Boise River

When we’re not busy in our sewing machine store, we like to enjoy Southern Idaho as much as possible. Now that we’re on the cusp of summer, we’re getting excited about everything Pocatello, Boise, and Idaho Falls have to offer.

We’re blessed to live in Idaho because the outdoors are right at our doorstep. Boise, Pocatello, and Idaho Falls are also full of dedicated, creative people who bring dozens of fun events to life every year.

If you haven’t already made summer plans, we suggest trying something new this year. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Idaho summer activities so you can branch out and make some great memories this summer.

Summer Fun in the Boise Area

If you live in Boise, you know how much the city, its metro area, and the surrounding natural wonders have to offer.

But you still probably haven’t experienced everything it has to offer.

We’ve put together quite a few suggestions for you here.

If you live in Idaho Falls or Pocatello, Boise is a relatively short drive– you might pick one or two of these things to experience for the first time.

Here are some summer gems in the Boise area:

You can find even more summer fun here.

Summer Fun for Pocatello

Many Idaho residents don’t know just how fun Pocatello can be in the summer months. We have fun in Pocatello every year, of course, but we still haven’t done everything.

Pocatello community members are always innovating, creating, and thinking up new ideas for summer activities.

If you’ve never visited Pocatello, try staying for a weekend this year. You’ll be impressed with what you find.

And you can try some of these summer gems:

You can find even more ideas here.

Summer Fun for Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls keeps expanding and getting better. We love watching the community grow, and we love operating our shop in Idaho Falls.

The natural wonders surrounding IF are summer destinations for people from all over the country, and for good reason. But there’s plenty to do inside the city, too.

If you’re a lifelong Idaho Falls resident, we hope you find something new on this list. If you’ve never visited Idaho Falls before, you owe yourself a trip.

Some summer gems in Idaho Falls:

Jacob Grant has even more ideas here, along with plenty of quality photos.


If you visit Boise, Idaho Falls, or Pocatello from any other city, make sure you stop by our sewing machine store. We’re happy to give in-person recommendations for summer fun based on your own tastes and preferences.

Do you have a summer time gem you’d like to share? Contact us today and we’ll share the best of the best on our social media!

For the love of Embroidery!

Jones Sew & Vac Team