Spokane, Washington Professional Review and Guide
"Washington often makes the top ten list of most visited states in the United States. Spokespeople attribute this to the state’s easy blend of cities juxtaposed to wilderness and country settings. Spokane fits that profile. Although Spokane lacks Seattle’s “sizzle,” it offers families a friendly, manageable, and interesting city that serves as a gateway to northern Idaho’s green spaces (Idaho’s border is just 18 miles away).
The regions, while spanning two states, are marketed together. Spokane provides the urban charm, while Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene, Kellogg, Wallace, Harrison, and the surrounding countryside of lakes and mountains ringed with fir trees offer the great outdoors. This eTrail is one complete vacation written with families in mind. It’s loaded with exciting things to do, family-friendly places to lodge and dine, recommended side trips, local sources of information, and detailed travel directions."