Famous for its proximity to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, visitors from around the world converge on Idaho Falls year-round. Anxious to experience the amazing outdoors, guests are surprised by the wide range of opportunities available in a rural farm community. Consistently ranked as one of America’s top places to live, Idaho Falls is home to amazing restaurants and pubs as well. The dining scene includes many national chains, but it is the locally owned and operated restaurants that delight visitors all year long.

Cuisine and Dining

Travelers are surprised to find the diversity of cuisine and dining experiences available in a metro-area of less than 150,000 residents. Whether you are looking for five-star dining, a great burger, ethnic specialties, authentic chuck wagon dining, or a great local craft beer, Idaho Falls has what you are looking for. Restaurateurs here are passionate about serving amazing food in a friendly and inviting setting. It is no wonder that national park travelers are choosing to stay in Idaho Falls where they enjoy incredible cuisine and hometown hospitality all at affordable prices not found in the parks.  

Idaho Falls River

For families with diverse tastes and ideas of what makes the perfect dinner, Smokin Fins is the choice for you. Smokin Fins is a concept restaurant blending ocean-fresh seafood, sushi, and house-smoked specialties. Their unique menu ranges from ocean fresh seafood and sushi to house smoked specialties like prime rib or slow smoked pork. A distinctive menu created by Chef Wiley Earl means Smokin Fins delivers diverse flavors influenced by Asian, Mexican and Northwest cuisines. The combination of great taste and great service is a hit with locals and travelers alike. Just like their food, creative flavor combinations are available from the bar. Exciting flavor combinations like their jalapeño cilantro margarita or their signature Smokin’ Gun, which features Fins’ Bourbon Caramel syrup, candied bacon, and smoldering rosemary compliment any meal.

For an exciting snow-filled day in the mountains, check out these great attractions:
  1. Snowshoeing at Harriman State Park – this spot is a locals’ favorite for viewing wildlife and gearing up in snowshoe rentals. Grab your pair at Idaho Mountain Trading and head out to enjoy the trails
  2. Sledding the Dunes in St. Anthony – although this spot is well-know for its summertime sands, the snow-covered hills make it perfect for sledding with the kids in winter. Visitors of all ages will love this thrilling ride down.
  3. Bone Winter Backcountry – up for some snowmobiling? Idaho Falls has you covered. Head to Wolverine Canyon after gearing up at Action Motor Sports for your rental. The whole family will be excited to swerve through the icy caps and kick up snow dust on this picturesque mountain top. 

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Idaho Falls River

There is no better way to finish off your winter mountain trip than with a leisurely stroll along the Idaho Falls River Walk. Stop by Snow Eagle Brewing & Grill. Quench your thirst with one of their great craft beers brewed onsite. Try the Cream Ale, Snow Eagle India Pale Ale, or a Beaver Dick Brown Pelt American Brown Ale. Ranked as the 24th fastest growing small brewery in the United States by the Brewers Association in 2018, Snow Eagle Brewing offers so much more than great beers. Snow Eagle Brewing & Grill can satisfy more than just your thirst; you will want to check out their menu while relaxing along the river.

Whether you’re looking for extreme winter sports, or something more relaxing with the backdrop of a beautiful winter wonderland, Idaho Falls is the perfect destination for your next mountain adventure. 

To find more about Idaho Falls, go to www.visitidahofalls.com