Traveling to Boise

By on 11-13-2013 in Travel

City of BoiseTravelers might not think of Boise Idaho as a prime tourist spot, even if they love the ski resorts to be found throughout the rest of the state. But Idaho’s capital and largest city is really a great place to visit, and sites like can give you excellent destination ideas, as well as give you the latest news that can help you on your visit.

One of those destinations is the World Center for Birds of Prey just south of the city. This fantastic destination houses an interpretive center where visitors can see both displays telling the amazing story of the falcons and raptors in this area, and live presentations starring the center’s experts and the birds they’re working hard to protect. And of course the state Capitol building is a popular attraction, as are the many state museums that tell Idaho’s fantastic stories.

On the southeast edge of town the Idaho Shakespeare Festival performs many of the bard’s finest plays during the summer months. You can find out what they’ll perform when you look at a Boise Idaho event calendar, which can also tell you who might be playing at the Treefort Music Fest in early spring. They’ll also tell you what might be happening at the Boise Center on the Grove, the city’s premier convention center that hosts many great events year-round.

The city also has a surprisingly robust nightlife, and Boise, Idaho restaurants are among the best in the northwest. The most surprising restaurants you’ll find are Boise’s excellent Basque restaurants, such as Bar Gernika and The Basque Market, great places to try something new. There are also many great steakhouses in this part of ranch country, including Lock, Stock & Barrel, one of Idaho’s oldest steakhouses, or the upscale Chandler’s for those who prefer an upscale feel.

So, whatever you may have thought about Boise in the past, make no mistake, Boise is a great place to visit.