Coeur d’Alene is a natural paradise, encircled by over 55 lakes, rugged mountain landscapes and manicured parklands. This all-seasons city in Idaho is perfect for lazy days on the lake during summer, Oktoberfest celebrations in autumn, skiing in winter and beautiful hikes during spring.
Things to do in Coeur d'Alene
You’ll find multiple reasons to get outside during your Coeur d’Alene holiday, including a day of boating, stand-up paddleboarding and picnics at Lake Coeur d’Alene. Don’t forget to chill out at the lakeside City Park & Beach, which boasts walking trails, a playground and sandy beach. If the weather turns, you can still enjoy waterslides and an indoor hot tub at Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park.
If you’re visiting during winter, venture about 45 minutes east of Coeur d’Alene to Silver Mountain Resort, which has 73 skiing and snowboarding trails, a pro-style terrain park and snow tubing. More focused on relaxation? Check yourself in for a therapeutic massage at Spa Ssakwa’q’n or shop at the unique boutiques and designer stores in Downtown and Midtown.
Dining is always a highlight no matter the season, thanks to waterfront restaurants, such as Cedars Floating Restaurant and Tony’s on the Lake, serving locally-sourced seafood and produce. Explore the thriving arts scene beforehand with a show at Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre or a visit to The Art Spirit Gallery, which showcases local artists.
Are you a wine enthusiast? Coeur d’Alene boasts two exceptional wineries, including the award-winning The Cellar, which pairs live music with delicious vino. Golfers can play one of the world’s most iconic holes at Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, famous for its floating green on the 14th hole.
Getting around Coeur d'Alene
Most of the outdoor activities, fine-dining restaurants and attractions at Coeur d’Alene are found along the waterfront, which is very pedestrian friendly. You can use the Citylink buses to reach other parts of the city or catch taxis when the buses aren’t running.