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BW's guide to getting away from it all without getting away from it all

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Getting away from it all doesn't mean you have to A) take out a loan, B) take an extended leave of absence, or C) dig out your passport. In fact, for those of us who live in Southern Idaho, a grand escape is mere hours away. A short drive can take you to a magical land where your hands don't burn on your steering wheel on a summer day, crisp air greets you in the morning and star-filled skies glitter overhead at night.

OK, so maybe it's not actually magical, but the Wood River Valley offers an all-too-rare escape from the city, and one that is completely doable over a single weekend.

This is Boise Weekly's third annual Wood River Valley Summer Guide, your go-to guide for plotting your mountain mini-vacation this year. Whether you're interested in the arts, big-name concerts, festivals, hours spent antiquing or racking up miles on some stunning trails, you'll find it in this guide. Check out the extensive calendar to help you plan your fun-filled vacation. Of course, if you're more interested in dedicating yourself to some quality time spent sipping a drink under the clear, blue skies while munching some gourmet goodies, we've got you covered, too, with some of our picks for the best al fresco dining around.

Mark off a weekend on your calendar before the entire summer fills up.