Coeur d'Alene, which can be referred by its initials as CDA, is the official seat of Kootenai County in Idaho, in the United States, coupling up as the largest city in the county as well. Coeur d'Alene is located on the northern shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, the reason it is usually referred to as the 'Lake City.' It is one of the loveliest places to visit in the world, and its tourist attractions have made Coeur d'Alene stand out as a vibrant destination, complete with numerous resorts and holiday homes. The city is home to numerous outdoor activities, including water sports and activities, hiking on mountain trails, picnicking in natural parks and magnificent gardens, and other recreational and fascinating things to do in Coeur d'Alene. The North Idaho Museum offers visitors a background education about the city, as well as beautiful artifact pieces to trace the history and development of the people of Coeur d'Alene.
Coeur d'Alene experiences a climate that is typical of the dry summer continental climate of Köppen classification Dsb, with a close bordering on the warm summer Mediterranean climate of Köppen classification Csb. The weather is characteristic of cold, moist, and snowy winters and warm to hot and dry summers. During summer, from May to September, Coeur d'Alene experiences hot days with minimal rainfall. The temperature reading range between 64.4°F (18°C) and 82.9°F (28.3°C) during the day and drop considerably to read between 46.9°F (8.3°C) and 55.9°F (13.3°C) during the nights. The temperature usually reads as high as 89.6°F (32°C) on the hottest days and has occasionally risen to 100.4°F (38°C) in the past. Amid the scorching heat of summer, the summer afternoons receive light rainfall showers to cool down the temperature. Rainfall is generally minimal throughout the year, but it is much scarcer during summer. July and August are the driest months of the year, with both recording a low reading of 0.9" (22.9mm) in precipitation, on average, across an average of only four rainfall days. During winter, from December to February, Coeur d'Alene experiences a considerable drop in the temperature readings with the mercury in the range of 34.3°F (1.3°C) and 39.7°F (4.3°C) during the day and between 26.8°F (-2.9°C) and 25°F (-3.9°C) during the nights. Occasionally, the night temperature drops to 21.2°F (-6°C), and couples up with the cold winter winds to result in extremely chilly nights, early evenings, and early mornings. Snowfall in Coeur d'Alene is quite common, with the winter months registering an average of five snowy days per month, and an average of 9.1" (231.1mm) of snowfall. The snowfall may extend into the spring and autumn months. The peak of the tourist season in Coeur d'Alene is between June and August. During summer, the weather is warm and pleasant and allows for a perfect experience of the city's lifestyle. Numerous water activities like boating, skiing, and kayaking, as well as hikes and picnics, are some of the major activities during this period. Events like the famous Coeur d'Alene Blues Festival held between March and April to celebrate and appreciate live music, the exciting Holiday Light Show held between November and January to welcome winter, and the North Idaho Museum Open Days between April and October are some of the most attended events in Coeur d'Alene.