Southeast Idaho is centrally located between Salt Lake City, Utah, and the popular vacation destinations of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming. Southeast Idaho is often thought of as an outdoor lover's paradise, with something for everyone. Pocatello is one of the last undiscovered mountain college towns in the west. The hills and the spectacular northern Rockies around Pocatello are covered with hiking and mountain biking trails, and provide access to outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, hunting, skiing, and boating.
Meridian is next door to Boise, Idaho and is one of the fastest growing cities in the West, with both new businesses and new citizens making the choice to call the city their home in record numbers over the last few years. Students and faculty live in a metropolitan area called the Treasure Valley, comprised of Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Caldwell and other cities. Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd, in her 2018 State of the City Address, said "The numbers are in, and our economy continues to grow. We saw over 2,800 new jobs last year, with the largest growth in the healthcare arena. We not only had the most job growth in this sector, but saw a $4,256 wage increase last year." The city boasts an expanding arts and cultural community, along with easy access to recreational activities and an active nightlife.
Towering mountains, sparkling glaciers and amazing wildlife: savvy travelers know that Anchorage is the key to finding the best of Alaska, all in one place. From the serene waters of Cook Inlet to the exceptional natural wonders of the Chugach, Anchorage encompasses incredible adventures and metropolitan appeals that are larger than life. With 1,500 moose, incredible national parks nearby and 60 glaciers a short drive away, it's a dream destination.