We know we live in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. But, you may not know that 3 destinations near us just made a list of the best vacation spots in America.

Thrillist did their annual summer rundown of where you should vacation and why. When you look at their list, you'll notice that many are an easy day's drive (or less) from the Magic Valley.

My personal favorite that made this ranking is Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Of all the places I've been in America, it's hard to beat anywhere that includes a view of the Grand Tetons. You can easily leave Twin around 8 in the morning and be in Jackson by lunch.

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The other two areas near us that made this ranking require you to be a bit more adventurous. North Bend, Washington is awesome, but that's basically Seattle so prepare for a haul.

The Thrillist list also called out all the national parks in Utah. Some are closer than others, but all are a hefty drive.

As nice and scenic as the Magic Valley and Idaho are, hopefully you get a chance to do some adventuring this summer. If you do, this list is a great place to get ideas.

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