Here are some suggestions for those days when you just gotta get out of town. Thankfully you don't have to go very far to have a real swell time.

Celebration Park - Two Dollars Well Spent
2013-05-02

If you're looking to get a new perspective on the wild, wild West, Celebration Park is the place.

Swan Falls Park and Recreation Area - A Dam Fun Time
2012-04-27

Need a little adventure but don't have much time? Try Swan Falls.

Bruneau Dunes State Park - The Best Sand Box Around
2012-03-29

Bruneau Dunes State Park is an excellent place to spend the day -- if you go at the right time of year.

Shafer Butte Picnic Area and Mores Moutain - Picnic, Hike, and Camp on Top of Boise
2011-08-24

If you want to head for the mountains but you're short on time, this is your best bet.

Malad Gorge State Park - Overlooked in Every Sense of the Word
2011-08-23

If you thought there was nothing but sagebrush between Mountain Home and Twin Falls, you're wrong. There's one fine-looking gorge beneath your wheels.

Shoshone Ice Cave - All That's Missing Is the Beer
2011-08-15

You'll have to spend some time in the car to see it, but there's a pretty cool cave not too far from here. Actually, it's a pretty cold cave.

Redfish Lake - Scenic, Special, and Sometimes Overpopulated
2011-08-08

If it's high summer, that means it's time to head to Redfish Lake and live the good life.