Expect to see some tourists in our state this fall.

My favorite season is almost here. I'm a fall lover and I cannot wait for it to finally be here. I won't lie to you, there are moments when I'm outside and I can almost feel those cool temperatures. And, this is really weird, I feel like I can smell fall coming. I'm convinced every season has a smell. OK... moving on.

September brings fall and with it tourists.

We see a fair amount of people visit Idaho any time of year, but autumn is a great time to be in our state. Thrillist says we are about middle of the pack on their list of best states to visit during fall. They ranked us at number 26 on their list of all 50 states.

I'll admit, this number is a little low.

Why? Well, first of all, have you looked around? We live in a beautiful state and when those leaves start changing colors, it's something to see. In fact, Thrillist praised us for our scenic roads that feature "panoramic explosions of color around every corner." Now that's more like it!

There are also plenty of things to do while you are here. We have festivals and pumpkin patches coming out of our ears. It's nice to know that we don't have to go too far to take in the beautiful scenery. It's also nice that we get fall temperatures in Idaho. Some states just get less humid, but not necessarily cooler.

And no one likes to sweat while drinking their pumpkin spice latte.