Idaho, in the northwest of the country, is considered a very
suitable state for nature lovers, since its cities share
space with spectacular places. It is the right itinerary for
those who want to enjoy great attractions without having to
go to cliché places. But few know there are waterfalls
bigger than Niagara Falls! We're talking about the Snake
River, one of Idaho's postcards.
The Snake River forms a
large part of the Idaho border and, in addition to an
impressive view, also provides leisure for visitors. Walking
and fishing along the river are some of the most practiced
activities. For those who like beautiful landscapes, it is
worth going to the lookout, which provides a view of the
cabin from the waterfalls.
Although the Idaho is relatively far from the Pacific
(approx. 560 km), the balancing influence of the sea on
the climate is still noticeable. Summers are hot,
but the dry heat is bearable. Winters tend not to be as cold
as in other more central U.S. states. However, there are
regional differences due to the different altitudes.
Livable metropolis Boise and the Yellowstone
Well-known universities are Idaho State University, Boise
State University (the largest in the state) and the
University of Idaho. The name of the city Boise comes from
the French (boisé = forested) and therefore the city is
often referred to as the city of trees. The city has grown
rapidly in the past twenty years as many Californians have
moved there. The city can be reached via the airport as well
as via the transport network.
There are numerous recreational opportunities in the Greenbelt along
the banks of the Snake River. Rock climbers will feel
comfortable in the Asana Climbing Gym. The State
Capitol is just as worth seeing as the Idaho Historical
Museum in Boise, where you can learn more about the
history of the state. If you are in the city, you should
also visit the Saturday market.
A special museum has also been dedicated to immigrants
from the Basque Country. In the north of the city you can go
on beautiful hiking and cycling tours. You can also visit
the Boise Zoo and the Idaho Aquarium. A trip to
the nearby World Center for Birds of Prey with
numerous birds of prey (including the rare California
condor) is also recommended. Skiers and snowboarders should
head to the Bogus Basin Ski Area in the northeast
of the city.
In general, sports fans will get their money's
worth in Boise, because here you can visit ice hockey,
basketball and baseball games in the stadiums. University
sports are also known nationwide through the Broncos.
Friends of jazz, indie rock and theater will also not
find the city boring. The Gene Harris Jazz Festival and
Treefort Music Fest take place here in the spring, and the
Idaho Shakespeare Festival should be visited in the summer
months. Art lovers can visit the Boise Art Museum.
In Idaho there are at least 45 wineries across the
country that you should also visit. There are also
numerous breweries, which you can often visit. The state is
also known for its blueberry products such as homemade jam
or blueberry syrup.
Outdoor athletes love the diverse possibilities such as white
water rides on the rivers or at Hells Canyon. For ski
lovers in winter, but also for other athletes such as
hikers, cyclists and riders in summer, Sun Valley is an
attractive place for stays and excursions all year round.
Parts of the Yellowstone National Park are
also in Idaho, a visit to the Yellowstone Baer World with
numerous bears near the city of Rexburg is also
interesting. The famous Perrine Bridge (148
m above the river) leads over the Snake River near Twin
The sand dunes at Bruneau Dunes State Park are
impressive, but you can visit a large observatory and watch
the stars at night.
A special landscape can be found at the Craters of
the Moon National Monument (at 215 m the highest
basalt cone on earth), one of the most remote regions in the
USA. In Lewiston you can visit the Lewis-Clark
Center for Arts and History. The city on Clearwater and the
Snake River on the Washington State border is also the only
port in the state of Idaho that can be reached by seagoing