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.
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.
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: Ridge to Rivers Trails
MK Nature Center
Visitors can walk the ground of this carefully contained 4.6 acre plot, designed to showcase the Treasure Valley’s unique ecosystem. Catch a glimpse of native fish, birds and other wildlife.
Get tactical and strategic as you make your plan of attack at the Treasure Valley’s only paintball park.
Thanks to Idaho’s outstanding soil, farms and ranches are abundant in the Treasure Valley. Find a farmer’s market near you here: Saturday Farmers Market
Boise Rose Garden
Inside Julia Davis Park sits the Boise Rose Garden. First, a private men’s gardening club, it is now free and open to the public. Walk through and stop to smell the variety of roses.
Boise Trolley Tour
Maximize your tour by riding on a converted trolley train around Boise with local expert, Tour Guide Tom. You’ll get the inside scoop on local history that some of the residents might not even know.
Just 16 miles outside of Boise is Bogus Basin Mountain Resort. Snow or sun, there’s something for everyone to do. Bogus Basin Activities
World Center for Birds of Prey
Get an up close look at some of Idaho’s most ferocious and beautiful raptors. Known for our birds of prey, the Center is a great place to learn more about them in our Idaho ecosystem.
A completely free, open air art gallery featuring rotating murals from talented Idaho artists. Learn more about it here: Freak Alley Boise
With over 25 miles of paved roads, the Greenbelt is where walkers, bikers, skaters and more go to get some distance and easily travel from one side of the city to the other. Read more here: Boise River Greenbelt
Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial
Off the Boise Greenbelt, you can visit the only Anne Frank memorial in the entire United States. Walk the grounds to read her quotes, and other materials, speaking on the necessary fight against human injustices.
Idaho Botanical Gardens
Nestled next to the Idaho Old Penitentiary are the 15 acre grounds of the Idaho Botanical Gardens. Discover the beauty of Idaho’s native plants and expertly crafted gardens.
Jack's Urban Meeting Place, or JUMP, is the ambitious and creative project donated posthumously by Idaho potato icon, Jack Simplot. Here, anyone can take a class, attend a workshop, or play on the awesome outside playground. Check it out: JUMP Boise
Boise Brewery Tour
Breweries abound in Garden City and Boise. Start at one end of town, and complete at the opposite. Breweries to visit include: Powderhaus, County Line, Bear Island Brewing, Payette Brewing, Boise Brewing, Lost Grove, Barbarian Brewing, Mad Swede, Western Collective, and Edge Brewing, to name a few.