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Spring is a Great Time to Visit Craters of the Moon National Monument

With sparse crowds, nice temperatures and abundant birds and wildflowers, spring is a great time to visit Craters of the Moon National Monument. The loop road is open early this year and late May through mid-June is the peak of wildflower season. Plan your visit around these special events: April 18-26 – National Park Week […]

48 Hours In McCall, Idaho

We still have some snow on the ground here in Idaho, but the blue skies and warmer temperatures have us thinking about what’s to come. McCall is a favorite summer vacation destination, with all recreational activities and attractions open by Memorial Day weekend. Here are some ideas for a quick getaway. Day 1 If you’re […]

Arts and Culture Happenings in March

Artistic and cultural events play a unique and valuable role in Idaho’s communities and the state as a whole.  They enhance every aspect of life in Idaho—improving our economy, enriching our lives, promoting tourism and connecting people to Idaho’s creative community.  While many events are happening around the state throughout the month, there are a […]

February is the Last Month for Idaho Winter Giveaways

It’s been a delightful winter season in Idaho, and we are keeping the spirit of snow alive in our last month of giveaways! All winter long we, in collaboration with Ski Idaho, have been giving away prize packages as part of the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes to get you off the couch and into the […]

Take a Break from the Chill with Indoor Exhibits and Activities

Everyone loves the winter in Idaho. Between epic snowboarding at celebrated resorts, champion college football teams competing in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, winter carnivals in cities from McCall to Lava Hot Springs, to a ski-in culinary adventure at Blue Moon Yurt, there’s a little outdoor escapade for everyone available in an Idaho winter. The […]

Top Spots for Ice Skating in Idaho

I remember the winters as a young girl in northern Indiana. No snow was too much. No cold was too cold. We loved to be outside sledding, building snowmen and constructing snow forts to protect against incoming snowballs. All the neighborhood kids had ice skates. We would seek out and skate on frozen puddles created […]

Idaho Sleigh Rides — A Snowy Good Time!

Dashing through the snow; In a one-horse open sleigh O’er the fields we go; Laughing all the way…. “Jingle Bells” is one of the most commonly sung American Christmas songs in the world since being published under the title “One Horse Open Sleigh” in the autumn of 1857. Although it is now associated with the […]

Start the New Year with Idaho Winter Festivals

Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy great family-friendly events and activities. These Idaho winter festivals have everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Winter Carnival and Fishing Derby, January 17 Must See:  Fishing Derby Held in Soda Springs, the Fishing Derby will be hosted at the […]

Idaho Ski Areas Serve Up Holiday Break Fun

There are just a couple more weeks until schools, colleges and universities take their holiday breaks.  Before your out of town guests start arriving or the stresses start to be a bit much, make plans to play at Idaho’s ski areas.  Here are some on- and off-slope ideas to entertain young and old into the […]

Idaho Winter Giveaways for December

Winter is in full-swing, and what better way to experience the “soul of skiing” than with an Idaho wintery giveaway? Each week, Idaho Tourism and Ski Idaho are giving away a winter wonderland experience through our Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes! This is your opportunity to explore Idaho’s famous winter recreation with activities like cat skiing, […]