With the conveniences of a city but relaxing feel of a country town, this is the perfect base to explore the wonders of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.

Situated within the picturesque Rocky Mountains, Idaho Falls is the ideal place to base your adventure into the rugged mountains of Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Named after the cascading falls in the Snake River greenbelt, Idaho Falls is surrounded by rolling plains, rugged mountains and the winding river. You’ll find an abundance of outdoor activities. Hike, fish, hunt or camp in the national parks. Boat on the Ririe or Palisades reservoirs. Hang glide, skydive, or hot air balloon from King Mountain, or kayak on the Upper Snake River. Head to the Snake River BMX track; watch racing or bring a bike to be fitted to participate. Take the family to Tautphaus Park Funland Amusement Park. During the winter, ice skate at Tautphaus Park ice rink or take your snowmobile to the Caribou Range.

After these rigorous outdoor adventures, unwind back in Idaho Falls township. Take a boat ride on the Snake River, stroll along the trails of the greenbelt or relax in one of the many parks. Play a game of golf on a championship course, or enjoy watching animal antics at Tautphaus Park Zoo.

This beautiful town is rich in history. Discover the city’s roots on a Historic Building Walking Tour or at the Museum of Idaho. Browse local arts and crafts at the Willard Art Center, and in the evening, attend a show at the Colonial Theater or the symphony at the Civic Auditorium. With festivals and events happening year-round, you can see a music concert, theater performance or cultural event whenever you visit.

Located in Bonneville County, Idaho, Idaho Falls is a two-hour drive from the ski resorts of Grand Targhee and Sun Valley. While the city can be negotiated on foot, there is limited local public transportation. Renting a car is recommended to be able to enjoy the picturesque countryside at your leisure.

Top Hotels in Idaho Falls

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Motel West
Motel West
2.5 out of 5
1540 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID
CA $59
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3

Situated in Idaho Falls, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Idaho Falls Greenbelt Trail, Colonial Theater and Idaho Falls Greenbelt. Museum of Idaho and Idaho ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,691 reviews)

"It is a family run business. The facility may be a little older, but the bed was the most comfortable bed I’ve stayed on. The rooms are clean with lots of space. I will be returning!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 17, 2019

Motel West
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Idaho Falls/Ammon
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Idaho Falls/Ammon
3 out of 5
2501 South 25th East, Idaho Falls, ID
CA $118
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14

Situated in Idaho Falls, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Tautphaus Park Zoo and within 6 miles (10 km) of Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium and Wes Deist Aquatic ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,172 reviews)

"We liked everything about the property during our short stay. Will definitely stay at this property again."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2019

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Idaho Falls/Ammon
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Idaho Falls
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Idaho Falls
3 out of 5
665 Riverwalk Dr, Idaho Falls, ID
CA $98
per night
Nov 25 - Nov 26

Located in the heart of Idaho Falls, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Idaho Falls Greenbelt Trail, Colonial Theater and Idaho Falls Greenbelt. Museum ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (336 reviews)

"New room design that allows for a bigger bathroom, walk-in closet, and the sofa was more like a day bed with a pull out trundle (twin mattress) much more comfortable than a hide-a-bed."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 4, 2019

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Idaho Falls

Popular things to do in Idaho Falls

Grand Targhee Resort
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Grand Targhee Resort

4/5(3 reviews)

Carve fresh powder and explore groomed slopes with a backdrop of the breathtaking Grand Teton range at this laid-back ski resort in Alta.

Grand Teton National Park
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Grand Teton National Park

5/5(27 reviews)

Travel next to this long mountain range to see wildlife, observe beautiful scenery and take photos. Explore its peaks, lakes and waterfalls in any season.

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