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19 Uniquely Boise Group Activities


As an event planner, you’re looking for ways to set your event apart from the rest.  Here are 19 great options to do just that- all unique to Boise activities that your attendees or clients are sure to love!

1. Indulge Boise Food Tours

They are the first Boise food and culinary tour company dedicated to helping visitors and Idaho residents enjoy the best food and cultural experience off the beaten path in the City of Trees. Some of their tours offered are:

– Downtown Boise Brunch & Arts Tour

– Capital City Culinary & Cultural Tour

– BoDo on the Greenbelt Savor & Sip Tour

For more information click here. 
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on the tour
Maximum attendees: Tours are customizable for any group size from 10-100+  

2. Paella Cooking Class At The Basque Market

Owners Tara and Tony are no strangers to feeding a big crowd with their enormous pan of paella. Whether it’s the Basque Wine Fest or just a Friday afternoon, their famous paella attracts everyone from the Treasure Valley. This class will teach you how to make their famous paella, while sipping on wine and enjoying some of the tapas they have to offer. A unique and flavorful experience that will keep you coming back for more.  

For more information click here 
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 1-2 hours 

3. Paddleboarding at Quinn’s Pond

Looking for an outdoor adventure without having to go far from downtown Boise? Then this activity might be the perfect one for you. Situated adjacent to Boise River, Quinn’s pond is just minutes from downtown and is a great place to escape to for all of your paddle boarding and kayaking fun. Idaho River Sports has a variety of classes and offerings, depending on your group size and interests.  

For more water sports information click here

4. Rafting the Payette River

The Long family, owners of Cascade Raft and Kayak, are no strangers to fun. Their third- generation family business offers a variety of ways your team can challenge themselves in the great outdoors – everything from a half day raft trip to a full day raft trip to a challenging ropes and zipline course that was recently constructed. Cascade Raft offers a welcoming environment alive with the anticipation of river adventures. Enjoy views of the Main Payette from their riverside decks and open patios or relax on the expanse of lush green lawn. Their full-service operation includes a cafe and gift shop, state-of-the-art photography department, changing rooms, restrooms and lockers, riverside beach and private parking.

Available: Year-round 
Duration: Approx. 4-8 hours (both half day and full day trips available) 
Maximum attendees: Up to 7 people per raft + 1 guide  

5. Pedals and Pints

Looking for a fun and interactive way to check out downtown Boise? Hop on a 15-seat bike! Riders pedal the bike around town, stopping at various downtown pubs, breweries and restaurants in Boise to sample local suds, craft brews, live music, and fun events happening. 
For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 2 hours 
Maximum attendees: 15 

6. Season and Taste Cooking Classes

https://www.seasonandtaste.com/team-building-private-eventsA fun way to interact with a small group while cooking up something delicious and even taking home a new skill. Season + Taste offers a variety of classes – everything from pasta making, a taste of Thai cuisine, and even cake decorating. Their classes are led by highly trained professional chefs and are all hands-on experiences.  
For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 2-3 hours
Maximum attendees: 12  

7. Winery Tours

Did you know that Idaho boasts over 60 wineries? In fact, there are 3 American Viticultural Areas in Idaho alone! One of those – the Snake River Valley AVA – is just 30 miles outside of Boise. Not only that, but we also have an urban wine trail just minutes from downtown Boise. A wine tour is a perfect half-day or full-day activity for small to medium group sizes. A perfect way to show off one of Idaho’s gems while having a fun and engaging day with your organization. Boise is lucky enough to have a few wine tour companies to choose from to accommodate your group – Snake River Valley Wine Tours, Sunshine Wine Tours, and Winery Seekers.

To find the right winery for your group visit our winery page
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 6 hours 
Maximum attendees: 13

8. Escape Room

What better way to bond with a team than to be locked in a room with a common goal of escaping? Boise has many great escape rooms that have a variety of themes, stories, and features.  
A few suggestions:
Escape This Boise: website
Treasure Valley Escape Rooms: website 
Clockwise Escape Room: website 
Amazing Escapes: website 
Puzzle Effect Boise: website 
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 1-2 hours 
Maximum attendees: 6-12

9. Birds of Prey

The Peregrine Fund has one simple mission: to conserve birds of prey worldwide. The World Center for Birds of Prey is a great place to learn all about how the Peregrine Fund is conserving raptors around the world. Meet live birds of prey up close, see California Condors, and more! A great place to learn more about the conservation efforts happening not only in Boise, but all around the world. This is truly a Boise gem and must-see!

For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round 
Duration: 1-2 hours 
Maximum attendees: 20+

10. Bogus Basin Recreational Area

Just about 30 minutes from downtown Boise, Bogus Basin offers year-round fun. In the Winter, hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding, the tubing hill for some downhill thrill, or the Nordic trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. In the summer, they have a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking, scenic chairlift rides, and an exhilarating mountain coaster. They also offer partial rentals of their lodges – perfect for a group gathering after some fun on the mountain! 

Explore what Bogus has to offer: click here
Available: Year-round 
Duration: varies 

11. Group Hikes

One of the biggest attractions of Boise is the close proximity to the Boise Foothills. With hundreds of miles of trails right outside our back door, hiking with a group is a great activity to get outdoors and see some scenic views of Boise and the surrounding areas.  
To find a right winery for your group visit our hiking page
Available: Year-round (dependent on trail conditions)
Duration: varies

12. Glass Blowing

Boise Art Glass is another Boise gem. Their event room is the perfect space for your group!  Wine and dine while watching live Glassblowing and even learn to make something for yourself to take home.  

For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round
Duration: 1-2 hours
Maximum attendees: 20+

13. Candle Making

Local candle company Lit+Co is a great place to stop for a quick demo in candle making. They have been providing high quality, small-batch soy candles and home fragrance to those seeking something a little different. Unique, true-to-life scents and attractive, simple packaging come together to create beautiful home fragrance. Invite your team for a fun and easy way to learn something new and take home a new skill!

For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round
Duration: 1 hour or less
Maximum attendees: 10

14. Urban Wine Tour

Boise boasts many urban wineries just minutes away from downtown. Telaya Wine Co, situated right on the Greenbelt, offers group tours of their production space followed by a group wine tasting in their beautiful tasting room. If you’re looking for a more in-depth wine tasting or food pairing class, look no further! Local company – House of Wine – provides private group classes that can be catered to the topic of your choosing. These classes are hands-on, interactive classes that will teach you more about the science of wine tasting, while also showcasing some local wines.  

For more information: Telaya Wine or House of Wine 
Available: Year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum attendees: class dependent

15. Rock Climbing

Looking to try out one of Boise’s new rock climbing gyms? Vertical View offers an unforgettable experience for climbers of all ages and abilities; access to climbing walls, a private room with tables and chairs and a friendly and knowledgeable staff to provide guidance and facilitate the perfect event to suit your unique needs. A fun and challenging activity for all.  

For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round
Duration: 1-2 hours
Maximum attendees: 30

16. Fly Fishing

We’re lucky enough to have the Boise River flowing right through town, as well as the Payette River situated not too far from downtown Boise – both of which have great fly fishing opportunities. The Idaho Angler has been teaching fly fishing and related classes for 24 years.  Our instructors are exceptional. Their instructors are experts in their field, and will share their knowledge with your team. They welcome private groups or preformed groups who want to schedule their own classes, and are happy to set up individual private instruction. 

For more information visit our fishing page
Available: Year-round

17. Wine and Design

Looking for a fun night of drinking wine and creating a masterpiece with your team? Wine & Design’s Team Building division combines working together and artistic creativity. They provide an inspiring space for teams to collaborate and create a masterpiece in an energetic environment. 

For more information: click here 
Available: Year-round
Duration: 1 hour or less
Maximum attendees: 50

18. Tour the City

Boise is a beautiful city with great history, public art, and architecture. A fun and easy option for a team activity is to book one of the trolly or walkable tours that are offered. The tours include information like Boise’s downtown’s evolution from gold rush boomtown, through urban renewal decline, and 21st century revitalization and stories behind some of the biggest attractions – Old Idaho Pen, the Capitol, etc.  

Boise Bicycle Tours: website
Boise Trolley Tours: website
Township Trolley Tours: website
Walkabout Boise: website
Public Art walking tour: website
Available: Year-round
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum attendees: 20+

19. JUMP Team Building Experiences

The JUMP Experience is a customized program for groups to sample the best elements of JUMP. Whether your objective is teambuilding, connecting or just sharing lots of laughs, we will create a program to ensure optimal enjoyment and value.
For more information: click here 
Contact: experiences@jumpboise.org | 208.639.6610
Duration: 2 hours
Maximum attendees: 10+