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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 Small Towns Promise Big Memories

Idaho is known for scenic vistas, historic sites and endless outdoor recreation. Quite often these beautiful areas and fun activities are accessed through some of the state’s smaller towns. Offering lodging, fuel, groceries, dining and a variety of amenities and services, these rural oases will keep you comfortably supplied and ready for your next adventure. […]

#18 Summers – June Vacation Ideas

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Staff The kids grow up so fast, and before you know it, they’ve moved on to college and careers. We really have just 18 summers to make those family memories. This idea hit home with me. I immediately started thinking about the few remaining summers I have with my boys […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops Along Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway

The Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway starts in Boise. It follows Idaho 21 north to the historic mining town of Idaho City, where you can still pan for gold in a nearby stream bed. You will proceed to Banner Summit, one of Idaho’s highest at 7,056 feet and then begin a descent into the town of […]

Six Budget-Friendly Activities in Idaho

Well, it’s tax day.  Whether or not you expect to receive a refund this year, saving a few dollars when you can makes everyone feel good.  We’ve put together six budget friendly activities that are high on fun and low on cost. There are plenty of pocket- book friendly pursuits in Boise in southwest Idaho.  […]

Mountain Bike Route Features Idaho’s Hot Springs

by Adventure Cycling Association What could be better than a relaxing soak in a hot spring after a mountain bike ride through spectacular scenery? If the combination sounds interesting, the Adventure Cycling Association’s new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route might be just the experience you’re looking for. Its new two-map set guides cyclists through […]

Hot Springs, A Relaxing Feature of Idaho’s Landscape

by Diane Norton, Idaho Tourism Mineral hot springs have always been popular and many people believe the relaxing water has magical healing powers. Native Americans have a long relationship with hot springs and revere hot springs as sacred healing places. The hot spring areas were also known as neutral ground where warriors could travel to […]

Snowmobile Trails Open for Adventure

By Andrew Mentzer After what feels like ages, it’s finally time to fire up that snow machine for the winter season. Mother Nature has been cooperative thus far, with encouraging early season precipitation across many parts of Idaho. In the southwestern region of the state, hundreds of miles of trails in Valley County are already […]

Extend Fall Outdoor Activities in Idaho’s Low-Elevation Destinations

Posted by Andrew Mentzer Many recreationists retire their outdoor gear to storage at the first sign of cooler temperatures, despite the fact that the Gem State plays host to one of the most amenable fall seasons in the Northwest. This unfortunate reality is easily curbed—even for fair-weather sportsmen/women—with a visit to one of a myriad […]

New Hot Springs Resort, LEED Certified Hotel and Children’s Water Park Play Area Add to Idaho’s Offerings

Idaho is vast and diverse, overflowing with spectacular scenery and abundant recreational opportunities.  With the addition of a new LEED certified Springhill Suites by Marriott in Coeur d’Alene, The Springs Resort in Idaho City and kids water play area at Lava Hot Springs, finding an Idaho experience that’s right for you is easier than ever. […]