In August our family took our fifth trip to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for some family fun time. Our visit to Silverwood Theme Park was a highlight which I wrote about in August. I also mentioned how much we enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites in Coeur d’Alene. But I wanted to check back in with my readers and discuss one of our favorite things to do when we visit Coeur d’Alene…visit City Park and Lake Coeur d’Alene!
Our favorite thing to do is pack a lunch and head down to the City Beach (parking fee). Once there you can enjoy the park and the local beach along Lake Coeur d’Alene. Our visit this year turned out to have some drizzly rain but we still enjoyed the beach and park! Later in the day when the sun came out we returned and soaked up some vitamin D.
Spending time laying in the sun (with sunscreen of course!), building sandcastles, and playing in the fresh water brings joy to all members of our family. It is such a relaxing and fun time! After spending a busy day playing at Silverwood, the beach and park day is a great way to tone things down and relax. We also enjoy walking along the water and enjoy walking along the long lake dock.
Visiting the huge wooden Ft. Sherman Playground is the other must do when we visit Coeur d’Alene. The kids have a blast running around the bridges and structures, playing on the swings, and hiding from each other. I’ve never seen a playground another playground like this one. A must visit for any family with kids!
As I said earlier, traveling to Coeur d’Alene is a great experience for any family. I really hope you’ll consider visiting! There’s even a GREAT shopping district called Sherman Ave which any “Main Street” shopper would love. Coeur d’Alene also hosts an Ironman triathlon race each June, and our family will be returning to cheer on William for his first Ironman! Take a peek at the Coeur d’Alene Visitor Center website for more information about what you can do in Coeur d’Alene. You can also follow along on the Coeur d’Alene Visitors Facebook page for some fun news and information while you’re planning your visit.
I’d love to hear if anyone else has been to Coeur d’Alene, and if so, what was your favorite place or thing to see?