For those looking for cultural opportunities, Boise has much to
offer. Here you’ll find a philharmonic, contemporary and classic
theater, ballet, opera, Shakespeare, and a number of art galleries.
Our dedication to art extends to the city’s public art displays which
include an impressive array of work by locally and nationally
acclaimed artists. But Boise doesn’t hide all of its art behind doors; the
city’s public art displays enliven just about every downtown block.
Boise’s dining options are diverse enough to satisfy or tempt any
taste. From elegant dining rooms to casual brew pubs; ethnic eateries
to comfy coffee bars; trendy bistros to riverfront patios. In Boise’s
eateries you’ll find the flavors of the Northwest at every turn.
Boise is a city where the wine and beer scene continues to blossom.
The Snake River Valley, with its distinctive climate, soil, and other
growing conditions, is now officially recognized as a unique grape
growing region capable of producing excellent wines. More than 13
wineries and cideries within a short drive of Boise produce awardwinning
Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Rieslings
and Pinot Noirs and several have tasting rooms in the Boise and
Garden City area. For beer Connoisseurs, Boise has taps aplenty,
including over 19 breweries serving craft beer, ciders, and sours.
Boise is home to unique attractions including a historic territorial
prison (one of only 4 remaining in the country), the Basque
Museum and Cultural District (Boise has the largest density of
Basque population per capita outside of Spain), and the World
Center for Birds of Prey where you can see falcons, eagle, owls,
and California Condors.
In a place with such easy access to the outdoors, recreation
pursuits enliven city life with a unique Idaho flavor. Whether it’s
fly fishing the Boise River, taking to the trails above the city, skiing,
boarding or taking a mountain coaster just 16 miles from downtown
at Bogus Basin, Boise is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Step outside
downtown in a matter of minutes to ski, hike, bike, raft and more.
Walk or bike the 25-mile long riverside Greenbelt path, explore the
Ridge to Rivers trailhead into the scenic foothills or visit one of the
expansive interconnected parks lining the city including the new
Esther Simplot Park and Whitewater Park.
Boise is a vibrant city that offers something for everyone to enjoy
and will surely leave a lasting impression. Come see what all the
buzz is about!
For more information on Boise attractions, events, activities and accommodations,
visit www.boise.org or for statewide travel information, www.visitidaho.org.
Enjoy your visit to Boise!
Carrie Westergard, Executive Director
Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau
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