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From whitewater rafting trips on the Boise Rivers to tours of the Boise State Capitol Building, our travel guide will help you pick out all the fun things to do near our hotel in Boise. Named "One of the Top Ten Places to Live" and the "Jewel of the West," Boise has emerged as one of the most vibrant cities on the West Coast. Built around the Greenbelt, State Capitol Building, and Boise State University, Downtown Boise has also grown into a vibrant and lively dwelling place. As the current heart of Idaho politics and arts, Downtown Boise offers an outstanding assortment of restaurants, museums and shopping areas with public art on display. Check out our travel guide of Boise below to learn more.
Basque Block is the hub for Basque cultural sites, introducing an ancient European culture from Northern Spain and Southern France to the heart of the United States. The only Basque museum in the U.S. is also home to the Basque Market and Deli, Bar Gernika, and Leku Ona (meaning "good place"). Visit Basque Block to educate yourself on this fascinating culture and to try some life-changing Basque delights.
The Boise River
Experience true Boise outdoor recreation at the Boise River. From Barber Park into the city, float along our lovely river by inner tube, raft, kayak or canoe.
Eighth Street Marketplace
- Barber Park Tube & Raft Rentals: (208) 343-6564
- Cascade Raft & Kayak: (800) 292-7238
Eight Street Marketplace is home to some of the top shops, movie theaters and restaurants in Boise, including The Knitting Factory and the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame - which pays tribute to athletes known for good deeds on and off the field.
Idaho Candy Company
Idaho Candy Company is a century-old candy factory, offering sweet tooth remedies at their Owyhee Butter Toffee, Old Faithful, Prairie Schooner, and Cherry Cocktail candy bars.
Julia Davis Park
Located near Downtown Boise, Julia Davis Park features the Boise Art Museum, Idaho State Historical Museum, Black History Museum, and Discovery Center as well as a playground and picnic area.
Roaring Springs Water Park
One of the largest water parks in the Northwest, Roaring Springs boasts a wave pool, two family raft rides, floating river, tube slides, kiddie play area, and more. Surprise the family with Roaring Springs passes for a day of exhausting fun.