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6 End of Summer Weekend Ideas in Boise

Summer 2020 is coming to an end, on September 22 we’ll be moving into the fall 2020 season. While some people are already sipping on pumpkin spiced lattes, others are getting in as many summer activities as they can. Take advantage of the many summer activities offered in Boise before we head into the fall.

Totally Boise came up with 6 fun activities to do before summer ends.

1. Float the Boise River:

Although many people have already started pulling out their pumpkin-spiced everything, we've still got warm days filled with sunny skies ahead. Kick your weekend off with a Boise River float, friends, and good times. 

Boise River
Boise River Info

2. Go Camping:

One of the greatest things about Boise is the accessibility to some of the best camping spots around! Pack up and head out to one of Idaho’s beautiful camping sites. Sun Valley, Stanley, and High Valley are just some of the places Totally Boise loves to visit. If camping isn’t your thing, here are some amazing places just a short trip from Boise to explore!

Camping in Idaho
6 Underrated Adventure Spots within 3 Hours of Boise

3. Shop/Support Local Businesses:

Many businesses have been hit hard during the pandemic. While supporting your favorite local business can be done during any time of the year, it’s important to remind yourself of the places you truly love to support. Try ordering a 6-pack directly from your favorite local brewery before camping or shop downtown Boise’s boutiques for deals while as they transition into fall and winter attire.

Banana Ink
Lost Grove
The Handlebar

To Name A Few Downtown Businesses You Can Support:

  • Banana Ink
  • Lost Grove Brewing
  • The Handlebar
  • Shift/KEYSTONE Station
  • Hops & Bottles
  • Idaho Made
  • Mixed Greens
  • PROOF Eyewear

4. Explore Along the Boise Greenbelt & Local Parks:

Grab your bike for a midday bike ride anywhere along the 25-mile Boise Greenbelt and/or stop at any of Boise’s parks for a picnic or any other outdoor activities.

Simplot Park

Boise Parks Activity Ideas:

  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Bocci Ball
  • Dog Park
  • River Access
  • SUP

Read about Totally Boise’s Favorite Parks here:

TB Pick: Julia Davis Park TB Pick: Ann Morrison Park TB Pick: Esther Simplot Park

Depending on what you are looking for, chances are one of the Boise Parks has it. Whether looking to meet up with friends for a friendly game of volleyball or you want to socialize your dog at one of the dog parks, Boise has a park.


Boise has foothills and endless hiking trails to enjoy while socially distancing. Hike Bogus Basin, Military Reserve, or Camel’s Back Trail. Make it a day and start with one of Boise's best hikes then head to your favorite restaurant to enjoy a cool down snack or drink.

Bogus Basin Yoga

See Other Events Going On:


Zoo Boise:

The perfect outing for family and friends. Zoo Boise is opened at a limited capacity and is a great place to enjoy the outdoors, animals, and learn more about wildlife.

Everything You Need to Know About Zoo Boise Re-opening Here:

Boise Zoo Reopens

Purchase Tickets here:

Before shifting into winter sports, check any summer activities you may have missed off your list before it’s too late. Totally Boise loves to see how you spend your free time, be sure to tag us in any pictures from this weekend using #TOTALLYBOISE.

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