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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Visiting the Boise State football field’s blue turf

Boise State University and Boise State football are known for the 2006 Fiesta Bowl, Coach Pete, and especially their blue field — or, smurf turf, as some call it. The Boise State Football field actually has a really interesting history and is a fun place to visit in...

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11 Boise breweries: Your guide to beer in Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho has not traditionally been known as a beer town, but things are changing. Dozens of breweries have popped up in the area, and even more out-of-town breweries are moving into town. If you find yourself in the City of Trees, here are some of the best...

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Idaho State Historical Museum: Learn about Idaho’s past

Visiting the Idaho State Museum in Boise, Idaho is a must next time you are in Idaho's capital city. The museum has gone through a lot of changes recently, and it's full of Idaho history so you can learn (or re-learn) all about the state. The Idaho State Museum is run...

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Visiting the Boise Rose Garden in Julia Davis Park

The Rose Garden in Boise's Julia Davis Park is a treasure not many cities have. It is located near Capitol Boulevard in downtown Boise, near Zoo Boise, the Idaho State Museum, and Boise Art Museum. The Rose Garden is a popular destination for weddings in Boise, due to...

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Family-friendly fun: Visiting Roaring Springs and Wahooz

Roaring Springs and Wahooz are the a perfect family-friendly places to visit in Boise — actually Meridian, Idaho. Whether you are just visiting or are a lifetime resident, Roaring Springs and Wahooz are fun for kids and adults alike. Roaring Springs Roaring Springs is...

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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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