Discover Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington, on the Idaho border, offers a wealth of outdoor exploration in state parks and activities for the whole family in Spokane (the state’s second-largest city), Asotin, Clarkston, Kettle Falls and Pullman as well as Lewiston, Idaho, across from the Snake River. Well-known for its dry climate, abundant sunshine and fertile farmlands, this region also boasts beautiful inland mountain ranges and incredible canyons and coulees. Palouse Falls State Park is best known for its magnificent basalt canyons and roaring 198-f00t waterfall — well worth the two-hour drive from Spokane. If you prefer to stay closer to the city, explore the mix of distilleries, museums, restaurants, farmers markets, year-round events and more. This region may surprise you with the vast amount of parks, outdoor activities and urban entertainment, satisfying both outdoor enthusiasts and leisure travelers alike.


Clarkston, Lewiston and Asotin are three charming towns located near the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers. With their unique natural beauty and access to year-round recreation, these towns offer a range of outdoor activities featuring clear rivers, granite formations and diverse wildlife!


What's The Best Way To Get Between Lewiston And Clarkston Without A Car?

Here are some popular ways to travel between Lewiston and Clarkston without a car:

  • Bus: You can take the bus from Lewiston to Clarkston by using the line 1 bus. The bus journey time between Lewiston and Clarkston is around 10 minutes.
  • Taxi: You can also take a taxi from Lewiston to Clarkston. The taxi ride takes around 7 minutes and costs between $21 and $26.
  • Walk: If you prefer to walk, it takes around 1 hour and 13 minutes to walk from Lewiston to Clarkston.

Are There Any Special Events Or Festivals In Clarkston/Lewiston/Asotin?

There are several popular annual events and festivals held in the Clarkston, Lewiston and Asotin area:

  • Clarkston Summerfest – A huge community celebration held each July in downtown Clarkston, featuring a parade, live entertainment, food vendors, craft booths and family-friendly activities.
  • Hells Canyon Mule Days – Taking place every May in Lewiston, this 6-day event celebrates the canyon's history as an old mule trail, with mule races, shows, vendors and more.
  • Lewiston Hot August Nights – Annual classic car show held along Main Street showcasing hundreds of classic vehicles, live music, poker runs and good old cruise-in fun.
  • Asotin County Fair and Hells Gate State Park Summer Festival – This festival brings together county fair joy, live music, community activities, historical talks, kids' programs and outdoor recreation demos celebrating the park.
  • Tammany Fest – Held each August in Lewiston, celebrating the history and culture of the Nez Perce people along with powwow dancing, native foods and more.

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Kettle Falls

Kettle Falls is a city in Stevens County, Washington, situated on the Colville River, just upstream from the Columbia River. Explore the rich Native American heritage at the Kettle Falls Historical Center. Cool off with a swim at the Kettle Falls City Pool & Splash Park. Complete your visit with a walk on the Riverfront Trail where you can watch salmon swim upstream.


Popular Special Events Or Festivals In Kettle Falls

Kettle Falls hosts some wonderful annual events and festivals you can experience during your visit!

If you’re planning a visit in spring, you can check out the popular Columbia River Paddle Festival in early June. This multi-day event celebrates water sports and includes kayak races, educational clinics and gear demos. Check out our blog post for activities you can do near the Columbia River.

If visiting in early fall, don't miss the annual Ciderfest in late September or early October. The whole community comes out for this beloved harvest celebration with apple dessert baking contests, arts & crafts fairs, a parade, carnival rides for kids, cooking demos using seasonal produce and more. For wine enthusiasts, check this blog post for our most recommended and best cideries around Washington State.

In December, you can check out the Kettle Falls Christmas Tree Lighting. This event is held on the first weekend of December and features a tree lighting ceremony, caroling and a visit from Santa Claus.

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Are There Any Designated Wildlife Viewing Areas Or Trails?

There are several designated wildlife viewing areas and trails in Kettle Falls, Washington. One of the most popular ones is the Sherman Creek Wildlife Area. It is located just west of Kettle Falls across the Columbia River and features a network of trails that crisscross through the portion of the wildlife area that sits between Highway 20 and the Columbia River. This nature escape is home to whitetail deer, mule deer, bald eagles, turkeys, waterfowl, songbirds and more.

Another option for visitors is to explore the Kettle Falls District of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. There are several trails that are perfect for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts at any skill level. One of the most popular trails is the Kettle Falls Trail - Middle which is a short loop to Ski Point and home to many types of wildlife, including hairy and pileated woodpeckers, turkey vultures and many other birds.

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Enjoy the beauty of the Palouse hills, explore shops and cafes downtown, catch performing arts shows or stroll through farmers' markets. With the combination of nature and an energetic academic community, Pullman offers a unique travel experience in Southeastern Washington.


What's the weather like in Pullman?

Pullman, Washington experiences a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are short, warm, dry and mostly clear, while winters are cold, snowy and mostly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 25°F to 86°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 95°F.

The best time to visit Pullman is during the late spring and summer months between June and October. This temperate season offers ideal weather to enjoy the outdoors, averaging around 70°F with comfortably low humidity. 

The summer provides plenty of sunshine to explore the rolling Palouse hills and fertile farmlands surrounding the town. Hike up Kamiak Butte for panoramic vistas of wheat and lentil fields stretching to the horizon. Stroll through lively farmers' markets overflowing with freshly harvested produce like cherries, peas and lentils. The golden light of summer bathes Pullman's red brick buildings and tree-lined streets in a warm glow, perfect for long summer nights attending concerts, art fairs and other community events hosted on the Washington State University campus.

Are There Ride-Sharing Services Available, Like Uber Or Lyft In Pullman Washington?

Yes, there are ride-sharing services available in Pullman, Washington. Here are some options:

  • Lyft: Lyft offers two ride options in Pullman, Lyft XL and Lyft. The former is ideal for large groups and costs around $5.35 per ride, while the latter works better for couples or small groups and starts at $7.38 per ride.
  • Uber: Uber also offers two ride options in Pullman, UberX and UberXL. The former is a more economical option and starts at $7.39 per ride, while the latter is ideal for large groups and costs around $13-$16 per ride.

College Cabs LLC: This is a local taxi service that operates within the town.

For adventure seekers looking for an adrenaline rush, enjoy the great outdoors in Pullman's neighboring towns. Our blog features ideas for water sports, skiing, hiking and more. When you're ready to call it a day, check into our cozy inns’ comfortable accommodations.


As the largest city in Eastern Washington and home to prestigious Gonzaga University, Spokane seamlessly fuses urban energy and small-town charm into an unforgettable travel experience. When you're ready for a break, recharge by taking a walk through historic neighborhoods, immerse yourself in art, boutiques, award-winning dining and craft breweries!


Spokane Is Known For Its Craft Beer

Spokane has developed a thriving craft beer scene in recent years. There are over 15 breweries and brewpubs in Spokane making unique handcrafted beers. Some of the most popular local breweries include No-Li Brewhouse, Iron Goat Brewing, Whistle Punk Brewing and Steam Plant Brewing

Many breweries source ingredients from the abundant agriculture and natural beauty around Eastern Washington. Browne Family Brewing uses fresh Palouse region hops, while Black Label Brewing offers gluten-free and reduced-gluten options to accommodate different health needs.

From IPAs to stouts, ambers to sours, the local breweries offer tremendous variety and styles. Every May, Spokane hosts Craft Beer Week with dozens of events celebrating local beers.

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What Types Of Public Transportation Services In Spokane?

Spokane has a public transportation system called the Spokane Transit Authority (STA). STA provides safe, accessible, convenient and efficient public transportation services to several businesses and activity centers.

STA offers several services such as fixed route buses, paratransit for those unable to use the bus and vanpools. They also offer express shuttle service during many of Spokane’s premier events such as Bloomsday and Hoopfest.

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