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Best things to do in East End, 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.

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.”
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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!”
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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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Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful Boise River Greenbelt, 26 miles of paths for walking, biking, strolling while enjoying the beautiful Boise River.”
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Point of Interest
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“About a 10 min walk away or 3 min drive, is one of the gems of the East End. Roosevelt Market is the perfect place to take a stroll to and either enjoy delicious weekend brunch, evening glass of wine or beer or pick up some last minute essentials.”
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Government Building
“Easy stroll through the park in the center of downtown. See native flora and fauna. ”
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Route
“The green belt goes all over the city and you can walk, bike, skate, skip, hop or whatever!”
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Park
“Good hiking and biking trails that provide great views of the city and go on for miles. Bring water and sunscreen!”
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Bus Station
“Botanical Garden also has Outlaw Field which become an outdoor concert venue in summer”
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Café
“amazing intermediate hiking for the whole family with breathtaking views of the entire valley! ”
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Restaurant
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“It is a classic restaurant at the Sun Valley Inn. Elegant dining inside and outside in the summer. Larry Harshberger has been playing the piano there since 1980 and he has the most wonderful stories to tell about the history of the Sun Valley Resort. Many nights he has pictures with him of the original hotel and menus dating back to the opening of the Ram. Always a wonderful meal!”
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Restaurant
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“This is a homey casual place that serves great, filling breakfast and lunch. Usually a wait for weekend breakfast but well worth it. ”
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Restaurant
“Large variety of different tacos! This one is super close! They also do online orders and large quantities for bigger groups.”
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Park
“Great park within walking distance or short drive to Avenue D. Swing sets, etc. large open play areas. Located on the river”
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Meal Takeaway
“Although there are nearly a dozen pizza joints on Broadway Ave, Flying Pie is far and away the best. This long time local favorite just recently opened it's Broadway location with indoor and outdoor seating plus pick up or delivery options. Our favorite is the Samoan.”
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