North Idaho is the perfect combination of the great outdoors and unique businesses, amazing scenery and amazing communities. Whether you're looking to hit the trail and get away from it all or you want to shop until you drop, there's something for everyone. We've compiled several lists of our favorite things to do in Coeur d'Alene, Spokane and the greater Pacific Northwest area. You and your family will be surprised how many hidden gems there are in the Gem State!

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Ready to explore all that Coeur d'Alene has to offer? There's no better way to do it than with a ready-made adventure! Hit the river for whitewater rafting with ROW Adventures or Western Waters, or see the sights from the sky with Brooks Seaplane. If you want to get out on the water, try a cruise with Lake Coeur d'Alene Cruises or Resort Boat Rentals and then stop by the CDA Downtown Association to see what's going on with the shops and business along Sherman Avenue. Or venture over to neighboring Post Falls, Idaho, for a trip to Highlands Day Spa or a visit to Quemlin Park or other North Idaho state parks. 


There are tons of local golf courses in Coeur d'Alene and the surrounding area, including Circling Raven, Stoneridge, Highland Golf, Prairie Falls Golf Course, The Links and The Resort Golf Course. 


Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Head out to Silverwood Theme Park which is also home to waterpark Boulder Beach. Or stay in town and visit indoor entertainment center Triple Play Family Fun Park. If you're ready to hit the slopes, check out Silver Mountain or Schweitzer Mountain, which are also great for hiking and biking in the summer.


Neighboring Spokane, Washington, is just across the state line, and offers tons of cultural activities, such as museums, galleries and gyms. The area is also home to several music venues, such as the Blue Door Theatre, INB Performing Arts Center, Knitting Factory Concert House, Northern Quest Casino, the Spokane Arena, Spokane Civic Theater and the Spokane Symphony.

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Interested in getting outdoors? Here's a list of some of our favorite hikes in the Northwest, including some paved bike trails.
Blossom Lake (5 miles)
Centennial Trail (37 miles)
Chilco Mountains (9.6 miles)
Revett Lake (4 miles)
St. Regis Lakes (2.8 miles)