According to our Chamber of Commerce, “Coeur d’Alene offers families a wide range of activities, indoor and outdoor. A range of activities, some designed to stimulate the urban escapist seeking extreme adventure, other activities bring family members together for a vacation filled with fun and relaxation. A variety of festivals and fairs bridge the spectrum from fun to elegant (see their Calendar of Events). Monthly events such as Art Walk feature seven galleries in a seven block area. Downtown Coeur d’Alene features over 100 merchants in a 6 block area. Owner-operators offer unique, eclectic treasures – truly a shoppers dream. Only 30 minutes from Spokane International Airport, served by 65 non-stop daily flights, Coeur d’Alene is a destination that is easy to get to but hard to leave.”
View below to see the best adventures Coeur d’Alene offers.
One Day? Rent a kayak or SUP Board, hike Mineral Ridge, and eat downtown! Horseback Riding (90 min.) takes up a half day and is a great way to meander through our famous timber-filled ecosystem.
Two Days? Book a fishing or rafting trip on the Coeur d’Alene River or Clark Fork River. Then, rent a bike to ride along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and relax on a boat rental in the afternoon with some great take out food from downtown.
Better yet….call us: 208-918-2082.
Looking for a great way to experience one of the true gems of the area, try a rafting trip down one of the many rivers in the area. Idaho is home to the most river miles of any state in the lower 48 with Montana a close second! Lucky you, you’re on the border for both!
Those of us here at CDA Adventures think that there is no better day to spend than with your sweetheart, buddy or family than floating down a beautiful river, catching fish, and eating wonderful food. CDA Adventures offers two regions in which to have an adventure fishing with some of the most experienced guides in the Northern Idaho and Western Montana areas. Both watersheds provide the opportunity to catch the native cutthroat, rainbow, brown trout, and bull trout.
Full days and half days are available for both areas.
We are one of the few outfitters that offer an incredible combo trip. Think rapids and catching a 20” trout 30 seconds from each other while meandering through breathtaking scenery. We call it the combo trip!
Water Craft Rentals: Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Motorboats, and more!
Access Lake Coeur d’Alene spectacular scenery in style and comfort aboard a modern day motorboat/jet ski or navigate the lake by kayaks. National Geographic has honored Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho as one of the five most beautiful lakes in America. Approximately 25 miles long, 1 to 3 miles wide and with over 109 miles of shoreline, the lake is a scenic wonder and a recreational paradise. So whether you want to experience this beautiful lake by motorboat, kayak, or stand up paddleboard, plan at least a day of your vacation on the water itself!
Lake Tours and Lessons
Leave the driving and logistics to us! Our boat rentals allow you to experience Lake Coeur d’Alene in style and comfort. Kick back and enjoy the scenery and drive a boat around the lake. Sign up to experience bass or trout fishing and let your guide lead the way. Enjoy spectacular views of bald eagles, osprey, mountain goats, deer, elk and moose. Our lake kayak lessons will also provide you with a local knowledge base of the area and equipment expertise.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has become the undisputed “world known” for family biking enthusiasts by virtue of its beautiful land scape, views that go on forever and trails that range from beginner to advanced and suit all riding abilities. Whether you want to rent a bike and peddle along the many trails that surrounding Coeur d’Alene or venture down the road to the Hiawathia Bike trail, we have an agenda that will get your heart pumping while taking in the local landscape!
Venture into the Idaho wilderness with gentle cowboy-trained quarter horses. Guided by a professional wrangler, you’ll explore trails surrounded by ponderosa pines, venture into Coeur d’Alene’s back yard. Our equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. So saddle-up and take a trek into the Idaho wilderness, the way it was done for many years.
Local Sights and Sounds
Need a quick fix of the great outdoors? Not only does a lively upbeat community surround Lake Coeur d’Alene, but also quick access to the great outdoors is what makes the Coeur d’Alene area unique. If you’re looking for an easy access to the Rocky Mountains, try one of the local hiking trails or visit one of the local folfing courses and see why Coeur d’Alene is a premier outdoor recreation destination.
North Idaho is also a magical playground with a world-class theme park, play center and Waterslide Park! Our favorite HIKE is Mineral Ridge (Click here for more information) by far. Well worth the 15 minute drive from downtown CDA.
Culture, Eateries, and Shopping
Want to experience the North Idaho way of life? Visit downtown and midtown in Coeur d’Alene. Both sections of town provide local taste and style. Observe the breadth of people, music, culinary delights, and unique shopping found only in CDA! Also visit one of the surrounding towns and experience the past of the mining and logging industry. Riverstone Area is beautiful and bustling with food and shopping.