From its sage-covered deserts to its lush wilderness areas, Idaho is a diverse state filled with many stunning natural attractions. Although the state is most famous for its potato crop, those who look beneath the surface will find an abundance of activities, events, festivals, museums and more. With unique and sometimes eerie landscapes and its tempting urban amenities, Idaho truly has something for everyone.
- Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in COEUR D ALENE, ID.
Each winter holiday season, visitors flock to Coeur d'Alene for the Coeur d'Alene Resort Holiday Light Show. There are more than 200 holiday light displays on ringing the boardwalk. For a great view, guests can take a boat ride for a unique view. Don't forget to visit Santa Claus.
Each winter, McCall hosts the McCall Winter Carnival fair as a nice respite from the doldrums of winter. For more than 40 years, guests have enjoyed a Mardi Gras Parade and snow sculptures. If you enjoy a little game of chance, there is Grand Bingo and a Monte Carlo Night. This is a great way to shake off those winter blues and enjoy some amazing entertainment.
- Boise, Idaho in Boise, ID.
Each spring, pet lovers come to Boise for the Experience Idaho & Family Pet Expo. Guests can bring their dogs, cats, birds, and snakes to this event. There are displays and booths set up of pet friendly products produced in Idaho. There will be food samples, grooming, and trainers available for the pets to check out. For their humans, there is plenty of activities such as shopping and information.
Each fall, Ketchum hosts the Trailing of the Sheep Festival to bring awareness of the Wood River Valley region's rich sheep ranching heritage and history. Guests can enjoy some amazing demonstrations of sheering, weaving and sheep herding by stock dogs. After the traditional lamb dinner, visitors can enjoy dancing and music. There is something for the entire family to enjoy at this festival.