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Top recommendations from locals

Art Gallery
“Great rotating permanent collection and always hosting new and featured artists. They have an incredible kids section too. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
“Summer hiking for when it’s too hot in town. Amazing skiing - only a 45 minute drive. Oh and they have a mountain roller coaster.”
  • 64 locals recommend
“Head to Camel's Back Park for some great hiking trails! There is also a great playground for the kids to let out their energy. ”
  • 70 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The perfect gathering place for friends and family, The Village at Meridian features upscale apparel and specialty retail, fine restaurants and cafes, Village Cinemas, and luxury office space. Movies, concerts, arcades, local entertainment and much more, The Village at Meridian provides a wide selection of activities to keep families and friends coming back again and again.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Capitol Building
“Green capital heated by geothermal water, new wings underground to preserve the classic look. Stone harvested from Table Rock by prisoners.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Table Rock is a local favorite trail that many hit on the weekends either for leisure with a view of the whole Treasure Valley, or for exercise.”
  • 63 locals recommend
“Zoo Boise is a wonderful city zoo with all the various animals you will love. Right next to the Boise River Greenbelt and Julia Davis Park.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“These days, the foodie and restaurant world is abuzz with buzzwords. “Local,” “sustainable,” and “hand-crafted” get tossed around more than a good salad. Well, it is one thing to say it and another thing to live it. So when, after 23 years of starting and running restaurants, my wife Amanda and I first started playing with the idea of Fork, we knew it would take a lot of effort to make these words mean something. And that’s what we’re trying to do, by making the ideas—the big ideas—behind these words not just marketing slogans, but at the core of how we spend our day.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“Barbacoa’s culinary delights are a tribute to the rancher and cowboy of the Pacific Northwest. Basically, “Barbacoa” as a restaurant celebrates the influence of: The Vaqueros of Spain The Gaucho of Argentina The Llanero of the Brazilian Plains The Charro of Mexico”
  • 59 locals recommend
“The Old State Pen is a great place to visit for all types of people. Whether you just like history or want to see the Ridge to Rivers Trail System that this location connects with, it's a blast. There have been concerts at this location, brewery events and Halloween gatherings here as well. Keep and eye on facebook to see upcoming events. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“Take in an arthouse movie with gourmet snacks and beer/wine. Also you can get great lunches (weekends) and dinners. Downtown.”
  • 43 locals recommend
“Bittercreek is a great go to for local food, drinks, and a great atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown, Bittercreek has been a Boise favorite for years!”
  • 44 locals recommend
“Highly recommend taking a stroll through this beautiful garden, touring the old penitentiary, and catching an outdoor concert in the Spring and/or Summer. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Albertsons is the closest local grocery store with Aave-on Pharmacy and a Starbucks. Just down State Street to the east a few blocks.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Another great breakfast place. Their pastries are super delicious and very shareable. The portion sizes are large too. Coffee is fresh and bottomless. In the summer the front opens all up and feels like you are outside.”
  • 41 locals recommend
“Coffee shop with pastries, lunch and breakfast - in the nearby Hyde Park district.”
  • 32 locals recommend