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The Ultimate Guide to Boise in a Day

If you’re in Boise visiting and trying to decide if the City of Trees could be home for you, you’ll want to see as much as possible.

Boise has garnered its fair share of praise for livability, outdoor access, local culture, shopping, and food and is consistently named in top 10 lists from publications like Outside Magazine and Forbes.

Nestled in the Treasure Valley, surrounded by high desert foothills and tree-covered mountains, Boise is home to a thriving cultural scene and is known as an ideal place to raise an active family.

Quality schools, a well-preserved historic and growing downtown, walkable neighborhoods, locally-owned co-ops, specialty stores and more combine to make Boise a well-loved home to a close-knit community.

You’ve

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Downtown Boise Building Projects: New Condos, Lofts & Apartments

The Downtown Boise skyline is always in flux as new apartment buildings, hotels, and retail spaces go up. You’ve probably noticed how cranes and building crews have become a familiar sight throughout downtown for the past several years. The new construction isn’t ending anytime soon, and whether you’re looking to update your address to an urban condo or just wondering what’s coming to Boise this year, you’ll find the scoop here.

The Fowler

The Fowler, 505 W Broad St - Downtown Boise, ID

505 W Broad St, Boise, ID 83702

The Fowler Apartments at 5th and Broad Street near Trader Joe’s has already earned some traffic with its addition of much-needed parking, a pizza restaurant (The Wylder), and a coffeehouse (Form & Function). The Fowler is one of several new apartment buildings downtown to

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Boise Historic Neighborhoods & Districts

Did you know Boise boasts six beautiful residential neighborhoods on the historical register?

Some of the most sought-after locations for homebuyers, many of the historic districts in Boise are near downtown, offering short commutes, high walkability, desirable amenities and local flair. Whether you are looking for Queen Anne cottage, a Craftsman bungalow, or the perfect Colonial Revival style home, you’ll see a wide array of gorgeous examples in Boise's historic neighborhoods.

Many, such as Harrison Boulevard, are also a vibrant part of the Boise community. On Halloween, you’ll notice Harrison blocked off to allow lines of trick-or-treaters to visit the historic houses. The Christmas lights every year on Warm Springs Avenue are a delight to

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Exceptional Boise Restaurants That Define Local Dining

Boise’s restaurant scene has blossomed over the past years with consistent newcomers as well as long-standing community icons. Whether you’re looking for your next date night dazzler or somewhere tasty for a working lunch, you’ll see the top culinary spots on this list. From Italian to American, breweries to wine bars, steak and seafood to pasta and vegan, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Boise.

Álavita

Alavita, Downtown Boise
Photograph courtesy of Alavita

Local and regional ingredients, inspired design, and craft cocktails define Àlavita, an Italian joint by the creators of Boise favorite, Fork. Located in the historic 1890 Boise City National Bank Building, Àlavita is an aesthetic treat for the eyes and palate from the minute you walk through the door.

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Instagram Boise ID Best Photos

Boise and the surrounding areas are magical all year long with stunning mountain views, pristine rivers and lakes, city lights, adventure-ready locales, and downtown events. If you aren’t already in love with Boise, you will be after you see these Instagram photos of the City of Trees showing off.

This Bird’s Eye View of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater

 

A post shared by TIME (@time) on Jun 30, 2016 at 7:43am PDT

Every single summer, we’re blown away by the sheer brilliance of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and their unforgettable amphitheater under the stars. The photo from @time has us ready to buy season tickets right now.

This Sunset from Table Rock

 

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Where to Stay in Boise, Idaho | Best Boise Hotels

Traveling to Boise for work or pleasure? You’re in for a treat. It’s not only the stunning vistas, whitewater rafting, incomparable hiking, vibrant cultural scene, and novel cuisine that will delight you. You’ll also get a chance to experience the best that Boise’s hospitality industry has to offer.

Whether you’re visiting Boise for a weekend getaway, exploring neighborhoods looking for a new home, or just eager for a staycation, our local hotels deliver.

Some of our favorite local hotels offer comfort in style, with incredible locations that will show you the heart of Boise and leave you feeling pampered. We’ve rounded up a shortlist of the cream of the crop; the hotels offering experiences you won’t get elsewhere. Get ready to grab your

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Downtown Boise Breweries Beer Lovers Guide

When you think of Idaho, you probably see a mental montage of stunning mountains, majestic wildlife, and winding rivers. Add this to your reel: some of the best craft beer in the Northwest.

Yep, that’s right: on top of the scenic vistas and unparalleled outdoor recreation, Idaho is the 3rd largest hop growing region in the nation. Boiseans can enjoy local beer produced right in our own backyard: around 75% of the state’s hop production happens just west of the city in Wilder and Greenleaf. If you drive through the rolling hills of Parma, Wilder, Greenleaf, and the surrounding areas in the summer, you’ll pass green fields of towering hop vines. Events throughout the year celebrate this growing community of brewers, including Alefort (part of the

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Boise Mid Century Neighborhoods

Between the 1950’s and 1960’s, there was a rebirth of home design that was based on clean lines, functionality, and distinction from eras past. Today home enthusiasts clamor at the chance to be able to own a home with some history and personality with a nod to a bygone era. Boise has distinct pockets and mid-century neighborhoods where these dwellings can be found. Whether you’re looking for a mid-century modern or a classic atomic ranch home we’ve put together the spots where you can find your next gem.

Boise Bench

Country Club Manor (Hillcrest)

The Hillcrest area is a Boise Bench classic and happens to be one of Bench’s most sought after areas. The neighborhood is situated alongside the Hillcrest Country Club which is one of Boise’s premier

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Dog Parks Boise ID

After a long day or week of work, it’s great to blow off some steam. Even better when you can get out and take your furry friend with you too! Boise is known for being pet friendly, no matter what part of town you’re in. When it comes to getting out there- bring Fido along for the ride and visit one of Boise’s dog friendly parks and designated areas. All Boise Parks are open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week. In no particular order:

1) Military Reserve Flood Basin Dog Park

Boise North End – 750 N. Mountain Cove Rd.

Located in the heart of the North End. The Military Reserve is known as some of the best recreation for two legged and four legged friends alike. This is a 10 acre off leash park open daily from sunrise to sunset. In addition

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Most Expensive Homes Sold Boise Idaho 2015

In real estate here in the Boise area, 2015 brought about many great things for both buyers and sellers. There were some stunning Boise luxury homes that quietly made their way off the open market and into the arms of new homeowners who are sure to enjoy some of the best pieces of real estate the Boise area has to offer. Offering square footage, stately lots and stunning views that would make any home buyer swoon. Join us as we revisit Ada Counties most expensive properties sold in 2015.

1) $4,900,000

7893 Vue Estates Rd, Meridian, ID 83646With over 700 feet of riverfront in your backyard, in-ground pool and extensive square footage. This home sits on over 4 acres, providing seclusion and space for any luxury homeowner. Soaring ceilings and windows complete the main living areas

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