Tags: US State Facts | Idaho Staycation | Family | Fun | Travel

Idaho Staycation: 7 Fun Things to Do While Staying Close to Home

Image: Idaho Staycation: 7 Fun Things to Do While Staying Close to Home
Sun Valley Skier. (Gary Hartz/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Monday, 23 Feb 2015 11:32 PM

If you and your family are thinking about spending a few days in a new place, why not plan a visit to Idaho? Aside from being the country's biggest supplier of potatoes, Idaho has many attractions families on vacation or staycation can explore and enjoy.

Here are seven sites to experience:

1. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve: If you crave adventure and the outdoors, then you have to make this one of your first stops. Spend a day hiking and exploring the Craters of the Moon Wilderness, including the Lava Trees and the Echo Crater. Families on a staycation can enjoy being outside in the wilderness.

VOTE NOW:
Is Idaho Gov. Butch Otter Doing a Good Job?

2.Sun Valley: Known as the Nordic skier's paradise, Sun Valley provides skiing enthusiasts with the greatest cross-country skiing in the country. You can also enjoy snowshoeing activities through some breathtakingly stunning terrains.

3.
Yellowstone National Park: Established in 1872, Yellowstone is the country's first national park, spreading across Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. It is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser. Families on a staycation or vacation can enjoy geyser activities, as well as hiking, camping,  fishing, picnicking and back country camping for the more seasoned adventurers.

4. Snake River Adventures: For an extreme adventure, book a day at Snake River Adventures and explore Hells Canyon via a jet boat tour or even charter a boat and go on a guided fishing trip.

VOTE NOW: Should the Government Be Doing More to Promote Tourism in America?

5. Shoshone Falls: Located in southern Idaho on the Snake River, Shoshone Falls is actually higher than Niagara Falls at 212 feet. Families on a vacation or staycation can enjoy some recreational activities at the Dierkes Lake Complex, including playgrounds, hiking trails, picnic areas, as well as boating and swimming.

6. The Coeur d'Alene: An area surrounded by "dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers of the ice age." This magical place will provide you and your family with various activities like biking, trail hiking, as well as fun rides. There's also plenty of shopping and a phenomenal golf course.

7. Hells Canyon National Recreation Area: With over 650,000 acres, Hells Canyon offers a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure for the entire family on a vacation or staycation. Here you can go whitewater rafting, boating, horseback riding and hiking.

URGENT: Do You Approve of the Job Butch Otter Is Doing as Hawaii Governor?

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
FastFeatures
If you are thinking about spending a few days in a new place, why not plan a visit to Idaho? Aside from being the country's biggest supplier of potatoes, Idaho has many attractions families on vacation or staycation can explore and enjoy.
Idaho Staycation, Family, Fun, Travel
421
2015-32-23
Monday, 23 Feb 2015 11:32 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved