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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Places to find cake in Boise (today)

Places to find cake in Boise (today)

Boise may not be known for their cake, but there are plenty of delicious cakeries in town. If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for the best cake in Boise, here are some of our favorites: *For the purpose of this list, we did not choose any cakemakers without a...

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6 of our favorite Boise arcades

6 of our favorite Boise arcades

Arcades can mean different things to different people. An arcade can be an old-school pizza place, a brand new big box video game restaurant, or the introduction of arcade bars. In Boise, there are plenty of options for all these things. Here are our favorite Boise...

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9 Boise bike shops to find your next bicycle

9 Boise bike shops to find your next bicycle

Bicycling in Boise is a big deal. Not only do we have the Boise Greenbelt, a path that runs throughout Boise and into other cities, but we also have miles and miles of foothills trails. Whether you are looking for a leisurely ride, a road bike, or mountain biking,...

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9 Things to do in Boise, Idaho (for a first-time visitor)

9 Things to do in Boise, Idaho (for a first-time visitor)

There is so much to do when visiting Boise, Idaho for the first time. The capital of Idaho is full of history, outdoor activities, breweries, and more. Here are our favorite things to do in Boise, Idaho for a first-time visitor. Click the links below to skip to any of...

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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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