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Take a Walking Tour to Learn About Downtown Boise’s History and Architecture

BOISE, Idaho – Preservation Idaho announces to the public an opportunity to walk through downtown Boise with local experts to learn about downtown’s history and growth since 1863. Every Saturday, April 18 through October 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Tickets are $10 (or $8 for members of Preservation Idaho) and will be sold online in […]

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 […]

Idaho Mountain Snowpacks Look Favorable for 2015 Whitewater Season

While parts of the American West are suffering from a lack of snow, Idaho mountain snowpack levels are ranging from 80 to 97 percent of normal in Central Idaho, home of the nationally popular Salmon, Lochsa and Payette rivers. “We look to our neighbors, and we look pretty good,” says Ron Abramovich, water supply specialist […]

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 […]

Snowmobiling Idaho Après Ski

Special thanks to Heather Burke, ski guru at and photographer Greg Burke of and for allowing us to post this story. Snowmobiling in Idaho was not on my bucket list, but it should have been. Being a skier, I know I should have been cross-country skiing peacefully through the glorious pines of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Downtown Boise Restaurant Week

The Downtown Boise Association’s annual Restaurant Week(end to Weekend) is upon us! Dine Out Downtown Boise, October 31 – November 9, is a the perfect time to try out new spots or old favorites and see what their chefs have to offer at a reduced price. Choose your favorite participating restaurant or somewhere new throughout […]

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 […]