Because it doesn’t have any professional sports teams or major skyscrapers, Boise might seem like a small city. However, Boise has a higher population than any city in Utah and has triple the amount of people as St. George. With so many people and things to do, it might just be time to visit Boise. Here are the top five things to do while in Boise.
Perhaps the most iconic place in Boise, Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium boasts the only blue Astro Turf in the world. Fans from almost every other collegiate team complain about the turf, but Boise natives embrace it. More than 35,000 fans pack the stadium on Saturday nights in the fall. Stop by and hope that the gates are open, or watch Boise State take on their Mountain West Conference competitors in the fall.
Boise Zoo and/or Aquarium
For those who love to observe animals, Boise has what you need. With the largest zoos and aquariums in the state of Idaho, families love to come watch the animals play. Pick either one and spend a day there, or plan well and enjoy them both in the same day.
World Center for Birds of Prey
Aside from the zoo, there’s a special center dedicated to the birds of prey. For the bird-lovers out there, $7 buys you a ticket to see tons of different birds of prey, most of which need to be in there to preserve their lives.
Learn more about the center and each bird here.
Boise River Greenbelt
For the outdoor lovers, the Boise River Greenbelt has it all. Fish, bike, walk, float down the river, run, and more, all right next to the river. The greenbelt also stretches across 12 parks. With events happening often in at least one of the parks, there’s always something going on.
Bogus Basin Mountain
While Bogus Basin Mountain features summer activities, their biggest hit is skiing in the winter. With three high-speed quads, eight lifts, and 78 official runs, skiers and snowboarders come from all over to enjoy it.
Love to ski or snowboard? Click here for more info.
Whether you choose to visit Boise in the summer or winter, there’s always something to do. Next time you’re trying to think of a place to visit, let us help you visit Boise.