Top 10 Things to Do in Coeur d’Alene in the Spring

There’s lots to do in Coeur d’Alene in the spring for families and adventure-seekers alike!

From boat rentals and SUP rentals, to great places to eat and fun festivals, downtown Coeur d’Alene is full of activities! Here are a few of our favorite things to do on Lake Coeur d’Alene in the spring and summer:

Hike Tubbs Hill

One of the coolest things about downtown Coeur d’Alene is the super accessible public land! Tubbs Hill sits next to the Coeur d’Alene Resort, near McEuen Park on Lake Coeur d’Alene, and hosts miles of hiking, public beaches and viewpoints. Pack a lunch and find a hidden beach for a dip in the lake.

Rent A Pontoon Boat


Want to see more of beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene? Rent a pontoon boat on Lake Coeur d’Alene through Resort Boat Rentals, perfect for a large group or family. These boats sell out quick in the summer, so reserve your boat rental today!

Walk The Boardwalk


The Coeur d’Alene Resort Boardwalk is one sight you have to see in North Idaho! This landmark is a beautiful stroll and known far and wide. Take in the view, check out the boats in the Resort Boat Rentals and continue strolling through downtown Coeur d’Alene.

Bike Ride Along Lake CDA

There are tons of great bike trails in Coeur d’Alene, and one of the longest and most scenic is easily accessible from downtown. Learn more here.

Catch A Local Event

During the spring and summer, there are tons of great local, community events in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Some of the biggest highlights include Car d’Alene, Steaks N Sparklers, Taste of CDA and Art on the Green, and the Bands on Boats summer concert series, Ironman 70.3, Boardwalk Poker Run, Boardwalk Side Tie happy hours, Breakwater Bar at the Cruises dock on Sundays, and the Sunset Dinner Cruises ran by Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises.  

Golf the Floating Green

The Floating Green is the famous 14th hole on the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course, and yes, it really is floating! Tee off from “main land” and aim to make it on the green, located out in Lake Coeur d’Alene. This should be a bucket list item for any golfer.

Grab A Treat With A View

There are some awesome restaurants in the Coeur d’Alene Resort, so after you’re done on the water, stop by Dockside for a Gooey (an ice cream treat fit for a family!) or Whispers for a cocktail on the deck. Grab a cocktail and a view of the game at the CDA Golf Club’s Grill at Coeur d’Alene. Their many salads and wraps are excellent. For a finer dining experience, ride the Coeur d’Alene Resort elevator up to Beverly’s. It offers a spectacular view of the lake and boardwalk, and you might even catch a glimpse of a goose hanging out on the outside window sill!

Try Paddle Boarding

Have you ever tried stand up paddle boarding? It’s the perfect activity for families or those looking to get close to the water. You can rent stand up paddle boards at Resort Boat Rentals, and cruise around Tubbs Hill or along Lakeshore Drive.

Take A Cruise

Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises always has a fun cruise happening, be it their Sunset Cruise, Eagle Watching Cruise or even special events, such as their Bands on Boats Summer Concert Series. Cruises leave daily right from downtown, and are fun and entertaining for the entire family!

Stroll Through The Park

There are several beautiful parks in downtown Coeur d’Alene, including the Fort Sherman City Park and McEuen Park. Take a stroll, play sports, grill or picnic, and let the kids play on the play structures. Like to skateboard? Find your line at the City of Coeur d’Alene’s new Skatepark / BMX Free-Style Park located next to the Memorial Field Grandstand.

We love our town, no matter the season. If you’ve never seen Coeur d’Alene during the spring, get here quickly, because you’re in for a treat! Coeur d’Alene boat rentals start on April 1st. Why not tour the city by water?