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50+ Things To Do In Boise

Boise has small town charm with big city options! There are plenty of things to do no matter what the season. Below you will find a diverse list of activities ranging from family friendly to adrenaline chasing!

  • Stand up paddle board (SUP) or learn to kayak on Quinn’s Pond. Rent Gear just across the River!
  • Climb Table Rock for great views of the city, bring your dog too! ­­
  • Visit some local breweries. Payette is only a 5 min walk from the Hotel. And Crooked Fence is a 5 min drive.
  • Make a break for the mountains and head to Idaho City.
  • Idaho has the more hot springs than any other state! Visit one or many!
  • Ski Bogus Basin – A great opportunity for kids to learn to ski.
  • Tube Bogus Basin – Fun for all ages!
  • Raft the Payette River – All levels welcome!­
  • Hang out on 8th Street and people watch, shop, or eat. ­
  • Hike, bike ride or trail run in the foothills using the Ridge to Rivers Trail System. This area has many off-leash dog options.
  • Play Frisbee Golf at Ann Morrison Park, you can bike there from The Riverside Hotel.
  • Eat Basque food and learn about their culture on the Basque Block.
  • Walk, bike, roller-blade, skateboard, run or skip on the Boise Greenbelt.
  • Kayak or Surf the Boise River Park. It’s only 200 feet from The Riverside Hotel!
  • Rent a motor boat and cool off at Lucky Peak Reservoir.
  • Buy local fruits, vegetable, flowers, food and much more at the Saturday Market.
  • Feel the wind in your hair as you take a zip line tour in Horseshoe Bend.
  • See a movie at the Flicks, Boise’s independent movie theater.
  • The weather is so nice in Boise, you can golf all year round!
  • Try to catch a baseball at the Boise Hawks Minor League game.
  • Gain bragging rights by beating your friends in Race to Robie Creek! Toughest Half Marathon in the Northwest!
  • Freak Alley is a notable venue for public art in the form of murals and graffiti  located in and adjacent to a service alley in downtown Boise, Idaho. Begun in 2002 with a painting of a single alley doorway, it now extends from the alley itself to gravel parking lot. It has been featured in Boise Weekly; the current plan is for assorted extant murals to be painted over and replaced by new murals every two years.