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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 […]

Valentine’s Ideas With an Idaho Twist

Valentine’s Day is coming up fast – time to start planning that ‘something special’ for your ‘special someone.’ Check out these romantic pursuits with an Idaho twist. From steamy to snowy, they are sure to make any celebration special. Thinking about a romantic soak in a hot tub? Lava Hot Springs has you covered with […]

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. […]

Idaho Travel Trivia – Bet’cha didn’t know…

Did you know that Idaho has a waterfall higher than Niagara Falls, river canyons deeper than the grand canyon, an entire town on the National Historic Register, and a lake where the U.S. Navy maintains an acoustic research center? Idaho is well known for its tasty potatoes, rugged mountains and outdoor recreation options, but here […]

#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 […]

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 […]

Idaho Winter Festivals are Everything but Ordinary

Woohoo!  Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy these great family-friendly festivals and activities. Idaho has everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, thru January 1 Must see:  The Journey to the North Pole Cruise Coeur d’Alene glows with a stunning […]