Boise- (Not So) Hidden West Coast Gem
I am constantly surprised by how much there is to see and do in Boise. I think many people feel the same way as people have flocked to move there since the Pandemic. My husband is born and raised there so we visit regularly! It also has a special place in my heart as it is the city where we got engaged!
20 Places • ago
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This is my curated list of places I recommend to first time visitors of Boise! You will find that you can have a fantastic weekend getaway (or longer)! 

If you like what you see, but would prefer I create a curated plan to get the most out of your Boise visit, order a custom itinerary or guide!

Where to Stay

For a more romantic and unique hotel

Anniversary Inn Boise
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While I have not stayed at this location, I love this hotel! Every room is unique and you get breakfast delivered to your room every morning!
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For an awarded winning and still affordable hotel 

The Grove Hotel
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The best budget hotel 

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown
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Where to Eat

Boise Fry Company
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As a fry connoisseur there is no place like Idaho for some yummy fries! This place has a ton of variety in types of potatoes, shape of the fry, and sauces! Worth it to keep coming back to try all their options!
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Goldy's Breakfast Bistro
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The best brunch in Boise! Make sure to get there plenty of time to wait for a table!
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Westside Drive In
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retro diner famous for their ice cream potato!
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The STIL
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Alcohol+Ice Cream= Perfect Pairing
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Where to Grab a Drink (or Dance)

Thick as Thieves
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Such a fun place! Make a reservation and call the phone to be transported to a hidden speakeasy right downtown
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Humpin' Hannah's
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Live music, three stories and always a good time!
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Dirty Little Roddy's
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Try your luck on the bucking bronco!
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StrangeLove
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The only bar I have been too where there is a full bar/lounge inside the bathroom!
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Boise Culture and Activities

Basque Museum and Cultural Center
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Not usually a museum gal, but loved learning more about Basque culture and how they made it out to Boise!
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Freak Alley Gallery
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The Freaky-est place in Boise! If the weather is nice, i love to look at all the new street art as it constantly changes
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Julia Davis Park
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In the summer make sure to check out the rose gardens!
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Boise River Greenbelt
@hayleytaggart
25 miles of tree lined biking right on the river! And you can take it right into downtown
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Bogus Basin Ski Resorts, Weather & Snow Report
@hayleytaggart
In the winter you can ski and in the summer there are even more activities !!
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My Favorite Shops

Once and Future Books
@hayleytaggart
The cutest used book store! With some great deals
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Mixed Greens | Modern Gifts
@hayleytaggart
Every time I go here I buy at least something! Be warned...
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Two Hikes I have Loved

Table Rock
@hayleytaggart
One of the prettiest views of Boise! Great for all activity levels
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The Military Reserve
@hayleytaggart
Wide open space with meandering trails great for chatting and looking at nature leisurely!
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Hey it's Hayley !! Latte enthusiast, used bookstore connoisseur and huge fan of walkable neighborhoods Having spent at least one day and night in 42 states and counting my specialty is traveling within the USA. I grew up in Southern California, lived for six years in Utah, had a brief stint in Orlando and now on year 2 in New York City. Want to know the cheapest times and places to fly? My day job is a flight attendant based in NYC! Trains more your speed? I once spent a month backpacking from Utah to Boston using Amtrak! Love a long road trip? I have driven across the country three times! After years of travel planning for my friends and family I thought I would share my resources with the world wide web :) I enjoy planning the trips more then actually leaving for the trips so this is the perfect place for me.
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Boise- (Not So) Hidden West Coast Gem
I am constantly surprised by how much there is to see and do in Boise. I think many people feel the same way as people have flocked to move there since the Pandemic. My husband is born and raised there so we visit regularly! It also has a special place in my heart as it is the city where we got engaged!
20 Places • ago
Free

This is my curated list of places I recommend to first time visitors of Boise! You will find that you can have a fantastic weekend getaway (or longer)! 

If you like what you see, but would prefer I create a curated plan to get the most out of your Boise visit, order a custom itinerary or guide!

Where to Stay

For a more romantic and unique hotel

Anniversary Inn Boise
@hayleytaggart
While I have not stayed at this location, I love this hotel! Every room is unique and you get breakfast delivered to your room every morning!
Add to
Details

For an awarded winning and still affordable hotel 

The Grove Hotel
@hayleytaggart
Add to
Details

The best budget hotel 

Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown
@hayleytaggart
Add to
Details

Where to Eat

Boise Fry Company
@hayleytaggart
As a fry connoisseur there is no place like Idaho for some yummy fries! This place has a ton of variety in types of potatoes, shape of the fry, and sauces! Worth it to keep coming back to try all their options!
Add to
Details
Goldy's Breakfast Bistro
@hayleytaggart
The best brunch in Boise! Make sure to get there plenty of time to wait for a table!
Add to
Details
Westside Drive In
@hayleytaggart
retro diner famous for their ice cream potato!
Add to
Details
The STIL
@hayleytaggart
Alcohol+Ice Cream= Perfect Pairing
Add to
Details

Where to Grab a Drink (or Dance)

Thick as Thieves
@hayleytaggart
Such a fun place! Make a reservation and call the phone to be transported to a hidden speakeasy right downtown
Add to
Details
Humpin' Hannah's
@hayleytaggart
Live music, three stories and always a good time!
Add to
Details
Dirty Little Roddy's
@hayleytaggart
Try your luck on the bucking bronco!
Add to
Details
StrangeLove
@hayleytaggart
The only bar I have been too where there is a full bar/lounge inside the bathroom!
Add to
Details

Boise Culture and Activities

Basque Museum and Cultural Center
@hayleytaggart
Not usually a museum gal, but loved learning more about Basque culture and how they made it out to Boise!
Add to
Details
Freak Alley Gallery
@hayleytaggart
The Freaky-est place in Boise! If the weather is nice, i love to look at all the new street art as it constantly changes
Add to
Details
Julia Davis Park
@hayleytaggart
In the summer make sure to check out the rose gardens!
Add to
Details
Boise River Greenbelt
@hayleytaggart
25 miles of tree lined biking right on the river! And you can take it right into downtown
Add to
Details
Bogus Basin Ski Resorts, Weather & Snow Report
@hayleytaggart
In the winter you can ski and in the summer there are even more activities !!
Add to
Details

My Favorite Shops

Once and Future Books
@hayleytaggart
The cutest used book store! With some great deals
Add to
Details
Mixed Greens | Modern Gifts
@hayleytaggart
Every time I go here I buy at least something! Be warned...
Add to
Details

Two Hikes I have Loved

Table Rock
@hayleytaggart
One of the prettiest views of Boise! Great for all activity levels
Add to
Details
The Military Reserve
@hayleytaggart
Wide open space with meandering trails great for chatting and looking at nature leisurely!
Add to
Details
* * *
CURATED BY
Hey it's Hayley !! Latte enthusiast, used bookstore connoisseur and huge fan of walkable neighborhoods Having spent at least one day and night in 42 states and counting my specialty is traveling within the USA. I grew up in Southern California, lived for six years in Utah, had a brief stint in Orlando and now on year 2 in New York City. Want to know the cheapest times and places to fly? My day job is a flight attendant based in NYC! Trains more your speed? I once spent a month backpacking from Utah to Boston using Amtrak! Love a long road trip? I have driven across the country three times! After years of travel planning for my friends and family I thought I would share my resources with the world wide web :) I enjoy planning the trips more then actually leaving for the trips so this is the perfect place for me.
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