Here it is: the tallest building between Seattle and Minneapolis. This is the Bank of America Financial Center, and it stretches 22 stories and 288 feet skyward. It’s a small feat, as Minneapolis has at least 37 buildings taller than this one, and Seattle’s tallest building is almost 1,000 feet tall. Still, when we’re looking at places like Helena, Billings, Rapid City, and Fargo, Spokane is the most urban of the bunch.
There are major retailers, like Nordstrom and Apple. There is a smattering of good restaurants, and an urban revival is taking place with the renovation of some old buildings.
Riverfront Park is a wonderful amenity in Spokane, offering a well-groomed green space amid the hodgepodge of parking lots and old buildings.
Although I wouldn’t select Spokane as a vacation destination, it is a pleasant enough place to visit and spend some time, even as a day trip from nearby resort town Coeur d’Alene. I concur with this blogger in that Spokane does not suck.