Best things to do this spring

Happy spring, Idaho! Now is the best time of the year, isn’t it? The weather is warmer, the skies are bluer, and everything is in bloom. And after so many months of winter, we’re guessing you’re ready to get outside.

But with so many great things to do in our area, you’re probably wondering where to start. Check out our list below for some of our favorite activities for the season. They’re perfect for couples, families or just by yourself!

Visit a local park.
Our public parks are the perfect place to walk, throw around a ball or host a grill out or picnic. But, of course, there are plenty of spots for the kids to play, too. Check out City Park or McEuen Park. Both have great playgrounds and lots of space for the whole family! McEuen even includes a dog park for your four-legged family member.

Or you can opt to take a hike on the North Idaho Centennial Trail. This includes 24-miles of hiking trails connecting Higgens Point State Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene to the Idaho–Washington border. It’s a perfect way to take in the view along Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Spokane River.

For easier hiking, check out Hike Tubbs Hill. It’s located right downtown, next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort, so it’s easy to get to while still offering scenic views. This two-mile loop is great for running, walking and taking in breathtaking views.

Shop local.
If you’re looking for a little different form of cardio, why not spend an afternoon shopping at some of the great locally-owned stores in our downtown. We know you’ll have a great time browsing or buying with over 100 spots to shop, which include boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops. You can find great gifts, a new outfit and even specialty foods. Stop at a local restaurant while you’re out and make it an entire day out. Stop for ice cream at Abi’s, Bier Haus for delicious German food, or Collective Kitchen for an upscale, modern meal.

You can also shop local through the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market. It runs from May to October and offers a huge array of fruits and vegetables. (Make sure to stock up on strawberries this season!) But you can do more than just shop for produce here. There are more than 100 producers and artisans so you can shop for tons of great goods. Or just have a cup of coffee and listen to some live music!

Go to a local event.
Don’t miss the variety of spring events in Coeur d’Alene. Check out this list for monthly activities. Make sure to mark your calendars for Friday ArtWalks. Get active with the Coeur d’Alene Marathon/Half Marathon/5. Or head out to the Bacon, Bloodys and Brews Fest for an entire evening dedicated to your favorite drink.

Try a new sport.
If you want to get a little more active this season, why not try a new sport? We have a few we know you haven’t tried.

For the most adventurous, try parasailing with Coeur d’Alane Parasail. Soar up to 500 feet above our beautiful Coeur d’Alene River. It might not be a great workout, but it will be tranquil and unforgettable! You can even go with a friend if you’re afraid of heights. Or head to Timberline Adventures. This top-rated spot offers seven ziplines, multiple Sky Bridges and 2 Auto-Belays. You can even experience their brand new Treehouse that’s suspended 30 feet in the air.

If the water is more your thing, you can rent a paddleboat, kayak or canoe. Check out Coeur d’Alene Watersports or Kayak Coeur d’Alene for tons of rental options.

We hope you get outside this spring and enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer. We’re your expert for all things Coeur d’Alene. Follow us to stay up-to-date on the best local things to do. Or give us a call if you assistance with your residential or short-term property management. We can help with you everything from rent collection, to marketing and property management to tenant screening. Visit our website to learn more: