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10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

Boise’s air quality is currently marked “unhealthy” and it appears that we’ll see similar weeks as the heat progresses and we enter wildfire season. 

Saftey Tips During Fire Season From The Fire Departments

While many of us may be itching to stay active, being outside during unhealthy air quality conditions can be hazardous. Good thing we know of all the best indoor activities that will help you escape the smoky skies and enjoy cool indoor air conditioning.

Here are six fun activities to do indoors to escape the smoky skies.

1. Indoor Gyms

While many locals love to hike and bike during this time, indoor gyms are the best way to maintain physical fitness. Rock climbing, yoga, and gyms like kickboxing are great ways to work out and maintain social distance. In response to the pandemic, many gyms have even started to offer virtual fitness classes.

Read how I Love Kickboxing is keeping members safe during the pandemic here:

How I Love Kickboxing keeps members safe
10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

2. Indoor Trampoline Parks

Boise is home to quite a few indoor trampoline parks. These parks provide fun activities for kids to run off energy, have fun, and the best part? Parents can sit back and relax or put their jumping skills to the test.

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

3. Fast Lane Indoor Kart Racing

Have a need for speed? Fast Lane Indoor Kart Racing can help with that. Race your friends while going up to 40 mph in their high-performance racing karts.

Phone: (208) 321-1166

Address: 12048 W Franklin Rd., Boise, ID

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

4. Roller Skating

Roller Skating — A crowd favorite and fun for the whole family. Get your body moving and skate to fun music at any of these Treasure Valley roller rinks.

  • Treasure Valley Skate
  • Rollerdrome
10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

Photo Credit: Treasure Valley Skate

5. Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Wahooz is a family fun zone that is packed with activities. Sky Trail Ropes Course, Laser Tag, and Clip ‘n Climb are just some of the adventurous, indoor activities offered at Wahooz Family Fun Zone.

Website: wahoozfunzone.com

Phone: 208-898-0900

Address: 400 W Overland Rd., Meridian, ID

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

Photo Credit: Wahooz Family Fun

6. Bowling

Who doesn’t love bowling! A game that can be as competitive or as friendly as you’d like it to be. Make it a night of fun by bowling at any of these Treasure Valley locations.

  • Emerald Lanes
  • Meridian Bowling Lanes
  • Westys Garden Lanes
  • Big Al’s
10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

7. Aquarium Boise

Get to meet new friends, friends of the sea! With over 35,000 gallons of saltwater and over 250 different species of animals and marine life the Aquarium of Boise is ready to teach you about the great big sea of water animals. 

Address: 64 N Cole Rd, Boise

Website: aquariumboise.net

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

Photo Credit: Aquarium of Boise

8. Boise City Aquatics Center

Connected to the Boise YMCA is this indoor public swimming facility, open to Boise residents as well as Y members. Swim and splash safely indoors here! Boise residents need to purchase a YMCA Day Pass to use the facility. 

Website: cityofboise.org/boise-city-aquatics-center

Address: 5959 N Discover PL, Boise

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

9. Discovery Center of Idaho

This hands-on interactive science center provides fun, interactive STEM learning for children of all ages. Located in the heart of downtown, stop by to step out of the sun and enjoy a fun-filled day of learning.

Address: 131 W Mrytle St., Boise

Website: dcidaho.org

10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

Photo Credit: Discovery Center of Idaho

10. Old Idaho Penitentiary and Idaho State Museum

Embrace Idaho for the day and learn about the amazing history that makes up the city and state we know and love. The Old Idaho Penitentiary and Idaho State Museum are two great places to begin.

Check out Totally Boise’s Day Learning About Idaho History:

Top Two Destinations in Boise Filled with Idaho History
10 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

Summer in Boise is hands-down one of the best seasons. We’re here to keep you informed of what’s going on and how you can make the most of your summer in our favorite city.

What do see, do, eat, and experience in Boise during the summer:

Summer Activities in Boise

Events Calendar:

Totally Boise Events Calendar

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