Whether you are brand new to the Spokane-Coeur d’ Alene area, or surrounding, or were born and raised in the vicinity, finding activities to take the whole family on is a thought of most parents. This can become increasingly challenging with colder temperatures. To help with this, I have gathered some ideas and links to outings and events that can be an option for most age ranges.
Mobius Discovery Center is an all-age friendly learning establishment. Discounted admission on Wednesdays, and scholarships are also available. Not able to go in person? They offer learning kits for sale to keep kids learning science, technology and art with a hands-on approach. These kits are on their webpage, and they are offering free shipping. Make sure to check their website for rules and restrictions, listed below for your convenience.
Are games more your family’s style? Triple Play in Hayden, Idaho has got you covered. The multiple-level park has something for everyone. They have fourteen lanes for bowling, laser tag, video games, food and an indoor water park. Want to make a weekend out of it? Book a stay with the Hotel and have a mini-vacation right in your own backyard!
St. Regis, Montana, lies approximately three hours east of Spokane. The welcome/travel center is a large facility with gift ideas and if you find yourself there, make sure and try their Huckleberry shakes or taffy. Don’t forget to check out the multiple hot springs, including Quinn’s! Link below.
North of Coeur d’ Alene tucked at the base of Schweitzer Mountain you will find the beautiful Sandpoint. A proclaimed “walking city” there are multiple things to see and do as a family (or go up for a lovely date night!). Check out the link at the bottom and find an event for your next outing.
Ever wanted to visit the Center of the Universe? Wallace, Idaho is where that is at, at least according to the small mountain town. Quoted in 2004, the mayor decided Wallace was, in fact, the Center of the Universe. Why? Well, because “it can’t be proven otherwise.” Take your whole family to the quiet town, enjoy some lovely local food, and take a picture of the infamous signs. If you enjoy cooler weather and snow, the town becomes nothing short of majestic when blanketed in white.
Regardless of budget or time frame, there are a multitude of kid friendly options in our beautiful area. (Don’t forget the lights down at the Coeur d’ Alene Resort Shops as it gets closer to the holidays!) I hope the links provided give some options you may not have thought of before. Make sure to reach out to any establishment you are planning to visit for restrictions or possible closures before making a trip.
And as always, I am happy to speak with you about Real Estate questions, and I would be thrilled to partner with you as your “Real Estate Concierge!” And don’t forget, my career began in lending. “I speak lender.” You can reach me via the email link on my website, or by phone.
(Written by Non-Licensed assistant Brandi Briscoe, 11/03/2021. Photo copyright @Brandi Briscoe, 10/7/2021. Do not copy or repost without written permission.)