Spokane is known as the "Lilac City".
It is more than nickname, but reality in Spokane. The city blooms with beautiful flowers blooming throughout the area during the warm summer months. Unlike its rainy sister city Seattle, Spokane is recognized worldwide by its dry summers and blossoming springs.
It makes Spokane dominated by the seasons. Even though in winter blossoming flowers change for snowfalls, Spokane is visited year round. Booked.net can organize your trip to Spokane easily. From cheap hotels in Spokane to luxury all are available at Booked.net. Our listings include maps, photos and secure forms to book your stay.
Your experience of Spokane will be different whether you are going to the city in winter or summer. Either way, Spokane will keep you busy with its outdoor activities whenever you stay within the city. You can take the opportunity to enjoy skiing and snowmobiling in winter to water skiing, rafting, fishing, camping, and boating in warm months.
Other attractions include;
- Riverfront Park, a beautifully maintained green area therefore was the host of the 1974 World's Fair
- Monroe Street Bridge, the largest arch bridge in the United States of America
- The Knitting Factory, a premier concert house in the Northwest
- Broadview Dairy Museum, a landmark in Spokane since the 1920's, but only recently has been opened to the public
- Manito Park, a home to geese and ducks and a perfect green area to walk around
It is difficult to believe this green gem was once a hotbed for heavy industry. Actually, the railroad industry prevented Spokane from becoming broken down in recent times, but the city has latterly abandoned this business for computer technologies. The change reshaped the industrial face of Spokane towards an eco-friendly destination focused on tourism.
Its lush green surroundings maintain tourists' interest year round, but visitors regarding the present of Spokane cannot ignore its past. The history of Spokane revolves around its adherence to true American culture. From the start it attracted Native American tribes with salmon in the nearby waters and in the 20th century the population doubled fueled by job opportunities in the railroad industry. By the turn of the century the number of residents would triple reaching more than 100,000 people. With the host of the 74 World's Fair being affected by the decline of the railroad industry it reinvented itself as a city for an environmentally conscious lifestyle.
Thus, if urban noise makes you tired, you will find an escape in a Spokane hotel available at Booked.net.