Spokane, also known as the hub of the Inland Empire, is the 2nd largest city in the state with a population of 200,000, over 418,000 in the surrounding metropolitan area.
Four seasons enable the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy every activity imaginable. There are 76 lakes within a 50 mile radius, 13 ski areas, 75 city parks including Riverside State Park, hiking and biking trails including The Centennial Trail and 32 area golf courses.
Spokane is home to Bloomsday, the largest timed footrace in the world, as well as Hoopfest, the world’s largest three-on-three basketball tournament. If you are a sports enthusiast, Spokane is home to the Spokane Chiefs, the Spokane Indians, the Spokane Shock and Gonzaga basketball.
Over 80 arts organizations and museums, as well as the Spokane Symphony, make Spokane the art and cultural center of the Inland Northwest.