Walking in Sunshine: Meet in Spokane and Discover the Difference

Welcome to Spokane, the sunny side of Washington, where the sun shines an impressive 171 days annually and spring and summer temperatures average in the mid-60s to mid-80s. With a walkability score of 76 out of 100, exploring Spokane on foot is the perfect way to experience local culture and take in beautiful surroundings.

Spokane is an ideal destination for your next meeting or convention. Here is a list of what attendees will enjoy within walking distance of the Convention Center that offers 300,000 total square feet of space, a 120,000 square foot exhibit hall, multiple ballrooms, and two adjoining hotels.

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park is an urban oasis in the heart of downtown Spokane, with over 100 acres of green space. The park was transformed from an old railyard into the site of the 1974 World’s Fair. The Spokane River winds through the park, cascading over basalt rock and two dams to create the largest urban waterfall in the country. 

The Centennial Trail

Step out of the Spokane Convention Center onto the Centennial Trail, which stretches over 40 miles to the Idaho border. Take a leisurely stroll, morning run, or bike ride along the trail taking in beautiful scenery as you go.

A Bird’s Eye View of Spokane Falls

You can walk to one of many observation points or head to the Numerica SkyRide in Riverfront Park which offers a 20-minute flyover of the Spokane Falls, providing a bird’s eye view via one of the best cable car rides in the world. The iconic lilac gondolas seat up to six people and are ADA-compliant.

Inspired Food and Drink

Nestled throughout downtown near the Convention Center, you will find locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, wineries, and craft breweries. From exceptional Ethiopian food to authentic Italian gelato, Spokane’s food and drink options are many and diverse.

Ready to visit Spokane? Getting here is easy, with options to arrive by train, plane, or car. The Spokane International Airport is less than a 15-minute drive from downtown, offering convenience and more time to enjoy all the city has to offer.

Convention-goers will love exploring Spokane, a walkable city rich with historic architecture and amenities. With its beautiful surroundings and many attractions, Spokane will leave you refreshed and inspired.

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