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One of the US's least-known state capitals, Boise can catch you unawares. Refreshingly modern, urban and trendy, Idaho's largest city has a lively downtown scene – complete with walking streets, bistros and sophisticated wine bars – that wouldn't look out of place on the East Coast. The network of trails shooting up from town to the forested hills above rivals some of Colorado’s best hiking destinations. Floating through the Greenbelt is as good as anything you’ll find along Austin, Texas’ beloved tubing circuit. Sample a steaming pan of paella in the Basque Block and you might as well be in Bilbao. With so much going on, it can be difficult to know what to make of Boise. But Boise is well worth the detour if you're anywhere nearby.

Explore Boise


Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Boise.

Top experiences

Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Boise.