Ways to Spend Your Spring Break in Idaho
Spring break is here! Don’t have any plans yet? Getting outside to enjoy the great outdoors with family is one of the most enjoyable, and most affordable, ways to spend your spring break. And what better place, than here in Idaho? We put together a list of some ways to spend your spring break here in Idaho for some well-deserved rest and recreation.
Take a UTV or ATV out for an excursion
For a day that is guaranteed to bring all of the excitement, enjoyment, and entertainment, off-roading with a couple of ATVs or UTVs is the ultimate choice. Fun for adults and kids alike, you have options to explore forest trails, open desert trails, or sand dunes. What’s great about renting a couple of these units is that most off-road trails offer additional activities that you can check out along the way. By taking your rental out into the trails you open access to additional hiking trails, some great fishing spots, a camp site with a view, and any other outdoor activities you want to pack with you. Garden Valley, located a short drive from Boise, offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities and activities. If you are looking to reserve some ATVs and UTVs that are conveniently located near the trailheads, visit DayTrail and book your getaway today.
Spring skiing and last-chance winter activities
If you’re more of a winter person and looking to spend one final weekend enjoying the snow (weather-permitting), you may still be able to find some areas open to spring skiing and other winter activities. Thanks to Idaho’s varied landscape, even when spring comes around there are areas in higher elevations that may still have winter fun. Head up north to Schweitzer Mountain, or check out the resort town of Sun Valley.
Take to the trails on a bike
Idaho is home to hiking and biking trails that have options for any family. If you’re considering renting some bikes, check out DayTrail today to see what affordable rental options are available in the area. Ebikes are a great way to explore the area without having to exert too much energy, meaning you can go the distance. If you are up for a work out, there are many places to rent mountain bikes but be sure to reserve soon or they may already be rented!
Relax by the water and fish
Idaho offers a number of options when it comes to fishing, from reservoirs and winding rivers to streams and lakes. There is something for every experience level. Fishing can provide a family with a new and memorable experience, on a low budget. Better yet, you might even get a fresh meal out of it at the end of the day! Places like the CJ Strike Reservoir, Brownlee Reservoir, the Snake River, or Silver Creek are all top choices for fishing. Rent yourself some fishing gear and be on your way!
Siteseeing in an RV
Maybe this spring break you hit the road exploring in an RV! Experience Idaho for all that it is by checking out some of the natural wonders it has along the road. Check out gorgeous views of the Snake River, take your kids over to Silverwood Theme Park, check out Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, or visit Shoshone Falls.
Visit some hot springs
Last but not least, with mineral-rich waters known to have a number of health benefits, hot springs are a great way to end a spring break filled with outdoor recreation. Idaho offers beautiful scenery so you won’t go wrong when deciding on any hot spring, and making it an evening plan after a big day outside, is the perfect way to end a good day on a cool night. Some of the most popular locations surrounding the Boise area include The Springs in Idaho City, Gold Fork Hot Springs in Donnelly, and Kirkham Hot Springs in Lowman. Take your pick and enjoy a healing and relaxing spring-break evening.
For families on a budget, any of these spring break ideas are great ways to spend your spring break. If you haven’t started making any plans, now is the time! If you still haven’t made up your mind, contact one of our DayTrail members who have their equipment listed available for rent and see what great outdoor suggestions they have for you. For the best deals, people, and experiences, visit DayTrail today. We will see you outside!