As the capital of the “Gem State,” it’s only fair that Boise would hold the crown for winter adventures. Destinations, vacations, fresh air, long weekends, family memories—whatever you’re after, there’s always something new to discover in Southwest Idaho.
The best part? Most of these extraordinary journeys are only a quick car ride away from Boise. It sounds surprising, but trust us—winter is actually the perfect time to pack the car and head into Idaho’s beauty.
Snow transforms the state into a destination dreamland, giving you exclusive access to winter getaways, family fun, and lifelong memories.
This is our list of the best winter day trips, scenic stops, and weekend getaways only a short drive from Boise.