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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.
Bar
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“Great downtown restaurant. Unique menu, food, ambiance. Intimate eatery with great service. Highly recommend. Ask to be seated in Shana's section. She'll treat you like royalty. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
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“Another great place for fun located at the village mall. If you like bowling! ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Food
“Payette Brewing is an all around great place that has a nice outdoor space, food trucks, activities, and is family friendly. One of my favorite things about Payette is that it is right on the Greenbelt and river. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Downtown's big concert venue. Catch major national touring acts most nights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“One of the remaining Egyptian-style movie houses in the Pacific Northwest. It’s now mostly a concert venue, but it screens classic films from time to time. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent Thai Restaurant in downtown Boise! Not inexpensive, but so worth it! Also have a great Happy Hour and a lunch Buffet ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“An awesome old-fashioned ice cream and candy shop in the nearby Hyde Park district”
  • 18 locals recommend
Cinema
“Movie theater chain known for presenting 3D films on a giant screen, including blockbusters.”
  • 14 locals recommend
College Football Field
“Catch a Boise State Bronco game while you are in town and see the famous blue turf in person. I suggest getting their early enough to tailgate. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cinema
“Lots of shops and food surround this 9 screen theater. Showing most major movies”
  • 9 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Tickets are required for performances at the Morrison Center located on the BSU campus. Broadway in Boise, the philharmonic, Ballet Idaho and more can be seen at this venue.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Great gourmet donuts right above the Indian buffet! TIP: If you go between 3 and 4 (they close at 4) they sell the donuts as a buy one get one free deal! Unfortunately, sometimes this is a bad thing. ;)”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar and quality Mexican food. Happy Hour, 4-6 features great food items and limited drink specials. Patio seating available if you're lucky enough to grab it.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“This wine bar is a great option if you are looking to explore different vintages of wine. You are given the opportunity to self pour (electronically) different portion tastings of all kinds of wine. This allows for a fun sort of treasure hunt for the perfect glass of wine. Great for a nice date night or a fun night out with friends. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Bardenay is a well-known restaurant and Distillery with amazing food and drinks! Open for both lunch and dinner, this is a great place to eat in groups, with a family or if you are traveling alone.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Entertainment
“The basque block is a must see. You'll find historic places and great food!!! Worth your time to visit this cultural spot! ”
  • 6 locals recommend