Coeur d'Alene (pronounced /ˌkɔr dəˈlein/) is the largest city of Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. The city is located about 25 miles east of Spokane, Washington.
The current population of approximately 50,000 is growing at a feverish pace due to the local arts and tourism. Key points of interest are the Coeur d'Alene Resort (which has the longest in-land floating boardwalk), Lake Coeur d'Alene, the Festival of Lights parade, and the Car d'Lane Classic Car parade and show.
The town is nestled in a valley, surrounded by mountains on all sides. It is bordered to the north by Hayden and Dalton Gardens, and Post Falls to the west. To the south, there is Lake Coeur d'Alene, which includes a public beach and waterfront area, as well as a private beach at the bordering North Idaho College.
"If you want to experience all four seasons in one day, head to Coeur d'Alene!"
"Hey, let's go swimming in Coeur d'Alene Lake..."