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04May

5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

If Memorial Day has taught us one thing, it's to enjoy the time we have and to not waste it. Memorial Weekend is a time to reflect and appreciate those who have lost their lives fighting for our country. Idaho residents are all about having an active lifestyle and supporting the local economy. Whether you are spending time in town or out of town for Memorial Day, here are five fun ways to spend Memorial weekend.

1. Camping

Idahoans love their camping and Memorial weekend seems like the perfect start to the camping season. Grab your friends and family and head to your favorite campgrounds to enjoy the outdoors and to kick off the end of spring and beginning of summer.

Idaho Campground Ideas:

  • Stanley
  • Lucky Peak
  • Ponderosa State Park
5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

Stanley, Idaho

2. Idaho Foothills & Hiking

Boise is spoiled with being surrounded by foothills — leaving residents plenty of spacious trails to use. Explore a new trail or visit one of your favorite Treasure Valley trails.&

Totally Boise Favorite 2021 Trails:

  • Camel's Back
  • Military Reserve
  • Bogus Basin
5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

Military Reserve Trails

3. Bike ride through Boise Greenbelt

A Boise staple, start your weekend off with a bike ride anywhere along the 25-mile Boise Greenbelt.

Boise Greenbelt Park Stops:

  • Julia Davis
  • Ann Morrison
  • Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park
5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

Boise River and Greenbelt

4. Support your favorite local business

Many flee the busy city during their three day weekend, which is great, however, it does leave small businesses quiet and slow. If you are planning on staying local this Memorial Weekend, indulge on your favorite beer from a local brewery, dine at your favorite local restaurant, or shop locally.

Local Boise Businesses:

  • Banana Ink
  • Mad Swede Brewing
  • SkinOwl
  • Eureka!
  • The Handlebar
  • CHOW Public Market & Eatery
  • Shift Boutique

Find more local businesses here:

Totally Boise Business Directory
5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

SkinOwl Skincare

5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

CHOW Public Market

5. Explore Idaho

Idaho has so many landmarks and breathtaking terrain just waiting for you to discover. Take a day (or two) and travel somewhere in Idaho you haven't been able to yet.

A few of our favorite places not far from Boise:

  • Bruneau Dunes State Park
  • McCall
  • Jump Creek Falls
5 Ways to Spend Memorial Weekend in Idaho

Bruneau Sand Dunes

While Memorial Day is in honor of all those who have lost their lives while serving in the U.S. Military, it is also a time to remember to enjoy and embrace the time we have. Celebrate this Memorial Weekend with new adventures and memories.

Read more about Boise and its active lifestyle:

Boise Top Places to Live for an Outdoorsy Lifestyle

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