Restaurants

Learn more about the many restaurants in Boise, including breweries, family-friendly food, and food trucks.

Hotels

Whether you want to stay at a hotel, motel, or airbnb, here are our tips for the best locations and properties.

Things to do

Where to start? There is so much to do while visiting Boise, whether you are looking for kid-friendly events, the best food, or what to do this weekend in Boise.

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Hike to Alice Lake in the Sawtooth Mountain Wilderness

Hike to Alice Lake in the Sawtooth Mountain Wilderness

Alice Lake is a moderate- to expert-level hike in the Sawtooth Mountains. Near Stanley, Idaho and Redfish Lake, the Alice Lake hike is best used from June to October, and if you travel outside of that you will likely develop a treacherous path and a bunch of snow. The...

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6 of our favorite Boise sports bars

6 of our favorite Boise sports bars

If you are a sports fan, finding a place to watch a game can be one of the most important things to find when moving to a town. Although Boise has no high-level professional sports, we are fans of plenty of sports, including Boise State Football, Idaho Steelheads...

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Our favorite things to do in Boise with kids

Our favorite things to do in Boise with kids

Boise, Idaho is a fun place and there are plenty of things to do within the city. But if you have kids in tow and are looking for a day of adventure for them, there is plenty to do. Here are our favorite things to do in Boise with kids. Click the links below to skip...

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13 of the best day trips from Boise

13 of the best day trips from Boise

Boise is amazing place — both to live and to visit. But there are plenty of amazing places that also make a Boise great day trips. Whether you like wilderness, history, or city life, here are our favorite day trips from Boise, Idaho. Click the links below to skip to...

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Boise, Idaho is…

Boise, Idaho has been incorporated as a city since 1863 but its history goes much further back. The early days of Boise include fur trading by the Hudson Bay Company, Fort Boise, and the nearby Oregon Trail.

Boise was slow to grow until very recently — but currently has more than 260,000 people within city limits. The growth has spurred a lively culture in Boise, with the addition of arts, a prominent downtown area, and plenty of breweries.

The name “Boise” came from the French pronunciation of “le bois” — meaning “the trees!” If you want to speak like a local, make sure you call it “boy-see” (not “boy-zee”).

Visiting Boise can be a fun vacation for families, singles, or for business. Walk around the downtown area, take in a show, hit the slopes, or even float the river. There is so much Boise, Idaho offers and it’s a perfect location to visit.

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