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New Hobbies to Try This Spring in Boise

Last updated February 28, 2024 by Totally Boise

Spring in Boise, Idaho, brings not just blooming flowers and longer days but also the perfect opportunity to try new hobbies. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Boise offers a plethora of activities that cater to every interest. Let’s explore some hobbies you can start this spring!

  1. Bird Watching
    With its diverse habitats, Boise is a paradise for bird watchers. The arrival of spring welcomes a variety of migratory birds. Grab your binoculars and head to spots like the Boise River Greenbelt to catch a glimpse of Idaho’s feathered friends.
  2. Trivia Nights
    As evenings become more pleasant, trivia nights at local pubs and breweries are a great way to test your knowledge and have fun with friends. It’s a perfect blend of learning and laughter.
  3. Pickleball
    This paddle sport, which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, has been gaining popularity. Boise has many courts where you can learn and play, and even up-and-coming pickleball locations in Southeast Boise and Eagle, making for a fun and active afternoon.
  4. Painting Nights
    Get ready to unleash your inner artist at a paint night. Guided sessions can be found in the Treasure Valley; fantastic for beginners and a great way to create your own masterpiece while enjoying the company of others.
  5. Wine Tours
    Explore Idaho’s vineyards with a wine tour from your choice of several different tour groups. Spring is a great time to see the vineyards in bloom and sample some of Idaho’s finest wines.
  6. Food Tours
    Boise’s culinary scene is vibrant and diverse. A food tour is a delightful way to explore local cuisine and discover new favorite spots around the city. 
  7. Cooking Classes
    If you’re more into creating your own culinary masterpieces, Boise offers a variety of cooking classes that cater to different cuisines and skill levels.
  8. Paddleboarding
    As the weather warms, paddleboarding on the Boise River is a serene way to enjoy the outdoors. It’s great for fitness and offers a unique perspective of the city.
  9. Bike Bars
    As the weather warms, paddleboarding on the Boise River is a serene way to enjoy the outdoors. It’s great for fitness and offers a unique perspective of the city.
  10. Glass Blowing
    For a more unique hobby, try glass blowing. Workshops around Boise will allow you to learn the ways of this fascinating craft and create beautiful glass objects.
  11. Candle Making
    Join a candle-making workshop to learn how to craft your own scented candles. It’s a relaxing and rewarding hobby that also makes for great personalized gifts OR a great date night!
  12. Fly Fishing
    With the Boise River right in the city, fly fishing is a peaceful and rewarding hobby to pick up. Boise is the perfect place to try this new hobby, as classes are available throughout the valley.
  13. Wine and Design
    Similar to paint nights, these events combine the joy of painting with the pleasure of a good glass of wine. It’s a relaxing way to spend an evening while creating art.

No matter what your interests are, Boise has something for everyone this spring. So why not try something new and maybe discover a hobby that you’ll love for years to come?




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