Bogus Basin
Mountain Recreational Area

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On average, the mountain is at least 15 degrees cooler than the Treasure Valley, making it a convenient retreat from the scorching heat of Boise’s summers.

At its peak, Shafer Butte - the tallest mountain in the Bogus Basin area - sits at 7,600 feet. Bogus Basin is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city below, and is less than an hour drive from Downtown Boise. This recreational oasis has an activity for anyone: from first time hikers and thrill seekers, to experienced mountain bikers and those looking to get the best view around. Screen time and city smog will soon fade into the background.

Once you’re up in the pines and flowers, there are thrilling adventures! So pack up the sunscreen, grab some friends, and read our blog on how to spend the perfect day (or weekend if you’re feeling adventurous) at Bogus Basin. We share all the details on summer activities at Bogus Basin this summer. Details like how to get the most out of your visit with an Unlimited Day Pass, where to eat and drink on the mountain, and much more.

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Let the summer road trip adventures begin!Wherever you’re headed, your trusty vehicle is sure to gather dust, mud, crumbs and all the remnants of your journeys. Luckily, Bluebird Express Car Wash is equipped to keep your car looking and smelling brand-new through all your wild Idaho excursions. With two easy-to-find locations in Boise and three more under construction throughout this year, it’s convenient to drive through and head off on your next big venture.

This Boise-born company, recently voted as the Best Car Wash in the Treasure Valley, is proud to offer customer focused eco-friendly washes in five minutes or less. Scan to keep your vehicle adventure ready.

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Franz Witte Garden Center

The summer months in Idaho are a busy time for gardeners. There are two crucial actions Franz Witte says you should be paying attention to with the higher temperatures this season. For gardens and landscaping that have already been established, now is the ideal time to treat your plants right in the scorching summer sun. It’s also the peak time when Idaho’s pollinators flourish, and an easy way to assist these little creatures is by purchasing their favorite plants and flowers. Franz Witte has been helping Idahoans keep our local ecosystem happy and healthy since 1971.

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Idaho Preferred

Every dollar you spend with a local farm, retailer, restaurant, or business, is cycled back into Idaho’s economy. Thanks to the hard work of the Idaho State Department of Agriculture’s, Idaho Preferred program, shopping locally is easy. Through intentional community outreach, Idaho Preferred is the ultimate resource for finding all the ways to experience Idaho agriculture. Whether that means shopping, eating, or adventuring through the state, look for the Idaho Preferred logo to know you are supporting locals. Want to find fresh Idaho grown, raised, or crafted food products? Visit the blog to learn more!

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River Excursions

Where can you find North America’s deepest river gorge? LOCATION: WHITE BIRD, IDAHO Hells Canyon—coming in at 7,993 ft, and by far, the most exciting way to explore this natural Idaho wonder is by jet boat with Hammer Down River Excursions. Offering scenic tours and expert fishing trips, Hammer Down is the preferred way to explore the beauty of the Snake and Salmon rivers. After experiencing just one trip, you’ll be hooked! Our own Mariah was lucky enough to traverse the wild waters of Hells Canyon and can’t wait to share the details. Head to the blog to see why you’ve got to book a tour with Hammer Down River Excursions immediately!

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Clean Juice

Idaho is a beautiful place to live if you’re passionate about keeping an active lifestyle. The foothills, river, and greenbelt invite us to get our daily exercise and get our sweat on. It’s crucial to feed your body while it recovers. Clean Juice is the Treasure Valley’s first fresh press juice bar. This summer, they’ve developed five products that will provide any level athlete with boosted performance and nutrition to support recovery. This new menu will make you swoon!

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Elevated Hydration

Don’t let dehydration keep you from experiencing this summer to the fullest! Studies have found that roughly 75% of Americans are living mildly dehydrated without realizing it. Elevated Hydration is familiar with this problem. During Idaho’s hottest season, they educated us on a few easy tips to maintain hydration. Following this advice is key for a healthy lifestyle and can keep you feeling your absolute best. If you’re looking for a boost, these exclusive IV drips from Elevated Hydration are their clients’ best-kept secret.

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Visit Stanley, Idaho

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In the Sawtooth National Forest sits Stanley, Idaho, and with it, its incredible recreation opportunities.

The sheer magnificence of the area brings visitors from all over the nation. The highest point, Thompson Peak, reaches its crest at over 10,000 feet and attracts hikers, climbers, and nature enthusiasts. While the town of Stanley is relatively small - home to just under 70 people year round - the area will see tourists each summer season.

We’ve got all the details of this year’s Sawtooth Festival, which is on July 16th & 17th. The two-day event will feature over 75 local and regional arts, crafts, and food vendors. In our blog, we share all the details on how to recreate responsibly in Stanley this summer and more info on the Sawtooth Festival.

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Day Trips
in Idaho

Lemon Tree Co.

Lemon Tree Co. is opening its third cafe this summer, and the new location just made it easier than ever to savor their incredible flavor while you’re out and about.

The third Lemon Tree Co. joins a family of growing restaurants in the Treasure Valley. Conveniently located in downtown Boise, Harris Ranch, and now Parkcenter Blvd, quality cuisine is always close. It’s also effortless to order your favorite breakfast, lunch, or dinner on their website or any major delivery service.

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Getting to know your Idaho skin and how to take care of it can be a journey. The pros at Skin Owl designed the skin quiz below to help guide you to your new routine, guaranteed to leave you bright and glowing!

Join us in discovering your true summer glow at SkinOwl, a one-stop destination for all things clean skincare, makeup and curated goods.

Designed with active and cutting-edge plant-based ingredients, SkinOwl is your very own skin guru, positioned to help you with the most stubborn of skin issues, be it acne, scarring, fatigue, or signs of aging.

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Float The
Boise River

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Mother Earth Brew Co.

Celebrating its first summer in downtown Boise, Mother Earth Brew Co. has opened its large patio for nonstop fun. Their easy-to-find location on the corner of 3rd and Broad St. will have rotating food trucks, live music, and yard games for everyone to enjoy. Parents and dog owners rejoice; children and pets are allowed as well. With a stacked list of new and popular seasonal beers on tap, your summer with friends and family at Mother Earth is guaranteed to be epic!

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Alpenglow Mountainsport

Wherever your water adventures are taking you this summer, Alpenglow Mountainsport is your local paddlesports headquarters for summer fun rentals. Alpenglow is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this year, and is located on the corner of Hill Rd. and Bogus Basin Rd,in the North End. From paddleboarding at Lucky Peak, floating the Boise or Payette Rivers, or planning a multiday river trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, Alpenglow’s got the SUP’s, Kayaks, Rafts and all of the gear to go with them.

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Independent Doctors of Idaho

“We, the independent physicians of Idaho, declare that our commitment is to our patients and their personal care. Keeping our patients healthy and living independently is our goal.”

IDID has over 600 providers in 33 specialties and continues to grow! With that extensive coverage of doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants, you are likely to find a provider for your specific health needs. Independent Doctors of Idaho aims to bring patients back into complete control of their medical decisions while holding the bottom line.

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WebMarkets Medical Marketing

For every client, the goal is 100x return on advertising spend. With WebMarkets Medical, the road to 100x starts with research to identify opportunities for medical + healthcare clinics. This strategic process positions their healthcare clients for wildly successful results. They call this, the road to 100x.

WebMarkets Medical is not your average healthcare marketing agency, and they’re proving that every day. When you partner with the right people, you partner with reliability, accountability, success, and 30+ years of collective healthcare marketing experience.

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Boise Greenbelt

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Salt Sanctuary

True allergy and asthma relief can be found at the Salt Sanctuary. The Valley is inundated with cottonwood fluff, sagebrush pollen, and that nasty wildfire smoke in the later summer months. While these irritants are almost an utterly unavoidable feature of our landscape, many Idahoans have found a new holistic method of living comfortably and medication-free. This fantastic solution is located at the Salt Sanctuary in Boise, offering healing halotherapy. Curious how this works?

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The Vervain Collective

Picture this: You’re having an epic summer adventure, backpacking, river rafting, or whatever outdoor activity you love, and your trip is ruined by bug bites, sunburns, or poison ivy. The Vervain Collective in Garden City is all too familiar with how annoying these injuries or irritants can be, so they shared some fantastic holistic products in-store this summer. Everything from reef-safe sunscreen to post-adventure bath soaks - they’ve got you covered with natural, organic, and wild-foraged items.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Idaho is home to over 400 dairy farmers, and thanks to them and their capable cows, we all can enjoy some locally sourced dairy. Summer is ramping up, and the hottest months of the year will leave you in need of a tasty frozen treat. Thanks to our friends at Unbottled, we found every ice cream shop serving up local frozen treats in the Treasure Valley.

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Swim, Splash

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Urban Stock Tanks

There’s no better way to beat the summer heat than with a dip in your new pool. This innovative Idaho, family owned company, Urban Stock Tanks, has created a simple home pool and hot tub solution using stock tanks traditionally used on a ranch. With three tank sizes to choose from, they are perfect in even the smallest backyards. As the temperatures in the Treasure Valley reach triple digits, spend your summer in the comfort of an Urban Stock Tanks pool.

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Since 2017, The STIL has taken over the Treasure Valley dessert scene by storm. Now, ice cream fanatics can savor their favorite frozen scoops at four different locations. What’s also sweet at The STIL? Their beautiful patios, each with its own signature vibe. Found in Downtown Boise, on the Boise Bench, Harris Ranch, and now Indian Creek Plaza, visiting the Idaho-founded business is always a fantastic experience. Get a complete look at these perfect summer patios on the blog.

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International School

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Founded in 1997, Riverstone International School is Idaho’s toprated independent school, offering a globally influenced education through their International Baccalaureate programme.

After 25 years, the school has grown to include students from over 45 countries while maintaining a personalized experience for every learner. Their Five Pillars of Academic Excellence, Community and Service, Leadership by Example, International Understanding, and Outdoor Education are at the forefront of the school’s thoughts and actions. Now enrolling, the Riverstone community welcomes students in Preschool through Grade 12.

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Wtih A View

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Mad Swede Brewing Company

Where in downtown can you catch a comedy show, sit on a patio and toss back local craft cocktail seltzer? At Mad Swede Brew Hall, of course! The Boiseowned brewery has created a remarkable space for equally enthusiastic beer, cider, and seltzer lovers. Nestled between 8th and 9th street, in the Garro building, Mad Swede hosts weekly trivia, rotating comedians, happy hour specials, and live music. Read the blog to discover what exclusive seltzers are on deck this summer.

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The Commons Climbing Gym

Keep the kids busy, active, and excited this summer with day camps at The Commons Climbing Gym. Every month this season, kids can explore the bouldering walls, top-rope climbing, and more fun climbing games during weekly sessions at their gym located on the Boise Bench. And for all adult climbers, Mondays and Wednesdays are now two for one day passes before 3pm for non-member climbers. It’s a great way to try out indoor climbing if you’re new to the sport.

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Payette Brewing Company

Payette Brewing Co. is a beloved Boise brewery celebrating 11 years of serving up high quality, adventure-ready beers. Located right off of the Greenbelt, ride your bike or take a walk to their Tap Room this summer and enjoy 20+ handles of their award-winning craft beers and their new AnyTimers Cocktails. Their spacious Beer Garden hosts weekly live music, local events, local food trucks, and their newest dining option: Queens Food Trailer. With good food, great brews, and some of the nicest beer-loving people on staff, don’t miss summer fun at Payette.

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Alyonka Russian Cuisine

Warm summer days are perfected with Alyonka Russian Cuisine takeout at your favorite Boise park. Found on the corner of State and Lemp in Boise, Alyonka’s has become a seemingly overnight sensation. With recipes made from scratch, owner and head chef Elena DeYoung has rocked the local culinary scene with hearty, soulwarming classics. While the weather is perfect, order ahead for pick-up or delivery to savor the folky flavors wherever you choose.

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Coffee & Supply Co.

Summer tastes a whole lot sweeter with Coffee & Supply Co. in hand before every Idaho adventure. Ideally situated on the corner of Hill Rd. and Hwy 55, it’s effortless to grab your favorite beverage and delicious handmade snacks as you leave town. Forgot to pack something? Coming this summer to Coffee & Supply Co., The Sundry is their upstairs one-stop boutique shop with all the essentials you might need. With brands like Goodr, Brixton, Herschel, and more, you will be delighted you stopped by. Don’t miss their 2-year anniversary specials happening all summer long!

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Idaho Wine Tours

The northern Treasure Valley wine country is an exciting (not so hidden anymore) gem, and Idaho Wine Tours has the perfect opportunity for you to explore them. On this exclusive tour, the laidback wine bus explores the wineries of Star and Eagle Foothills. If you’re a wine lover like we are, you won’t want to miss your chance to experience the wellloved wineries visited on this tour. Head to the blog below for your exclusive coupon code for any Idaho Wine Tour.

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Find Your New

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Bite Me Bars

Established in The Village at Meridian, Bite Me Bars is an imaginative frozen dessert destination. Inside, you can craft a bar with your choice of ice cream, frozen banana, rice krispy treat, or cheesecake. Then, the treat is dipped in a magic shell-like chocolate, and you add whichever toppings you like. You can’t go wrong with picking one of their featured menu creations for the perfect summer snack. Check out the blog to discover Bite Me Bars’ exclusive flavors, the story behind the shop, and how to rent an ice cream bike for your next event.

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Boise Spectrum

The Boise Spectrum is our city’s one-stop location for endless summer entertainment. Starting on June 23rd, ‘Thursday Thunder’ is back! Every Thursday for the next ten weeks, live music, food, drinks, and fun in the sun will be happening in the courtyard of the Boise Spectrum. In the mood to watch a game and enjoy great food with family and friends? Legends Sports Pub & Grill is a family-friendly favorite with a great menu and full bar. Stop by CHOW Public Market & Eatery for any last-minute gifts, paint night, or some musttry Mexican or Cajun food.

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Summer Events
in Boise

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Land Ocean New American Grill

Land Ocean New American Grill in Meridian has quickly become one of the Treasure Valley’s hottest restaurants. After opening in late 2021, its exclusive brunch, lunch, and dinner menus have invited in many guests and kept them coming back for more. Now, the extraordinary modern steakhouse has procured a liquor license and is serving up some genuinely fantastic cocktail creations. Stop by any Monday through Thursday night from 3-6 pm for $2 off Happy Hour starters to try them for yourself.

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Recently, the Treasure Valley has seen a rise in small businesses, remote workers, and companies looking for affordable, professional office spaces. Kiln, which opened its first location in Meridian in April 2022, offers a solution for the future with options catered to entrepreneurs, creatives, and enterprise teams. Kiln offers networking events, business-oriented programming, and wellness initiatives. Membership options allow individuals and teams of 2 - 50 to work in an aesthetic environment without the hassle of overhead. Kiln offers a long list of all-inclusive amenities, including a fitness room, barber shop, podcast studio, theater and more.

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