Boise can catch you unawares. Refreshingly modern, urban and trendy, Idaho's largest city has a lively downtown scene – complete with walking streets, bistros and sophisticated wine bars.
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Boise is home to one of the largest Basque populations outside Spain, with up to 15,000 residing here. The original émigrés arrived in the 1910s to work…
The glowing emerald of Treasure Valley began as an ambitious plan in the 1960s to prevent development in the Boise River's floodplain and provide open…
The Peregrine Fund's worldwide raptor conservation programs have brought many species back from the brink of extinction – including the iconic California…
The joy of US state capitol buildings is that visitors can admire some of the nation's best architecture for free. The Boise building, constructed from…
Sandwiched between the ethnic taverns, restaurants and bars is the Basque Museum & Cultural Center, a commendable effort to unveil the intricacies of…
Inside 90-acre Julia Davis Park, this small but bright museum displays mostly contemporary art in all media, including the occasional Warhol, and touring…
The top 12 things to do in Boise, Idaho
Sep 21, 2022 • 10 Min read
Boise’s 160 miles of trails, a picturesque river, community ski hill, unique urban parks and pedestrian greenbelt practically demand adventure.
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The 12 best day trips in the Rocky Mountains
Sep 21, 2020 • 5 Min read
Day trips in the Rocky Mountains region are filled with opportunities for hiking, skiing and discovering the region's rich mining history.
Reveling in playful Boise
Dec 14, 2017 • 6 Min read
Tucked between rolling foothills, cast against cloudless blue skies and pierced by the cool, clear waters of the Boise River, the “City of Trees” is…
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