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Boise is Awash in Color

Bask in the Fall Colors

Fall is when the meaning behind Boise’s name really shines. The name Boise comes from the French word bois, meaning “wood.” Local legend has it that French fur trappers called the area “Les Bois” when they saw all the trees along the Boise River. Which makes the Boise River Greenbelt an ideal place to see fall foliage in all its glory, especially with so many adjacent parks like Kathryn Albertson Park, Julia Davis Park, Ann Morrison Park and Veterans Memorial Park. Take a stroll, ride a bike or set up a chair under the colorful canopy. 

Continue leaf peeping on the foothills Military Reserve trails and at Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve, a 53-acre haven for birds, animals and people featuring trailheads, pathways and overlook areas.

Experience a different type of fall colors at a local U-Pick flower farm such as Haven Flowers in Boise, Blue Sky Farm in Eagle, Lovely Hollow Farm in Caldwell or Mason Creek Flower Farm in Nampa.

© Sofia Jaramillo

Grab a Taste of Downtown Boise at 2022 Restaurant Week

The last weekend of October brings more than just crisp weather and spooky festivities. It also offers food lovers a chance to sample some of the best bites at Boise’s downtown restaurants. Visitors can taste, sip, crunch, munch, and simply be delighted by a wide variety of delicious creations from the city’s talented local chefs. From October 28 – November 6, Taste of Downtown Boise means special menus, specialty retail, and an opportunity to enjoy a new dish, try a new restaurant, or find a fresh twist at a familiar favorite. It’s a fun, exciting dining experience with menus and deals for every price and every palate.

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