Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a city in Eastern Idaho. It is the county seat of Bonneville County and the largest city in Eastern Idaho. It has a population of about 50,000 and the metro area contains about 115,000 people.

Get in

Idaho Falls Temple

By air

Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) is just northwest of Idaho Falls. It has services to Salt Lake City on Delta Connection; Denver and San Francisco on United Express; Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Phoenix/Mesa on Allegiant Air.

Often the cost of flying in/out of Idaho Falls is not economical. For this reason, many residents of Idaho Falls drive to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC). Salt Lake City is 213 miles to the south. Typically, this drive takes about 3 hours, but due to weather and Salt Lake City traffic it can easily take an additional hour. During the winter months the drive time can significantly lengthen due to poor visibility and road conditions.

By car

Idaho Falls can be easily reached by I-15 (North / South) or by Highway 20 (East / West). The Utah border is about 120 miles south, the Montana border is about 75 miles north, the Wyoming border is about 72 miles to the east, and the Oregon border is about 334 miles to the west.

By bus

Get around

There are several rental car companies and most have representatives at Idaho Falls Airport.

Idaho Falls is small and the majority of the hotels are located centrally enough that a small walk will get you to most destinations. The distance to some locations would warrant a taxi service. There is fair competition in the taxi business and service is very good for a town this size. You can generally get a ride anywhere in town and even Ammon, which borders Idaho Falls, for under $15 (Idaho Falls city limits, $10). It is more economical to rent a car if you have several destinations over the duration of a day. If you have less than 5-6 stops, taxis are excellent. SafeRide and Easy Way Taxi offer 24/7 service.

There is currently no mass transit.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Despite Idaho Falls' small town environment, there are numerous locations that serve outstanding cuisine, and since most of them are locally owned there is a great customer appreciation found at each of them. Restaurants close to the river include:

The Sandpiper. Serves anything from Rainbow Trout to Lobster (flown fresh into Idaho Falls) to steak. Considered by many of the locals to be the best restaurant in town. For the locals The Sandpiper can seem a little pricey, but for those visiting from out of town their menu will not seem outrageously priced.

Jakers. The specialty is steak, but you should also try their seafood dishes.

Smitty's. Probably the most popular restaurant in town for breakfast. Nothing fancy is served, but you can count on the traditional breakfast dishes being prepared to perfection.

The Collage. The most expensive restaurant in Idaho Falls, but the quality is excellent and cannot be beaten by any other restaurant in town. The menu is very international, and the chef changes the menu approximately every three to six months. The Collage is nestled in downtown Idaho Falls, and provides a very quiet, elegant dinner for any who chose to dine there.

Some more common restaurants that are close to the river area are Outback Steakhouse, Chilis, Applebees, Olive Garden, and Ruby's Steakhouse. Even more restaurants are located across town near the Grand Teton Mall. These restaurants include Sizzler, TGI Friday, Texas Roadhouse, Perkins, IHOP, Wingers, Johnny Carino's, Red Robin, Chuckarama, and Bajio.

Drink

Sleep

Most of the hotels are located near I-15 and the airport along the river.

Go next

Routes through Idaho Falls

Butte Dubois  N  S  Shelley Pocatello
Craters of the Moon Arco  W  E  Rexburg Yellowstone N.P.
Craters of the Moon Shelley  W  E  Alpine Grand Teton N.P.
END  N  S  Shelley Pocatello


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