Idaho Attractions September 28, 2018
This Mountain Town Was Just Named The Most Underrated Place To Visit In Idaho
Idaho is home to many, many, many towns but only a handful of them seem to get all of the attention. There’s Boise, of course. Coeur d’Alene. Sun Valley. But there’s so much more to our state than those few towns! We could argue that every town in Idaho is vastly underrated in some way, but it looks like there is one town in particular that peaked the interest of the people over at House Method. They compiled a list of the most underrated town in every single state and the one they chose for Idaho is a real gem. If you have yet to visit this quaint town in the mountains then you need to make it a priority!
Hiding in the mountains of central Idaho is a little town that is easy to overlook. After all, the more well-known towns of Sun Valley and Ketchum are just a stone's thrown away. However, you'd be remiss if you didn't stop in Hailey, Idaho's most underrated town, the next time you were in the area.
this list by House Method, Hailey is the most underrated town in the Gem State. We definitely can understand why they picked it. Situated in the heart of the Wood River Valley, it's mainly viewed as "Sun Valley's little, little sister", you know? However, if you give it the chance, you're bound to see that this quaint town has a personality all of its own.
For instance, Hailey hosts a handful of acclaimed events every single year. One of their most famous events is the Trailing of the Sheep Festival which just happens to be considered one of the most unique animal festivals in the world. In fact, it's coming up soon! Mark your calendar for October 14.
Secondly, Hailey is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. It has as much to offer as Ketchum and Sun Valley, if not more. They are home to the famed Wood River Trail, a 20-mile paved path that connects many of the communities within the Wood River Valley. This trail is stunning and makes for a great way to explore the valley.
Hailey is also surrounded by the awe-inspiring Central Idaho Rockies, making it a great base camp for your next mountain adventure. Not to mention, the scenery is just fantastic. You definitely won't get sick of the views, that's for sure.
The town is home to just 8,000 people or so and there is definitely a small-town feel. However, you'll find that Hailey is definitely not lacking food options. The town is home to numerous charming eateries like the beloved KB's (best burrito in central Idaho) or Wiseguy Pizza Pie.
This little community is definitely the type of place where everybody knows everybody. It contains a charm that's hard to describe but is easy to fall in love with. Give Idaho's most underrated town a chance the next time you're considering a mountain getaway or day trip. We think you'll be pleased with what you find!
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