Visit Boise, Idaho
Hey, why not visit Boise? "The 2nd best place in the nation to raise family" says Forbes magazine. Well, speaking from experience I'll agree with that assessment and say Boise is 2nd best (only to your hometown ;)
Seriously, I've lived here for 20 years and Marianne and I agree that the greater Boise area (what locals call "the Treasure Valley") is a fantastic place to be. We both raised our kids in the Treasure Valley and really feel like it was the perfect place to do so; small population, lots to do, and great weather. Combine these attributes with being geographically isolated ("Boise...? Somewhere between Salt Lake City and Portland, I think?") and you have one great location. So whether your final destination is Boise, Idaho or if you're just passing through on your way to the Great Pacific Northwest, we're glad that you stopped here. Check out our recommendations for Good Eats, campgrounds, and our favorite things to do.
Photo Credit: Robby Milo - 2014