6 Must-Do's While Visiting Boise, Idaho

6 Must-Do's While Visiting Boise, Idaho, Boise, Idaho (B)

Upon my first visit to Boise ten years ago, this city took me by surprise. Boise is an "ultra-green" city that flourishes in sustainability embracing biking and many restaurants serving meals with locally sourced ingredients. Boise is technically a city, but feels more like a small town with good community vibes. If searching for some things to do in downtown Boise, here are six ways to explore the best the city.

Boise is very bike friendly, and many downtown hotels rent bikes to their guests for free. Downtown Boise is easy and safe to bike as many streets feature bike lanes. If you want to explore the more natural side of Boise be sure to pedal along the 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt. The treelined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and accesses the city's riverside parks, and "The Ribbon of Jewels," which are other popular parks located along the pathway.

Many who visit Boise often visit Hyde Park because of its historic character and charm. The neighborhood is signed into the National Historic Register and features several blocks of charming two-story, mainly brick, buildings that house various ground-level shops, cafes and restaurants. Most enjoy this neighborhood because it is chocked full of small, independent businesses, and is the gateway for many bikers since this neighborhood is accessible to many foothill trails.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 6 Must-Do's While Visiting Boise, Idaho
Guide Location: USA » Boise
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Elizabeth Kovar
Read it on Author's Website: http://www.lemontreetravel.com/blog/6-must-dos-while-visiting-boise-idaho
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Boise River Greenbelt
  • Hyde Park
  • Hyde Perk Coffee House
  • Idaho State Capitol Building
  • Basque Museum & Cultural Center
  • Capital City Public Market