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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Food
“Payette Brewing is an all around great place that has a nice outdoor space, food trucks, activities, and is family friendly. One of my favorite things about Payette is that it is right on the Greenbelt and river. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Excellent Pizzaria. Delicious pizzas. Just down State Street. Eat in or they deliver.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great location for people watching right on the Boise river (next door to Telaya, the winery). The food is mediocre but there is often live music on the patio. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Park
“Watch or participate -- right on the Greenbelt and adjoining Esther Simplot Park”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Our favorite coffee spot in town and just a short walk to the greenbelt and surfing.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Winery
“Visit the tasting room for hand-crafted local wines. Located next to the Greenbelt and Boise River.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice walking distance from the Airbnb. Good food - specifically the eggs benedict. A bit of an older crowd most of the time. Coffee is good. Mostly I like it because it is a nice walk - I can give you directions via the foothills if you would like.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Boise's iconic container bar allows you to sit back and relax with a cold beer, street tacos and sand on your feet. It's one of our favorite neighborhood bars. Please note 21 and older only.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“$3 movies! On Tuesday, movies are only $1! This is a great place to catch a movie that just left the theatre. Make sure you grab a booster seat before leaving the lobby for your theatre room. It makes the kids feel special and they can see so much better! I think that is my favorite detail ever...”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is a great introduction to Ethiopian food. It's a bit far but worth it. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Tourist Information Center
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Food
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“This 44-acre nature reserve is an easy 10-15 minute walk from the glampsite with a sweeping view much of the way. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Dutch Goose is a laid back neighborhood bar not far from the studio. They have good greasy food, beer and wine, and a great back patio with games for everyone.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Nature
“Owned by the city of Boise, Boise River Park is home to the Wave Shaper. Kayakers go here to hone in their skills. Really fun to watch! Directly across the Boise Greenbelt is Quinn's pond. Here you can swim, float, fish, kayak, paddle board or sunbath on the sandy beaches. Rent all your sports equipment at Idaho River Sports adjacent to the pond. The water is very clean and refreshing and is fed by the Boise River. www.boiseriverpark.com, www.idahoriversports.com”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Meal Delivery
“Excellent Pizzaria. Delicious pizzas. Just down State Street. Eat in or they deliver.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great location for people watching right on the Boise river (next door to Telaya, the winery). The food is mediocre but there is often live music on the patio. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice walking distance from the Airbnb. Good food - specifically the eggs benedict. A bit of an older crowd most of the time. Coffee is good. Mostly I like it because it is a nice walk - I can give you directions via the foothills if you would like.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is a great introduction to Ethiopian food. It's a bit far but worth it. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Dutch Goose is a laid back neighborhood bar not far from the studio. They have good greasy food, beer and wine, and a great back patio with games for everyone.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Burgers on the Side" is their catch-phrase. BFC is another boise icon . . . as expected in the potato state, they serve up fries with different potato varieties, cuts, ketchups, and seasonings. And the burgers are actually some of the best in town, especially the bison burger. Oh and try some of their homemade soda.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“It's always worth checking to see who's playing at the Sapphire Room, and the Sand Bar too, at the Riverside Hotel in Garden City (approximately 20-minute drive). Every seat is great, there is a full bar, and a food menu.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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