Spokane is top 10 winter vacation destination | Arts & Culture
When it starts snowing in Spokane, some people use that as a sign to hightail it to somewhere warm and sunny. But other people flock to places with good powder, looking for an adventure in the snow.
Our gem of a city just made the top ten list of best winter vacation destinations on Livability.com. According to the site, ideal winter hot spots have a "cold climate and the right conditions for skiing, sledding and ice skating, as well as great entertainment options such as restaurants, pubs, performance venues and recreation facilities. A city's overall appearance and accessibility were also factors." The site also looked for cities that don't cost a fortune to visit.
Spokane rolled in at number two on the list. Skiers, boarders, skaters and sledders can all find something to do. With five ski nearby mountains, an ice palace in the heart of the city and dozens of sledding hills filled with kids (and adults!), Spokane is one of America's Hottest Cold Cities.
When the sun goes down and it's time to have some fun, Spokane has you covered. Spokane is covered with venues (the INB Performing Arts Center, the Bing Crosby Theater and the Knitting Factory) where you can find theater groups, comedy sketches or musical performances. There are several casinos around the area and nearly every type of restaurant to whet your appetite.
When the snow starts falling, just remember: You live in a vacation hot spot.
The full list of best winter destinations:
1) Anchorage, AK
2) Spokane, WA
3) Minneapolis, MN
4) Traverse City, MI
5) Reno, NV
6) Waukesha, WI
7) Missoula, MT
8) Bangor, ME
9) Concord, NH
10) Casper, WY