what to do during your visit
JUNE - AUGUST
Bring the entire family for a fun night of music, entertainment and food. Every Wednesday from 5-8pm near the Basque Block in downtown Boise.
ALIVE AFTER FIVE
Boise River Float
The Boise River is open for floating from June to September. You can rent a raft and the life jackets at Barber Park in Southeast Boise. The float is typically very similar to a lazy river with a few more exciting moments! Check out the link for more information: http://boiseriverraftandtube.com/
APRIL - DECEMBER
There are actually two! They are both on Saturday mornings and keep downtown bustling. They are a lot of fun! You can pick up both great food and original gifts.
The Greenbelt stretches 30 miles on both the north and south side of the Boise River. Its an amazing part of Boise! Walk or rent a bike along any stretch of it and you love it!
Bikes are easy to rent in Boise:
hiking table rock
Table Rock is one of Boise’s biggest landmarks. If you look at the foothills it’s the one with the cross on top. This is a great place for a 45-60 minute hike while enjoying views if the city. Bring water. Its also a popular place to watch the sunset.
Walk thru the stunning gardens that sit at the base of Table Rock. Many times there is a festival going on here. In the summer they host the “Outlaw Concert Series.” Enjoy big name concerts in the great outdoors! Pack a picnic and bring your law chairs or a blanket! Alcohol is also served at the concerts.
MAY - SEPTEMBER
Outlaw Field Summer Concert Series
Bring your own picnic dinner and sip on refreshments while enjoying musical entertainment all summer long.
idaho botanical garden
idaho shakespeare festival
IDAHO STEELHEADS HOCKEY SEASON
Skiing, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Nordic Skiing & Tubing at Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is located 30 minutes north of downtown Boise and offers options for all! If you are skiing and do not have your equipment with you, your best best is to rent off mountain at Greenwood’s Ski Haus. There are two lodges for those who would rather take in the scenery without exerting too much effort! Check the website for conditions and more information.
Why not?! Cozy up in backcountry on a horse drawn sleigh! What could be more festive? You have two options: http://www.boguscreek.com/ (or go a little north to Garden Valley… 45 minutes from Boise)
take a sleigh ride
45 minutes east of Boise you’ll find “The Springs.” Soak in the natural hot springs in a resort setting! You can get poolside service and massages as well. Check the website to make a reservation. Only so many people are allowed at a time. There are also designated family times.
Catch a game! Unless it’s a big game, you can probably get tickets, but even if you can’t, go down for the tailgate! Boise’s fanbase is welcoming and a good time!
boise state football
SHOP. DINE. PLAY.
The Village at Meridian is Meridian, Idaho’s premier dining, shopping and entertainment destination. The center includes a growing roster of sit-down restaurants with abundant patio seating, bars and entertainment venues, along with unparalleled anchors including The Village Cinema, Yard House, Big Al's and many more.
VILLAGE AT MERIDIAN
SPEND THE AFTERNOON IN THE NORTH END!
(Once you park on 13th near the restaurants you can walk to all of these options)
lunch in hyde park
After lunch you can walk up 13th to Camels Back Park. It’s a great place for a quick hike (easy) and gives you just enough elevation to get a closer look at downtown. There is a great playground for kids and tennis courts.
Camel's Back Park
Next, head over the Hyde & Seek…its an adorable shop with local flavor and gifts. Very cool place just to walk around.
Address: 1521 N. 13th St, Boise
Hyde & Seek
Finish you afternoon with a stop at Goody’s! It’s a local ice cream and candy shop that is reminiscent of the Norman Rockwell era. Yumm!
Address: 1502 N. 13th St., Boise