Explore Like a Local in Coeur d’Alene – The Coeur d’Alene Resort

Posted on: June 24, 2021

How to Explore Like a Local in Coeur d'Alene

Explore Coeur d’Alene!


During your stay in Coeur d’Alene, you’re looking for a more meaningful Pacific Northwest adventure. You’re the kind of traveler who wants more out of your destination than typical tourist traps!

At The Coeur d’Alene Resort, we live for connecting guests to the beauty, culture, and adventure our region has to offer. That’s why we put together this top 5 local guide to Coeur d’Alene. When you visit, you won’t have to ask a local to explore like one.

1.) Grab a beverage to go and hit the boardwalk.

Here’s a little-known local’s tip: Did you know that you can order a beverage – yes, even the adult kind – and take it to-go for a lakeside walk at The Coeur d’Alene Resort? When you stroll along the World’s Longest Floating Boardwalk with a beverage in hand, you’ll be exercising, relaxing, and taking in the view all at once. That’s maximum vacation efficiency.

2.) Not a boat owner? Rent one!

When you visit Coeur d’Alene in the summer, one of the first things you’ll notice is that the place to be is out on the lake. If you don’t own a watercraft or didn’t bring one, The Coeur d’Alene Resort offers full-service boat rental options. From jet skis to luxury pontoon boats to kayaks, you’ll be basking in the local glory that is Coeur d’Alene Lake in no time.


3.) Get your steps in by meandering Coeur d’Alene’s historic Garden District.

Only a few blocks north of downtown, the historic Garden District isn’t too far off the beaten path. A lovely way to get a taste of the town’s flavor, this historic neighborhood boasts inspiring architecture, colorful landscaping, a cute community garden, and peaceful, shady walkways.

4.) Go beyond the lake to another epic body of water.

Locals love the St. Joe River for its pristine beauty and amazing wildlife. A more remote offshoot of Coeur d’Alene Lake, it’s heaven for anyone who likes to float, boat, camp, or fish. On a Coeur d’Alene Resort St. Joe River Cruise, you’ll tour the lake and the river for the best of both worlds.


5.) Take in Coeur d’Alene’s vibrant culture at Farmers’ Market.

In the summer months, there’s no livelier place than farmers’ market. With kettle corn in hand, you’ll love the live music, crafts, local eats, and fresh produce vendors have to offer. If you’re visiting on a Saturday, take a 5-mile ride to Kootenai County Farmers’ Market. On Wednesday evenings, the market is on 5th Street, just a few blocks from The Resort.

We can’t wait to welcome you to our beautiful lakeside town! Your outdoor playground awaits.


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