Things To Do - Recreation, Culture, & Sports in the Greater Boise Area
Talk to a few locals and you’ll learn one thing — there is no shortage of things to do in the Boise area!
The Great Outdoors
One of the first things you’ll notice is that Idahoans love the outdoors. Boise, Idaho sits at the edge of the Rocky Mountains with some of the most scenic and wild landscape at easy reach. This means backpacking, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing, kayaking, camping, snowmobiling, and more.
In town, this outdoor lifestyle can be found in world-class mountain biking in the foothills, cycling and rollerblading along the miles of Boise’s Greenbelt, skiing at the local Bogus Basin ski resort, or just floating or trout-fishing the Boise River.
Something for Everyone
Boise also offers activities typically found in cities many times its size — while still remaining friendly, accessible, and family oriented. There are festivals, parks, nightlife, sporting events, performing arts, and cultural activities.
So, whether it’s the Gene Harris Jazz Festival, Boise State Broncos Football, the Hyde Park Street fair, the Old Time Fiddler’s contest, Art in the Park, or the Snake River Stampede Rodeo — there is something for all.
Sports, Outdoors & Recreation
- Local Sports Scene
- Rafting and Boating
- Camping & Backpacking
- Skiing (alpine & cross country)
- Exploring Idaho’s Backcountry
Entertainment, Arts & Culture
- Festivals & Events
- Museums, History, & Exhibits
- Performing Arts