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10 Things We Love About Spring in Boise

Last updated February 26, 2024 by Totally Boise

Spring in Boise is a time of vibrant transformation and outdoor activities. As the city shakes off the winter chill, residents and visitors alike are greeted with an array of enjoyable experiences. From scenic walks to leisurely picnics, here are ten reasons why spring in Boise is truly special.

  1. Boise Greenbelt
    Boise’s picturesque Greenbelt is a haven for walkers and cyclists of all ages. The tree-shaded 25-mile pathway runs along both the north and south banks of the Boise River and offers a natural escape in the heart of the city, adorned with the fresh greenery of spring. See wildlife and enjoy the riverside parks as you make your way down the Boise Greenbelt.
  2. Walkable Downtown
    Boise's walkable streets make the city come alive in the spring and summer months. Spring is the perfect time to leisurely stroll through the city, exploring local shops and soaking in the lively atmosphere. With over 100 stores and 80 restaurants, there’s something for everyone.
  3. Coffee Shops
    Coffee is a favorite during every season, but spring in Boise is an excellent time to visit cozy coffee shops. Enjoy your favorite brew with a side of spring sunshine at one of the many cafes boasting outdoor seating.
  4. Freshly Blooming Plants and Trees
    As soon as Boise loses the chill of its snow, the city and surrounding areas burst into color with blooming plants and trees. Take a moment to admire the blossoms that add a dash of color to Boise's streets and parks, further enhancing the beauty of the city.
  5. Plentiful Hammocking
    They call it the City of Trees for a reason! Boise’s parks are the perfect hammocking destinations in the spring, allowing you to enjoy the mild weather and scenic views. Find your spot between two trees and relax in a hammock. 
  6. The Botanical Gardens
    We mentioned the freshly blooming plants and trees, but a visit to the Botanical Gardens is a great way to see a spectacular display of spring flowers. The gardens are a testament to Boise's love for florals and provide a peaceful retreat.
  7. Zoo Boise
    Spring is an excellent season to visit Zoo Boise. Although animals can be seen and events take place all year round, spring offers a particularly wonderful experience. Enjoy the pleasant weather while exploring the diverse range of animal exhibits and learning about wildlife conservation.
  8. Greenhouses
    With over 10 greenhouses in the Boise area, there’s a new discovery you can make when it comes to plants and flowers. It's an excellent opportunity for gardening enthusiasts to get inspired. Each greenhouse has its unique offerings, so whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a budding plant lover, you’ll love the Boise greenhouses!
  9. Dining on the Patio of Your Favorite Restaurant
    Throughout Boise, many restaurants offer patio dining. These outdoor dining areas provide a perfect setting to enjoy the mild weather and Boise's scenic beauty while relishing a variety of culinary delights. Whether it's a leisurely brunch, a romantic dinner, or a casual lunch, these patios offer a unique blend of good food and the charm of dining under the sky, making the most of Boise's delightful spring time atmosphere.
  10. Picnics in Boise’s Many Parks
    Gather your picnic basket and take your pick between any of Boise’s beautiful parks, like Ann Morrison Park, Julia Davis Park, and Kathryn Albertson Park. Springtime picnics are a beloved activity, offering a chance to relax and dine amidst nature. 

Boise's four seasons each have their unique charm, with spring standing out as a time of rejuvenation and joy. These ten highlights embody the essence of what makes Boise so captivating during this season. Whether you're a local or just visiting, spring in Boise presents a range of experiences for everyone. Embrace the outdoors and take advantage of all the delightful activities and sights that Boise provides during this vibrant season.




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