Idaho can be a fun destination all year long. There are some classic Idaho experiences too, some involve deep canyons carved by the Snake River and others involve world famous ski resorts. When you visit Idaho, don’t forget to pay attention to the small towns located there. Often, they may have the exact thing you’re looking for.
Here are three great small town destinations in Idaho.
Sandpoint is probably most famous for being close to Schweitzer Mountain, and if you’re a fan of snow skiing, then this is a great getaway spot. But Sandpoint is a great destination the rest of the year too. There are plenty of ways to get out on the water of Lake Pend Oreille when you go there, including as part of a boat tour or by renting kayaks. There are also a lot of great parks and beaches to spend time at too. Sandpoint sits very near other great attractions too. This is a friendly and fun place to take the whole family.
Kellogg is located right on Interstate 90, just east of Coeur d’Alene and just west of the climb over the mountain pass into neighboring Montana. If you’re visiting with kids, you’ll want to check out Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark. Touring the Crystal Gold Mine is another of the top things to do in Kellogg. There’s plenty of beautiful landscape to explore around the town too, including at nearby Lake Coeur d’Alene. You can’t go wrong with vacation time spent in Kellogg.
The small town of Hailey sits in Central Idaho, just a few miles south of one of the state’s most popular destinations, Sun Valley. Hailey is a yearround tourist destination, with plenty of outdoor recreation available for everyone. When you visit there, prepare for a slower pace of life and take the time to kick back and enjoy the natural surroundings. Don’t be afraid to venture off on a road trip though. When you visit Hailey, you’re just a short drive from Craters of the Moon National Monument, the state’s largest city Boise, and you can even make the visit south to enjoy some small casino action in Jackpot, Nevada. Hailey is a fun place to visit and has a lot to offer the whole family.