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Things to do in Garden City

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.
Food
“Payette has an amazing located just a few miles down the hill from The Jolly House. It's kid and dog friendly and during the summer, you cannot beat their outdoor area. Often times there are food trucks, however make sure to check beforehand if you are headed there looking for eats. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Excellent Pizzaria. Delicious pizzas. Just down State Street. Eat in or they deliver.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“This place is right on the river and has an excellent patio restaurant and food. During the summer they have live music quite a bit. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Watch or participate -- right on the Greenbelt and adjoining Esther Simplot Park”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The coffee is roasted on sight and the patio is perfect for watching surfers come and go from the river. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Winery
“Great for a glass of wine and view...beautiful walk over! They have snacks AND family friendly. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice walking distance from the Airbnb. Good food - specifically the eggs benedict. A bit of an older crowd most of the time. Coffee is good. Mostly I like it because it is a nice walk - I can give you directions via the foothills if you would like.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Boise's iconic container bar allows you to sit back and relax with a cold beer, street tacos and sand on your feet. It's one of our favorite neighborhood bars. Please note 21 and older only.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“$3 movies! On Tuesday, movies are only $1! This is a great place to catch a movie that just left the theatre. Make sure you grab a booster seat before leaving the lobby for your theatre room. It makes the kids feel special and they can see so much better! I think that is my favorite detail ever...”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I recommend this place to adventurous eaters! Boise is lucky to have a large refugee community and this is a restaurant owned by a local refugee family! The food is delicious, while they aren't always the fastest eat in Boise it is definitely worth checking out if you have the time and you enjoy ethnic food. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 4 locals recommend
Food
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“This 44-acre nature reserve is an easy 10-15 minute walk from the glampsite with a sweeping view much of the way. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Dutch Goose is a laid back neighborhood bar not far from the studio. They have good greasy food, beer and wine, and a great back patio with games for everyone.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“Owned by the city of Boise, Boise River Park is home to the Wave Shaper. Kayakers go here to hone in their skills. Really fun to watch! Directly across the Boise Greenbelt is Quinn's pond. Here you can swim, float, fish, kayak, paddle board or sunbath on the sandy beaches. Rent all your sports equipment at Idaho River Sports adjacent to the pond. The water is very clean and refreshing and is fed by the Boise River. www.boiseriverpark.com, www.idahoriversports.com”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Delivery
“Excellent Pizzaria. Delicious pizzas. Just down State Street. Eat in or they deliver.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
“This place is right on the river and has an excellent patio restaurant and food. During the summer they have live music quite a bit. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice walking distance from the Airbnb. Good food - specifically the eggs benedict. A bit of an older crowd most of the time. Coffee is good. Mostly I like it because it is a nice walk - I can give you directions via the foothills if you would like.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I recommend this place to adventurous eaters! Boise is lucky to have a large refugee community and this is a restaurant owned by a local refugee family! The food is delicious, while they aren't always the fastest eat in Boise it is definitely worth checking out if you have the time and you enjoy ethnic food. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dutch Goose is a laid back neighborhood bar not far from the studio. They have good greasy food, beer and wine, and a great back patio with games for everyone.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Burgers on the Side" is their catch-phrase. BFC is another boise icon . . . as expected in the potato state, they serve up fries with different potato varieties, cuts, ketchups, and seasonings. And the burgers are actually some of the best in town, especially the bison burger. Oh and try some of their homemade soda.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's always worth checking to see who's playing at the Sapphire Room, and the Sand Bar too, at the Riverside Hotel in Garden City (approximately 20-minute drive). Every seat is great, there is a full bar, and a food menu.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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