Coeur d’Alene is the perfect addition to an Idaho itinerary. Groups can strike a balance between exploring the beautiful outdoors and relaxing along the lake or in one of the city’s comfortable accommodations.
Rent a private boat or personal watercraft from Coeur d’Alene Boat Rentals to become the captain of your own cruise on the crystal-clear waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The 31,000-acre, natural dam-controlled lake stretches 25 miles long and between 1 to 3 miles wide. It has been recognized by National Geographic as one of the top five most beautiful lakes in the world.
For group-friendly experiences on the lake, consider chartering a ride with Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises. The Coeur d’Alene Resort’s fleet of cruise boats operate daily scenic, dinner, and sunset dinner cruises. Opt for a walk along the world’s longest Floating Boardwalk or visit City Beach for swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, and parasailing.
Find an abundance of outdoor adventure throughout Coeur d’Alene. Most popular is Tubbs Hill, a 165-acre natural area near downtown Coeur d’Alene at the south end of Third Street. Avid hikers and leisure strollers alike will enjoy the area’s popular 2-mile loop trail that starts on the west side of Tubbs Hill near the southwest corner of McEuen Park.
Biking enthusiasts can take a ride on The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, which spans 73 miles.
The Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley boasts 300 rooms and suites, seven food and beverage outlets, and a 60,000-square-foot casino with nearly 1,200 video gaming machines and high stakes bingo.
Visitors can recharge at the Spa Ssakwa’q’n, a resort spa that offers 15,000 square feet of relaxation.
Cultural Tours allows visitors to discover the tribal traditions of the land that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe has called home for thousands of years.
Book a tee time at Circling Raven Golf Course, which is challenging, entertaining, and aesthetically pleasing.
Featured Image: Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel casino floor; Credit: Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel