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100 Things To Do In Spokane: Reader Submissions

The Spokesman-Review published “100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die” on Oct. 1. And we invite readers to share their local favorites and bucket list picks, too.

Here’s what readers are saying:

Kelly Stratton: “Drink wine at every winery in Spokane.”

The Arbor Crest Winery sits on the bluff above Spokane Valley, shown Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.  It is the former Riblet mansion. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
The Arbor Crest Winery sits on the bluff above Spokane Valley, shown Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. It is the former Riblet mansion. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Cindy Russell: “Learn to skate and skate on the ice ribbon.”

Kay Dixon:  “Suggestion… definitely on our “to do” lists annually: The Inland Empire Garden (TIEG) hosts an expo in May at the Spokane Community College. Here, any and all local vendors with garden-related items are invited to pay a small fee for a booth and sell their wares.  Definitely, a must-attend for local gardeners (even for those who just buy two tomato plants or less).  

“Also, TIEG sponsors an annual garden tour each June.  Each year, the club focuses on a different ‘neighborhood-area’ of the city and selects about five gardens or so for folks to walk through and enjoy.  Through these annual tours we have visited and become familiar with neighborhoods in Spokane that we would otherwise not have known about.”

Heather Gottschalk: “Snowshoe to Mt. Spokane Summit.”

Karen Roen: “Cocktails at the top of the Paulsen Building Boathouse Suite. Cheers.”

Debby Ryan: “Watch fireworks from the top of the opera-convention center.”

Ed Mertz: “I happen to be a serious cyclist (even at age 75), and three years ago I had an article published in the September 2015 issue of Out There Monthly entitled “10 Spokane-area Hills You Must Climb Before You Die.” Just wanted you to know that the immediate periphery around our fair city affords some of the most beautiful, varied, and challenging cycling anywhere in the country!

“No. 1 ranked (most brutal of all) is White Road Hill, just south of where Hatch Road drops down 57th to 195.  I guess I should have explained that my top 10 are a ranking of the toughest biking climbs around town, so I wouldn’t call any one of them a ‘favorite.’  Considering the downhill side of the experience, I would probably pick Charles Road outside Nine Mile Falls as the most thrilling. “

Dani Wurst: “The Centennial Trail. It’s beautiful.”

Pamela Brown: “Going to nice coffee houses like Rockwood Bakery and then walking through Manito Park”

Aerial of the Duncan Garden at Manito Park. Jesse Tinsley/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (The Spokesman-Review)
Aerial of the Duncan Garden at Manito Park. Jesse Tinsley/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (The Spokesman-Review)

Kimberly Bibee: “Skydiving naked”


What is your favorite thing to do in Spokane and why? Email bookclub@spokesman.com

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