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Idaho Recreation

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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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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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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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The state of Idaho is filled to the brim with great places to go for a weekend-long camping trip or have an adventurous week of backpacking. However, you may not have more than a day to get out and enjoy the beautiful nature that Idaho has to offer. You’ll find that in addition to long trails, there are many day hiking trails in the Boise area! In the city and the surrounding area are hundreds of magnificent spots with gorgeous sights to enjoy all around! You may be in the most populous city in the state, but that doesn’t mean that nature is too far away!

Nature is in fact very close, as you’ll find when you go for a stroll down this trail. Along the Boise River, a true icon of the Treasure Valley is a path called the Boise River Greenbelt. The

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Is there anything better than laying under the stars next to a crackling fire, listening to the sounds of nature lull you to sleep? If you’re crazy about Idaho, you probably feel this way too! With so many places to explore in Idaho, you’re likely to find lots of new adventures to add to your summer bucket list. You’ll get the chance to swim in crystal clear alpine lakes, take an afternoon tour through well-preserved forests, or hop on your ATV as you ride through the designated trails nearby. Boise has many great campsites only a short drive away from the city, so if you want a break from city life, pack up your gear and you’ll find a great camping spot in no time.

Sitting on the banks of the North Fork Boise River is Black Rock Campground, which

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If you haven’t been to Boise, Idaho, do yourself a favor and pay a visit! The state’s capital is one of the greatest places to visit and spend some time in. No matter what kind of things pique your interest, you are sure to find something in the Boise area that will make your trip a memorable one! Whether you are into the more adventurous things such as skiing, snowboarding, biking or hiking, or are more interested in the simple but memorable things like museums and animal exhibits to help you relax and take your mind off things, you won’t forget the great time you will have in the Gem state’s largest city!

Idaho is beloved around the nation for its excellent mountains that are absolutely perfect for snow sports like skiing and snowboarding, but

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