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Kick Off Summer in Boise

Boise Water Adventures

rafting on the Boise River

With the Boise River running through the city and easy access to nearby water recreation spots, Boise is the place to stay cool this summer. 

  • Boise River Float – Bring your own water craft or rent tubes and rafts at Barber Park for the leisurely 2-3 hour journey.
  • Fishing – Some of the best urban fishing and Idaho’s native trout await in local ponds, reservoirs and rivers.
  • Quinn’s Pond – Wade, swim or paddle and find onsite gear rentals at Idaho River Sports.
  • Ann Morrison Park – Splash in the fountains near the playground.
  • Boise Whitewater Park – Bring your kayak or surfboard to ride the manmade waves.
  • Roaring Springs – Spend the day at the Northwest’s biggest waterpark and enjoy the new expansion with over 20 attractions for all ages.
  • Lucky Peak State Park – A great spot for swimming, picnicking, fishing and boating just a 10 minute drive from downtown. 
  • Whitewater Rafting – Head 45 minutes north of Boise for world class rapids on the Payette River.

Cheers to Idaho Wine & Cider Month

June is the 15th Annual Idaho Wine & Cider Month, celebrating Idaho’s success as a rapidly growing and nationally recognized wine and cider region. Throughout the month, local wineries and cideries will offer special events and promotions.

Ideas to kick off patio season and salute Idaho’s award-winning wine:

  • Get your tickets for Savor Idaho, the state’s premier wine event. Sample from over 30 Idaho wineries and cideries on June 9 at the beautiful Idaho Botanical Garden.
  • Choose from special “Savor the Weekend” offers and activities during the weekend leading up to Savor Idaho. This includes discounts on wine tours, special room rates at Hotel 43, wine and cheese pairings at local wineries and cideries, winemaker dinners at Chandlers, and wine tastings at local wine shops and Albertsons stores. 
  • Walk, bike or drive Boise’s Urban Wine Trail. Relax and enjoy popular Idaho varieties including Riesling, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah and Tempranillo. 
  • Take a taste of Idaho home with you on Alaska Airlines. Mileage Plus members can check a case of wine at no cost as part of the Wine Flies Free program. 

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