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Embrace the arrival of spring in Idaho and flourish on your next vacation. Swing into the season with a visit to a unique golf course, set out on a first-rate fly-fishing venture or take advantage of the season’s vibrant wildflowers. Fresh air, blue skies and scenic views await.


Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open

Discover the magnificent world of Idaho’s wildlife. Spot bears, birds of prey, elk, moose and more on your next Gem State getaway. Remember to use your camera’s zoom and leave plenty of room—never attempt to approach or feed the creatures you encounter.

Keep Idaho Pristine

As Idaho begins to bloom this season, remember to avoid muddy trails or stepping outside of the trail—both of which cause severe erosion and damage to vegetation (like those beautiful wildflowers!).

Explore Spring Activities in Idaho

Map out your own spin on the season in Idaho. Whether you are staying for the weekend or enjoying a well-deserved vacation, Idaho is abuzz with options. Browse travel tips, check out travel resources and start planning your getaway.

Minidoka National Historic Site, near Jerome. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.

Visit Minidoka National Historic Site

Take a self-guided walking tour of this historical site in south central Idaho. This preserved site provides guests a chance to see part of the WWII Japanese American incarceration camp, along with several historic structures. Ranger-led tours are available on weekends during summer months.

Idaho Bottles and Barrels Byway Passport

Wine and dine your way to delicious discoveries and rewards with the Bottles and Barrels Byway Passport. Check in at participating restaurants, breweries and wineries from April 1 through June 30, and you can redeem your points to enter to win an exclusive Sun Valley getaway. Sign up for the free mobile passport to get started on your flavorful journey.

Sawtooth Winery & Tasting Room, Caldwell. Photo credit: Visit Idaho.

Sandhill crane. Photo credit: Roger Phillips, Idaho Fish and Game.

See the Sandhill Cranes at Grays Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Just 30 miles from Soda Spring lies a top-tier stop to spot the impressive sandhill crane. Reach the refuge after the birds begin to arrive in early April, and try your luck at catching a glimpse of the fowl known for its dancing. For avian enthusiasts interested in scouting a variety of birds across the state, The Idaho Birding Trail offers convenient access to great locations.

Taking the Scenic Route

With 31 byways in the state to choose from, there’s nothing quite like an Idaho road trip. Check out these spring-centric routes to kick off your travels.

Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway

Tour lands rich with orchards and vineyards a short drive from Boise as you traverse this southwest Idaho route.

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Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway

Journey into the Owyhees on this rugged byway with access to off-roading routes, fishing and camping areas, hiking trails and Bruneau Dunes State Park.

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Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

Ride the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway to scout out waterfall–which are at their fullest flow in early spring–within the six separate units of Thousand Springs State Park.

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Pioneer Historic Byway

Take off on the Pioneer Historic Byway to visit the world’s only captive geyser and experience remarkable geologic and historical sites firsthand.

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More Road Trip Ideas

Ready to Start Planning?

Find Your Route

Look into nonstop flights to Boise and discover how you can make the most out of an arrival in Idaho’s capital city.

Book Your Stay

Browse hotels, campgrounds, specialty stays and vacation rentals to find your ideal stay.

Browse Maps and Other Travel Resources

Before you hit the road, check out our free and downloadable Idaho maps, brochures and vacation inspiration.

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