If you move to or even visit a new city, there is an inevitable list of things you must do to be considered a local. It might be a particular cup of coffee, a certain celebrity sighting, or an athletic feat specific to the area’s geography. Of course, you can do any of those things in Idaho too—but our vast and beautiful landscape offers experiences so rich that they warrant an entire bucket list. Whether you’re in the mood for the great outdoors, the cultured indoors, a good meal, or something else, the Treasure Valley is full of gems.
• GO FLY FISHING
➤ Essential Information: From major rivers to hidden streams, Idaho boasts some of the nation’s best waterways for fly fishing. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned professional, check out Idaho Angler for gear, guides, and more to make your trip one to remember.
➤ Fun Facts: Approximately 9% of Idaho’s total land mass (4.8 million acres) is designated wilderness. Learn more about how to support the fish and other species that call Idaho home with the Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation!
• Float the Boise River
• Visit Kuna Caves
• Visit a local hot springs
• Take a photo with the Abraham Lincoln statue at Zoo Boise
• Visit Bread Loaf Rock
• Go snowshoeing at Bogus Basin or Tamarack
• Ride the Tamarack coaster
• Grab a sandwich at Green’s Market and swing to the stars at Cherie Buckner-Webb Park
• Hike Table Rock (and take a selfie at the top)
• CLIMB THE STEPS AT CAMEL’S BACK PARK
➤ Essential Information: Camel’s Back Park sits on 11 acres and is adjacent to the 63-acre Camel’s Back Reserve and 292-acre Hulls Gulch Reserve, which offer hiking and spectacular views right in the city. Take the steps or wind your way up the trail to see the City of Trees in a whole new way!
➤ Fun Facts: Idaho natives remember Camel’s Back Park as one of the best in Boise. With steep slides where the steps now sit and a host of winding metal slides, the park was a dangerous wonderland.
• Ride on the jumps at the J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation’s Boise Bike Park
• Visit the World Center for Birds of Prey
• Walk or ride the Boise River Greenbelt
• Catch a wave at Boise Whitewater Park