Some stories say the name “Idaho” comes from an Indian term meaning “the gem off the mountains.” While that’s not exactly true, Idaho does have many gems to offer visitors. This section helps you discover some of the exciting and breathtaking sites to see on a visit to Idaho.
- Like many states, Idaho is divided into tourism regions: northern, north central, southwestern, south central, southeastern, eastern and central. If you’re planning to visit only certain parts of the state, search by region on Idaho tourism Web sites to cut down on the time you spend looking for vacation ideas.
- Blogs are an excellent source for insider tips on a destination. Use a blog search engine like Technorati to find blogs full of insight on Idaho.
Long hours spent exploring will definitely earn you the right to sleep somewhere comfortable. Find a rustic guest ranch, the perfect camping spot or a great hotel using the Web sites recommended below.
- To see what other travelers think of accommodations in Idaho, check a Web site like TravelPost.com to read user-submitted hotel reviews.
- Look for accommodation search engines on the Idaho tourism sites listed in the first section of this guide, as many tourism sites also provide lodging directories.
Knowing how you’ll get around Idaho is just as important as planning what attractions you’ll see. The Web sites in this section help you review your Idaho transportation options.
- There is considerable distance between some Idaho cities. Plan your trip more efficiently with travel time estimates and mileage calculations from Rand McNally.
- If you’re traveling by air, visit the findingDulcinea Travel Web Guide to search for affordable flights to Idaho.