The best way to experience Boise is to live like a local. Take a stroll along the Boise River on our Greenbelt. Visit one of our many lush parks. Hike some of the trails winding through the Boise Foothills. Boiseans treasure these experiences, and they’re the best way to get a feel for what life is like in the City of Trees.

Below are some recreational activities and resources to help you plan memorable experiences in addition to your visit to The Market.


The City of Boise – known as the ‘City of Trees’ – is nestled along the Boise River at the foot of the Boise Mountains. This prime location offers a staggering variety of recreational activities, from skiing and hiking to river rafting and kayaking.


  • Walk or bike the Greenbelt

  • Stroll through the Idaho Botanical Gardens

  • Hike Table Rock

  • Bike the Boise Foothills trail system

  • Float the Boise River

  • Visit the Idaho State Capitol Building

  • Take a class at Jack's Urban Meeting Place (JUMP)

  • Surf or kayak at Boise Water Park

  • Dig your feet in the sand at Lucky Peak

  • Take in a panoramic view from the Boise Depot and explore the nearby Platt Gardens

  • Go back in time at the Oregon Trail Historic Reserve


  • Discovery Center

  • Egyptian Theater

  • Boise Art Museum

  • Idaho State Capitol Building

  • Hyde Park

  • MK Nature Center

  • Idaho Black History Museum

  • Boise Public Library

  • Anne Frank Memorial

  • Barber Observation Point

  • Boise Depot


  • Camel's Back

  • Julia Davis

  • Ann Morrison

  • Esther Simplot

  • Kathryn Albertson

  • Kristin Armstrong Municipal

  • Marianne Williams

  • Capitol

  • Quarry View

  • Veterans Memorial

  • Morris Hill

  • Fort Boise

  • Baggley

  • Memorial


  • Modern Hotel

  • Hotel 43

  • The Grove Hotel

  • Red Lion Hotel Boise – Downtowner

  • Inn at 500 Capitol

  • Hampton Inn & Suites Boise – Downtown

  • Hilton Garden Inn (under construction)

  • Hyatt Place

  • Residence Inn by Marriott


About three million passengers travel through the Boise Airport each year, which has one passenger terminal and two concourses. Six airlines service this airport, offering nonstop flights to 20 cities. The Boise Airport is located just a few minutes from downtown.

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