Whether the leaves are changing colors in fall or the flowers are beginning to bloom in spring, a trip to Manito Park is always time well spent. Located in Spokane’s South Hill neighborhood, this public park is a local favorite with nearly 100 acres of greenery to appreciate. Its top attractions include five gardens, a pond teeming with water fowl, two playgrounds and the Gaiser Conservatory.

The view overlooking Duncan Garden’s annuals is a popular photo spot in June, along with the award-winning Rose Hill. For a quieter, contemplative stroll, spend some time in the Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden at the west end of the park.

To refuel after some walking, head to the nearby Rockwood Bakery for pastries and coffee. And, over the summer, the Park Bench Café near the perennial garden sells coffee and light fare.

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