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6 Indoor Activities to Beat the Smoky Skies in Boise

The year 2021 cannot come soon enough—first, the pandemic, and now wildfires. While wildfires are a common occurrence every year, we have already surpassed last year’s fire count. Boise’s air quality is currently marked “unhealthy” and appears to remain that way for the upcoming week (as of September 14, 2020).

While many of us may be itching to stay active, being outside during unhealthy air quality conditions can be hazardous. 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

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.

  • Jump Time
  • Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park
  • Altitude Trampoline Park
  • Fly High Adventure Park 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: 321-1166

Address: 12048 W Franklin Rd., Boise, ID

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

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.


Phone: 208-898-0900

Address: 400 W Overland Rd., Meridian, ID

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

While following state-wide and national guidelines to keep a healthy community during the pandemic, local businesses are putting their best foot forward in ensuring activities are safe for everyone. Each location has specific rules laid out to keep your friends, families, and yourself socially distanced from the next group around. While we weather this fire season and continue to remain healthy during the current COVID pandemic, try some of these fun indoor activities!

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