The views alone are worth a visit to the Coeur d’Alene Resort!
You may roam about the property and take in the lake views. I also recommend lunch at Dockside and cocktails at Whispers. Both offer spectacular views of the lake. Additionally, you may stroll to McEuen Park, a lakefront park with leisure pathways and a large playground with a splash pad.
Take a stroll through the charming downtown area. Additionally, you can follow the Mudgy & Millie Moose Trail through town. In the summer, enjoy lake activities such as parasailing, boat rentals, jet skiing, paddleboarding, and kayaking.
The majority of these sports are available for rent on the water or at locations near the resort, such as Kayak Coeur d’Alene and Coeur d’Alene Water Sports.
Visit City Park and Independence Point in Coeur d’Alene for 16 acres of beach and park space. Take a stroll through the summer Farmer’s Market, which takes place every Wednesday night. Bike the Centennial Trail of Northern Idaho or the Hiawatha Trail.
The Hiawatha Trail is one of the most enjoyable activities in CDA, spanning 15 miles and passing over ten train tunnels and several tall trestles! What’s the best part? It’s primarily downhill and is suitable for all ages. On the other hand, the Northern Idaho Centennial Trail is a 23-mile walking path that features some of the area’s best views.
With Timberline Adventures, zipline through the forest. Sam, a friend who lives there, thinks this is a lot of fun. Take a trek up to Tubbs Hill for a glimpse of the lake, and in the summer, enjoy cliff jumping here. Tubbs Hill is an excellent trek at any time of year and provides excellent bald eagle sightings in the winter. Mineral Ridge is another popular hiking destination with 3.3 miles of route and is conveniently located near town.
Midtown is home to some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping. There are numerous vintage and thrift stores in this area, as well as some entertaining restaurants. Visit Silverwood Theme Park, which transforms into a wonderful water park in the summer! Golf! CDA is home to a plethora of golf courses. Coeur d’Alene Public Golf Course is a popular public course. Additionally, CDA Resort, Avondale, Highlands, and Circling Raven in the CDA Casino are included.
Take a lake boat for spectacular views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Visit an alpaca farm! After all, you are in Northern Idaho. Visit Seven Stars Alpaca Ranch to meet these adorable creatures. Visit a state park in the vicinity of Coeur d’Alene.
If you want to get away from the city, travel up to Farragut State Park, which is located on the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille about 30 miles from CDA. If you visit in the winter, keep an eye out for bald eagles sitting along the shoreline’s trees. Coeur d’Alene Parkway is another popular state park, especially for walkers and bikers. Again, keep an eye out for bald eagles in the winter.
Are you a history buff?
Visit Fort Sherman, Coeur d’Alene’s oldest church, library, school, and meeting hall, or the Museum of North Idaho to learn about the area’s distinctive legacy. Silver Mountain Resort is located around 40 minutes east of CDA in the winter. This is an excellent location for winter skiing and summer hiking and mountain riding.
COEUR D’ALENE RESTAURANT & BAR RECOMMENDATIONS
Luncheon and Brunch
Crafted – A great spot for summer patio sitting on a sunny day.
Dockside Restaurant — excellent brunch, renowned for its gooey dessert
Honey Eatery and Social Club — Excellent brunch and a pleasant atmosphere.
Hudson Hamburgers — This is a classic hamburger establishment, but it is incredibly tasty and well-known throughout town.
Dinner and beverages
Vault Coffee – If you’re in the mood for a nice cup of Joe and avocado toast, this is the place to go!
Angelo’s or Tony’s on the Lake — Both excellent Italian restaurants
Crickets — This downtown establishment serves excellent pub fare with large menus and televisions. It’s a fantastic sports bar with a vibrant atmosphere that’s ideal for large groups.
Add martinis and tapas to your list at 315 Restaurant and Wine Bar. They’re popular among our age group.
Moontime + Porch are sister restaurants that are popular among the locals.
The Bluebird — This Midtown restaurant serves excellent farm-to-table fare.
Cedars Floating Restaurant – This restaurant literally floats on the lake and serves excellent steak and seafood!
Downtown CDA has a sizable art and wine culture. Therefore, if you’re looking for some entertaining wine bars, stop by Live for Blu, Studio 107, or Castaway Cellars.