Laos, Shanghai and Boise? Travel + Leisure Puts Idaho Capital On Best 2018 Destinations List

Dec 8, 2017

Boise is among a range of global destinations Travel Leisure say are hotspots to visit in 2018.
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Boise has made another magazine’s best of list. This time, Travel + Leisure is calling the City of Trees one of the best places to travel in 2018. Idaho's capital city appears on the magazine's list of the top 50 destinations to escape to.

Travel + Leisure says Boise is getting attention from vacationers and is no longer known as just a convention hotspot. Citing the city's plethora of hotels and a burgeoning restaurant scene, the glossy declares Boise's downtown a sign of the transformation.

Another appealing factor the magazine points out is the wine scene. With one of Idaho's premier grape-growing regions nearby, the proliferation of tasting rooms in the city shouldn't come as a surprise.

Increasing accessibility is the final reason Travel + Leisure says Boise is a new hotspot. Flights in and out of the Gem State are on the rise. Southwest has a daily nonstop flight to San Diego, and American has nonstop service between Boise and Chicago's O'Hare.

The list of top travel destinations for 2018 is diverse to say the least. Among the other destinations keeping Boise company on the list: Uzbekistan, Marrakesh, Albuquerque and Southern Sri Lanka.

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