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Splashing in the Falls with Miranda in Idaho Falls, Idaho

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I’m really excited to interview Miranda Marquit of Freelance Writer Academy about Idaho Falls, Idaho. Miranda’s tips for the best things to do in Idaho Falls are awesome because she grew up here and is actively involved in helping the city realize its potential. She left after graduating high school, thinking she’d never be back, but returned after her divorce and has fallen in love with her hometown.

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Best things to do in Idaho Falls Idaho greenbelt in the city

Greenbelt in the city

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Idaho Falls is the state’s largest city outside of the Boise metropolitan area. It is located in the eastern part of the state and is a close drive from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest. The city hugs the Snake River and has a system of trails, parks, and a waterfall along its greenbelt.

There are all four seasons in Idaho Falls, so it has every kind of weather you can imagine. Miranda suggests visiting during the late spring or early fall to experience the outdoors without it being too crowded. Winter is the perfect time to visit if you love skiing. And summer features multiple festivals, like the annual Duck Race, and the city’s amazing Fourth of July Fireworks show during RiverFest.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Idaho Falls, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

If you’d like to learn how to travel for free using airline miles and hotel points, check out my free 7-day email course.

Getting around Idaho Falls

The local airport is the Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA), which is about 3 miles from downtown. There are no direct flights, so you’ll have to connect in Denver or Salt Lake when flying here. Flights are only available on United and Delta.

Miranda says that you should rent a car for your visit, so click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around.

Best things to do in Idaho Falls Idaho Museum of Idaho dinosaur display

Dinosaur display at the Museum of Idaho

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Miranda Marquit about Idaho Falls, Idaho. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Green dots = best things to do in Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in Idaho Falls, Idaho

Who is Miranda Marquit?

Miranda Marquit is a full-time personal finance freelance writer. She has an M.A. in Journalism and has been writing about personal finances since 2006. Miranda turned her own money mistakes into inspiration to teach others how to use their money and time to reach their life goals. Her work has been featured on popular websites across the internet, such as USA Today, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

She recently partnered with two other successful freelance writers to launch the Freelance Writer Academy. This online course shows aspiring freelance writers how to build their business and grow their income from freelance writing.

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Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Miranda at,, or on Twitter.

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Best things to do in Idaho Falls Idaho Japanese Friendship Garden

Japanese Friendship Garden

Stay tuned for our next episode

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Jenna with her book

Listen to the next episode when Jenna Kashou, author of 100 Things to do in Milwaukee Before You Die, when we talk about the Harley Davidson Museum, taking kids to Discovery World, and sampling delicious foods at the Public Market. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.

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