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Five Reasons to Love Boise

Best of Boise

Along with its safe, clean, walkable downtown and easy access to outdoor adventures, everyone can find something to enjoy during a stay in Boise. 

  1. Arts and culture – Take in a concert or performance at the Morrison Center, catch a movie at BoDo Cinema or The Flicks, jam to live music at Treefort Music Hall, learn more about Boise’s diverse history on the Basque Block or be inspired as you stroll through a local art gallery.
  2. Sports – From downtown, hit hiking and mountain biking trails in five minutes or Bogus Basin is just 16 miles away for tubing, skiing and snowboarding. Sports fans can get close to the action of an Idaho Steelheads game or cheer for the Boise State Broncos at a basketball game or gymnastics meet.
  3. Strong culinary scene – Boise is gaining national recognition for its diverse culinary scene. Make a reservation at KIN, Idaho’s first James Beard Award-winning restaurant, or pick from one of Boise’s many restaurants
  4. Great breweries and wineries – Boise boasts a wealth of top notch drinking establishments. Sip your way through the city’s urban wine trail or pull up a chair with a craft brew or cocktail after a day of exploring.
  5. Nonstop flights – Fly to Boise easily from 25 nonstop destinations around the country. Getting to your hotel is a quick 10-minute drive, shuttle or Uber ride.

Experience Idaho Winter Wine Weekends

Two people drinking wine by a fire pit

Looking for a unique experience to liven up winter? Plan a weekend escape to one of the Treasure Valley’s award-winning wineries, open year-round. Idaho Winter Wine Weekends span four select weekends through March, with special themed events. 

Participating wineries and cideries will welcome visitors with special food and wine pairings, tasting flights, promotions, fun activities and a cozy, inviting atmosphere. Pick the weekend—or weekends—that suit your fancy. No reservations required. 

These events are great for date nights, outings with friends, or somewhere fun to get out of the house with good food, pretty scenery or a warm fireplace. Many of the wineries are kid-friendly so families are welcome. 

  • Feb. 3-4: Dessert First 
  • Feb. 17-18: National Drink Wine Day
  • March 2-3: Movies and Wine

For more information, and a list of participating locations, visit: 

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