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
coff ee bars; trendy bistros to riverfront patios. In Boise’s eateries you’ll fi nd
the fl avors 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 offi cially recognized as a unique grape growing region
capable of producing excellent wines. There are over 60 wineries and
cideries in Idaho that produce award-winning Chardonnays, Cabernet
Sauvignons, Merlots, Rieslings and Tempranillo. Several have tasting rooms
in the Downtown Boise and Garden City area. For beer Connoisseurs, Boise
has taps aplenty, including over 20 breweries serving craft beer.
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 fl avor. Whether it’s fl y fi shing 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 off ers 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
14 JANUARY 3, 2020 / FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL