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Things to Do in Boise ID in December | Boise December Events

There’s no place like home (in Boise) for the holidays! This month as the temperatures near their low point for the year in the Treasure Valley, the holiday spirit will reach its height with events, concerts, markets, and more. Whether you have family in town and want to show them why you love where you live, or you’re looking for a quiet date night event, you’ll find enough options here to fill your calendar and then some. Here’s your list of what to do in Boise this December.

Winter Wonderland Festival | Indian Creek Plaza, Caldwell

All month

Every year, Indian Creek Plaza in Caldwell becomes a winter wonderland with over a million beautiful lights and holiday decorations to enjoy. For the second year, the addition of The Ice Ribbon—a

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10 Downtown Boise Construction Projects to Watch in 2020

As more individuals seek to live near where they work, Downtown Boise has flourished into a sought-after residential neighborhood. In addition to several commercial projects in the works, almost 1,300 new multi-family housing units are planned for downtown and just to its south, along the Boise River.

In keeping with current trends and popular demand, many of these units will be part of mixed-use developments. Multi-family housing is planned above the ground-level commercial spaces that make urban neighborhoods both vibrant and viable: retail, restaurants, and coffee shops. With that in mind, here are the new Downtown Boise construction projects you should be watching in 2020.

Third and Myrtle

3rd St and West Myrtle St mixed-use project in Downtown Boise

The Third and Myrtle mixed-use project is

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Southeast Boise, ID - An Insider's Guide

One of Boise’s fastest-growing neighborhoods is Southeast Boise, a flourishing area with enviable access to the greenbelt, river, and the downtown core. One of Boise’s largest and most diverse neighborhoods, Southeast Boise is home to Boise State University and area landmarks such as Barber Park, Bown Crossing, and the Simplot Sports Complex.

The Southeast Boise vibe is one of casual comfort: close-knit neighborhoods look a bit like streets of the past with kids playing in front yards and families walking their dogs. Despite this old-fashioned community feel, the area is also experiencing a rapid renaissance with an influx of shops, restaurants, and attractions as the neighborhood grows. Trendy new brunch spots join established local haunts while

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Things to Do in Boise ID in November | Boise November Events

Brrr, is that a chill we feel on the air? As November hits in the Treasure Valley, the temperatures take a dive with average highs in the 40s. It’s the perfect opportunity to break out your favorite cozy sweater, drink your hot beverage of choice, and enjoy the wonder of the season. November kicks off the holiday season in Boise with plenty to do, especially around Thanksgiving. If you have family in town, be sure to show them why you love living in Boise by bringing them to a few of these events.

Winter Boise Farmers Market | Downtown Boise

November 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

Summer may be long gone, but Boise’s downtown markets are still going strong! The Capital City Public Market transforms into the much-anticipated Holiday Market during

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Old Idaho Penitentiary - Exploring Boise, ID

Whether you’re a history buff or not, it’s easy to see why the Old Idaho Penitentiary draws a regular crowd of visitors. When it first began operating in 1872 and throughout its 101-year history as Idaho’s state prison, it was home to some of the West’s most notorious criminals. Its infamous inhabitants included the man dubbed “Idaho’s Jack the Ripper,” the assassin of Idaho’s fourth governor, and even an alleged member of Butch Cassidy’s nefarious gang.

Built of sandstone from the nearby quarry by prisoners’ labor, the Old Pen building is a unique and fascinating sight. It finally closed its doors in December of 1973 after two destructive prisoner riots, and today, the cells, solitary confinement quarters, and gallows room still stand as a

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Fall Festivals + Events in Boise and the Treasure Valley (September & October)

Autumn in Boise is a beautiful time of year and puts the local community into a festive spirit. Harvest festivals, Oktoberfests, Halloween Trick-or-Treating, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and more are on the calendar throughout the Treasure Valley. We've rounded up the best of the fall events and listed them here for you.

The Haunted World

Caldwell, Sep 13-Oct 31 (closed Sundays)

Make no bones about it, the Haunted World in Caldwell is Idaho’s scariest haunted house and Halloween attraction. This attraction is both indoor and outdoor and will treat you to nearly two hours or nightmarish fear. Learn more.

The Farmstead Corn Maze & Pumpkin Festival

Kuna, Sep 20-Oct 30

The Farmstead in Kuna prides itself on being Idaho’s “original corn

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Collister Boise, ID – Know the Neighborhood

A mixture of old and new, rural and urban, quiet days and entertaining nights, make the Collister neighborhood what it is: an uncommonly versatile community with a bright future.

The Collister Neighborhood is a quintessentially Boisean area, where urbanity and old school rural practices mesh to create a happy medium. This established and highly walkable neighborhood is known for its family-friendliness; on any given night, you’re likely to see residents walking their dog, tending their gardens, sipping iced tea on their front porches, or strolling the sidewalks with their kids.

This is an area where residents put down roots and spend weekends brunching with friends, holidays with family, and summers at the local pool with the kids.

One of

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Idaho Botanical Garden - Exploring Boise, ID

One of the most unique things about living in Boise is this: no matter where you are in the city, even driving through the busiest intersections or in the heart of downtown, you’re always only minutes away from pockets of quiet, serene, outdoor paradise. One such pocket of paradise is the Idaho Botanical Garden.

Just off Warm Springs Avenue and built into the Boise Foothills, the Idaho Botanical Garden is a year-round living museum with stunning examples of natural beauty.

The Garden features 14 acres of native and exotic plants and is a local favorite for calming strolls, events, picnics, and family play. The Garden operates as a private, non-profit organization, relying on the donations and membership fees of invested patrons, and has thrived

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Highlands Neighborhood in Boise, ID

On Boise’s northern border sits an oasis of a neighborhood that truly has it all.

The Highlands neighborhood has something for everyone: outdoor access, closeby schools, a sprawling golf course, and a short commute to downtown. It’s nestled against the foothills and has unparalleled access to Bogus Basin Ski Resort.

The Highlands is one of the most unique communities in Boise because unlike many newer developments, it isn’t built with a standard urban grid in mind. Instead, Highlands streets curve and twist along with the geographical landmarks that border it. The neighborhood is made up of over 35 distinct subdivisions, all with their own defining characteristics. However, the area has a sense of community and cohesion and is defined by several

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Best Android & iPhone Apps for Living in Boise, ID

Ready to optimize your Boise experience? There’s an app for that.

Whether you’re heading downtown and want to find a parking spot, searching for the best on-tap beer in town, or simply checking the news, we’ve rounded up a comprehensive list of the best apps for Boise. Some are Boise-specific to give you the locals-only inside scoop on the City of Trees, while others are nation-wide apps that will make your Boise life easier.

Best Apps to Wine and Dine

GrubHub
Available on: Apple App Store, Google Play
Price: Free

GrubHub satisfies your hunger for fast, simple food ordering. This food delivery app will bring Boise eats right to your doorstep (or late-night office work party) while allowing you to track your food’s progress, save past orders

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