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Coeur d’Alene Vacation Guide for First-time Visitors

Posted on 12 Jan, 2024 at 06:48 pm - by

Immerse yourself in the outdoor splendor and stunning landscapes of northern Idaho with a vacation in Coeur d’Alene. Encircled by picturesque lakes, this location is a must-visit for boat enthusiasts, golf lovers, families, and those seeking adventure. This guide to Coeur d’Alene offers you essential travel tips and highlights of the best activities and Coeur D Alene sightseeing to ensure a memorable trip! Keep on reading to get all the insights:


Getting to Coeur d’Alene:

Coeur d’Alene is located 32 miles away from Spokane in Washington, so, you can fly from Coeur d’Alene Airport or Spokane International Airport. Coeur d’Alene can easily be accessed through 2 major regional routes, Highway 95 and Interstate 90. Moreover, Citylink, Amtrack Rail, and Greyhound Bus offer alternative options for transportation.

If you are planning to enjoy the trip to Coeur d’Alene through driving, make sure to check out the inclement weather.


Adventure of Four Seasons:

Coeur d’Alene invites visitors throughout the year in all seasons as it features all 4 seasons for outdoor recreation. Ove 55 lakes entice adventure and nature enthusiasts to have a blast on the water. Moreover, the area is equipped with excellent attractions, and thrilling trails, and is near to main resorts. To kick-start your trip, make your way to the Tubbs Hill Nature Trails, Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, or North Idaho Centennial Trail to feel the rapid rush of adrenaline.

Golfers are invited in the spring season where they can try their skills on challenging golf courses and floating green space. Head to Silverwood Theme Park which welcomes all the age groups to ride the coasters and watch live shows in a little warmer season. Make sure to try your hands on zip-lining.

As summer begins in Coeur d’Alene, the lakes overflow with paddle boarders, beach lovers, and boaters. Moreover, you can also enjoy the fun festivals hosted by this city such as the Art Walk, weekly concerts, the 4th July Parade with fireworks, and much more. Book a sightseeing tour through a white-water raft or cruise boat and families can enjoy Red Horse Mountain Ranch, skate parks, and ride the carousel in Coeur d’Alene.

In fall foliage and cool air, you can enjoy spending time in downtown and sample craft beer. And as white blankets begin to drape the scorching summer heats, head to the Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area and Nearby Silver Mountain Resort to enjoy ski-boarding and skiing to mark your itinerary list of top things to do in Coeur D Alene.


Arts and Culture:

Every corner of Coeur d’Alene is overflowing with a rich art scene. Drop at North Idaho’s museums that offer activities and exhibits for all ages. The area is scattered with boutiques and art galleries that sell local goods. Relish live performances and theater shows at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theater and Coeur d’Alene Casino and Resort Hotel, and don’t forget to check out the bingo hall and 1,200 gaming machines at the casino.


Where to Eat:

In Coeur d’Alene, local is the food theme! Whether you are looking for dining or affordable dining, you will have plenty of choices to choose from. Some of the restaurants offer sweeping and breathtaking waterfront views, creating a phenomenal backstage with every bite. From American traditional to steak seafood to Southern and Italian comfort, you can get whatever you want. Head to the Beverly’s, located on the 7th Floor of CDA Resort, or take the dramatic lake views that pair up with distinctive flavors at Dockside or refresh yourself while absorbing rays and tucking in some food at Terrace Rooftop Lounge at the 2nd CDA Resort floor serving crafted cocktails as well.  Moreover, get a luxurious feel at The Cedars Floating Restaurant set in the middle of the Spokane River and Lake Coeur d’Alene.


Where to Stay in Coeur d’Alene

Offering drop-dead gorgeous Lake Coeur d'Alene views, Bennett Bay Inn Coeur d'Alene is located a few miles away from the center of Coeur d'Alene and City Park & Beach. This hotel offers barbecue facilities, air-conditioned, non-smoking rooms, and free-of-charge internet services.  The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels and some suites have a spa tub.

In a nutshell, Coeur d’Alene is famously recognized for its trails within the Coeur d’Alene National Forest and Canfield Mountain Natural Area, and its water sports, it also boasts a range of exciting activities and attractions that captivate visitors and residents alike. We’ve eased up your hunt with our compiled Coeur D Alene travel guide. So just get right in!

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