Boise is the capital city of Idaho and is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations for travellers and families looking for a new place to live. The beautiful city is located along the Boise River.
The name Boise is a French word, which translates to “wooded”. The city does not upset visitors who come looking for outdoor adventures in the wooded region surrounding Boise. Today, most people call Boise ‘The City of Trees’. With large mountains rising out of the northeast region of the city, there are plenty of wilderness regions to explore. A number of recreational opportunities are available in Boise, including extensive hiking and biking in the foothills to the immediate north of downtown. Whether you are looking for fishing, skiing, camping, or any other outdoor activity, Boise is bound to assure your desires.
Nature is a big part of Boise, Idaho. The snow-capped Rocky Mountains serve as a backdrop, the Boise River and its riverfront paths wind through the city and skiing is a short drive away. Boise’s varied museums include the Idaho History Museum, the Boise Art Museum, the Basque Museum and Cultural Centre and the interactive Discovery Museum of Idaho. Unique attractions include Old Idaho Penitentiary and historic Pioneer Village. Old Boise offers shopping, dining, culture and nightlife.
Other main attractions in the Boise region include the Boise River Greenbelt, Julia Davis Park, and the Bogus Basin Ski area. Sports fans will enjoy attending professional sporting events as Boise is home to minor league baseball, hockey, and basketball teams.