Idaho is the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to enjoy an outdoor paradise. Whether swooshing down a mountainside at Schweitzer, Silver Mountain, Soldier Mountain, Tamarack Resort or the world-famous Sun Valley, winter time Idaho tourism is full of downhill fun. Idaho vacation adventures for families, groups or couples are also a great way to explore both winter sports and summer fun in Idaho.
The history of the state of Idaho can also make Idaho travel a richer experience. According to explorations in the 1950s and 1960s, humans may have been leaving their mark in the area now known as Idaho for as many as 15,000 years. Before European settlers began arriving to stay in the 19th century, Native American tribes dominated and inhabited the area. In particular, the Shoshone trip in the south and the Nez Perce tribe in the north enjoyed most of the control over the territory.
The state of Idaho also has the distinction of being one of the states along the Lewis and Clark trail, and is historically recognized as the home of Native American guide Sacajawea. The Idaho territory joined the United States as a state in 1890, and for a time its economy depended mostly on agriculture. Today, the economy of Idaho is more focused on Idaho tourism and technology.
For many visitors, one of the best reasons to visit
Idaho is for an Idaho vacation adventure. An Idaho vacation
adventure can take many forms, including whitewater
rafting, backcountry skiing,
hiking or snowshoeing. There are also some unusual Idaho
travel options that are unique states with plenty of wide-open
space, such as horseback riding trips, gold prospecting
vacations and more. Idaho vacation adventures can also
combine a trip such as whitewater rafting with camping
along the river for a longer trip.
Golfing is yet another
of the most popular Idaho tourist attractions. Idaho tourist
attractions including golfing due to the high number of
great golf courses found throughout the state. In Idaho,
open space is still abundant, so there are good golf courses
near all of the major cities in the state. Many of these
golf courses can easily be combined with other Idaho tourist
attractions for your trip.
Some of the most popular cities to visit in Idaho include Boise, Idaho
Falls, Twin Falls, Coeur
d'Alene, Sandpoint and Sun Valley. Each of these
cities have their own attractions, from fly
fishing and boating in the summer to downhill skiing,
snowboarding or cross-country skiing in the winter. Each
of these cities also has their own range of Idaho hotel
options, from ski lodges to smaller inns and chain hotels.