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Best things to do in Boise

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“Great rotating permanent collection and always hosting new and featured artists. They have an incredible kids section too. ”
44local recommendations
Point of Interest
“Summer hiking for when it’s too hot in town. Amazing skiing - only a 45 minute drive. Oh and they have a mountain roller coaster.”
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Natural Feature
“You can hike up to the top or drive your car, either way you wish. Once you are on top you will experience beautiful views of Boise and the surrounding area.”
59local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“A great atmosphere. Enjoy the dancing fountains, let the kids play on the playground, listen to bands and enjoy a multitude of shops and restaurants”
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Park
“Our favorite park! This park offers 11 acres of activities. You can hike, mountain bike, trail run, search for wildlife, play on the playground, lay under a tree, play tennis, volleyball or have a party (with beer). Challenge yourself by hiking up the chute, or the easier way around the side and see the incredible view of Les Bois. ”
58local recommendations
Capitol Building
“Fun to walk around inside and look at the architecture, photos and peer up at the rotunda. During the week their is an information desk and small gift shop on the basement level. Open 7 days a week, bathrooms are in the rotunda area. ”
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Latin American Restaurant
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“Unique decor and menu- very close bike ride from the Townhouse, great happy hour daily!”
56local recommendations
Zoo
“Great zoo with a delightful carousel from long ago . Set by the river and Ann Morrison Park”
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American Restaurant
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“Locally sourced food and drink served in a vibrant, brick-&-wood space. Always a high-quality meal!”
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Museum
“Great historic visit and tour to this old area of Boise, ID. Tour the old Idaho Penitentiary. Beautiful area right below the Boise Foothills”
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Garden
“Beautiful gardens, some great outdoor concerts, and fun historical walk through old penitentiary.”
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Cinema
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“Located in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho since 1984, The Flicks theatre features independent, foreign and art films, including the best of the Hollywood movies shown on four movie screens. Show times are subject to change, call 342-4222 for updated info. Our movies start on time, only 6 minutes of trailers you won't want to miss! Info Credit: amherstmadisonlegacy.com”
42local recommendations
Bar
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“This is my go-to spot for company. They don't have their own beers but they have a great selection of local beers. This place also has liquor, specifically great whiskey. The food is locally sourced and honestly pretty fancy for bar food. Cool downtown atmosphere. Parking is a bit harder because it is on 8th street but still unlikely to be more than a 3 block walk. Take an Uber if you don't want to even have to think about parking.”
40local recommendations
Coffee Shop
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“Big City Coffee — serving breakfast and lunch all day, along with espresso and coffees. Info Credit: amherstmadisonlegacy.com”
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Lounge
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“One of the coolest spots to grab a cocktail, great beer or wine, and farm-to-table food in Boise. ”
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Park
“This is one of many parks along the Boise River that connects to the greenbelt system. ”
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