A city to discover.
Start your Boise experience from the city’s most auspicious doorstep. Stroll to the Greenbelt, the Capitol, convention center, shops, galleries, restaurants, and bars–the places that give Boise its reputation as one of America’s best places to live and work. And, of course, your journeys are made all the more enjoyable when you can return to such an extraordinary place.
Boise Capitol Building
Purposely designed to mirror our U.S. Capitol Building, this Idaho cousin is a Neo-classical classic with a stunning execution of natural light and marble. It may look formal, but its doors are virtually wide open for visitors who want to peer into its lofty dome.
SunnySlope Wine Trail
Nestled in the scenic Snake River Valley AVA, the Sunnyslope Wine Trail features 17 wineries and vineyards, award-winning wines, and special tasting and dining experiences, all framed by panoramic views. The variety of wines and wineries provide rich grounds to explore for wine lovers. Learn more
Camel’s Back Park
This 11-acre family-friendly urban park tucked against Boise’s foothills is a local favorite and a short walk from the north end’s historic Hyde Park. It’s also a trailhead for miles of hiking and biking trails in Hull’s Gulch. If you’re here in mid-September, check out the popular Hyde Park Street Fair located at Camel’s Back.
Boise River Greenbelt
Ask a local for their favorite nature walk in Boise, the Greenbelt will earn the top spot. 25-miles of walking, jogging, and biking along both sides of the Boise River passing thru 850 acres of parkland. Keep an eye out for eagles, hawks, deer, foxes, leaping trout, and more.
Julia Davis Park
The city’s oldest park is home to Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho State Historical Museum and the Idaho Black History Museum. Its two pavilions, the Rose Garden and Gene Harris Bandshell may be reserved for events. Park amenities include bocce ball courts, fishing, Greenbelt access, horseshoe pits, a playground, tennis courts and more. The park closes at 12 a.m. and reopens at 7 a.m. daily.
Bogus Basin Resort
While some cities may boast proximity to a ski resort, Bogus Basin is a scenic 40-minute drive to reach 2,600 skiable acres. For summer fun, rent a mountain bike and lift to the top or take a 4,300-foot twisting and turning ride on Idaho’s only mountain coaster.