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Bluebirds, Raptors and Sandhill Cranes – Birding in Idaho

With over 400 known bird species, Idaho has become a gathering spot for birdwatchers of all experience levels. Locations such as American Falls Reservoir and Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge are teeming with birds year-round. Your birding bucket list should include exploring and seeing: Idaho’s state bird, the Mountain Bluebird, is found in all regions above […]

#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 […]

Northern Idaho – Birthplace of Idaho Wines

June is Idaho Wine Month, and what better way to celebrate than visiting the birthplace of Idaho wines? A tour of northern Idaho wineries begins in Lewiston and continues north to Sandpoint, showcasing the wine variety available in our state. Start your trip in Lewiston, where Idaho’s wine industry began in the 1860’s and flourished […]

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 […]

American Craft Beer Week Roadtrip to Fine Ales and Epic Recreation

You’ll begin your Mountain Craft Beer Trail tour in Boise—Idaho’s capital city. Urban comforts rest seamlessly against hundreds of miles of single track mountain bike and hiking trails in the Boise Foothills—the Treasure Valley’s buffer from the Rocky Mountains. Bisected by the peaceful waters of the Boise River, the Treasure Valley is the perfect starting […]

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.  […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops along the Sawtooth Scenic Byway

The Sawtooth Scenic Byway begins in Shoshone and ends in Stanley passing through the beautiful Wood River Valley and over the Galena Summit.  You will travel through several resort towns including Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. Plan on stopping at CK’s in Hailey for a truly unique culinary experience.  Owner and Chef Chris Kastner (CK) […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

One of the main highlights of the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway is, of course, Thousand Springs, just south of Hagerman. Thousand Springs is clearly visible from the byway. This pure, clean, oxygenated water bursts out of the canyon walls, representing the end of a journey of water that begins in the Craters of the Moon […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – Join Governor C.L. Butch Otter and First Lady at Capital for a Day in McCall

Best kept secret about McCall—it’s so much much fun! Would you like to take in some Spring skiing? Check out the downhill action at Brundage and The Little Ski Hill.  If you’re more of a ski-touring enthusiast, Ponderosa State Park  and Jug Mountain Ranch both will give you myriad options to get some fresh air and sunshine. […]

Snow is falling throughout the state. Which resort will you be skiing at this holiday weekend?

Snow accumulations are climbing around the state. Get your Olympic game face on and ski Idaho this weekend!   Kelly Canyon: 97 inches Grand Targhee: 96 inches Lost Trail: 96 inches Lookout Pass: 94 inches Schweitzer: 74 inches Pomerelle: 74 inches Tamarack: 74 inches Silver Mountain: 63 inches Brundage: 66 inches Bogus Basin 47 inches (base area, not summit) Cottonwood Butte: 38 […]