Nothing beats free fun in the great outdoors.

Ask anyone who's done it and they'll tell you there's nothing like exploring the natural wonders of the Pacific Northwest. And if you live in Boise, you don't have to drive far to do it!

No matter your age or your budget, the PNW is home to a bounty of outdoor activities that cater to every explorer's sense of adventure. The region's national park's are known for their inclusivity, family-friendly trails, hikes, and campsites kids and parents love.

FYI: if you've never experienced the sheer joy and wonder of camping under Idaho's starry skies, you don't know what you've been missing.

Idaho couples & visitors are never far from a romantic getaway.

The PNW is a haven for couples in search of an enchanting escape. What couple wouldn't want to indulge themselves in a secluded cabin and waking up to the soothing sounds of nature with breathtaking mountain views over breakfast?

And who can forget about the region's stunning scenic drives? The Cascade Loop and the Pacific Coast Highway are peppered with intimate, picturesque picnic sites and sunset views for lovers to bask in. Whether you're strolling the beautiful tulip fields in Skagit Valley or raising a glass on a wine-tasting tour in Willamette Valley, the great outdoors of the PNW set the stage for romance.

Go solo. 

Many a solo traveler has indulged in Seattle and Portland 's vibrant city life before their great escape to a tranquil mountain retreat or hidden hot springs.

Hikers and backpackers looking for peace and solitude love challenging the Wonderland Trail that wraps around Mount Rainier. With a welcoming community of fellow adventurers and a landscape that inspires awe and reflection, exploring the Pacific Northwest solo is a transformative and rejuvenating experience.

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6 Insanely Beautiful Natural Wonders Are A Stone's Throw From Boise

While each of Idaho's 27 state parks offers something spectacular for visitors to see and do, only Thousand Springs State Park offers six stunning natural wonders a stone's throw away from one another.

Hidden in Idaho's beautiful Magic Valley is an oasis of affordable adventure with an entrance fee of just $7 per car, per night, and it's even cheaper for Idaho State Park Passport holders

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The Most Unique Camping Spots in Montana and Its Neighboring States

According to Love Exploring, these are the most unique camping spots in Montana, its neighboring states and California (because so many of our new neighbors are from there.) If you visit any of them, please be respectful and practice the seven Leave No Trace Principles.

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Are You Brave Enough to Hike or Camp in Idaho's Haunted Forest?

If you like spooky and creepy adventures, this Idaho hike and campground is for you. 

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The 8 Best Places To Go Camping in Washington & Idaho

Thrillist shared a list of the "Best Places To Camp In The Pacific Northwest," out of the 12, eight of them were in Washington and Idaho.

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