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Guidebook for Boise

Hal And Nicole
Hal And Nicole
Joined in 2018
Hal And Nicole

Guidebook for Boise

Food Scene
Great neighborhood hangout! Sit on the 3 season patio with big sun umbrellas and fire pits. Great beer, fresh food.
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Cloud 9 Brewery
1750 West State Street
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Great neighborhood hangout! Sit on the 3 season patio with big sun umbrellas and fire pits. Great beer, fresh food.
The coffee! And patio. Get the "Bowl of Soul" it is their signature drink! A quick walk from the house in the heart of Hyde Park and enroute to an awesome park, Camel's Back Park.
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Java Hyde Park
1612 North 13th Street
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The coffee! And patio. Get the "Bowl of Soul" it is their signature drink! A quick walk from the house in the heart of Hyde Park and enroute to an awesome park, Camel's Back Park.
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10 Barrel Brewing Boise
826 West Bannock Street
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Delicious fresh seasonal menus. Huge outdoor patio.
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The Hyde House
1607 N 13th St
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Delicious fresh seasonal menus. Huge outdoor patio.
Yum. Nearby, fresh, and delicious. Take out or eat in.
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Mazzah Mediterranean Grill
1772 West State Street
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Yum. Nearby, fresh, and delicious. Take out or eat in.
French pastries, holy moly they are good. Also serve quiche, and coffee. Eat there or take out.
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Janjou Pâtisserie
1754 West State Street
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French pastries, holy moly they are good. Also serve quiche, and coffee. Eat there or take out.
Essentials
With pharmacy and prepared foods and great season items. Walkable from the house as long as you are not buying a case of water or any other bulky, heavy item!
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Albertsons
1650 West State Street
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With pharmacy and prepared foods and great season items. Walkable from the house as long as you are not buying a case of water or any other bulky, heavy item!
Better prices than Albertsons, and lots of good bulk, pick it yourself items.
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WinCo Foods
110 East Myrtle Street
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Better prices than Albertsons, and lots of good bulk, pick it yourself items.
Hot and Cold food bar! And a real bar on the second floor with great views of the foothills. Buy food downstairs and bring it up or order from a short menu at the bar. Specials and live music on various nights.
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Whole Foods Market
401 South Broadway Avenue
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Hot and Cold food bar! And a real bar on the second floor with great views of the foothills. Buy food downstairs and bring it up or order from a short menu at the bar. Specials and live music on various nights.
Huge store! They even have some food items.
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Huge store! They even have some food items.
Our local version of Whole Foods. Great sandwiches, bakery items, pre-made to go items and locally made items.
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Boise Co-op North End
888 W Fort St
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Our local version of Whole Foods. Great sandwiches, bakery items, pre-made to go items and locally made items.
Just in case you are in a pinch and need a dry cleaner. These guys are located across 17th st from Albertsons.
Baird's Dry Cleaners (17th & State)
1776 W State St
Just in case you are in a pinch and need a dry cleaner. These guys are located across 17th st from Albertsons.
Parks & Nature
A playground, a great expanse of green grass and our iconic Camel's back chute. Definitely climb to the top of Camel'sback the view is amazing. I recommend going to the right of the steep main section of the hill. You will encounter some steps. UP and down the main straight shoot is challenging!
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Camel's Back Park
1200 Heron St
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A playground, a great expanse of green grass and our iconic Camel's back chute. Definitely climb to the top of Camel'sback the view is amazing. I recommend going to the right of the steep main section of the hill. You will encounter some steps. UP and down the main straight shoot is challenging!
playground, connects to Greenbelt and along side the Boise River.
Ann Morrison Park Drive
playground, connects to Greenbelt and along side the Boise River.
To provide you a starting point with a parking lot. This area has quite a number of trails that allow hiking, mountain biking and dogs on and off leash based on which trail you are on. Beautiful!
Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center
3188 Sunset Peak Road
To provide you a starting point with a parking lot. This area has quite a number of trails that allow hiking, mountain biking and dogs on and off leash based on which trail you are on. Beautiful!
In the summer head to this park to rent a boat, tube or bring your own inflatable to float the river. You and your vessel get out at Ann Morrison Park and take a bus back to Barber Park. Takes around an hour to float but is based on how much water is flowing.
Barber Park
In the summer head to this park to rent a boat, tube or bring your own inflatable to float the river. You and your vessel get out at Ann Morrison Park and take a bus back to Barber Park. Takes around an hour to float but is based on how much water is flowing.
This is our local beach! Sand and you can rent a Stand up Paddle board or kayak at River Sports right there. This adjoins to the greenbelt and has a nice walking loop. Opposite Quinn's pond is a series man made ponds for swimming and Kayaking. T
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Quinn's Pond
3150 West Pleasanton Avenue
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This is our local beach! Sand and you can rent a Stand up Paddle board or kayak at River Sports right there. This adjoins to the greenbelt and has a nice walking loop. Opposite Quinn's pond is a series man made ponds for swimming and Kayaking. T
Take a left on to Harrison Blvd and go straight (and zigzagging) until you run out of road. That brings you to Bogus Basin Ski area, and lodge. Depending on the time of year you'll get outdoor music, skiing, mountain biking, mountain roller coaster. Even if you don't ski, drive up for the fresh air and view, gorgeous drive and view from the top. Grab a burger and beer at the lodge and sit outside at the firepits. Our crisp dry air and sunshine is wonderful. Don't sit to long with out sunscreen though.
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Bogus Basin Recreation Area
2600 N Bogus Basin Rd
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Take a left on to Harrison Blvd and go straight (and zigzagging) until you run out of road. That brings you to Bogus Basin Ski area, and lodge. Depending on the time of year you'll get outdoor music, skiing, mountain biking, mountain roller coaster. Even if you don't ski, drive up for the fresh air and view, gorgeous drive and view from the top. Grab a burger and beer at the lodge and sit outside at the firepits. Our crisp dry air and sunshine is wonderful. Don't sit to long with out sunscreen though.
Shopping
Local extremely talented artists sell their creations here! Jewelry, pottery, knit items, sweatshirts, leather goods, soap, home decor, plants, belts, bags and more.
Idaho Made
108 N 6th St
Local extremely talented artists sell their creations here! Jewelry, pottery, knit items, sweatshirts, leather goods, soap, home decor, plants, belts, bags and more.
Cool, bits and bobs, silly cards, casual clothes, bags, candles, jewelry.
Dragonfly
414 West Main Street
Cool, bits and bobs, silly cards, casual clothes, bags, candles, jewelry.
Treasure trove of home decor, and trinkets, gifts, jewelry, candles. The owners are wonderful.
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Hyde and Seek
1521 N 13th St
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Treasure trove of home decor, and trinkets, gifts, jewelry, candles. The owners are wonderful.
Great local store right downtown.
Rediscovered Bookshop
180 N 8th St
Great local store right downtown.
Saturdays March thru Nov. It usually is on 8th Street but may be held on Main . So use 8th St and Main as your cross streets. Great local produce, honey, flowers, jewelry, bread, tamales, burritos, lemonade, coffee.....Walk around, eat breakfast and pick up a few goodies.
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Capital City Public Market
802 W Bannock St
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Saturdays March thru Nov. It usually is on 8th Street but may be held on Main . So use 8th St and Main as your cross streets. Great local produce, honey, flowers, jewelry, bread, tamales, burritos, lemonade, coffee.....Walk around, eat breakfast and pick up a few goodies.
Entertainment & Activities
Owned by the city. Fun to walk around and a feeding/petting zoo for the kids.
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Zoo Boise
355 Julia Davis Drive
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Owned by the city. Fun to walk around and a feeding/petting zoo for the kids.
Small aquarium that allows you to feed tropical fish and touch and feed stingrays and baby sharks. Oh and some birds. The also have some reptiles and snakes that you might get to touch if one of the volunteers has them out of their cage. Not a huge place.
Aquarium Of Boise
64 North Cole Road
Small aquarium that allows you to feed tropical fish and touch and feed stingrays and baby sharks. Oh and some birds. The also have some reptiles and snakes that you might get to touch if one of the volunteers has them out of their cage. Not a huge place.
Arts & Culture
Has a static and rotating displays of interesting things (dinosaurs, sharks) and interactive things kids can get their hands on. This is not a huge place, this is Boise, we are a small city.
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Discovery Center of Idaho
131 West Myrtle Street
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Has a static and rotating displays of interesting things (dinosaurs, sharks) and interactive things kids can get their hands on. This is not a huge place, this is Boise, we are a small city.
Rotating displays. Small but cool sculptures in garden. Outside the fence, a gorgeous rose garden.
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Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Drive
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Rotating displays. Small but cool sculptures in garden. Outside the fence, a gorgeous rose garden.
Fun to walk around inside and look at the architecture, photos and peer up at the rotunda. During the week their is an information desk and small gift shop on the basement level. Open 7 days a week, bathrooms are in the rotunda area.
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Idaho State Capitol Building
700 West Jefferson Street
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Fun to walk around inside and look at the architecture, photos and peer up at the rotunda. During the week their is an information desk and small gift shop on the basement level. Open 7 days a week, bathrooms are in the rotunda area.
Drinks & Nightlife
Good food, drinks and in cool weather fun to sit at the fireplace table.
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13th Street Pub and Grill
1520 North 13th Street
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Good food, drinks and in cool weather fun to sit at the fireplace table.
Awesome outdoor spot next to the River. Sundays is live music on the patio.
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The Sandbar Patio Bar & Grill
2900 West Chinden Boulevard
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Awesome outdoor spot next to the River. Sundays is live music on the patio.