Things to Do

 Activities

The Boise Greenbelt– The 25-mile Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise’s most beloved parks. The tree-lined pathway follows the river through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks. The Greenbelt also serves as an alternative transportation route for commuters.

Boise Farmers Market– The Boise Farmers Market is a community marketplace where local food and agricultural products are available year round and the community can learn about and become engaged in food system issues. Visit for fresh local products every Saturday morning.

Julia Davis Park– Located between downtown and Boise State University, this city park houses the zoo, the Discovery Center, the history and art museums, the Black History Museum, and the beautiful rose garden.

Hiking in the Foothills- Pick a trail from the extensive Rivers to Ridge Trail System, winding throughout the Boise foothills, to experience the high desert and mountainous habitat of the area. Follow the link above to study the trail system map.

Regional Activities

While in the area, do not forget to visit two of the country’s most famous National Parks- Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.

Visit Yellowstone and experience the world’s first national park. Marvel at a volcano’s hidden power rising up in colorful hot springs, mudpots, and geysers. Explore mountains, forests, and lakes to watch wildlife and witness the drama of the natural world unfold. Discover the history that led to the conservation of our national treasures “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”

Craters of the Moon is a vast ocean of lava flows with scattered islands of cinder cones and sagebrush. We invite you to explore this “weird and scenic landscape” where yesterday’s volcanic events are likely to continue tomorrow…..

Emigrants of the California Trail describe the rocks here at City of Rocks National Reserve in vivid detail as “a city of tall spires,” “steeple rocks,” and “the silent city.” Today, this backcountry byway attracts rock climbers, campers, hikers, hunters, and those with the spirit of adventure. There’s inspirational scenery, exceptional opportunities for geologic study, and remnants of the Old West awaiting your discovery.