opened in 1945, this discount theater screens movies for just $5 ($2.50 on Wednesdays)!
  • North Monroe Corridor: Explore unique antique shops, cozy cafes and quirky thrift stores on this section of Monroe Street, just north of downtown.
  • Loon Lake: 28 miles north of Spokane, Loon Lake offers great fishing for kokanee, bass and more.
  • Manito Park: Explore 90 acres on the South Hill including five gardens, a conservatory, bike paths and playgrounds.
  • Finch Arboretum: This extensive botanical garden offers trails through 65 acres with more than 2,000 ornamental trees.
  • Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox: Attend a wide variety of music and theatre events, including performances by the Spokane Symphony.

Within 100 miles/2 hours of campus

  • Silverwood Theme Park: The Northwest's largest theme park offers 70 rides, slides and shows.
  • 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. 
  • Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort offers 2,900 acres of amazing terrain and renowned tree skiing located in the rugged Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho.
  • The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and seven sky-high trestles.
  • Timberline Adventures: Seven zip lines and three sky bridges deliver captivating views of Lake Coeur d'Alene and Mount Spokane.
  • 49 Degrees North: Just one hour from campus atop Chewelah Peak, ride 2,325 acres and over 80 trails. The mountain is known for great grooming and dreamy glades.
  • Sandpoint: This north Idaho city is nestled between three mountain ranges and Lake Pend Oreille. Visit for great outdoor activities, unique shopping, and seasonal festivals and events.