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Idaho Resorts: A Perfect Holiday Retreat

The holidays are a special time, but sometimes they can be a little bit stressful. Here are some Idaho getaways to help you relax, reconnect with friends and family, and enjoy this time of celebration. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, Idaho’s resorts offer the perfect retreats for relaxation and fun. Cross country and downhill […]

What’s New at Idaho Ski Areas

Idaho is a popular winter destination for skiers and boarders with 18 ski areas offering beautifully groomed runs and glades of feather-light powder for all skiing and boarding abilities. With more than 28,000 leg-burning vertical feet, 20,000 skiable acres and a wide array of Nordic trails, terrain parks, cat ski trails, heli-ski opportunities and tubing […]

National Monuments Offer a Look Into Idaho’s Past

We are frequently asked, “What national parks are in Idaho?” The answer is pretty straight forward: “Other than a thin slice of Yellowstone National Park, Idaho doesn’t have any national parks,” we say. That is the correct answer, but it is only part of the story. While Idaho doesn’t have national parks, we are fortunate […]

9.5 miles + 2,600 vertical gain = An Awesome Bike Ride

Written by guest blogger, Steve Stuebner   This fall ride tip is about the loop trail around Stack Rock called Freddy’s Stack Rock Trail. Stack Rock is a signature granite pyramid-shaped rock on a timbered ridge to the west of Bogus Basin Mountain Resort located 45 minutes from Boise. It’s a 9.5-mile hike or bike ride […]

Let’s go hiking! Five of my favorite kid-friendly hikes in Stanley and McCall

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The summer is fast slipping away! There’s only a couple of weeks left before school starts, so time is running short to get the kids and family out of town for some mountain adventure in our state’s top scenic locations in SW Idaho — Stanley and […]

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 August Vacation Ideas

It is August – the last official month of summer. Whether it’s your 6th summer together as a family, or your 14th, there is still plenty of time to make it a memorable one. We’ve been sharing vacation ideas over the last two months, covering bike trails, hot springs, whitewater rafting, jet boating, unique geological […]

#18 Summers- Visit Idaho Museums to Spark Imaginations

By Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism In researching this post, I learned about museums I didn’t even know we have here in Idaho. There are historical museums, flood museums, bird museums, Native American museums, arts and science museums and many more. The museums I’ve listed below focus on a specific subject, such as potatoes, aviation or […]

#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 […]

Getting Back to Nature is Easy at these Six Idaho Nature Centers

Idaho is known for its crystal lakes, shimmering streams, rugged mountains and desert landscapes. With over 4.5 million  acres of wilderness in the state, getting back to nature can be as simple as taking a hike on a nearby trail or strolling along a lakeside beach.  Nature centers are another opportunity to experience the great […]