Boise, ID

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Boise featuring a park and fall colors
The City of Trees is Idaho’s capital and largest city, known for its natural beauty, outdoor pursuits and museums.

Tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and along the Boise River, Boise revels in the outdoor life. From skiing at Bogus Basin and kayaking down rivers to hiking, biking and bird watching, there is an abundance of ways to enjoy and embrace nature.

Take an extended walk or bike ride along the Boise River Greenbelt. This is a 22-mile (35.4-kilometer) tree-lined paved pathway that follows the river through the city and encompasses several parks and wildlife habitats. The path runs on both sides of the river and can be accessed from numerous streets and bridges in the city. Look for the local wildlife that includes songbirds, Canada geese and great blue herons.

Float down the river on a raft or inner tube, or rent a kayak to explore the waterway. Engage your sense of adventure with some whitewater rafting on the main section of the Payette River, just 40 minutes outside of Boise.

During winter months make your way up to the Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area for skiing and snowboarding. There are 2,600 acres (1,052 hectares) for day skiing and 165 acres (66.7 hectares) for night skiing. The resort is situated 16.5 miles (26.5 kilometers) north of Boise.

Enjoy a day at Boise National Forest. There are more than two and a half million acres (800,000 hectares) of forests, mountains and fast rivers. Here you can hike, bike, rock climb, sail or water ski. Overnight camping is possible at many forest locations. There are developed and undeveloped sites, and remote cabins are available for rent.

Boise knows how to excite lovers of the outdoors, but the city also has many indoor attractions. Downtown Boise’s few blocks are easily explored on foot. Here you’ll find a number of major attractions including the Boise Art Museum, the Discovery Center of Idaho, a hands-on science museum, and the Basque Museum and Cultural Center. At night the downtown area turns into a party playground with several bars, lounges and clubs featuring live entertainment.

Where to stay in Boise

Inn America - Boise
Inn America - Boise
2.5 out of 5
2275 Airport Way, Boise, ID, 83705
The price is $68 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
$68
per night
Dec 2 - Dec 3
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Boise. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,621 reviews)
"Staff was friendly comfy bed quiet"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Inn America - Boise
Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown, ID
Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown, ID
3 out of 5
348 S. 13th. Street, Boise, ID, 83702
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $119 per night from Dec 23 to Dec 24
$119
per night
Dec 23 - Dec 24
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Boise. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a free airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (562 reviews)
"Enjoyed the stay. So clean ans new"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Boise Downtown, ID
The Grove Hotel
The Grove Hotel
4 out of 5
245 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID, 83702
The price is $195 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
$195
per night
Dec 1 - Dec 2
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Boise. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,230 reviews)
Shady Staff!!!
"The hotel and its amenities are 5 star. However, the front desk customer service is about a 1. Over the weekend, My husband and I chose this hotel to stay in since our family was in town and it is close to awesome restaurants/bars in downtown Boise. The staff wasn’t the friendliest, but we made the ..."

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

The Grove Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boise Downtown/University
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boise Downtown/University
2.5 out of 5
1455 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID, 83706
Stay at this business-friendly aparthotel in Boise. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (523 reviews)
Awesome
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Boise Downtown/University
Situated in Old Town Meridian, shopping, dining, bars and more!
Situated in Old Town Meridian, shopping, dining, bars and more!
Meridian, ID
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Meridian. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Meridian City Hall and Meridian Speedway ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"Very comfortable. Convenient location. Will stay again."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Situated in Old Town Meridian, shopping, dining, bars and more!
Peaceful & Private Bungalow - 5 Minutes From Downtown
Peaceful & Private Bungalow - 5 Minutes From Downtown
Boise, ID
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Boise. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
5/5 Exceptional! (71 reviews)
Peaceful Stay
"Thank you so much for offering such a peaceful place to stay. Working holiday shows as an artist is quite exhausting so a quite place to recharge and get a good night's sleep is a must! And this place offers just that! I felt very safe as a single female traveler. I would definitely recommend staying ..."

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Peaceful & Private Bungalow - 5 Minutes From Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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