Discovering Boise – The Most Populous City of Idaho, US
Boise, the capital city of Idaho in the United States of America, is a wonderful travel destination. The place is dotted with tree trails, beautiful parks, and historical buildings. Situated at the banks of the river Boise at one end and the Boise foothills at the other end, the city offers a perfect spot for a weekend gateway.
There are several things to do in Boise. You can engage in some adventurous activities like cycling, running or trekking along the forest or mountain trails or along with the parks. If you are interested in history, you can visit the museums and Fort Boise. Boise downtown is a perfect place to experience the vibrant life of the city. Flanked with numerous dining chains and eateries, the downtown beams with energy.
Boise Art Museum
The museum exhibits a stupendous collection of paintings from world-renowned artists, photography and drawings. Several exhibitions are organized at the museum center to display the various art forms. The Art gallery hosts several learning opportunities and educational seminars.
Idaho Botanical Garden
The Botanical garden of Idaho is situated in Boise. Wide varieties of peonies, rose and iris adorn the garden. You can see several types of cactus and succulents. You can learn about the different types of herbs along with their medicinal benefits. The garden hosts a lovely water garden full of water lilies. In the native plant garden, you can witness the common trees growing across Idaho's landscape.
Boise River Greenbelt
The Boise River Greenbelt is a scenic place dominated by riverside parks. You can walk or jog along the belt peacefully. It is quite a relaxing place with beautiful scenery. The lush green trees flanked by the flowing river waters provide a blissful feeling. You can also ride your bike along the belt. The Greenbelt is stretched across almost nine miles along the Boise River. It's lovely to watch the quacking ducks and the cackling geese roaming around the greens.
World Center for Birds of Prey
If you are an ardent bird watcher, then this place is ideal for you. You can watch the birds of prey right in front of your eyes. The Center does a fantastic job to preserve some of the endangered species of birds especially the Peregrine Falcons and the California Condors. You can learn about the habitats of the birds, their food habits and their survival techniques. It is amazing to watch the rare species of birds in the center.
Idaho State Capitol Building
The building is the home of the Idaho state government. The main attraction of the building is the golden statue of George Washington at the front. It is wonderful to watch the brightly illuminated building in the evening. There is a huge bell in the front of the building replicating The Liberty Bell (located in Pennsylvania symbolizing America's independence).
Kathryn Albertson Park
The Park is well maintained and is marvelously adorned with the tall trees, sparkling fountains, paved pathways, and flowing streams. You can enjoy a relaxing walk along the paths. The place is quite serene and presents a unique experience during the fall season.
Boise State University
The university is one of the prominent universities in America. It has more than 190 streams of academics. In addition to offering multiple research and scholarship programs, the University has published several literary works.
The stadium is located on the campus of Boise State University. It is an outdoor stadium hosting several sports tournaments, especially football. The uniqueness of the stadium is its blue turf and is quite amazing to watch the ground from the spectator's gallery.
Fort Boise was initially located along the Snake River, near Parma, Idaho. It was abandoned and then reconstructed at Boise. The fort served as the source for military operations. It hosts a beautiful park with a community center, several tennis courts, and fields for different sports activities.
Downtown is the most energetic place in the city. It has many shops, restaurants, breweries, pubs, cultural and business centers. The place is flanked with crowds enjoying the evening and nightlife of the city. Thousands of people gather in this place during the local festivals. You can indulge in a vibrant life at Downtown and rejuvenate yourself.
There are several other parks, memorial halls, historical museums, art galleries, cathedrals, zoo, trekking trails, animals and bird conservation areas in and around Boise. In winter the place experiences snowfall. Seasonal activities like skiing, ice skating gain prominence.
The city of Boise rarely manages to include its name in the list of travel itinerary. But it is quite relaxing to explore the city with its small wonders.
30 thoughts on “Discovering Boise – The Most Populous City of Idaho, US”
Boise river is also quite popular for rafting and kayaking.
Yes agree with you Suman.
Such a lot of beautiful spots to visit at Boise and right now I am wishing to be there to see and explore this amazing place.
Sure Gervin you can really plan
If you’ve never been to Idaho, go visit once! Some unique places to wonder about.
I’ve never had the chance to visit Idaho before, but it looks like such a great place to visit both with friends or with your family. I’d love to get to go one day and see it all for myself.
Sure Emily you can plan it out.
I love botanical gardens and seeing what other places have to offer in their growing season. Sounds like a lovely trip
Great, then you will love the place.
Boise seems like beautiful place to visit. Great that there are tree trails, beautiful parks, and historical buildings. I would love to spend a weekend there.
You can plan it out Norma. I bet you wont be disappointed.
Boise looks like a beautiful place to visit when you are in Idaho, there are so many great places to explore but one for sure for me I am going to visit the botanical garden once I visit that place.
Even before my visit, I was not aware of the place. Once I went, it was amazing.
What a beautiful place! Would love to visit Boise one of these days.
Please do. You will love it.
Wonderful..Glad you shared this amazing list. I am a travel bug and looking forward to experiencing Idaho later this year this list will help me out.
Please visit , you will like the place for sure.
Boise seems like a beautiful place. I have never been to Idaho so will add this to my list.
Yes I was also amazed with the place.
Boise Art Museum is my personal favorite.
Thanks for including it in the list.
Have you visited the place? I have been on a short tour.
For the most populous city in Idaho it still has the feeling of a small community. I would love to visit one day.
Quite simple place, but lovely.
I never thought about visiting Boise. Good guide on the things to in Boise, Idaho!
My visit was short but still I managed. Very nice and simple place.
There’s much to see and do in Boise. I’d to visit someday during my travels.
Please do. My visit was also short, and I tried the best of it.
Such a beautiful place, id most definitely love to visit some time!
Boise is a simple city but yet beautiful. You will surely like it.
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