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
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
If you ask a Boise local where you should view the sunset, they’ll probably suggest heading up to Table Rock, the wind-swept plateau that towers over downtown. You’ll see across the Treasure Valley from the top and experience the gorgeous landscape that defines Southwestern Idaho.
This Snowy Scene from the Boise Depot
We don’t get much snow in the valley, but when we do, it’s a treat to see Boise transform into a winter wonderland. The foothills covered in white are always a beautiful backdrop to downtown.
This Shot of the Capitol Christmas Tree
You know the holiday season has begun when downtown Boise is lit up with the cheery glow of lights, including the enormous Christmas tree in front of the Idaho State Capitol.
This Rad Reflection in Freak Alley
Strolling through the ever-changing art in Freak Alley—an iconic downtown street art sanctuary—is always a treat.
This Secluded Spot on the Greenbelt
There are plenty of things to love about Boise, but maybe one of the best is how you can get away and experience nature while in the heart of this extraordinary city. We love how this photo from @chucktrunks captures the wild beauty right outside our back doors on the Boise River Greenbelt.
This Happy Pup at Camel’s Back Park
Camel’s Back Park is right outside the charming Hyde Park historic district on the North End of Boise and features an iconic camel hump-shaped hill that’s a favorite for hiking, exploring, and viewing the city.
This Zen Moment at Quinn’s Pond
Whether you’re into paddle boarding, swimming, river surfing, kayaking, or just relaxing beach-side, you can do it in Boise. For a landlocked city, we sure know how to get our vitamin D and sand between our toes.
This Gorgeous Home Overlooking the City
Local interior stylist Kristen Grove curates the Boise feed #simplyneighbors, filling it with swoon-worthy photos of local homes with an oversized helping of curb appeal. Historic houses, mid-century charmers, renovated beauties—they’re all there making us drool.
These Treefort Music Festival 2017 Fans Rocking Out
Boise music lovers, is there anything better than our very own, homegrown music festival? Treefort has been filling the streets and our ears with goodness since 2012, and we couldn’t be prouder to host this growing yearly event.
This Vineyard Covered in Snow
You may not realize it, but Idaho’s high desert climate and soil are ideal for growing grapes for wine. Boise’s backyard is quickly becoming an oasis of vineyards and wineries as the burgeoning wine industry of Idaho matures.
These Fall Colors
Our unbiased opinion is you haven’t experienced autumn until you’ve been in Boise in October. It’s sheer pumpkin-spiced, gloriously-colored, crisp-morning-air bliss.
This View of the Blue
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There’s no denying it; Boise bleeds blue for its beloved Bronco football. Boise locals fill the stadium and tailgate to show up for their Boise State Broncos, and who doesn’t love that iconic blue turf?
This Sunset from Above Downtown
We can’t get over the stunning landscape of this city. No wonder it’s nicknamed the City of Trees!
This Shot of the Spirit of Boise Hot Air Balloon Classic
Every year in the fall, whimsical, brightly-colored hot air balloons fill the sky in Boise, launching from Ann Morrison Park near downtown. It’s a favorite local event we look forward to all year long!
This Downtown Sunrise
Nothing makes us want to jump out of bed more than the knowledge we live somewhere as incredible as Boise.
This Colorful Shot from the Capital City Market
Head downtown on a sunny Saturday morning to fill your basket with fresh local produce, flowers, and art from Boise vendors at the Capital City Public Market. Grab some brunch while you’re at it and start your weekend in Boise off right.
This Capture of Christmastime in the City
We get giddy every year when downtown Boise breaks out the holiday lights.
These Rows and Rows of Classics on Vinyl
The Record Exchange downtown is more than your go-to for classic records; it’s also a hub of Boise music culture and a local icon.
These Locals Floating the Boise River
Who cares if the temperatures hit triple digits? You’ll find most of Boise cooling down and having a ball on the gentle Boise river all summer long.
This Spot at Idaho Botanical Garden
For an afternoon escape into idyllic foliage and plants, head to the Idaho Botanical Garden. We feel more relaxed just looking at this photo from @idahobotanicalgarden.
From summer nights to winter mornings, Boise is the place to be. One scroll through these photos and it’s easy to see why Boiseans are proud to live here!