WHAT TO DO IN COEUR D’ALENE
You can walk around the property and get great views of the lake. I also recommend eating at the Dockside restaurant for brunch and Whispers for a cocktail. Both have great views over the lake. You can also walk over to McEuen Park, a lakeside park with recreation trails and a large playground with a splash pad.
Take a walk through the quaint downtown
You can also follow the Mudgy & Millie Moose Trail that wanders through town.
Enjoy activities on the lake in the summer like parasailing, boat rentals, jet skiing, paddleboarding, kayaking.
Most of these activities can be rented by the water or at places near the resort like Kayak Coeur d’Alene and Coeur d’Alene Water Sports.
Take a walk through the Farmer’s Market that happens every Wednesday night in the summer.
The Hiawatha Trail is considered one of the most fun things to do in CDA as it spans 15 miles, takes you through 10 train tunnels and several tall trestles! The best part? It’s mostly downhill and great for all ages. The Northern Idaho Centennial Trail on the other hand is a 23-mile pedestrian path with some of the best views of the area.
My friend, Sam, who lives there says this is so much fun.
Go on a hike up to Tubbs Hill for a view of the lake and go cliff jumping here in the summer.
Tubbs Hill is a great hike any time of the year and has great bald eagle viewing in the wintertime. Mineral Ridge is another popular hiking spot with 3.3 miles of trail and pretty close to town.
Visit Midtown for some great restaurants and shopping.
You’ll find lots of vintage and thrift shops here along with some fun restaurants.
Adventure over to the Silverwood Theme Park that turns into a fun water park in the summer!
There are a ton of golf courses in CDA. One of the main public courses is Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course. Other courses include CDA Resort, Avondale, Highlands, Circling Raven at the CDA Casino.
Go on a lake cruise to get great views of the lake and mountains.
Take a trip to an alpaca farm!
You’re in Northern Idaho after all. Check out Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch to meet these cute animals.
Visit a state park near Coeur d’Alene.
If you want to get out of the city, you can head up to Farragut State Park about 30 miles away from CDA on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille. If you go during the winter, be sure to look out for bald eagles perched in the trees along the shoreline. Another popular state park is Coeur d’ Alene Parkway, popular for walkers and bikers. Again, look out for bald eagles here in the winter.
Check out Fort Sherman, the oldest church, library, school, and meeting hall in Coeur d’Alene or visit the Museum of North Idaho to learn about the unique heritage of the area.
If you’re in CDA in the winter, about 40 minutes east of CDA, you’ll find Silver Mountain Resort.
This is a great spot for skiing in the winter and hiking and mountain biking in the summer.