By Linnea Schuster
Spokane
Washington
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An exciting center of the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, Spokane, Washington features a year-round supply of exciting tourism adventure. Though classified as the fourth-largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Spokane is still small enough to maintain qualities of community in numerous yearly and seasonal events, both indoors and outside. The surrounding areas feature excellent skiing, hiking, wineries, and other attractions, but any tourist is bound to find plenty to do within Spokane’s friendly city limits.
   
Spokane, Washington welcomes travelers from around the globe at both Spokane International Airport (GEG) and Felts Field Airport (SFF), with flight bookings made through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). While you are browsing all the available flight choices, be sure to view our selection of hotels and accommodations in the Spokane area which include the Holiday Inn, our top selection. Then, just click here to book your hotel accommodations (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
   
The city of Spokane is known for its thriving arts and culture scene, a major mainstay of which is the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture located one mile west of the downtown center. The museum, a Smithsonian affiliate, features exhibits focused on local American Indian history and culture, Northwest history, and visual art. In addition to the museum structure, NMAC also gives tours of the nearby Campbell House, a historic residence of Spokane designed by Kirtland Cutter in 1898. The museum is open year-round and is a nice and calm activity for your first day in the city of Spokane.
   
In addition to the NMAC, Riverfront Park in Spokane offers a huge range of artistic and cultural activities. The result of the 1974 World’s Fair, hosted by Spokane, Riverfront Park features an IMAX theater, historic carousel, ice skating rink, a sculpture walk, trails, and other natural wonders. This is an all-season hot-spot in Spokane, during the summer when the ice rink is closed; take a ride on the carousel. During the winter, trade in your hiking boots for snow shoes to traipse the scenic Centennial Trail. Shops at the park offer souvenirs so you can commemorate your stay and share it with friends and family back home.
   
Attention sports fans, ages division 1 college and up! The Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena is the epicenter for big-time music and sporting events in the entire eastern Washington region! Events hosted by the Arena include the 2011 NCAA Women’s basketball championships, several Spokane-based team games, and even Cirque du Soleil performances. Located downtown, the Arena is a short drive or walk from most hotels. Gonzaga University, a local Spokane school, plays in this same location, so during the school year be sure to check out some NCAA division 1 action.
   
The nightlife in Spokane is as diverse as the rest of its city. With numerous wineries surrounding the city, the spirits flow into the city making for an eclectic and quality-driven menu at restaurants and bars alike. Additionally, the progressive and environmentally-conscious nature of the Pacific Northwest will come through in your meal or drinks with local spirits, food, and vegetarian options abound.
   
The city of Spokane is a terrific destination for someone who wants a little of everything, year-round. Book your flights and hotel accommodations through EscapeWizard.com today and you can start imagining the seasonal diversity of any one trail, the excitement of professional sports, and the intrigue of locally-grown wines. Click the link above to schedule your vacation to Spokane, Washington with EscapeWizard.com today!
Hotels in Spokane
By Jaclyn Bealer
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center
322 North Spokane Falls Court, Spokane, WA
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If you’re looking for the ideal combination of hospitality and luxury, EscapeWizard.com invites you to stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center. Located directed on the Spokane River and in the midst of the city’s downtown area, the hotel is only 15 minutes away from the Spokane International Airport and right off of Interstate 90. Check-in is at 3 p.m. and when you enter the hotel, you can expect a friendly staff to greet you with a warm, chocolate chip cookie.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center has 375 smoke-free guest rooms, all featuring the signature Sweet Dreams® by Doubletree bedding package guaranteed to provide you a perfect night’s rest. EscapeWizard.com knows you’ll appreciate the 37" LCD/HD TV, complimentary wireless high speed Internet, remote printing, and spacious work area available in every room. If you’re looking for an upgrade, opt to stay in one of the hotel’s 6 suites which offer the same amenities as a standard guest room plus a separate living area. Accessible rooms are also available upon request.

This hotel boasts more than just beautiful guest rooms. The amenities at the Doubletree by Hilton Spokane City Center offers a family-friendly atmosphere with a wide range of options. Take a few laps in the heated outdoor pool, enjoy the bubbles of the hotel tub, or break a sweat in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Hungry? Stop by Shutters Cafe for a breakfast buffet and made-to-order meals. Be sure to check out Spencer’s for Steaks, located in the lobby, where you’ll find some of the most succulent steaks in Spokane. If you’re looking for local and regional wines, beer, and spirits, Spencer’s Lounge has exactly what you’re looking for.

With luxurious guest rooms, family-friendly amenities, and delicious dining options, EscapeWizard.com knows that you’ll have a memorable stay at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center. Ready to book your room? Click the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.