The Pacific Northwest

Great Destinations! Each town has its unique, appealing character, making it a destination in its own right.

In and around the northwest there are numerous small towns that are great destinations but may get little or no notice from major media such as magazines, newspapers and television. Each town has its unique, appealing character, making it a destination in its own right.
Listed below by state are some of our favorite small towns.


North Idaho is home to the beautiful resort town, Coeur d'Alene and the historic mining town Wallace which is on the National Historic Register and mountain recreation featuring two ski areas, access to miles of snowmobile trails and home to alpine lakes. Situated between Schweitzer Mountain and Lake Pend Oreille is the scenic and charming town Sandpoint.

For those who love whitewater rafting and kayaking we recommend the small community of Riggins located deep within a canyon at the confluence of the Salmon and Little Salmon Rivers in Idaho's North Central region. Nearby Riggins is the small town White Bird where you can drive to Pittsburg Landing in Hells Canyon. Situated on the north bank of Clearwater River is the scenic town Orofino that hosts the annual Lumberjack Days each September.

Central Idaho boasts some of the best skiing in America. Posh resorts and home to the rich and famous are found in Sun Valley and the adjacent town of Ketchum.

Lava Hot Springs is a popular year round resort famous for their hot pools and mineral baths in Southeast Idaho. Pocatello is rich in history, hosts a variety of outdoor recreational activities and is home to the Pocatello Zoo which dedicated to studying and preserving native North American animals.






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