Things to Do

If you ever get tired of dancing (who does that?) or want to stay an extra day or two, Boise has some great June activities you can partake in.

Bike Downtown

Boise is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in the US. Rent a bike to ride on the Greenbelt or nearby mountain bike trails. Bike rentals available at
McU Sports or Idaho Mountain Touring.

Downtown Boise’s bikeshare program has been paused. Stay tuned for updates on a new and improved bike system.

Greenbelt

The Boise river runs along the south edge of downtown, and is bordered on either side by the Boise River Greenbelt. Biking friendly, with some unpaved portions for walkers. Beautiful views the whole way.

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Capital City Market

Every Saturday morning you can catch the outdoor market stalls. Food trucks, art booths, vegetable stalls, souvenirs, and many other things can be found in this spectacle of a market. Just a few blocks from the Saturday morning classes!
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Grove Plaza
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Hyde Park & Camel's Back Park

Walk north on 13th street and you'll eventually run into historic Hyde Park, home to trendy coffee shops, restaurants, and Goody's, Boise's best stop for sweets.

Go a little bit farther, and you'll be at Camel's Back park which offers some light trail hiking and some entry points to some more serious foothill trails.

13th and Eastman
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Julia Davis Park

Boise's oldest park, you could literally spend all weekend exploring its nooks and crannies. It houses paddle boats, Zoo Boise, the Rose Garden, and borders the History Museum, Art Museum, and Discovery Center.
Walk south on 3rd st. toward the river
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Table Rock Area

Head east on Warm Springs Ave. from downtown and you'll come to Table Rock, a picturesque plateau overlooking the city. The sub-3 mile hike is popular for sunrise and sunset viewings. At the base of the plateau, you'll find the Botanical Gardens and the Old Penitentiary, which is now a museum.

2421 E Old Penitentiary, Boise, ID 83712
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Basque Museum and Cultural Center

Boise contains one of the largest Basque populations in the world outside of Spain. If you want to learn more about the culture, definitely hit this downtown museum, then grab a bite at a Basque eatery nearby.
Hours vary
611 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702
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BAM (Boise Art Museum)

Explore Julia Davis park and be sure to stop by BAM at some point. Rotating exhibitions always offer something new to explore.

10 am - 5 pm
670 Julia Davis Dr, Boise, ID 83702
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Idaho Shakespeare Festival

Idaho Shakespeare Festival outdoor amphitheater has plays from May to September! You can bring your own food and drinks or order food from the Shakespeare Cafe. Shows do sell out, so please order your tickets in advance!  

5657 E Warm Springs Ave, Boise, ID 83716
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Rafting, Tubing, Kayaking, & Stand-up Paddling

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Check out Boise's WhiteWater Park for river surfing, kayaking, and stand-up paddling! For a more relaxing water activity, try floating the Boise River - by tube, raft, or kayak (rented on first-come-first-served basis).

Looking for more adventure? Go
whitewater rafting on the Main Payette (1/2 day, Class III and with Raft Guides).