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A Staycation is a nice way to break up your weekly routine. There’s a lot to do in the Treasure Valley to still make you feel like you’re experiencing something new! Staycations are an emerging form of low-maintenance traveling where you can explore parts of the Treasure Valley that you wouldn’t normally seek out, or maybe, haven’t had the time to experience. With the Treasure Valley’s recent and historic growth, it’s not hard to be a tourist in Boise.

Keep reading to learn how to plan the perfect Staycation in the Treasure Valley!

Where to stay

Getting out of your own house and renting a room somewhere local is one of the easiest ways to feel like you’ve traveled somewhere new with hardly any effort. Check this list of must-stay hotels in the Treasure Valley!

Boutique Hotels in Boise 

  • The Grove Hotel
  • The Riverside Hotel
  • Hotel 43
  • Inn at 500 Capitol
  • The Modern Hotel

Unique Boise Hotels

  • The Anniversary Inn 
  • Hyatt Place Boise 
  • Franklin House Bed & Beer
  • Bella Vista Bed & Breakfast
  • Leku Ona Hotel

Find more recommendations on Boise hotels here:

Best Hotels in Boise

How To Have The Perfect Staycation In Boise | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag
How To Have The Perfect Staycation In Boise | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag
How To Have The Perfect Staycation In Boise | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

Where to eat and drink

To fully experience Boise is to EAT in Boise! Many restaurants throughout Boise have committed to using the best ingredients available, and you can taste Idaho in each bite. Or, if you’re looking for a crafty cocktail to share with a traveling companion, there are expertly staffed bars featured below. 

Fine Dining

  • Kin
  • Mai Thai
  • Chandler’s - in Hotel 43
  • Trillium Restaurant - in The Grove Hotel
  • Owyhee Tavern
  • Capitol Cellars
  • Cottonwood Grille
  • Barbacoa Grill
  • Richards Restaurant & Bar - In the Inn at 500 
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
  • Melting Pot
  • ALAVITA
  • The Brickyard
  • Lock Stock & Barrel
  • Bacquet’s French Restaurant
  • Juniper
  • Anthony’s Restaurant
  • Little Pearl Oyster Bar

Cocktail Bars

  • Press & Pony
  • Ochos Wine Bar
  • The Mode Lounge
  • Suite 104
  • bēi lounge
  • The Gas Lantern Drinking Company
  • Bodovino
  • Reef

Night Life in Boise

What to see and do

There’s a lot of sights to see in the Treasure Valley. Attractions for nature lovers, families with small children, couples, crime buffs, and so much more can be found. 

Hikes

Museums

Annual Events

How To Have The Perfect Staycation In Boise | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag
How To Have The Perfect Staycation In Boise | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag
How To Have The Perfect Staycation In Boise | Totally Boise 2021 Winter Mag

Day Drive Sights to See

With Boise as your home base for your staycation, it’s easy to get out and see something new outside of the Valley. These sights are no more than a two hours drive from downtown. 

  • Shoshone Falls
  • Balance Rock
  • Swan Falls
  • Bogus Basin Ski Resort
  • Snake River
  • World Center for Birds of Prey
  • Warhawk Air Museum
  • Three Island Crossing

Explore More of Idaho

If you’re looking to stay in the state, but get out of the Treasure Valley, there are miles upon miles of Idaho to be discovered. Pick a direction - North, South, East, or West - and you’ll find something wonderful and new. 

Stays Outside of the Treasure Valley That Are Worth the Drive

  • Pioneer Condos at Bogus Basin - Boise
  • The Village at Tamarack - Tamarack
  • The Ashely Inn - Cascade
  • Shore Lodge - McCall
  • The Scandia Inn - McCall
  • Hotel McCall - McCall
  • Inn The Pines - Idaho City
  • Mountain Lodge - Stanley
  • Redfish Riverside Inn - Stanley
  • Limelight Hotel - Ketchum

We’re passionate about showing residents, both new and old, of the Treasure Valley all that this amazing state has to offer. To stay updated on local news, events, and the latest restaurants, bars, and experiences in the Treasure Valley head to our Local Stories page.

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