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How to Spend 48 Hours in Boise

Making Money’s Best Places to Live of 2024 list again, Boise is a vibrant city that’s not only an incredible place to live but also a great place to visit. It’s full of adventure and things to explore, no matter what you’re looking for, from parks to museums, boutiques to breweries, mountain biking to fishing. 

While the possibilities are endless, keep reading for our favorite way to spend 48 hours in Boise. It’ll leave you wanting to plan your next trip back before you even leave. 

 

FRIDAY

After checking into The Avery, head out for a little pre-show at Little Pearl Oyster Bar for French 75s and fresh oysters. Sit out on what is arguably the best designed patio on 8th Street and enjoy the warm weather and people-watch.

Keep the night going at Treefort Music Hall or El Korah Shrine for some live music (and maybe discover your new favorite band). Post-show hit 10th Street Station for a favorite dive bar among locals.

Then, it’s back to the hotel. Grab a nightcap next to the fireplace at Tiner’s Alley. Great late-night eats, too, if you need a snack before heading up to your room to wind down with a soak in the tub. 

Tiner's Alley
Photo Credit: Treefort Music Hall

SATURDAY

Get an early start with an Avery breakfast⸺a large coffee and an almond croissant so good you might need seconds, before heading to the Boise Art Museum

Rent bikes and take on the Boise River Greenbelt, a 25-mile paved path following the Boise River. Pedal until your tank is on ‘E’ and you need to refuel. Stop along the way at Telaya Wine Co., for a refreshing glass of wine. 

More art, this time outside at Freak Alley Gallery. Huge, colorful murals that are an Instagrammer’s dream. 

Make a pitstop for a quick bite⸺the best sandwiches at Don & Charly’s. Try the Caribbean pork with a huckleberry lemonade and of course, a charcuterie board to start. All sandwiches can be made into a salad or on a gluten-free bun as well. 

Shop your way through the afternoon⸺a few things from local favorites Mixed Greens and Idaho Made, a new read from Rediscovered Books, and some vintage vinyl from The Record Exchange

Grab a refreshing local lager or IPA at Boise Brewing before heading back to get ready for dinner. 

Freshen up and head downstairs to a spectacular dinner at Avery Brasserie + Bar, from starters through dessert⸺crispy baby artichoke salad, cassoulet for two or our weekly seasonal specials chosen and curated by Chef Cal Elliott, and top it all off with a chocolate torte. 

End dinner with a round of espresso martinis to keep the energy going for a little bar hopping along 6th & Main streets, Boise’s nightlife hub.

 

SUNDAY

Start the day with the best brunch in Boise at Avery. Sip on a mimosa (or two—you’re on vacay) and then tackle the tough choice: omelette or benedict? There’s no wrong answer.

Ease the transition back to reality with a relaxing stroll through the gorgeous grounds of the Idaho Botanical Garden before heading home.

What will your Boise weekend look like? It’s entirely up to you, but a room or suite at The Avery will ensure you’re starting each day right in the center of everything the city has to offer. 

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