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Seize the summer: Discover the allure of Boise, Idaho

With mountain views, a river flowing through the city, sidewalk cafes, a vibrant art scene and foothill trails at the edge of town, there’s no shortage of summer activities to enjoy in Boise. In fact, it makes the perfect place to disconnect from your phone and reconnect with family and friends. Check out our guide of activities to try: 

Outdoor adventures  

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Boise offers opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Some of the best urban fishing awaits in Boise’s ponds, reservoirs and rivers. You’ll encounter Idaho’s native trout in most bodies of water, along with other species as well.


Hiking and biking:

Water sports:

Family Fun 

Parks and attractions:

The whole family will enjoy Roaring Springs Waterpark and Wahooz Family Fun Zone. Roaring Springs' is one of the largest waterparks in the US and Wahooz Family Fun Zone is right next door, with 15 indoor & outdoor attractions, including go-karts, mini golf, bumper boats, an indoor adventure park, bowling, arcade & more.

Mountain adventures:

Educational opportunities:


Eat and drink 

Al fresco dining:

Boise has a high desert climate, summers are warm with plenty of sunshine, while evenings cool down to comfortable 60s. This leads to ideal outdoor dining conditions – especially on the pedestrian–only 8th Street Promenade which is lined with restaurants, breweries, shops and more. 

The Basque Block is also a prime patio dining neighborhood. Featuring Bardenay, restaurant and distillery with a top-notch menu and a spacious patio. Next door to Bardenay is The Basque Market, which is known for its Spanish-style pintxos and weekly “paella on the patio” lunch.

Wine tasting and breweries:

Culinary masters:


Boise has so much to offer, making it the perfect spot for a vacation this summer. With outdoor landscapes for every activity and local cuisine at every turn, Boise stands as a testament to the enduring allure of the American West. 


Ready to explore Boise? Get To Going.



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