Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bring it on, Detroit! Spokane up for USA Today's "Best American Riverfront"

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 10:57 AM

click to enlarge Bring it on, Detroit! Spokane up for USA Today's "Best American Riverfront"
Matt Weigand
Riverfront Park on July 4, 2014.

Love the famed river walk of San Antonio or walking along the Willamette in Portland, yet still feel Spokane is the best riverfront city in the country? Here's your chance to let the rest of the country know. 

Well, at least the rest of the country that reads USA Today's travel section and its "10Best Readers' Choice" awards that previously have tackled competitions for "best hotels for fall leaf-peeping" and "best beer town." In the paper's latest poll, 20 cities are vying for "Best American Riverfront" and Spokane is right there alongside Savannah, Hood River and Nashville. The "panel of experts" that picked the 20 finalist cities must have been privy to Spokane Falls and Riverfront Park's history of drawing big crowds downtown. 

This being a newspaper poll, folks are free to vote every day between now and Oct. 20, and you can vote in the Best American Riverfront poll right here. The top 10 will be revealed Oct. 22. 

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Dan Nailen

Dan Nailen is the former editor of the Inlander. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied at the University of Utah and University of...