Free things to do in Spokane
Properly pronounced "spo-can," this Washington locale is an excellent vacation choice for those planning trips to the Pacific Northwest. Use your Spokane car rental to traverse the second largest city in the state, from its downtown shopping center to its array of pleasant parks. While you're in town, save money by taking advantage of the wide array of Spokane deals that Thrifty Car Rental is offering on vehicles, and make your stay budget-friendly by visiting these free sites:
Visit the parks
Travelers can use their Spokane rental cars to get around to the wide variety of parks that this city has to offer. Start by strolling through the colorful gardens and past tranquil ponds at Manito Park, then drive over to Riverfront Park in the downtown area - it is known for having one of the best urban waterfalls in the country and offers stunning views of the waterway. You can take a jaunt on one of the walking paths, bike along Centennial Trail or explore the Red Wagon and Rotary Interactive Fountain. Another must-see is Riverside State Park, a gorgeous landscape with plenty of biking, camping and horseback riding opportunities.
John A. Finch Arboretum
For more nature-focused fun, take your Spokane car rental over to the John A. Finch Arboretum. It's situated on about 65 acres filled with woods and rolling hills. At the arboretum, you'll find a breathtaking collection of botanicals, including majestic trees, colorful flowers and regional shrubs. Walk the grounds to explore a glen brimming with rhododendrons, a forest filled with native pines and other unique habitats. The institution also hosts special events, seasonal activities and guided tours throughout the year. Admission is always free at the arboretum.