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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“On the river at the edge of downtown Boise and housing the Idaho State Historical Museum, the Boise Art Museum, Zoo Boise, the Idaho Black History Museum, and is connected by footbridge to the Discovery Center of Idaho and Boise State University.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Goldy’s is our go-too sport for one of the greatest breakfasts in America (that is a bold statement from people who love breakfast!) We can’t seem to get enough of their breakfast burrito and their stuffed French toast. They don’t take reservations, so be prepared for a wait (at their coffee bar down the street), but you won’t regret the choice to eat here. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Great food and drink selection. Have an exceptional brunch menu on the weekend”
  • 38 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Right in the action of downtown Boise. One of our oldest brewpubs, churning out award winning beers and delicious pub grub. This 10 barrel brewhouse and our hop-king headbrewer Shawn Kelso make this brewpub the hoppiest place in Idaho and a hub for all your pre-game warm-ups, post-adventure hunger, and quaffing needs. Come crush a beer with us in downtown Boise!”
  • 34 locals recommend
University
“So much to do here! BSU Football, Basket Ball & now Baseball! We try to make it to the Alumni Easter Egg Hunt on the Blue Turf with our grandkids. Lots of concerts too!!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“13th Street Pub & Grill is located in the historical Hyde Park region of Boise’s North End. Patrons enjoy open-air, patio and fireside seating for a comfortable year-round dining experience. The Pub is known for it’s relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and large selection of delicious menu items. Huge selection of local/regional beers on tab, excellent food, locally-sourced whenever possible. One of our favorite places! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“One of the best restaurants and bars in town is located in this trendy hotel in Boise's Linen District. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“Located just outside of Boise, the headquarters for the international Peregrine Fund provides opportunities to view and learn-about rare and endangered raptor species.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park within walking distance on the green belt. Walk or bike over. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Against the Boise foothills and along the Boise River, since 1977 the festival has brought world-class theater to life under the stars. Productions are staged in the state-of-the-art outdoor amphitheater from May through September each year. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful place for a walk. All the nature paths and the beauty of the outdoors! Ann Morrison Park is directly across the street.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“This place is hard to describe. Pool tables in one room and live music in the other. It's slightly elegant and a fun mix of young and old. Don't be surprised if you find yourself partner dancing with someone twice or half your age. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Local sports pub with great food at a good price! Family friendly with a full bar with inside and outside dining.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Changes every year! Boise is home to “hidden” art. You’ll love this alley more than any other the city has to offer.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Has a static and rotating displays of interesting things (dinosaurs, sharks) and interactive things kids can get their hands on. This is not a huge place, this is Boise, we are a small city. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“This is a very large park. There are paved walking paths along the river and kids area. This is a great destination for that early morning walk.”
  • 20 locals recommend