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The Gem State’s largest city is popular for so many different things, and there is no shortage of great entertainment to be found there. No matter what outdoor or indoor activities you enjoy, you are bound to find something for you in Boise! If you are spending time in the area and you have a particular passion for good music, you are in luck! There are so many amazing places to go and enjoy great music, and there are some fantastically talented local artists that you will have the pleasure of hearing if you know where to go!

During the warmer months that the state is praised for, the Idaho Botanical Garden is one of the greatest places in Boise to go and have a great outdoor concert experience! During the summer season, The Botanical Garden has

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When you think of the City of Trees, what comes to your mind? If you are a resident of Idaho, the actual city was probably on your mind. But really, Boise is a fantastical city surrounded by the magic of Idaho’s natural spender. It has done a lot to earn the name City of Trees since it came into being with so many trees planted within and without the city and a vibe that makes it difficult to realize a difference between Boise and the rest of Idaho that there is less city and more nature. Boise is a city worth exploring but since it is the largest city in Idaho, you are probably going to need a few highlights to start with. Here are the parts of the city you might consider making a point to visit early in your tour.

I would say the main point of

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While you may not hear music from Boise, Idaho at the top of the charts, one thing is for sure— Boise’s local music scene has heart. Idaho’s quickly growing capital city is full of cozy little nooks and exciting larger venues that are sure to give every listener something to love. Whether it’s a relaxed, easy-listening environment you’re looking for, or a fast-paced, upbeat one, you’ll have all the options when you come to Boise! Here are a few local gems you should pay a visit to while you explore the City of Trees.

If it’s good sound you’re after, get a group together and head over to Neurolux. Often described as having a very relaxed and hipster environment, Neurolux is one of the top spots in Boise to see live music. Open from noon to two in

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Recycling is an important part of keeping the environment a clean and safe place, and in many cities, it can be quite difficult to figure out just how to recycle and it can often be too inconvenient to be able to find time to do it. It can also be tough to know exactly what can be recycled. Luckily, because the City of Boise and other government workers in Ada County have made great strides to help the community to recycle and become aware of how they can do it, the Treasure Valley is one of the easiest places to recycle it! The effort put into recycling in the area offers recycling pickup every other week, so there really is no need to worry about the things you are trying to recycle piling up and taking up space. So just what can you recycle and how

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Boise is by far the largest city in the great state of Idaho, and as such, you’ll find so many great things to do there. Whether you just recently moved to the city, have lived there for a long time, or are just paying a visit, you are sure to find something fresh, new, and fun to do in the city. There are some really interesting and unique tourist attractions to check out, some places that are favorites to the locals, and of course, just like the rest of the state, Boise is home to some absolutely amazing sights to see that will take your breath away.

One classic spot where many enjoy spending a day in the Boise area is Zoo Boise. As the biggest zoo available in the Gem State, Zoo Boise does not disappoint when it comes to great attractions and

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Summer in the Treasure Valley is a fun and energetic time where people are always outside and being active. The landscapes are beautiful and there are so many places to check out wildlife and interact with nature. There are plenty of places to go fishing for a day or floating on the Boise River in a raft, on a paddleboard or in an inflatable tube. There are parks where you may set up a picnic, play games and enjoy time outside. The sky's the limit in the summer in the Treasure Valley for there are so many things to do. There are places to go hiking, biking and if you want to extend the day trip into a weekend trip you may find places to set up camp as well. A lot of people enjoy going to the Boise Zoo in the summer and they make a day trip out of that

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Idaho has been long associated with potatoes. People from all around the world recognize Idaho as “the place with potatoes,” but there is a lesser known food item that is just as central to the potato in Idaho’s repertoire. It is the state fruit of Idaho: the huckleberry. Actually, a fourth-grade class back in the year 2000 proposed for it to become the state fruit. That wasn’t even very long ago at all! It took a little while for them to become the state fruit, but they made it.

These bulbous, deep purple berries are a local favorite by Idahoans and visitors alike. If you ever travel through Idaho in the late summer, you are sure to find markets, shelves at grocery stores, and other locations selling locally made jams and treats from the state

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One of the beauties of the Boise area is that new gems are still being discovered all the time. Despite having hundreds of well-established reserves, parks, lakes, and nature paths, there is still more to find within minutes of the Treasure Valley. Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is one of those “hidden” treasures that was opened in 2012. Due to the generosity of the Hyatt family and the desire of Boiseans to preserve the natural beauty and history of the area, 44 acres of open space and natural wildlife have been opened to the public ideal for enjoying scenic views and enjoyable surroundings, fresh air, and learn about sustaining the native beauties of the Boise habitat and wildlife. There are guided tours and unaccompanied opportunities to explore the

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The journey to the top of Lucky Peak Dam is proof that a journey truly can be as beautiful as the destination. The Boise River Greenbelt trail and parallel road climb to the top of the dam and up to the reservoir. A number of beautiful and cultural hotspots line the trip up to Lucky Peak, including excellent scenic landscapes through Boise’s tree-lined downtown, followed by a stretch of beautiful natural scenery. Some other great surprises along the road include the outdoor stage for Boise’s Shakespearean Festival, nature gardens and parks, exotic-looking native flowers and plant life, and recreation hotspots near the base of the dam. A treasure valley favorite includes the rooster tail of the dam in spring blasting a beautiful stream of water into

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Boise is probably one of the most exciting places in Idaho. There are other parts of the state that rival the city in terms of excitement and no part of Idaho is truly unexciting, but there is just so much going on in Boise that it is hard to compete. The city is just awash with fun stuff to do so that you will almost never get bored if you are actively looking for something to do. Of course, actively looking for something to do can be something of a problem. You probably are not going to just fall into some kind of fun activity while mindlessly wandering around the city. You might get lucky and stumble upon an event at just the right time and there are fun things to be found from just wandering, but if I may be so bold, I would like to discuss some

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