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Coeur d’Alene Dreamin’

By August 13, 2020August 19th, 2020Inlander Weekly Content, Summer

Make the end of summer the best of summer for the kids

Once August rolls around, times seems to accelerate with the awareness of summer’s eventual end. Make the most of the time with the kids now, with these ideas for making a North Idaho end of summer the best of summer for all. 

Park it. Coeur d’Alene is delightfully rich in public park experiences for all interests and age levels. Head to CITY PARK and set up camp for the day. Stay in the cool of the trees and play on the massive Fort Sherman wooden playground, venture out onto the beach and swim, or wander over to the vintage Coeur d’Alene Carousel and ride for just a couple of bucks. Make sure to stop by Coeur d’Alene’s totally rad Skatepark to watch, learn and even join in.

Pikachu Gooey

Fill up on fun. Dessert before dinner is every kid’s dream. Make that a reality with any number of North Idaho sweet treats. At MRS. HONEYPEEP’S SWEET SHOP inside the Resort Shops for just about any kind of classic candy you can think of, or a heaping cone of ice cream. Ice cream is the main feature of a GOOEY, an over-the-top sundae that’s so big and so yummy, it has its own menu at the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s Dockside Restaurant. You and the kiddos can mix-and-match from amongst seven Gooey styles, from fruity huckleberry cobbler to decadent Butterfinger candy hot fudge.

Make a play date. What is it about being silly together that seems to strengthen our bonds with others? Find out at SILVERWOOD THEME PARK, where you and the kids can spend the day laughing your heads off as you spin, swirl, swoop and swim through all the attractions, including Boulder Beach water park. TRIPLE PLAY lets you and the kids experience indoor and outdoor fun, from bumper cars to bowling, and go-karts to games in the arcade. Don’t forget about Raptor Reef water park and, hey, make it a staycation overnighter for a double-dose of fun with their stay-and-play package. And for portable play action, visit FIGPICKEL’S TOY EMPORIUM to find a board game or specialty toy for fun on the go.

Coeur d’Alene Parasail

Book it. Before the kids have to hit the books at school — wherever that may be in the fall — book a day of North Idaho adventure. Hit the trails together on the back of the majestic yet gentle horses at BRIDLE PATH QUARTER HORSES. Add a little more horsepower with a JET SKI rental from Coeur d’Alene Resort for one or two passenger machines. Instead of zipping across the water, zip through the trees with TIMBERLINE ADVENTURES including their specialty tours like the tasty S’Mores Treehouse Adventure. Go even higher with COEUR D’ALENE PARASAIL, for a bird’s-eye view of the lake for ages 4-and-up and a ride they’ll remember well past the end of summer.

Coeur d’Alene Marathon
AUGUST 21-23

The Coeur d’Alene Marathon is on! America’s largest race since March will take place and feature four different distances (marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K) over three days. Race organizers have been working with public health officials to develop COVID-19 mitigation strategies. 

Bands on Boats

Get ready for Hells Belles, an all-female AC/DC Tribute Band to rock you all night long as you cruise along scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene. $27.50; Ages 21+; Boarding begins at 6:30 pm at Independence Point. 

Triple Play at Circling Raven 
AUGUST 22-25

Play three rounds of golf in three days at the renowned Circling Raven Golf Course. The first round is $89, the second round $59 and the third round $49.
(208) 664-3194
105 N. First Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

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