If you love the outdoors, then Idaho is a great place to visit. You have whitewater rivers, high desert, wilderness, forests and snow-capped mountains dotting the entire state.
Not only that, it has great weather all year round so it doesn't matter when you visit.
So get your sports gear and outdoor equipment on a bus charter in Idaho and enjoy the outdoors!
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From the high tech companies that dot Boise to the great mountainscape of Couer d'Alene, to the ski haven that is Sandpoint, there is always something fun and exciting to do in the state that involves the outdoors. So be sure to get a bus charter in Idaho and visit the Gem State.
Idaho has a variety of water parks, amusement parks and kid-friendly attractions. Check out the Idaho IceWorld, Lava Zipline Adventure, Bogus Basin's Pepsi GoldRush Tubing Hill, Boulder Beach Water Park, Funny Farm of Idaho, and Raptor Reef Indoor Water Park.
But if you have to choose only one amusement park in your whole stay, then there is no contest! Go to Silverwood Theme Park and Boulder Beach Water Park.
Silverwood is the biggest theme park in the Northwest United States, spanning more than 216 acres and featuring more than 65 rides, shows, attractions and slides. Do not miss the wooden roller coasters and the Aftershock steel coaster.
While Idaho is a paradise for those who love the great outdoors, it also has its fair share of arts and culture venues.
You could visit any one of the state's art galleries, museums and other cultural sites. There's the Idaho State Historical Museum, which is currently holding the Essential Idaho exhibit featuring 150 things that make the state unique from other states in time for Idaho's 150th anniversary. Then there's the Gem County Historical Society and Museum, the Willards Art Center, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, the Green Antelope Gallery, the Kneeland Gallery Artworks, the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho, among others.
There are also a lot of premiere arts and culture festivals in Idaho, including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Cinco de Mayo, and the National Oldtime Fiddlers Contest and Festival. Of course, you should not miss the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, which is one of the top festivals in the fall.
Also, did you know that famous author Ernest Hemingway had a house in Ketchum, Idaho? It is in this house that Hemingway committed suicide in 1961. He was buried in Sun Valley. Fittingly, Idaho has the Ketchum/Sun Valley Heritage and Ski Museum where you could find photographs and memorabilia that commemorate the author's years in Idaho. You could also visit the grave in Ketchum Cemetery and a simple stone memorial in his honor a few miles away.
Speaking of memorials, there is the Patriot Memorial in Kellogg, which commemorates the men who fought in the battle at Bunker Hill Mine. Then there is the Tolo Lake Mammoth Replica, which features a life-size replica of the six mammoths found in the area. And there is also the National Wildland Firefighter Monument that honors the firefighters in the wildland.
The performing arts scene is also alive and well in Idaho. Check out the Ballet Idaho, Coeur d' Alene Summer Theatre Idaho Repertory Theatre, Lake City Playhouse, Sixth Street Melodrama, Stage Coach Theatre, the Liberty Theatre, Music from Stanley, the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, Panida Theater, and the Pearl Theater.
Despite the misconception that Idaho only grows potatoes, the state actually has a lot of season fruits and vegetables to offer. You could go to the Farmers Market to get the freshest produce and even wild mushrooms.
But, of course, since you would be traveling sans your kitchen, you need to know the state's best restaurants. These are Basque, Goldy's Breakfast and Bistro, Berryhill, the Front Door, Goodwood Barbecue Co. Chandlers, Fresh off the Hook, El Gallo Giro, Gino's Italian Ristorante, and Flatbread Community Oven.
Also if you are in a hurry, you could get budget meals quick and fast at food trucks such as B29 Streatery, Boise Fry, Kanak Attack, Pie hole and Archie's Place.
Snake River has some of the most beautiful vineyards and the most delicious wines. Other drink places you can go to:
When it comes to shopping, Idaho is kind of unique because while it is not known for having a lot of shopping malls, the few ones here are some of the most awesome places to shop. Go to Boise Towne Square Mall, Vista Village, Boise Factory Outlet Mall, for a fantastic mall shopping experience.
Idaho has a lot of great shopping options that are off the malls too. If you forgot to take your sports equipment with you then head on to Recreational Equipment Inc. where you could get all the equipment and gear you need. Also go to Cabel's or Dick's Sporting Goods. Some places to check out include Dillards, Again Consignment Boutique, Renewed Expressions, Plato's Closet, the Rediscovered Bookshop, Barnes and Noble, Hyde Park Books, The Record Exchange, Dragonfly, eyes of the Wolrd Imports, Kidz Again, and Other Mothers.
Golfing in Idaho can mean playing on world-class golf courses or discovering the greens tucked away in municipalities here. It does not matter whether you are a beginner, or a serious pro, you will find great courses here.
You can join the Idaho Golf Trail, where you get to play golf at some of the best golf courses in the state, including:
Further, be sure to check out CenturyLink Arena, which is considered as one of the most unique indoors sports and events area in the whole northwest.
From the macabre to the strange, you can get it here, too. Check out the Old Idaho Penitentiary, the Chinese Hanging Site, the Bear River Massacre Site, or visit one of the many ghost towns here.
You should also visit the Boise Train Depot, Silver City and Basque Block.
As for landmarks, there is the Craters of the Moon National Monument, City of Rocks, Idaho Potato Museum, Old Mission State Park, Cataldo Mission, and the Idaho State Capitol.
Public lands represent more than 70% of the state. This is the reason why Idaho has some of the best outdoor attractions in the United States.
One of the best parks to visit is the Harriman State Park. Massacre Rocks State Park, Dworshak State Park, Hells Gate State Park, Lake Cascade State Park, Lake Walcott State Park, Thousand Springs State Park, Bruneau Dunes State Park, Three Island Crossing State Park are some of the recommended state parks here.
Skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts would also love the various winter resorts in the state. Check out Sun Valley Ski Resorts, Lookout Pass Ski Area, Schweiter Mountain Resort, Tamarack Resort, Pomerrelle Mountain Resort for the best snow fun experience in Idaho.
Idaho has Silver Creek, South Fork of the Snake and the Henry's Fork as sites that are famous for fly fishing the world over. Remember that you need a fishing license to fish in Idaho, as well as a tow-pole permit, or a three-day non-resident permit. Idaho is where you could fish for salmon, steelhead, trout, sturgeon, shad, bass and other fishes.
If you love whitewater rafting or kayaking, you can get more river miles in Idaho than anywhere else in the country. But for the best adventure, go to the middle fork of the Salmon River.
For a beautiful afternoon among flowers, check out the Rotary International Rose Garden.
The World Center for Birds of Prey allows you to experience eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures, owls and other birds of prey up close. You can also check out their exhibits.
Then there is the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge where you can go and observe waterfowl such as Canada geese, ibis, sandhill cranes and other types of birds.
Also check out the Ashton State Fish Hatchery, Babby Farms Petting Zoo and Baker Ranch Wagon Rides.
Discovery Center of Idaho delights visitors with over 130 hands-on and interactive science exhibits, or just get inspired and enlightened at the Don Aslett Museum of Clean.
Lastly, be sure to check out one of the state's beautiful byways, where you could appreciate extraordinary beauty, outdoor recreation and natural attractions. Some of the most beautiful byways include the: