As you sift through a box of old postcards—the mementos of journeys past—you may start to think that your best memories were made in famous destinations, or near grandiose landmarks. Flip those cards over and pore over your notes to home. What do you see there? Not “I stood in line for hours and loved it,” or “The crowded speedway was the best part.” No—even surrounded by the world’s greatest wonders, you travel for the details, the experience, and yes, the epic scenery. As its misty moniker suggests, Twin Falls, Idaho, is a scenic escape.
Book one of our Twin Falls hotels and you’ll soon stand in awe of Shoshone Falls, discover new flora and fauna in Centennial Waterfront Park, and savor the sweetness of local huckleberries picked at the peak of their perfection.
Near Idaho’s borders with Nevada and Utah, Twin Falls is both a modern hub and a natural wunderkind. You’ll arrive at Magic Valley Regional Airport—just 6.5 miles south of downtown Twin Falls—and the region’s name should be your first clue. As you near the city limits, you won’t see towering high-rises or even sprawling office parks. Instead, the rolling hills and mountain range of Sawtooth National Forest welcomes you to the southeast side of town, while Rock Creek glistens to the west and the mist of Shoshone Falls and Auger Falls softens the northern horizon. If you’re wondering where to stay in Twin Falls, you won’t need to look far to find a hotel surrounded by exquisite scenery.
While you’re exploring Twin Falls, look up at the stars, sparkling far above the surface of Dierkes Lake, then let your curiosity about the constellations and comets run wild. Learn more about the awe-inspiring natural world at Herrett Center for Arts and Science, home to a planetarium and an active research hub where the arts and sciences come to life. If standing at the pools of a majestic waterfall hasn’t put the world in perspective, a night at Faulkner Planetarium’s theater will do the trick.
When you think of Idaho cuisine, do you picture potatoes in various forms filling your plate? Embrace the tuber—from hearty baked to comforting mashed or elegant au gratin, the Gem State’s agricultural treasure is even better when savored close to the source. But it’s not all taters around here. The same rich soil that brings you russets galore enriches juicy huckleberries and sweet ice wine. So sprinkle some berries on freshly churned ice cream for a treat and relax with a local vintage.
If you’re already packing your well-weathered hiking boots and searching for your trusty camera, the beauty of Twin Falls has started to wash over and rejuvenate you. What’s even more refreshing? Booking cheap hotels in Twin Falls with Travelocity. Our price-matching guarantee means you’ll find the best deals right here or we’ll make up the difference. But we can’t make up how the mist from the falls feels on your cheeks—you’ll have to experience that for yourself.
Last Updated On March 10th 2017