Nothing can slow the outpouring of universal love for Idaho’s capital city, which flows like the Boise River itself.
This week brings yet another testament to our awesomeness. Travel + Leisure named Boise one of “The Best Places to Travel in 2018.”
The venerable travel magazine and website might be based in New York City, but it’s not too urban or worldly for Idaho. Among exotic vacation destinations such as Los Cabos, Mexico, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Boise was recommended to Travel + Leisure’s globe-trotting readers: “Whether you’re after heart-stopping adventure, a close-up look at history, or the perfect meal, these are the 50 best destinations to discover in 2018.”
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Why little ol’ Boise? For one thing, getting to Idaho has become less challenging. “American Airlines has launched new nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare,” the article points out, “while Southwest now runs a nonstop from San Diego.”
But Boise’s growing food-and-drink scene seems to be the major draw. Standouts mentioned include Richard’s, Coiled Wines and newcomer White Dog Brewing Co. (Not only is Boise a dog town, everyone loves the brewery’s frost rail!)
Boise isn’t the only American city featured among the 50 best places. Some Idahoans might be surprised to see a “normal” spot like Greenville, South Carolina, on the list. (Having just returned from Georgia last month, I can tell you that Southern temperatures are sounding mighty fine at the moment.)
Whatever the case, you rule, Boise. And now you can save money with a staycation.
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