Surrounded by mountains and lakes, with a river running through it, Spokane has no shortage of natural beauty to enjoy from a bike, skis, on foot or in a kayak. You’ll also find a developing restaurant and bar scene and a thriving arts community. This often-overlooked gem always has something going on – from annual events such as Hoopfest (the largest three-on-three basketball tournament in the world, closing down all of downtown) to the Bloomsday street race and the Lilac Festival, celebrating Spokane’s iconic flower. But there’s no need to wait for an annual event – there are things to do here every day.
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