Coeur d'Alene Travel Guide

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Coeur d'Alene Things to Do

  • Leave I-90, walk on a trail

    A fewe miles outside the town of Coeur D'Alene is a rest area on I-90, the Huetter Rest Area. Normally we would not suggest a rest area as a thing to do, but this is special. A bike / running paved path that originates in town goes right by the rest area and gives the traveler a real break opportunity. Shaded by trees, this is one of the nicer...

  • Walk City Park

    Just a few short blocks from the Coeur D Alene Resort lies the very pretty City Park. The park offers a wide range of activities ranging from walking, a nice swim beach, shower and restroom facilities, a bandstand for summer concerts, volleyball and basketball courts, pcinic facilities, The park is kept up and clean. There is a large playground...

  • Silverwood Theme Park

    Silverwood is just 20 minutes north of Coeur d'Alene on Highway 95. It is a great place to visit when it is open during the summer. The price of admission includes the theme park, as well as Boulder Beach Water Park. We went this past summer and had a great time riding the coasters in the morning and spending the afternoon at the water park. Then...

  • Just taking a rest break

    The highway from Spokane to Coeur D'Alene is pretty busy and demands full attention. there was much construction and where there wasn't, the road was not in great shape. We pulled into CDA pretty early and needed coffee, a rest, and something to eat. We found everything close to the lake. The lake is HUGE! There is a very nice park beside it. The...

  • Family Fun @ Triple Play!

    This is an ever-expanding family fun center in Hayde, just north of CDA on Highway 95. Triple Play offers Miniature Golf (Indoor or Outdoor), Bowling, Bumper Boats, Go Karts, Laser Tag, Video Games, a Soft Play playground for the kids, a Climbing Wall, and a snack bar. This is all in addition to the recent addition of Raptor Reef indoor water park....

  • Tubb's Hill

    A popular place for an afternoon hike, the hill is scattered with many trails that can lead you to panoramic lake and mountian views. It is also widly used for private swimming holes and "cliff jumping." It is a beautiful place to take your lunch and enjoy some quite in the middle of town.

  • Tubbs Hill

    If yours looking to let loose and have some fun then try Tubbs in the summer. The hill off the side of the resort in downtown CdA is the place to be for everyone on a hot day. The rock cliffs hosted by this hill are incrdible. Jumping off these rocks will be an expeirence to remember. Not to mention the trails and caves you will find here.

  • Walk Tubbs Hill.

    It is unappreciated until you actually walk it. The hill can be seen from downtown, but doesn't show it's true self until you are actually there. You can either walk around it in a loop, or over the top. I recommend both, in order to take in the entire hill.

  • Fireworks on Coeur D'Alene...

    Fireworks on Coeur D'Alene LakeThe fireworks on the 4th of July are spectacular over the lake. We were lucky enough to get a room on the lakeside that night.


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Coeur d'Alene Restaurants

  • Casual Dining at its Best!

    This place is very casual as it is in a strip mall located behind a gas station, but it has some of the best and most unique sandwiches I have ever tasted. As you can guess by the name, the specialty is grilled cheese, and they have a number of varieties to choose from. The sourdough bread is my preferred bread for a sandwich, but they also have...

  • A Bakery Worthy of Many Trips

    Couer d' Alene is known for its lake and summer activities but it also should be known for Pastries and More. This great, "everything from scratch," bakery is definitely worth a stop if you are coming through Couer d' Alene.The pastries and cookies are to die for. From the eclairs, to the boston cremes, to their famous orange rolls all look great....

  • Fun Place to Eat and Hang Out Downtown!

    Everything on the menu is good, whether you like steaks, salads, or seafood. My wife had the Sesame Seared Ahi the last time we went there and she loved it! I have had several of the steaks and have been very pleased with each and every one of them. The great part is that they have 5 unique ways of preparing the steaks (other than just plain...

  • Tremendous Steaks!

    The restaurant is off the beaten path off I-90 about 8 miles east of town near Wolf Lodge Bay. It is reminiscent of an old hunting lodge and has some of the best food you will ever eat. They cook the steaks over a tamarack and cherry wood fire so they get extra flavor. The meat is so tender you could almost cut it with a fork. I would suggest this...

  • Midtown Masterpiece!

    Very neat atmosphere and great food. It has a wine bar type of flavor, but is a full fledged restaurant. Chris, the owner, also served us dinner. He was a terrific host and shared some of his expertise on wine with us. We thorughly enjoyed our night there and will be back soon. They have now added breakfast, which is equally outstanding and of...

  • Ireland comes to Coeur d'Alene

    Moontime is an awesome little Irish style pub in downtown Coeur d'Alene. The food is excellent(vegetarian options). What makes this place my favorite is the beer. This place has more beer on tap than any other bar in town. Local micros and great imports. Nothing better than Moontime. 1602 E Sherman Ave—Close to downtown and the lake. Enjoy your...

  • Don't think we'll be trying this again

    Stopped in on our trip from Missoula to Spokane last week (after reading about how great the crab cakes were on this board). Bartender/waiter was wearing big old baggy shorts with his underwear hanging out. Fly was half unzipped. Grungy shoes with no socks. Carried his order book down the back of his pants. Blech. Bathroom was disgusting. Doors...

  • In the Heart of the Action!

    The food here was really, really good. The service was pretty slow, but that may have been because we sat at a table outside, along the sidewalk. At any rate, we had plenty of things to look at while we were waiting - there is lots of traffic up and down Sherman Avenue. There were plenty of bikes parked out front when we arrived, so we felt right...

  • Notorious Burgers!

    This local hamburger stand is always standing room only. It has been located in the same place since the early 1900s, proof that these burgers are delicious! They are made to your order, but don't expect fries. The only thing you can get with your burger is a beverage. But you won't need anything else as these burgers are oh so satisfying. Prices...


Coeur d'Alene Nightlife

  • Great Place to Hang Out!

    Located centrally in the heart of downtown, the Beacon has become a favorite gathering spot for the locals. The 1890's era brick building with large windows on the corner of 4th and Sherman provides a classic look and feel for bar patrons. The island style bar seats 35 and has views of many flatscreen TV's. The Beacon has been referred to as the...

  • Live Music and Good Food!

    If you like loud, live music, this is a great place for you. It can be especially busy in the summer months as dowtown is a little more lively that time of the year. The food is also really good, and the restaurant has a great breakfast as well. There are also pool tables for those who like to play. Casual dress is always accepted.

  • Capone's

    33 taps of good beer, plus a full bar. Great tables, my favorite being the Grateful Dead table, covered in Dead concert ticket stubs. Also live blues music a couple nights a week. Seems to be full of yuppies most of the time. None.


Coeur d'Alene Off The Beaten Path

  • Drive up Fernan Road in Winter

    Drive past the CDA 15th St I-90 freeway ramp and follow the signs that say Fernan. Once past the private properties on the dirt road you can camp, build fires, shot firearms, or do whatever to your hearts content.

  • Swiming!

    Take goverment way to hunneysuckle ave. and you at Hunnysuckel beach. This is where eveyone goes to swim on hayden lake. Also it is not nearly as crowded as the beach dowtown.Also if you go on Tubs hill you must MAKE SURE you have a swimsuit becasue every one just off the rock, to cool off after a long walk.

  • Swiming!

    Take goverment way to hunneysuckle ave. and you at Hunnysuckel beach. This is where eveyone goes to swim on hayden lake. Also it is not nearly as crowded as the beach dowtown.Also if you go on Tubs hill you must MAKE SURE you have a swimsuit becasue every one just off the rock, to cool off after a long walk.


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    My fondest memory was the 4th...

    by Easty Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: My fondest memory was the 4th of July celebration. People were definitely not afraid of playing with fireworks here. The spirit of 4th of July was very evident. It was a little to much for my parents.

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