Valentines Day Gift Deals

Unique experience gifts; Valentines Day Gift Deals: Adventures!

We got you covered lovers. Valentine’s Day often means showering your beau with roses and chocolates and candlelit dinners. Romantic, yes, but a little cliche. One of the best parts of having a significant other is experiencing life’s adventures together…so why not try something new during this ‘hallmark’ time of year? Shake things up with our one-of-a-kind Valentine’s gift ideas!

Who doesn’t like to be excited about something planned on the horizon? We offer the following three Valentines Day gift deals and adventures for our seekers of something different this February.

Adventure Missoula Fishing Trip

It’s no secret that these days, we’re not quite as interested in accumulating “things” as we were in the past. And while that’s often considered a millennial trend, everyone is jumping on board and Valentines Day adventures as a gift, might just be the best Valentines Day gift idea for 2020.

Give us a call for 15% OFF with a personalized gift certificate for whitewater rafting, fishing trips, or a combination trip this spring! Good now through February 14th!


“It’s possible that we are in a post-materialistic world where we have enough stuff, and now people are focusing more on acquiring experiences.”

-Ohio State University professor Joseph K. Goodman

Of course expensive traveling to magical destinations isn’t the only way to share a unique experience with your significant other this Valentine’s Day! Depending on your interests and what’s in your area, Coeur d’Alene Adventures may just offer what you are looking for and with world class accommodations and trips located right here in the Inland Northwest.

We work with four great hotels in Missoula to offer our customers transportation to the rivers and two of them feature package deals. We like them because of their convenient locations, great staff, and award winning accommodations: Missoula Doubletree Hilton, Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown, the Mercantile, and Comfort Inn. They are close to the world class Clark Fork where we catch huge waves for rafting and majestic trout.

Romantic getaways allow you a break from the rat race, to snuggle up in a cozy room that’s situated near nature. It makes sense since it sounds like the setting to virtually any good romance novel.

What can you and your partner benefit from a shared experience this Valentine’s Day? Most of us have accumulated so much stuff in our lives, much of which we barely use, that deciding to have experiences together is really more fun, more meaningful. It is also worth the cost and trouble to organize, because it’s a way to show the person you love that you’ve been thinking about what will make them happy not just on one day, but for many days or a day again soon to come. We are one of the few outfitters that can tailor our trips to our guests and can get you out on a private trip as well. Happy hunting this year for your next Valentines Day adventures.

Valentines Day Adventures

8 New Year Resolutions for Your Adventurous Life

Some may say that New Year resolutions are silly, but they are tradition for a reason. The New Year brings closure to the past and is an exciting time to set new goals and intentions for your family and yourself. On your list should be a few small ones and perhaps one or two more ambitious ones. Here are 8 New Year resolutions to be your best badass self in 2020.

  1. Smile at everyone. There is a reason you feel fabulous after a good hike. Everyone is smiling, you’re reaping the benefits of tree bathing, and most everyone says hello, or yo, or some sort of greeting with a smile. Extend this to the rest of your days and wallah! Pure joy. For you and others.
  2. Speak Up about Leave No Trace. The land is in peril. We can all do our part to keep it beautiful for others and still enjoy the resources, environment, and places we enjoy. Be brave when you see someone trashing the earth or simply throwing their banana peel into the woods after a quick snack break on an adventure. Leave No Trace!
  3. Visit one new place. Sit down with friends and family and ask them where they have been last year and why they liked it. You might be surprised with what you hear. Write it down. Make this a bucket list and put it on your fridge! Add it to your calendar and make it happen. Visiting a new place is a refreshing and rejuvenating experience, even if it isn’t very far away. Inquiry perk: You’ll learn things about your friends you never knew at the same time.
  4. Volunteer one day of work. Nonprofits, adopt a highway, churches, and outdoor groups need your help. Time is a valuable resource that is often needed the most. Devote one day this year to helping out. Not only will they benefit, but they’ll get some good PR with your facebook and social media posts and you’ll keep that feel good attitude for weeks!
  5. Try a New Outdoor Activity. Resolve to spend more time outdoors. Your serotonin levels will thank you and getting a good dose of Vitamin D helps! Peruse your local outdoor groups and join an outing or experience for little to no cost. You could meet your new best friend or discover something you didn’t know you had in you. Whitewater Rafting, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, and more await your senses. It also naturally helps your libido and attitude.
  6. Bring a Trash Bag on EVERY hike or adventure. Our six year old and youngest adventure buff always stuffs one in his bag. Trash is everywhere and it makes an exponential difference. You’d be surprised how fast this tradition spreads on the hiking trails in the Northwest. Joy and kindness spreads faster than Santa at lightning speed. Reuse those grocery bags!
  7. Buy a BEAUTIFUL REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE. Plastic bottles are everywhere, even being made into artworks and homes these days. Buy everyone you know and yourself a spectacular one you love using, cover it with stickers, whatever you need to do, but save the plastic for something other than your water intake. This is probably our favorite New Year Resolution.
  8. Have fun with a NEW MICROADVENTURE. Here at our adventure company, we specialize in microadventures. Otherwise known as day trips, weekend warriors, or the short and sweet after work outing, microadventures make everyone a badass. It’s simple. Pop a few bucks in a jar and keep the change and dollars rolling or devote one day a week or one day every two weeks to exploring your surroundings as a hot New Year Resolution ~ It doesn’t have to be far. You’d be surprised what you might be overlooking in the few hours circumference around your own home. Not only is it easy, but is an amazing boost to your year.

There you have it. From all of us here in the adventure office, we wish you joy and exciting times ahead. Adventure on with these 8 New Year Resolutions that we hope you love and come back to year after year. @cda-adventures #outdoornewyearresolutions #newyearsresolutionsforeveryone #cdaadventures

Hiking Coeur d’Alene Idaho

Hiking Coeur d’Alene Idaho is a great energizing activity during vacation. Wondering what to do during the springtime when the water is still muddled for fishing and the rivers are running too high to raft? Springtime is a great time of year to get outside and hike. Horseback riding also usually gets going around mid-May. Late may kayaking and rafting season begins and fishing can be excellent.

Springtime is the best time to go hiking in Coeur d’Alene! The peak of the tourist season is yet to arrive and therefore the hiking trails are less busy, but gorgeous from all the blooming plants. You are also more likely to see active creatures and wildlife bustling here and there as they are just as excited about the nice weather after a long winter as we are.

Where to go?

Mineral Ridge, Tubbs Hill, and Farragut State Park are the best places in our area to hike. For a stroll along the lake, start at Coeur d’Alene Park and walk along the CDA Lake beaches in either direction.


A not to miss activity while vacationing in our area is the gorgeous hike around Tubbs Hill that has great views of Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho!  Tubbs Hill is close to downtown Coeurd’alene.  It’s actually accessed by the parking lot that is adjacent to the Coeur d’Alene Resort or McEuen Park. It is located near our award winning library and along E. Front Avenue.  Parking is free by the library! CDA Adventures loves taking this hike.  It is quick, easy and has great views.  If you have any questions, please email or contact us at Coeur d’Alene Adventures: 208-918-2082.

For more information: Tubbs Hill Information


Looking for a great hike in the Coeur d’Alene area? Just 10 minute drive around the east bay of the lake along I90 take the Wolf Lodge Exit to get on Scenic Hwy 97. You’ll see your Mineral Ridge Parking Area sign after 5  minutes! Free, beautiful, and a popular hike, Mineral Ridge is a 3.3-mile trail that winds up and down a great stretch of Beauty Bay. Construction began in 1963. The trail offers beautiful views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and has a diverse and beautiful canopy for shade cover for much of the trek. If you have any questions, please email or contact us at Coeur d’Alene Adventures: 208-918-2082.

For more information: Mineral Ridge Information