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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Travel Agency
“Located just outside of Boise, the headquarters for the international Peregrine Fund provides opportunities to view and learn-about rare and endangered raptor species.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cinema
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“Take in an arthouse movie with gourmet snacks and beer/wine. Also you can get great lunches (weekends) and dinners. Downtown.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Coffee Shop and bakery serving breakfast and lunch with fair trade organic coffees and homemade pastries. Eat in or grab a coffee and pastry for the road. **Weekend mornings get very crowded. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Park
“The park that has something for everyone. Bring your surf board or kayak for the freestanding wave. Swim in the Boise river or man made swimming areas. Rent a paddle board. Or just watch the people doing it & enjoy the sunshine! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Right in the action of downtown Boise. One of our oldest brewpubs, churning out award winning beers and delicious pub grub. This 10 barrel brewhouse and our hop-king headbrewer Shawn Kelso make this brewpub the hoppiest place in Idaho and a hub for all your pre-game warm-ups, post-adventure hunger, and quaffing needs. Come crush a beer with us in downtown Boise!”
  • 34 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“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
Other Great Outdoors
“Beautiful Boise River Greenbelt, 26 miles of paths for walking, biking, strolling while enjoying the beautiful Boise River.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“One of the best restaurants and bars in town is located in this trendy hotel in Boise's Linen District. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Against the Boise foothills and along the Boise River, since 1977 the festival has brought world-class theater to life under the stars. Productions are staged in the state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater from May through September each year. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Bring your friends and family for a day of shopping, fun and entertainment at Boise Towne Square. Enjoy the enclosed, climate-controlled environment while you explore the best brands on the market. Take a break and relax at one of the casual restaurants before discovering your new favorite thing at one of 153 shops. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Local sports pub with great food at a good price! Family friendly with a full bar with inside and outside dining.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Changes every year! Boise is home to “hidden” art. You’ll love this alley more than any other the city has to offer.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“13th Street Pub & Grill is located in the historical Hyde Park region of Boise’s North End. Patrons enjoy open-air, patio and fireside seating for a comfortable year-round dining experience. The Pub is known for it’s relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and large selection of delicious menu items. Huge selection of local/regional beers on tab, excellent food, locally-sourced whenever possible. One of our favorite places! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place for a walk. All the nature paths and the beauty of the outdoors! Ann Morrison Park is directly across the street.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Park
“This is a very large park. There are paved walking paths along the river and kids area. This is a great destination for that early morning walk.”
  • 20 locals recommend