Exploring Idaho’s Finest Highlights as 2024 Begins

Boise | Bryce Boehler

Idaho offers captivating scenery and fishing spots, as well as fun outdoor excursions. Let’s explore and appreciate some of Idaho’s finest highlights as 2024 begins. 

Start the Year with Wonderful Winter Events

Ski Wallace’s annual Extreme SkiJor contest, from February 16th through 18th, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and fire shows at The Ice Palace take winter fun to the next level. And don’t miss out on this year’s McCall Winter Carnival, from February 23rd through 25th! 

Steady Real Estate Market

Idaho’s real estate market remains fairly stable. However, November 2023 data from Redfin reveals that Twin Falls stands out as the city with the fastest-growing sales price. Also, the past year saw a decline in the number of homes available for sale across the state. This shift suggests the market is tipping in favor of sellers.

Meridian | Michael Tuszynski

Scenery and Cultural Attractions

Unparalleled scenery and cultural attractions lie in the heart of Idaho. The Boise River Greenbelt, Upper Mesa Falls, and Hells Canyon are just a few highlights. Also, Idaho is home to numerous preserves, hiking trails, swimming beaches, and enchanting landscapes. 

On the cultural side, some of Idaho’s most renowned attractions include the Idaho Potato Museum, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, and the Shoshone-Bannock Tribal Museum. Many of these attractions focus on history, examining its impacts on both the present and the future at local and state levels. 

Twin Falls | Karsten Koehn

Thriving Cities to Call Home

Although Idaho encompasses many excellent cities with much to offer, some ideal communities to call home include Boise, Meridian, and Nampa. Let’s explore each below:

Boise: Boise is Idaho’s capital and largest city. It is packed with natural parks, historic landmarks, and a downtown community hosting ample shopping and dining destinations. Must-see attractions such as Albertsons Stadium contribute to the city’s fun and laid-back atmosphere. 

Meridian: Idaho’s second-largest city has plenty of its own unique attractions. At the top of the list are Roaring Springs Waterpark and The Village at Meridian. Considering Meridian’s ideal combination of indoor and outdoor activities, it’s not hard to see why people are putting down roots there. 

Nampa: Nampa manages to maintain a laid-back, peaceful atmosphere without sacrificing the spirit of adventure. From the Warhawk Air Museum to Wilson Springs Ponds and the nearby Sawtooth Winery, Nampa offers a superb, tight-knit community to enjoy life and create lasting memories.  

Boise| Attorney Sluice