Enjoying Summer in Boise


So you purchased your home in Idaho and settled in. If you are looking for things to do around your new area – Boise area has lots to offer. Here are some of the essential places to see in Idaho that are located in the Boise-Nampa Metropolitan area:

  1. Boise River Greenbelt – Cruise on 25-mile bicycle and pedestrian path while enjoying beautiful scenery on a heavily tree-lined path along the Boise River.
  2. Floating The Boise River – Enjoy a sunny day on the raft or inner tube floating down the river. Mornings or early afternoons are quietest along the river. Late afternoons and evenings are very busy.
  3. Roaring Springs Waterpark – Experience the thrill of the Northwest’s largest water park.
  4. Boating – Bring your boat or a jet skis to places like Lucky Peak, Lake Cascade, and Black Canyon Reservoir for some summer fun.
  5. Rafting – Enjoy white water rafting experience in of the most popular rivers in the Notwhwest, the Payette. Rafting season goes from April to November.
  6. Camping –  Enjoy camping in the near by mountains, just a short drive from Boise.
  7. Fishing –  From rivers and streams to ponds and lakes, Idaho has some of the nicest fishing locations in the country.
  8. Firebird Iinternational Raceway –  See some of the most popular car races in Idaho.
  9. Zoo Boise – Located in beautiful Julia Davis Park, in the heart of Downtown Boise, Zoo Boise is one of the most popular attractions in Southern Idaho as well as a living science facility that is home to more than 201 animals from 83 various species.
  10. Discovery Center –  Interactive Science museum in the heart of Boise with kid-friendly atmosphere.
  11. Warhawk Air Museum – Visit museum to learn about American aviation history during wartime and check out some cool airplanes.
  12. Julia Davis Park – Visit city’s oldest park where many popular events are hosted. Located in the park area is  the Boise Art Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho, Idaho State Historical Museum, Idaho Black History Museum, and Zoo Boise.
  13. Eagle Island State Park – Bordered on the north and south by the Boise River, Eagle Island features a swimming beach, grassy picnic area and more than five miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking or walking your dog.
  14. Wahooz & Pinz – Treasure Valley’s bigest and best place for family amusement. Attractions include 24 lanes of Bowling at Pinz, Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Laser Tag, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, Kiddie Cove, and Arcade with over 100 games and fantastic prize center.
  15. Jump time – Jump to your hear’s desire at indoor trampoline park, located in Meridian Idaho.
  16. Thunder Mountain Line –  Enjoy  different theme train rides with your family,  choosing  day trips or dinner theme trips during the evening,  just a  short driving distance from Boise with amazing view of the scenery along the Payette River.
  17. Zip Idaho – Visit Idaho’s best zip line. It is a great half-day activity located just a half-hour from Boise
  18. Big Al’s Bowling – FUN seekers flock inside Big Al’s for a variety of reasons! Upscale bowling lanes, thrilling arcade fare, larger-than-life big game sports bar and grill experience, and a plethora of party and event opportunities!!
  19. The Old Idaho Penitentiary  –  See over 100 years of exclusive prison history in Idaho.

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