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Spending time in Sun Valley is a great way to recharge, relax, and unwind. While this vacation destination calls to travelers in every season, summer is a particularly vibrant time to pack your bags and immerse yourself in the beauty of central Idaho surroundings. Here, you can count on enjoying gorgeous views in the summertime as well as easy access to fun and plenty of sunshine to match. Those with a passion for time on the water or exploring mountain trails will have their fill of options while Sun Valley is just as suitable for the summer traveler who can’t wait to settle in and spend time leisurely dining and shopping their way through a stay. No matter what brings you here, summer is a treat, and planning your summer getaway is a breeze when you make sure to review the following before you head out.

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Getting to Sun Valley

Your summer getaway to Sun Valley is sure to be unforgettable and making the entire experience more inviting this summer is the fact that it’s an easy destination to reach. Sun Valley is located in the Wood River Valley of South Central Idaho alongside Ketchum, Hailey, and Bellevue. If you’re traveling in from Boise, it’s just a 2.5-hour drive to cover the 150 miles between the two destinations. If you’re not close enough to drive in, most travelers choose to fly into the Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN) which sits just 12 miles from Sun Valley. Three major airlines serve this airport hailing from at least six different cities. Non-stop flight options in the summertime are available through Alaska Airlines, United, and Delta from Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Denver, and Chicago.

Getting Around Once You’re Here

The beauty of a trip to Sun Valley is that everything is really within walking distance once you arrive. If you stick around town, you could leave a car out of the equation entirely. If your plans have you heading out to explore beyond the Sun Valley parameters, it might be good idea to book a rental car for your journey. Enterprise Rent-A-Car operates out of Sun Valley Resort making it easy to book your ride.

Summer Weather Expectations

A warm and welcoming summer experience is yours to enjoy when you make your way here this time of year. The average daily highs in June linger around the 70s with numbers jumping up into the 80s by July and August. The evening hours cool off significantly with lows dipping into the 40s and 50s. While layering at night is convenient, during the day, you’ll be fine in summer apparel with plenty of sunscreen included on your packing list.

Summer Activities to Enjoy During Your Stay

There are so many ways to enjoy a summer stay in Sun Valley and most of the time, the trick is figuring out how to prioritize the fun! If you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy sightseeing and enjoying Sun Valley’s lush terrain, consider booking a horseback riding tour while you’re in town. The team over at the Sun Valley Stables is here to help when you and your traveling crew are excited to get out on the trails this summer.

Trail rides begin with thorough instruction and come with everything you need for a safe and comfortable excursion, so there’s no need to be an experienced equestrian before you arrive. If you’re up for shopping local during your summer stay, summer is the perfect time of year to check out the Farmer’s Market at River Run. You’ll be able to pick up fresh produce and handcrafted goods that make for great gifts and souvenirs. For travelers who are excited to spend time exploring Sun Valley on two wheels, there are easy rental options available in town at places like Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports. If you’re looking to pick up the pace of your cycling, Bald Mountain is a must for challenging downhill trails that will put your skills to the test. If you’re looking for some summer entertainment to infuse into your getaway, Sun Valley enjoys a summer concert series at the open-air Sun Valley Pavilion this time of year that’s bound to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages.

Book Your Stay in Sun Valley Today

There’s never been a better time to make your way to Sun Valley and enjoy a stay booked through Abode Sun Valley. Our vacation rental options are comfortable, conveniently located and always designed with elevated standards of luxury in mind. Reach out to our team today to learn more about our many exciting options available and how we can help you make more of every moment of your Sun Valley adventure. We’re here to handle the details while you focus on the fun and we can’t wait to see you in scenic Sun Valley, Idaho soon.

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