The city of Boise is the capital of the state of Idaho, and it is also a place where you will find idyllic parklands, interesting museums, and a whole host of other activities that offer fun for all the family.
Boise is situated on the spectacular Boise River, and is also home to the Boise River Greenbelt where you will find a large protected area of lush greenery, or if you prefer something more urban, then you can wander around local markets and eclectic art galleries in the downtown area of the city.
If you are travelling as part of a family then Boise won’t disappoint, as you will find plenty to do here with children, including zoos, aquariums, and even an unusual attraction in the form of a center dedicated exclusively to birds of prey.
Lets explore the best things to do in Boise:
1. Aquarium of Boise
Opened in 2011, the Aquarium of Boise is an interactive aquarium that sprawls over 10,000 square feet.
The aquarium is unusual in that it offers a range of hands-on exhibits like touch tanks filled with corals, crabs, starfish, and even rays.
There are tanks that feature giant octopus and a shark nursery where you can learn all about the life cycle of a shark.
As well as the aquarium itself, you will also find other attractions such as a bird aviary.