Coeur d'Alene- the land of scenic beauty is home to some of the best lakes along with some gorgeous landscapes and hiking trails. Coeur d'Alene attracts a lot of tourists all year round and is one of the few places that looks majestic during summers and winters as well. Let us have a look at the top 15 things Coeur d'Alene has to offer.
See the charming Lake Coeur d'Alene
How would you like the scene of a beautiful lake as your first tourist spot in Coeur d'Alene? Well, we thought of you, and now we present you to the gorgeous- Coeur d'Alene Lake that happens to be among the top three tourist attractions in Coeur d'Alene. Tourists and locals flock to this lake every day. Now, allow us to explain a bit to you regarding what you can do there.
The lake encompasses an area of 25 miles and happens to be a natural one that adds more to its beauty. You can pursue a lot of activities here. Be it fishing, hiking, or just camping- Coeur d'Alene lake offers everything to you. The lake is filled with salmons, and the eagles that are soaring high up in the sky swoop down to catch those. Overall, it is a wonderful sight that should not be missed. Try camping here for a night or two and enjoy the beautiful lake more on a starry night.
Walk around the Coeur d'Alene City Park
Done with the beautiful lake? Great, we shall now take you to the Coeur d'Alene City Park. Located in the prime location of Downtown Coeur d'Alene- Coeur d'Alene City Park is one of the exotic attractions for all age groups. When we start talking about the park, the first thing we are going to focus on is its beauty. Filled with beaches, water, and several picnic areas- Coeur d'Alene City Park draws everyone to its premises. The Coeur d'Alene City Park hosts a lot of events and festivals seasonally. So, be sure to catch those if you are in town during that time.
Take a stroll around McEuen Park
Coeur d'Alene is filled with gorgeous spots. We have talked about some beautiful spots before this, and now we are going to move on to one of the mesmerizing public attractions- McEuen Park. Want to enjoy some quality time with your family? McEuen Park is the best spot to do so. While your children go out to play a bit, you can sit down, have a picnic, and just enjoy the scenes. The playground at McEuen Park is huge. Also, there are several gardens inside along with fountains at some good locations. Do snap a few pictures for this is a visual treat.
The park is close to Tubbs Hill, so you can visit this right after you are done exploring the park.
Shop at the Kootenai County Farmers’ Market
Are you into shopping for organic stuff? Do you like farmer’s markets where they sell the freshest of all fresh goods and some home-made delicacies? All right, let’s head over to Kootenai County Farmers’ Market then.
The fruits and vegetables sold here are diverse and they are fresh. Most of the time, they have just been picked from the farmer’s gardens that morning and brought to the market. Summer means delicious red strawberries, while winter indicates juicy oranges. The fruits of this market are well known for being the best in town. Also, very high-quality cheese is available here. You can buy some, and have a taste for yourself!
Go cycling along North Idaho Centennial Trail
Are you looking for a bit of adventure? For the adventurous souls of Coeur d'Alene, we have the infamous North Idaho Centennial Trail. The trail goes across the border of Washington and Idaho offering some of the best scenes you will ever come across. Let us know more.
The path stretches across for a whole of 23 miles. You can walk across it, but we’d recommend the best way to do it is by cycling. The bicycle trails here are clean and well maintained. Even an amateur can do it. Also, the path through which you will cycle is extremely scenic. On the way, you are going to cross a lot of tourist attractions. If you want, you can take a break, and check them out as well.
If you are into adventure sports, then your hand must be itching to find out more about this item on our list. Worry not, for we will tell you all about it. Parasailing is one of the best thighs to do in Coeur d'Alene.
Coeur d'Alene offers the best sights for you to see from up above. We suggest you go parasailing around the area of the Coeur d'Alene River. The experience will be once in a lifetime opportunity, and you must not miss this. They will take you to a height of 600 meters, and the views are panoramic from there. Idaho is a parasailing hub and offers the most peaceful experience you will ever get in your whole life.
Enjoy the scenes of Tubbs Hill
Are you willing to go on a beautiful hike, but at the same time want to be in the vicinity of the majestic Lake Coeur d'Alene? Tubbs Hill is your destination. We have talked about it before, and now is the time to convince you to take on that hike.
The terrains are amazing. You can even trek in the gorgeous backdrop. For several reasons, Tubbs Hill is one of the most favored hikes for tourists of Coeur d'Alene. The main reason will always be the background of the blue blue waters of the gorgeous lake. There are options too when it comes to choosing a trail. But, all of them have the same gorgeous scenes.
Idaho is the land of adventure activities. For this very reason, adventurers crowd the city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Not only is this city immensely beautiful, but it also has some major options for adventures.
I know, by now all of your action lovers are desperate to know how you can go ziplining with the very best views of Coeur d'Alene. Don’t worry, we will shed light on this matter. The best route goes over the majestic Beauty Bay. You will be at a height of 800 meters, and mind you, everything looks good from there.
The lush greenery around you, the blue waters- pictures are quite alluring. For this reason, we urge you to take on this opportunity and try out the sport. And, the best part? They even take your photos in the sky, which will be given to you later.
Go on a cruise
Coeur d'Alene is a luxurious place. You can look at its different sceneries, and it will take you a moment to realize how gorgeous this place is. And, one of the best ways to enjoy the true beauty of Coeur d'Alene, is to take a cruise. Also, there are a lot of private travel companies as well as cruise companies that have some great deals on the Coeur d'Alene cruises.
The cruises take you all along the shore, showing everything. There are a lot of famous people who live on the banks of the Coeur d'Alene, so you might even get to see the rich houses.
Appreciate the views of Mineral Ridge
Mineral Ridge is something that has the best of the best for it offers the most intriguing sceneries in all of Coeur d'Alene. A place that overlooks both Coeur d'Alene Lake and Beauty Bay- Mineral Ridge is worth all your attention.
In the winters there is a lot of things to do here apart from appreciating the scenery. Also, Mineral Ridge happens to be the home of hundreds of the scarce bald eagles.
Take a stroll around Downtown Coeur d'Alene
Are you looking for something entertaining and relaxing now after all that sightseeing? Don’t worry. It is time to walk over to Downtown Coeur d'Alene. A place filled with several restaurant chains, boutiques, branded shops- Downtown Coeur d'Alene is quite a fun place to hang out with friends and family.
It also has a ton of tourist attractions within it, so if you are done viewing those, you can just head over here and roam around for a bit.
Go fishing in Falls Park
Let us go on another adventure. Do you want to go see another waterbody? Are your children longing for another playing area? All right, let us head over to Falls Park.
It is located in the area of Post Falls Dam. The main objective of this Falls Park is to see how the water levels are behaving along Lake Coeur d'Alene. It is not within the city limits, but you can get to this place by driving a short distance of 10 miles. It is mainly related to the different techniques of hydrodynamics. Also, there are a lot of fishing opportunities here, and you can go fishing here anytime you want. Kids love this park and often try out fishing on their own.
Go skiing at Silver Mountain Resort
Are you into skiing? We have the best excuse for you to enjoy the snow once again- Silver Mountain Resort is one of the best skiing resorts in the Coeur d'Alene area.
There are more than 70 skii routes where you can enjoy according to your likings. When the snow is not there, there are even trails where you can go mountain biking. There are a lot of camps that take place here, so you could easily go camping. Also, the snow is quiet lovely and powdery here.
Explore the Coeur d'Alene National Forest
Originally a part of Panhandle National Forest of Idaho, Coeur d'Alene National Forest is one of the hidden gems of Coeur d'Alene. It covers a lot of the city’s area and has every shade of greenery you can hope for.
Did you know that the original forest has an area of 2.5-million acres? Now, imagine how huge one of the parts will be! Within the forest lies a huge lake called Hayden Lake, which draws a lot of people every day. Tourists mainly come to visit the vast forest, the scenes within it, and the lake as well.
Do you want to spend a night in the forest? There are options for that too as the forest is huge and is filled with different spots where you can find a cabin to spend the night. Little Guard Lookout is one of the premium cabins. There are also a lot of campgrounds, so if you wish to- you can spend a night under the stars. Also, snow falls during the winter, and you can go skiing here on the powdery snow that decorates the forest.
Try out the different activities of Farragut State Park
We have already viewed the infamous Coeur d'Alene Lake, but that is not the only one of Coeur d'Alene. If you thought that we are done with all the lakes, then you are highly mistaken for this is the time to go visit another one.
But, this also happens to be quite important as it is the largest one in Coeur d'Alene. The spot is heaven for all adventurous souls. Bikers and hikers flock to this place to try out its terrains. You can even go horse riding in this park as it is a very common and popular sport there. Want to play golf? This park also gives you access to one of the most premium golf courses in Coeur d'Alene.
This is the end of our very beautiful Coeur d'Alene trip. By reading this much, you might have got the beautiful image drawn in your mind. Now, it is time for you to give your eyes a treat!