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Things to do in Boise

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Cafe
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“This place honestly has THE best coffee and they have single handedly brought a combo of "coolness and genuine caring" to our small town way before we were "found." Look up Valentine for AIDS....”
  • 23 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful Boise River Greenbelt, 26 miles of paths for walking, biking, strolling while enjoying the beautiful Boise River.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel
“For such a small downtown, there is a lot to see. Freak Alley. The Basque area. The Capital Building. The Anne Frank Memorial. The Boise River Greenbelt. The Boise Zoo. Make sure you bring your walking shoes and a big appetite for the great restaurants down there too!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Looking for a great cocktail, food, atmosphere, and local favorite? Bardenay is the place! Great for families, with a large variety of menu options to satisfy any eater. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Bring your friends and family for a day of shopping, fun and entertainment at Boise Towne Square. Enjoy the enclosed, climate-controlled environment while you explore the best brands on the market. Take a break and relax at one of the casual restaurants before discovering your new favorite thing at one of 153 shops. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Certified organic nano-pub brewery and locally-sourced food. Within a 5-minute walk.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is not far away. Just stay on 27th Street till it becomes Shoreline and as you cross Americana, you'll see this market on your left. Saturdays. There's another one downtown encompassing most of 8th Street.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Also located in Hyde Park, my buddy says this place has the fastest wifi of any of the cafes. Last time I was there, they were experimenting with some basic lunch foods. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This is a cool restaurant and bar in my personal favorite area of Boise, Hyde Park! If you like cheap beers, they have those!”
  • 27 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Farm to table restaurant with delicious cocktails. If your in town on time one of the best happy hours in my opinion! Definitely try the pork belly fries if they are on the menu!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“A beautiful strand of river right through the heart of the city, it connects everything from the downtown corridor to baseball on the western side of the city. Great place to walk, bike or just sit and relax. It is easily accessible by the bicycles we have in our backyard, and is certainly walkable distance as well. just head down toward Boise State and when you hit the river turn right or left.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Transportation
“Panoramic views of the city with a locale of beauty and architecture. One of Boise's Iconic spots. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“So we have a Ruth's Chris now but this is like the local version of that. If you have some money you really want to spend, then this is the place for you!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Fun park to check out with great hiking trails with off leash trails for your dog. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“This pastry shop has raked in some prestigious awards. The owners are so kind and caring. You will love it here!! ”
  • 24 locals recommend