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 Egyptian Theatre: Boise historical buildings

Visiting the Egyptian Theatre: Boise historical buildings

The Egyptian Theater Boise (or Egyptian Theatre) is a historical theatre in downtown Boise. The Egyptian Theatre was built in 1927 and has been open and operating since then. The artwork inside the building is reason in itself the visit the theater, which holds...

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12 Photos to make you fall in love with Boise, Idaho

12 Photos to make you fall in love with Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho is a beautiful place, and photos are a great way to learn more about a city. If you just want to see Boise from a different point of view, here are some Boise and Idaho photos that will make you fall in love with Idaho's capital city. Click the links...

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Everything you need to know about the Famous Idaho Potato

Everything you need to know about the Famous Idaho Potato

Idaho and potatoes are interchangeable in many conversations, but state of Idaho becoming famous fo potatoes was not an accident. Learn more about the Famous Idaho Potato, the history of the potato, and all of our favorite potato-themed places to visit in Idaho. Click...

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6 of our favorite wine bars in Boise

6 of our favorite wine bars in Boise

Boise and the surrounding area is home to dozens of local wineries, which leads to plenty of wine bars in Boise itself. There are two main areas for wineries near Boise: in the Garden City area and on the Snake River Scene Byway. But if you are looking for a wine bar,...

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5 of the best Basque restaurants in Boise

5 of the best Basque restaurants in Boise

The Basque culture is an important landscape of the city of Boise. With one of the largest populations of Basque heritage outside of the Basque Country itself, Boise has hundreds of years of culture and history that has helped Boise grow into what it is today. There...

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Things to do in Idaho City, Idaho: Day trips from Boise

Things to do in Idaho City, Idaho: Day trips from Boise

Idaho City is one of the coolest day trips from Boise, and one of the closest cities to Boise that is preserved in the Gold Rush era in Idaho. The city offers history, shopping, eating, hiking, and even swimming. Here are our favorite things to do in Idaho City,...

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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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