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Idaho Falls in Autumn

Published online: Oct 16, 2020 Articles, Discover Idaho Falls
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With cities reopening after the heat of the pandemic, it's easy to become overwhelmed at the new options of what to do. And yet, the weather here in Idaho has already begun cooling down to prepare for autumn. Spend less time trying to decide on what to do by picking one of the following fun fall activities!

  • Visit a ghost town. Idaho is home to many ghost towns, the three closest being Gilmore, Ragtown, and Herbert. The drive time ranges from about 40 to 90 minutes depending on the location, but there's no better time of year than now as excitement for Halloween is beginning to build.

  • Grab a bite to eat. Many restaurants have reopened and we have a varied selection of cafes in downtown (including Villa Coffeehouse and La Vanilla Bean Patisserie) where you can grab a warm drink as sweater weather ensues.

  • Join a haunted tour. Two haunted tours here in Idaho Falls are the Ghost Walk and the Haunted History tour. Both explore downtown Idaho Falls and have guides retelling spooky but true stories about our town. For more information, visit or

  • Spend time outside. As the temperature begins to drop, enjoy some time outside while it's still enjoyable to wander around Idaho Falls. A few places of interest are the Russ Freeman Park, the Japanese Friendship Gardens and scenic walks along Snake River.

  • Relax at a hot spring. Idaho is home to many hot springs locations, the two closest to Idaho Falls being Heise Hot Springs and Lava Hot Springs (driving time averages 30-90 minutes). Hot springs are a perfect place to relax and stay warm in the cold weather with friends.


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