Located in eastern Washington, only 18 miles from the Idaho border, Spokane is the largest city between Seattle and Minneapolis with about 500,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Though the city burned to the ground just a little more than a century ago, Spokane rebuilt itself into a thriving trade center that serves four states and two Canadian provinces. Known for its warm and friendly atmosphere, Spokane will also surprise you with its sophistication and beauty.
Step outside your hotel room and you’ll find trendy martini bars, sports bars and local pubs, boutique shops, fabulous restaurants, world-class wineries and museums. A quick stroll in any direction and you’ll also discover a park or green space.
A defining point of the city is beautiful Riverfront Park. A popular gathering place for local residents and visitors alike, this 100-acre park sits on the banks of the Spokane River as it runs through the heart of the city and is located adjacent to the convention center and conference hotels. Take a stroll on one of the many walking and bicycle trails and you’ll see sculptures, historic landmarks and spectacular waterfalls.
The APWA Washington Chapter and the Pacific Northwest Snowfighters look forward to welcoming you to Spokane and the Pacific Northwest!
For more information about Spokane, go to www.visitspokane.com/2011snow