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Best Things To Do Boise
The capital of Idaho, Boise is a fun-filled city, yielding plenty of history, culture, recreration, and nightlife. Here are the Best Things To Do In Boise:
Become immersed in the Gem State’s history and humble origins at the Idaho State Capitol – offering chamber tours and unbeatable views of the 208-foot tall dome and grounds.
More Idaho history is stored at the Idaho Historical Museum found in downtown Boise. The museum boasts of a collection of over 250,000 pieces, on top of hosting special events and lectures.
Catch a Game.
Forget the pros – Boise sports fans fair just fine cheering on the Boise State University Broncos as they compete in the Mountain West Conference. Be sure and catch a football game at Albertson Stadium – famous for its blue field turf.
See the Wildlife.
Check out some native and not-so native Idahoan creatures at Zoo Boise, found in downtown Boise’s Julia Davis Park.
Don’t tap the glass – the Aquarium of Boise may be small, but it certainly packs plenty of opportunities for marine discovery.
Idaho is home to some of the most desirable springs and summers around – making the Boise River Greenbelt a must-visit for seasonal travelers.
Hiking trails, canoe and kayak areas, and plenty of other activities are welcome along this 20-mile nature trail slicing through the city.
Or, escape the hustle and bustle of downtown and take stroll through Kathryn Albertson Park – adjacent to the Boise River.
Year-round, however, the Ridge to Rivers Trail System is the easiest way to get outside and enjoy the areas in and around Boise. Miles upon miles of trails crisscross the city and its surround regions – from Caldwell to south Boise to the foothills of Boise Peak.
See A Show.
The best spot to catch an indie movie or premiere is The Flicks. This intimate movie theater serves beer and wine to moviegoers – need we say more?
For a bit of history coupled with live entertainment, check out the Egyptian Theatre. Built in 1927, this venue hosts operas, plays, and films. Keep your eyes peeled; the venue is said to be haunted.
Boise River in Autumn
Grab a Drink.
Let your hair down and head to downtown Boise, where you’ll be greeted by a collection bars and restaurants. Some of our favorites include the Spacebar Arcade, where you can play classic arcade games while enjoying a cold one, and the Sapphire Room, one of the Boise’s favorite live music venues.
Idaho golfers will find plenty of places to showcase their skills – legitimate or not. In fact, both the Shadow Valley Golf Course and nearby Purple Sage Golf Course in Caldwell come highly recommended.
You may not be aware, but Boise in bursting with culture. Visitors are encouraged to spend an afternoon at the Boise Art Museum – chock-full of intriguing sculptures, pottery, paintings, and more.
Art lovers, plan your trip accordingly – the Boise Art Museum’s Art in the Park festival is held each year the weekend after Labor Day at Julia Davis Park.
One of Boise’s other intriguing cultural destinations, the Basque Museum and Cultural Center lets visitors become acquainted with the Basque culture and history native to the Idaho.