Introducing Spokane

As the second largest city in Washington state, just 92 miles south of the Canadian border, Spokane is an amiable and understated city which, while hardly a tourist magnet, rises well to the challenges of being the region’s commercial and cultural axis. In 1881, Spokane found its metier as the main hub for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Just eight years later, a fire devastated the city but Spokane’s ever resilient, ever proud denizens rebuilt their city in just two years. Along with downtown’s charming historic district and the highly praised Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (a Smithsonian affiliate), there is a handful of well reputed restaurants and a budding visual and performing arts scene, which includes the Civic Theater and the 1931 Art Deco Fox Theater which forms the illustrious home of the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. The Metropolitan Performing Arts Center was restored in 1988 and renamed the Bing Crosby Theater in 2006, in honor of Spokane’s most famous native son. The Davenport District, the Garland Business District, and East Sprague are punctuated with art galleries and performing arts venues and on the first Friday of every month, the city’s cultural vibrancy finds artistic expression in the lively Artwalk, a downtown street fair dedicated to local vendors and performers.

Airports within a 50-mile radius of Spokane:

  • Spokane International Airport (GEG)

Popular aircraft charters* in the Spokane area include:

*This is just a sample. Zephyr provides access to aircraft at every end of the spectrum, from luxurious VIP airliners, to ultra long range business jet, helicopters, and economical turboprops.