Boise Idaho Visitor Guide

Plan Your Trip to Boise

Boise, Idaho's largest city, is also Idaho's capitol city. It is the center of the third largest metro area in the Northwest, including Nampa and Meridian. Boise began as a fur trading outpost and became a key stop along the Oregon Trail. Today, it is the center of state government, a technology hub, and home to Boise State University. Outdoor play spaces, colorful history, and a unique arts and culture scene provide Boise visitors with lots to see and do. Boise also has a dynamic, yet casual, food scene as well as several wineries and breweries.
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    The Idaho State Capitol Building in Boise
    ••• The Idaho State Capitol Building in Boise. The Idaho State Capitol Building (courtesy of Visit Idaho)
    Boise, Idaho's capitol city, has a variety of different attractions and activities that will make your visit both fun and interesting.
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    Parks in Boise

    Boise is home to some wonderful parks. Visitors will definitely want to spend time checking out the walking paths, river and city views, playgrounds, and other interesting facilities that these city and state parks have to offer.
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    Wonderful public parks, recreation trails, and the Boise River provide lots of opportunities for outdoor fun in and around Boise. Throw in the dry sunny weather and you'll definitely find yourself enjoying time outdoors.
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    Sports and Entertainment in Boise

    From Boise State Broncos football to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, the sports and entertainment scene in Boise is full of excitement.
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    From major department stores to local boutiques, Boise's shopping opportunities include something for everyone. Downtown Boise shopping includes the 8th Street Market and Capitol City Public Market, held on Saturdays April through December.
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    Boise Hotels & Lodging

    From historic downtown hotels to charming bed and breakfasts, Boise has a variety of accommodations for visitors.
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    Food & Drink in Boise

    Blessed with abundant and wonderful local products, Boise offers many great restaurants and eateries. The area is also rich in wineries and craft breweries, enhancing the Boise food and drink scene.