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Nampa is a city located in Canyon County in southwest Idaho. It is the second largest city in the state, after Boise, with an estimated population of 79,249. Nampa is located about twenty miles west of Boise along Interstate 84 and six miles west of Meridan. The name "Nampa" comes from a Shoshone word meaning "moccasin" or "footprint." The city of Nampa is home to 24 parks, the largest being Lakeview Park. In addition, the Nampa Recreation Center offers a six-pool aquatics center, three gymnasiums, a walking track, weight and exercise room, a climbing wall and many other activities. The Idaho Center in Nampa is a 10,500-seat amphitheater that is used for horse shows, track and field events and used to host the Snake River Stampede Rodeo, which is held the third week of July every year. The Snake River Stampede is considered one of the nations top rodeos. Other attractions in Nampa include the Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge at Lake Lowell, the Warhawk Air Museum, the Hispanic Cultural Center and the Canyon County Historical Museum in the Old Historic Train Depot. Each Saturday, May through October, Nampa also holds a Farmers Market on Front Street in front of the train depot. Youll find everything from fresh, locally grown produce to unique handcrafted items for sale. Nampa is just a short drive to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and the Snake River, which offers world class whitewater rafting or jet boat trips down the rapids through the scenic canyon.

Surrounding areas: Eagle, Idaho (13.1 mi), Boise, Idaho (17.0 mi), Idaho City, Idaho (40.0 mi)

Nampa Vacation Rentals

Nampa Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Days Inn130 Shannon DrNampa, ID (208) 442-0800
Hampton Inn & Suites At The Idaho Center5750 Franklin RdNampa, ID (208) 442-0036
Holiday Inn Express & Suites4104 E Flamingo AveNampa, ID (208) 466-4045
Shilo Inn Nampa BLVD617 Nampa BlvdNampa, ID (503) 641-6565
Shilo Suites1401 Shilo DrNampa, ID (208) 841-6565
Sleep Inn-nampa1315 Industrial RdNampa, ID (208) 463-6300
Starlite Motel320 11TH Ave NNampa, ID (208) 466-9244
Super 8 Motel624 Nampa BlvdNampa, ID (208) 467-2888
Tahitian Village1636 GarrityNampa, ID (208) 466-4606
Best Western Inn Caldwell Inn & Suites908 Specht AveCaldwell, ID7.6 mi.(208) 454-7225
La Quinta Inn901 Specht AveCaldwell, ID7.6 mi.(208) 454-2222
MR Sandman1575 S Meridian RdMeridian, ID8.6 mi.(208) 375-1285
Holiday Motel512 FrontageCaldwell, ID8.8 mi.(208) 454-3888
Best Western Rama Inn1019 S Progress AveMeridian, ID8.8 mi.(208) 887-7888
Motel 61047 S Progress AveMeridian, ID8.8 mi.(208) 888-1212
Candlewood Suites - Meridian Id1855 S Silverstone WayMeridian, ID9.0 mi.(208) 888-5121
Comfort Suites2610 E Freeway DrMeridian, ID10.4 mi.(208) 288-2060
Hampton Inn & Suites Meridian875 S Allen StMeridian, ID10.4 mi.(208) 887-3600
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites800 S Allen StMeridian, ID10.4 mi.(208) 288-2100
Courtyard By Marriott - Meridian1789 S Eagle RdMeridian, ID10.5 mi.(208) 888-0800
Country Inn & Suites Meridian3355 E Pine AveMeridian, ID10.7 mi.(208) 639-3300
Springhill Suites6325 N CloverdaleBoise, ID12.9 mi.(208) 939-8266
Hilton Garden Inn Boise/Eagle145 E Riverside DrEagle, ID13.4 mi.(208) 938-9600
Amerisuites Hotel925 N Milwaukee StBoise, ID14.2 mi.(208) 375-1200
Homewood Suites By Hilton Boise7957 W Spectrum WayBoise, ID14.2 mi.(208) 375-8500
Oxford Suites1426 S Entertainment AveBoise, ID14.2 mi.(208) 322-8000
Ameritel Inn - Boise Towne Square7965 W Emerald StBoise, ID14.3 mi.(800) 600-6001
Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum7699 W Spectrum StBoise, ID14.3 mi.(208) 376-1000
Ameritel Inn - Boise Spectrum7499 W Overland RdBoise, ID14.5 mi.(800) 600-6001
Plaza Suite Hotel409 S Cole RdBoise, ID14.6 mi.(208) 378-7500
Candlewood Suites - Boise700 N Cole RdBoise, ID14.7 mi.(208) 322-4300
Residence Inn Boise West7303 W DentonBoise, ID15.2 mi.(208) 385-9000
Rodeway Inn Of Boise1115 N CurtisBoise, ID15.7 mi.(208) 376-2700
Bond Street Motel/Apartments1680 N Phillippi StBoise, ID16.1 mi.(208) 322-4407
Whistler Point Apartments3504 Whistler LnBoise, ID16.2 mi.(208) 853-4300
Seven K Motel3633 Chinden BlvdBoise, ID16.4 mi.(208) 343-7723
Econo Lodge4060 Fairview AveBoise, ID16.6 mi.(208) 344-4030
Doubletree Hotel-boise-riverside2900 Chinden BlvdBoise, ID16.7 mi.(208) 343-1871
Shilo Inn Boise Riverside3031 Main StBoise, ID17.1 mi.(503) 641-6565
Cambria Suites Boise Airport2970 W Elder StBoise, ID17.3 mi.(208) 344-7444

Nampa Weather & Climate

Southwest Idaho has a climate that is characterized as semi-arid with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and dry and temperatures often exceed 100 degrees F. Winters are cold with moderate amounts of snowfall. Rain is usually infrequent and light, averaging an inch per month. March is the wettest month of the year with an average of 1.41 inches of precipitation. August is the driest month of the year. Spring and fall are generally temperate and quite pleasant. Humidity is low year-round. Rain and snow together in the region average only about 12 inches per year. Spring comes earlier and winter later in this region that is protected from severe weather by nearby mountains.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 20°F 1.37 in. -
February 44°F 25°F 1.14 in. -
March 55°F 31°F 1.35 in. -
April 63°F 36°F 1.12 in. -
May 72°F 43°F 1.22 in. -
June 82°F 50°F 0.63 in. -
July 90°F 56°F 0.32 in. -
August 89°F 54°F 0.24 in. -
September 78°F 45°F 0.58 in. -
October 66°F 36°F 0.72 in. -
November 49°F 28°F 1.28 in. -
December 38°F 21°F 1.40 in. -

Nampa Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Nampa Municipal airport (S67) located about 2 miles east of Nampa, the Caldwell Industrial airport (EUL) located approximately 5 miles northwest of Nampa in Caldwell, Idaho, the Boise Air Terminal airport (BOI) located roughly 17 miles east of Nampa in Boise, Idaho, and finally the Mountain Home Municipal airport (U76) located around 52 miles southeast of Nampa in Mountain Home, Idaho.

Nampa Attractions

Golf Courses
Centennial Golf CourseNampaID 
Ridgecrest Golf CourseNampaID 
Fairview Municipal Golf CourseCaldwellID8.1 mi.
Purple Sage Municipal Golf CourseCaldwellID8.1 mi.
Cherry Lane Golf ClubMeridianID9.0 mi.
Foxtail Executive CourseMeridianID9.0 mi.
Falcon Crest Golf ClubKunaID9.9 mi.
Boise Ranch Golf CourseBoiseID18.4 mi.
Indian Lakes Golf ClubBoiseID18.4 mi.
Quail Hollow Golf ClubBoiseID18.4 mi.
River Bend Golf CourseWilderID18.4 mi.
Shadow Valley Golf CourseBoiseID18.4 mi.
Warm Springs Golf CourseBoiseID18.4 mi.
Gem County Golf CourseEmmettID20.4 mi.
Ski Areas
Sun ValleySun ValleyID111.0 mi.
State Parks
Ward Memorial State ParkID6.5 mi. 
Eagle Island State ParkID11.6 mi. 
Veterans Memorial State ParkID17.1 mi. 
Bogus Basin State ParkID26.7 mi. 
Succor Creek State ParkOR29.5 mi. 
Lake Owyhee State ParkOR33.4 mi. 
Ontario State ParkOR37.5 mi. 
Warhawk Air MuseumNampaID(History)
Idaho Black History MuseumBoiseID18.3 mi.(History)
Idaho Military History MuseumBoiseID18.3 mi.(History)

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