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Things to do in Downtown Spokane, Spokane

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Riverfront Park is at the heart of the city, downtown. The site of the 1974 World Expo, it houses the wonderful Natatorium Park Carousel, built in 1909; still holds the lacy US Pavillion (from Expo '74) under which sits a small amusement park. The Park follow along the beautiful Spokane River and include bridges over the Falls. There is a new ice and skating rink and a gondola ride down over the Falls (breathtaking when the water is high in Spring). Its a great place to wander, people watch, sometimes catch a concert, and meander into downtown for shopping and a finding that just right restaurant (from among the many). If you like seafood, Anthony's has a great view over the Falls.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Awesome food and incredible views overlooking the Spokane Falls. Their happy hour is a particular favorite.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Diner
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“Another popular breakfast place! Frank's is a small diner that has been around for ages in the Spokane area, and a great place for an affordable breakfast while you're in town. Don't be alarmed if there is a wait though, as it's a local favorite. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“this is an excellent grocery store that is within easy walking distance of the appartment. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great local spot, they have music most nights and an eclectic interesting decor that is fun and interesting. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Hockey Arena
“We are located 1.9 miles (usually 6-10 minutes depending on the event) to the Spokane arena ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a great upscale restaurant but I love to come here for dessert. The prices are reasonable and all of the options are seasonal, delicious and unique. The drinks are delicious also!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and inviting atmosphere to enjoy! They will not disappoint you! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Seafood lovers this place is for you! Anthony's has a great view of downtown Spokane and the Spokane River. It's also one of the locals' favorite seafood spots in town. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel
“Amazing hotel with tons of history to learn about. Also has a great Sunday brunch and beautiful bar called the Peacock. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Atticus is a must visit for all of your local Spokane gifts. They have cool vintage posters, goods from local artisans and books and cards focused on the Pacific Northwest. You can also go to the cafe and have a delicious cup of coffee. If you like the coffee, you can buy a pound of coffee beans to take back home. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious pizza! Nice deck with tables overlooking the river and view of downtown Spokane. Perfect for this time of year!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food upstairs, craft cocktails in a prohibition style bar in the basement. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Delicious unique fare. Chill vibes. Some of my favorite breakfast food in all of Spokane!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Place to eat
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“Located 1/mi West of downtown in the Historic Browne’s addition Neighborhood is “The Elk”, themed after Seattle based restaurant “74th St Gumbo” the Elk specializes in Burgers and Sandwiches, with the absolute best Pasta Salad in town. Large beer selection and full bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you're looking for a fancy place, this is my favorite. They started as a vegetarian restaurant, but not feature all fare. Lovely menu, attentive staff and good wine list.”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Awesome food and incredible views overlooking the Spokane Falls. Their happy hour is a particular favorite.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Diner
“Another popular breakfast place! Frank's is a small diner that has been around for ages in the Spokane area, and a great place for an affordable breakfast while you're in town. Don't be alarmed if there is a wait though, as it's a local favorite. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and inviting atmosphere to enjoy! They will not disappoint you! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great local spot, they have music most nights and an eclectic interesting decor that is fun and interesting. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Seafood lovers this place is for you! Anthony's has a great view of downtown Spokane and the Spokane River. It's also one of the locals' favorite seafood spots in town. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a great upscale restaurant but I love to come here for dessert. The prices are reasonable and all of the options are seasonal, delicious and unique. The drinks are delicious also!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Delicious pizza! Nice deck with tables overlooking the river and view of downtown Spokane. Perfect for this time of year!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“If you're looking for a fancy place, this is my favorite. They started as a vegetarian restaurant, but not feature all fare. Lovely menu, attentive staff and good wine list.”
  • 10 locals recommend

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