Twin Falls is a typical Idaho town with a population of about 50,000 people. It’s mainly popular because of its vicinity to the Snake River Canyon and the famous Shoshone Falls. Many people also drive through Twin Falls on their way to Yellowstone National Park, Boise or Salt Lake City. The town itself is surrounded by the Snake River Canyon, farmland, and smaller farm towns like Filer, Jerome, and Kimberly.
After moving to San Francisco about 5 years ago, I haven’t been back in a while which makes me miss it. So, I’ve decided to put together a little list of things to do in Twin Falls in case you’re visiting Idaho or ever find yourself driving through Twin Falls.
9 Things to Do in Twin Falls Idaho
(1) Check Out Shoshone Falls
Shoshone Falls are actually some of the most amazing falls I’ve ever seen in my life and I grew up right next to them! What’s even cooler is they are 212 feet higher than Niagara Falls and soo soo loud. From the lookout, you can actually feel the spray of the falls. The view is pretty mesmerizing.
(2) Drive or Walk Across the Perrine Bridge
This bridge has become famous due its excellent BASE jumping conditions. People from all over the world come here to jump off. This bridge also connects Jerome, Idaho to Twin Falls.
(3) Go inside the Snake River Canyon
There are a ton of activities to do in the Snake River Canyon and this is one of the main reasons people visit Twin Falls in the first place. There are a ton of great hikes, places to go boating, areas for stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing. Some people rock climb and others BASE jump off the bridge. Dierkes Lake and Bass Lake are the most popular lakes in the canyon and perfect places to go swimming and fishing in the summer.
(4) Go to Happy Hour at Elevation 486
The view at this bar and restaurant is amazing. Come here on a warm summer evening to watch the sunset and enjoy an Idaho Lemonade or a Corona’Rita. Happy Hour is from 3-6pm every day!
(5) Visit Bass Lake or Dierkes Lake
I grew up coming to both of these lakes in the Snake River Canyon. Bass Lake is below but is part of the Blue Lakes Country Club and Dierkes Lake is open to the public and a little larger. These are great places to hang out and swim in the summer!
(6) Have Breakfast at the Buffalo Cafe
If you want to have a down home Idaho breakfast then head over to the Buffalo Cafe. It’s usually pretty crowded on the weekends, but so worth it. Since you’re in Idaho you better get some potatoes and meat!
(7) Go to the Anchor Bar & Grill and Eat on the Patio
Another great bar and restaurant. It’s on the busiest street in Twin Falls but has a great vibe and a pretty good drink selection. Locals hang out here quite a bit and they usually have live music on the weekends.
(8) Zip line the canyon
This was a newish thing put in right before I moved away from Twin Falls. Zip the Snake allows you to Zipline in the canyon. Unfortunately, it doesn’t all you go from one side of the canyon to the other, but it’s still a thrill apparently. Next time I’m in town I have it on my list to try!
(9) Go on Day trips like:
Vinyard Lake hike (a true locals secret)
I also have a list of my favorite places to visit in Idaho here, but these are other great day trips to take from Twin Falls!