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Fun Things to do in Coeur d’Alene Idaho

There’s no shortage of fun things to do in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. BestCDA.com shares some of the tourist and residents favorite activities in the area.

The scenic Coeur d’Alene area is undoubtedly the hub of Idaho’s leisure and entertainment sector. Home to everything including vibrant nightlife, adventurous activities, luxurious lakes and moody mountains, there’s always fun things to do in CDA Idaho. Here’s some of the best activities in Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas.


From Skate Parks To Ski Resorts

Coeur d’Alene is home to a huge range of sports facilities. From its two local skate parks, Coeur d’Alene and Sunset Park, through to its ski resorts, like Silver Mountain, there’s something for everyone. There’s even the nearby Schweitzer Ski Resort near Sandpoint if you’re looking for a chalet-style ski experience. If you’re keen to try more adventurous activities try visiting CDA Parasail to feel like you’re flying or river rafting at Coeur d’Alene Adventures for some white-water travels. You could even try a fun-filled off-road-ride with Adventure Sport Rentals.

Looking for some action, but at a slightly slower place? Visit the Rider Ranch for some nostalgic horse and wagon rides or enjoy the thrills and chills of Silverwood Theme Park. You can even book a seaplane tour with Brooks Seaplane Service Tours. From the more leisurely pace to the adrenaline-fueled, there’s truly no limit to sports-related things to do in Coeur d’Alene.


Bask In the Glory of Nature

Coeur d’Alene is quite literally surrounded by the glory of nature. The number one ranked beauty spot is the Coeur d’Alene Lake, with its picturesque 30 miles home to a wide range of water sports, including boating, surfing, and water skiing. Many of the best activities in Coeur d’Alene Idaho are based around the outdoors, including the leafy McEuen Park, Tubbs Hill Nature Trails and the North Idaho Centennial Trail. If you enjoy spending time with animals there’s even the Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch.

If you’re looking for a little exploration in the great outdoors, Coeur d’Alene Lake has river cruises, and there’s also the St. Joe River cruises for a tour of the jaw dropping beauty of the St. Joe River, which stops by the stunning Chatcolet Lake. You can see the local wildlife, with eagles overhead, deer on the ground and an abundant variety of plant life all around you.


Sample The Local Culture

Coeur d’Alene Idaho is the home of a proud local culture, including museums, fine wines, and bustling markets. The Art Spirit Gallery is home to over 4,000 pieces of local artwork and has hosted over 180 exhibitions. The Museum of North Idaho hosts exhibits on everything from the Coeur d’Alene tribe to regional geography, railroads and even steamboats. Want to be an artist yourself? Try Pinot’s Palette to enjoy an art class with a twist.

Meanwhile, at Coeur d’Alene Cellars, you can truly feel like a member of the family with their warm and friendly barrel and wine tasting rooms. The Kootenai Farmers Market also offers a rustic taste of local values. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays through to September, the market offers live music and local produce to its visitors.


Vibrant Local Nightlife

Coeur d’Alene is constantly alive, with its bountiful restaurants, clubs, and bars. Live music is a common sight in Coeur d’Alene, from the Live After 5 Events and McEuen Park in the summer through to the laid-back scene at the Moose Lounge all year round. If you fancy some fine dining, try Beverly’s, for delectable dishes and a view of the Coeur d’Alene Lake, or Angelo’s Ristorante for an exquisite Italian dish. Want to keep partying? Sample a cocktail at Whispers. If you’re looking for something a little different you could check out the escape rooms at Escape Game Coeur d’Alene, or the V-Sports Arena for some virtual reality, laser tag and arcade-based fun.


Time To Relax

If you’re ready to chill out after all this excitement, why not visit the Coeur d’Alene Resort Spa for the ultimate in relaxation? You could enjoy an all-natural experience at Beauty at the Lake, and after your massage go for a leisurely walk down at Coeur d’Alene City Park. Or even better, spend your time perusing the shops at Downtown Coeur d’Alene, for an indoor shopping spree.

These are just some of the fun things to do in CDA Idaho. Want to find out more? Search our BestCDA.com site for more exciting locations to visit today. If you want to find out even more of the best activities in Coeur d’Alene, read our blog for more info.