We’re fallin’ for Boise this time of the year, and we want you to join! We’ve put together a Totally Boise Fall Checklist that we think everyone should partake in to seize this beautiful season. Be sure to #totallyboisefallchecklist as you participate in each of these festive fall events.
Our love for farmers markets is uncandid. This is your chance to get out and explore local. Be prepared to bundle up for the chilly morning weather. Last chance to walk the market is Saturday, October 29th.
2. Dine Out Downtown
Boise Restaurant Week is coming up, with specialized menus, the opportunity to try a new dish or try a new restaurant is calling your name. Over 35 participating locations give you plenty of options to choose from!
A fall tradition we can’t pass up! Pick out your favorite pumpkins, catch a hayride and then head home to carve your best design.
4. Enjoy the Breathtaking Views from the Boise Train Depot
Overlooking Boise is one of our favorite things to do in the city. Drive up to the Boise Train Depot to enjoy the views of changing fall leaves and the bustling downtown.
5. Take a Hike at Sunset
Boise sunsets are unbeatable. With an abundance of trails throughout the city, throw on your coat and hike to the top of a hill. Then reward yourself with the beauty of a sunset.
6. Explore the Idaho State Capitol
A treasure within the city is the Idaho State Capitol. Whether you take a guided tour or explore yourself, you can enjoy the 50,000 square feet of marble inside!
7. Find the Prettiest Tree in the City
Being the City of Trees, this one can’t be hard. Struggling? We recommend walking the Boise River Greenbelt or heading towards Hyde Park.
8. Make Your Favorite FALL-flavored Treat
What’s fall without delicious treats that remind us of the sweet smells of the holiday season? Whether you prefer pumpkin, apple or caramel, we’ll let you decide!
9. Cozy Up and Watch Your Favorite Halloween Movie
Bundle up in your favorite blanket and throw on your favorite Halloween-themed movie. Some of our faves include “Hocus Pocus”, “Beetlejuice” and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”.
Be sure to check out what The Egyptian Theater is playing this season!
10. Tell Your Favorite Scary Story
Join friends around a bonfire or cuddle up on the couch and prepare to get spooked with your favorite scary stories.
11. Jump in a Huge Pile of Leaves
Rake up a giant pile of leaves, take a few steps back, run and jump! Bonus: after you can collect all the leaves in a trash bag and leave it for the City of Boise to collect.
12. Throw on Your Best Costume and Go Trick-or-Treating
We love Halloween, and even more, we love trick-or-treating! Grab your favorite costume and prepare to wow the crowds. A Boise favorite spot is the infamous Harrison Blvd., which is rumored to give out thousands of pieces of candy every Halloween.
13. Sample Your Way Through Idaho's Agri-Tourism
Idaho is chock-full of farmers, ranchers, flower growers, and much in-between. We are a proud state of people who like to earn a living with simply our own ingenuity, hard work, and the bounty nature provides. Get to know Idaho better through our fabulous agri-tourism!
Want to participate in our Totally Boise Fall Checklist Challenge? All you have to do is #totallyboisefallchecklist every time you participate in one of these activities, and the chance to win a fall gift basket is all yours! Be sure to tag us as you share your photos.
Good luck, we look forward to watching you enjoy the fall season in Boise!