Idaho City: Best Things to Do

Image by Randolfo Santos from google maps - a city in and the county seat of Boise County, Idaho, United States

Idaho city is a city located in the northeast of Boise, Idaho, United States

It only takes three hours from Seattle

Idaho city has amazing nature destination like Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Shoshone Falls, and Canyon National Recreation Area

Idaho City Historical Museum and Boise Basin Museum are also historical places worth to visit

Don't forget to take many pictures at Pine Flat Hot Springs or Bruneau Dunes State Park for your Instagram feed



Sawtooth National Recreation Area is one of the tourist attractions that you should visit. Not only seeing beautiful view of Sawtooth mountains, you can also do plenty challenging activities such as hiking, nature trails, kayaking, or even float boating. Another destination is Shoshone Falls. It is a waterfall on the Snake River in southern Idaho, higher than Niagara Falls.

Sawtooth National Recreation Area

a recreation area for hiking, climbing, swimming, kayaking, and others

Shoshone Falls

one of the best waterfall with 212 feet tall and 900 foot wide

Address : 4155 Shoshone Falls Grade, Twin Falls, ID 83301, Amerika Serikat


To enjoy the downtown of the city, you can go to Idaho City Historical Museum. It's a popular museum that has many collection of historical arts. Also visit the Boise Basin Museum where you can explore the history of Idaho city and the Boise Basin from 1860s. The museum is surrounded by a village and brick buildings from the 19th century.

Idaho City Historic Lodge

a historical museum

Address : Montgomery St, Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat

Boise Basin Museum

a museum located in downtown of Idaho city

Address : 503 Montgomery St, Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat


To get more variety of shopping center, you can go to Boise Towne Square Mall located just an hour from the city center. For another recommendation, you can also visit Hyde and Seek. It's a gift shop in downtown Idaho city that sells many traditional souvenirs that you can bring home.

Boise Towne Square Mall

ultimate destination for shopping, located near the city centre

Address : 350 N Milwaukee St, Boise, ID 83704, Amerika Serikat

Hyde and Seek

a gift shop sells traditional souvenirs from Idaho

Address : 1521 N 13th St, Boise, ID 83702, Amerika Serikat


If you are in Idaho, it's a must to taste the fingers steak. This cuisine has become the most popular food in the city. Another traditional dish that you must try is The Idahoan. It's a baked meat with mashed potatoes combined in a ketchup chili. You can have beer or wine for the beverage!


The official language spoken by most people in Idaho city is English. There are plenty of cultural events and activities that tourists can enjoy.


If you want to enjoy the wildflowers, middle July is the best time to visit Idaho city. While for enjoying snow, you can travel there on December to January.


The Springs Hotel offers the guests the beautiful view of the mountain. You can also get relaxing activity soaking in the hot water while enjoying the stunning landscape of the mountain. If you want to stay in Hotel that has bar inside it, The Gold Mine Hotel is the best answer. By staying at this hotel, you can easily get access to the grill and bar.

The Springs Hotel

A hotel with mountain view and offers hot springs pool

Address : Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat

Gold Mine Hotel

a cozy hotel completed with grill and bar

Address : 3867 ID-21, Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat


Try the food at Trudy's Kitchen to recharge your energy during the trip. This restaurant serves home cooked foods like prime rib, finger steak, as well as poplar homemade Huckleberry Cheesecake. Another recommended hotel is Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon. Its delicious steak, baked Idaho potato, and rib sandwich will make your mouth watering.

Trudy's Kitchen

A canin and restaurant serving home cooked food

Address : 3876 ID-21, Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat

Diamond Lil's Steakhouse & Saloon

Old style restaurant offering delicious steak, baked Idaho potato, and rib sandwich

Address : 409 Main St #407, Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat


Fattitude is absolutely a must visit cafe in Idaho city. You should try the delicious drinks and cinnamon rolls, the best menu in the cafe. The owners are so friendly, so it is good to make new friends here. Cyndie's is a small cafe famous for its delicious cheese steak and apple crisp. It is also a nice place for taking a breakfast or brunch with very reasonable price.

Fattitude 7 Coffee & Tea

a very good coffee and tea spot

Address : 5430 W State St, Boise, ID 83703, Amerika Serikat


a small cafe that famous for its delicious cheese steak and apple crisp

Address : 83631, 4415 N Pine-Featherville Rd, Mountain Home, ID 83647, Amerika Serikat


Situated in the main street of Idaho city, Harley’s Pub can be your best choice to drink cocktails and have some enjoyful nightlife. It also has entertaining things to attract the visitors. If you love to dance, Humpin Hannah's will be your favorite. It is located not far from the city center.

Harley's Pub

best bar to drink cocktail in the city

Address : 305 Main St, Idaho City, ID 83631, Amerika Serikat

Humpin Hannah's

most popular club near Idaho's city centre

Address : 621 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702, Amerika Serikat


Sun Valley Resort is a must visit attraction during your trip in Idaho city. You can do many activities like skiing, riding, Sleigh rides,and even enjoying the Sun Valley lake. These will make your travel much more spectacular. Another destination you must visit is Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area offering many great adventures. Experiencing the jet ride to the canyon, fishing,or swimming will be a wonderful trip ever.

Sun Valley Resort

an outdoor place where you can do skiing, hiking, and enjoying Sun Valley Lake

Address : 1 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley, ID 83353, Amerika Serikat

Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area

North America's deepest gorge

Address : U.S. 95, Riggins, OR 83549, Amerika Serikat


Take as many pictures as you can at Pine Flat Hot Springs. The beautiful waterfall is a good spot for a good picture. Don't forget to visit Bruneau Dunes State Park to see the mesmerizing landscape while taking pictures for your Instagram feed.

Bruneau Dunes State Park

home to the tallest freestanding sand dunes in North Americ

Address : 27608 Bruneau Sand Dunes Rd, Bruneau, ID 83604, Amerika Serikat

Pine Flat Hot Springs

one of the most beautiful hotspring near Idaho city

Address : Idaho 83637, Amerika Serikat