Nicknamed the "Lilac City", Spokane is rich in parks, gardens and other natural scenic wonders. One of Washington's largest cities offers many gorgeous sites to explore before your cruise. First settled by Native Americans, the town derives its name from the Spokane tribe, which translated to "children of the sun." Initially a trading post, Spokane is now a vibrant city with an extensive arts and theaters scene. It's even the birthplace of Father's Day, and the climate just so happens to perfect for a June getaway!
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Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Spokane, along with a brief description:
♦ Spokane Falls
The majestic waterfall is located in the heart of Spokane's downtown district. There are many paths, bridges and even a SkyRide gondola from which to soak in the serene view and sounds of the city's centerpiece. Plus, the convenient placement allows visitors to easily frequent shops and restaurants before or after a soul-cleansing stroll along the calming waters.
One day might not be enough to explore all of Spokane's beautiful parks. Once a spot for its Native American settlers, Riverfront Park remains a tourist touchstone because of its vast terrain and colorful shrubbery. Manito Park and Botanical Gardens is another picturesque setting free of charge to the public. If interested in hiking along charming forest trails, Riverside State Park is the place for you.
♦ Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Examine the Inland Northwest region's history at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, commonly referred to as the MAC. The Smithsonian affiliated institution contains a wide range of Native American artifacts honoring the city's heritage along with tours of the Campbell House, which was constructed in the late 1800s.
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