Spring in Boise is considered to start about mid-March. But every year the start of Spring seems to vary, but never the less Boise has a beautiful charm to it when Spring does hit. We’ve put together a list of some ideas that will work no matter the unpredictable weather. Here are some indoor and outdoor activities to help guide what do in Boise during the Springtime.
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Ramapong - One of our favorite burger spots opened up a place where you can play Ping-pong, beer pong and enjoy ramen right next door. Before 4 p.m. the whole family is welcome, but anytime after it will be 21 and up only.
Discovery Center of Idaho - For those rainy days in Spring, consider checking out the Discovery Center of Idaho. There are often events and special exhibits that are great for big groups, or field trips. Day passes are available for purchase, or become a member for extra perks with admission!
Zoo Boise - More than a zoo, Zoo Boise has goals towards helping with the rehabilitation of animals and also educating the community about animal conservation of wildlife worldwide. A Totally Boise Tip is to go on Thursday’s for discount admission day.
Aquarium of Boise - Reptiles, birds, and of course an array of marine life are available to check out. The exhibits have over 250 species of animals and marine life, and the community is invited to host parties and also become educated on conservation and the benefits it provides.
Base Camp - New to Boise, this social clubs offers Axe throwing, Ping Pong, cocktails and more. But don’t expect to have a cocktail before getting behind throwing an ax. This new venue is for adults 18 an older and will be 21 plus during certain and prohibited hours.
Wahooz Family Fun Zone - Equipped with a bowling alley, laser tag, indoor adventure park, a 360 virtual ride, go-carts and other fun attractions, Wahooz has about just whatever you can think of when it comes to fun.
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Hot Springs - There are so many natural and commercial hot springs that surround the Boise area, that all you need to do is make your list of what ones you want to check out most and start crossing them off your list. Maybe even more so than Winter, Spring is the perfect time to hike in and explore a natural hot spring.
Hike Stack Rock - For those of you looking for more than an intermediate or beginner hike not far from town, Stack Rock might be just the trail for you. It is 8.2 miles and is rated as a moderate hike, where dogs are welcome!
Sawtooth Weekend Trip - Do yourself a favor and go see Redfish Lake, located in the Sawtooth mountains for a glorious weekend getaway. People even venture out in the winter for camping trips there, but come spring might be easier for those that aren’t as experienced.
Golf at Warm Springs - As the weather starts to get nicer, what better way to get back outside then going to hit some golf balls at the in-town course located on the end of Warm Springs? Special prices are offered for affordable family golf as well.
Chinden Wine Tour - Lucky for all you vino lovers, there is a series of wineries along Chinden road that make it the perfect route to have a wine tasting tour with all your friends. The five we recommend checking out are all within 2 miles of each other. Cinder Winery, Split Rail Winery, Syringa Winery, Telaya Wine Co., and Coiled Wines are all must-stop spots.
Treefort Music Fest - March means one of everyone's favorite months for the city of Boise because of Treefort Music Festival. Treefort is a 5-day music, art, food, tech, story, kid, and comedy festival for all ages.
Shoshone Falls and Caldron Linn - Located on the Snake River, Shoshone Falls is truly a site to see. One of the main attractions for the falls is Caldron Linn which is a 25-foot waterfall, and because of the all the melted snowpack during the Spring months, it is supposedly the best time to venture out and see it.
The Ridge to Rivers Trail system in Boise Foothills - You’ll always wanna check if the conditions are too muddy, but if you’re in the clear the trail system in the Boise Foothills is perfect for going out a jog our mountain biking trip with your friends. Go here to find out more about the trail system: https://www.ridgetorivers.org/
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