Hit the Road: Plan a Road Trip with the Peaks and Valleys Itinerary

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, July 1, 2013

Check the oil, pack the car, and don’t forget your camera for this scenic road trip through the great West. Experience landmarks, museums, national wonders, and local cuisine as you travel through these three amazing states with our Peaks and Valleys road trip itinerary:

Billings, Montana

A restful night of sleep and a well-rounded breakfast at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Billings is an excellent way to begin your Montana adventure. If you are traveling with the family, you may want to join the 70,000 people a year who visit ZooMontana. With over 500 miles of native and exotic animals, this is sure to be an exciting stop.

Zoo Montana

Yellowstone National Park is a must-see for any traveler. Since 1872, the park has been home to hundreds of different types of wildlife, including bears and bison, as well as the famous Old Faithful geyser. Spend a day touring the park by bus, horseback, or llama. All of that exploring is sure to kick up an appetite, and a stop at Montana Jack’s Restaurant is a must for some local good eats before you depart for your next destination.

Salt Lake City, Utah

There is so much culture and history to explore in Salt Lake City. The uplifting beauty of the Tabernacle of Temple Square will leave you inspired as you continue your way through Utah. Visit the Golden Spike Historic Site to see the location where the Union and Pacific railroads were connected and check out some of the historic steam locomotives.

Golden Spike Historic Site

For those of you traveling with kids, they’ll love exploring the former stomping grounds of dinosaurs at the Museum of Ancient Life. Your little explorers can even dig and search for their own fossils! End your day of exploring at the Hunt Mysteries dinner theater. Enjoy great food while playing an interactive role in solving the night’s mystery. As your day comes to an end, rest your head at the comfortable Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Salt Lake City South Towne.

Museum of Ancient Life

Boise, Idaho

Pack your bags in Salt Lake City, hop in the car, and take the scenic route to Boise to experience the beauty of the West. Once you arrive, the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Boise hotel will be ready to check you into your rooms with a smile. Enjoy a dip in the hotel pool or use our high-speed Internet access to catch up with family members before you start exploring this exciting city. The whole family will enjoy a half or full day whitewater rafting trip with Cascade Raft and Kayak, located just 45 minutes outside of Boise, or a visit to Roaring Springs Water Park. After your water adventure, see the city from the comfort of a vintage trolley car with Boise City Tours. Tours travel through downtown Boise and highlight the unique qualities of this Peaks and Valleys Country city.

Cascade Raft and Kayak

Adults and children alike will enjoy visiting the majestic birds at the World Center for Birds of Prey, where injured owls, eagles, falcons, and other birds are nursed back to health and released into the wild. End your busy and exciting day at Epi’s Restaurant, a Basque restaurant that serves their meals family style in a homey atmosphere.

Whether taken as a solo adventure, a trip with friends, or a family vacation, road trips are the perfect way to see this great country. Click here for a printer-friendly version of the Peaks and Valleys itinerary before you start your own road trip through these three exciting cities. Which attractions are you most excited to see?

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  • Linda Meranda

    Montana has such beautiful country. Would love the scenery