Where wilderness and adventure are only minutes from a lively downtown. Laidback and friendly, where friends meet on the way home for burgers and brews after a day of skiing or tubing at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. From gourmet and trendy restaurants, funky local shops, craft breweries galore, and a strong community spirit, Boise is a thriving city where a river runs through it, dirt trails are out your front door, and live theater performances are an Uber ride away. This flourishing city is the state capital of Idaho, with a population of more than 228,790. Boise is ideal in that it’s large enough to have everything you could want at your fingertips, yet small enough to still be friendly and easy to navigate.
It’s no wonder it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. Outdoor recreation is a way of life in Boise, no matter the season. The foothills of the Rocky Mountains provide a beautiful backdrop to this vibrant city and include more than 140 miles of trails—literally out many residents’ back doors. You’ll find mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers, and dog owners with their canine pets on these trails at any time of the year. The Greenbelt offers 25 miles of paved and dirt trails along the Boise River to run, ride, or stroll with hundreds of spots to fish or play in the water. Floating the Boise River is a must during summertime, while skiing is a huge part of the Boise winter with Bogus Basin just 20 miles up the mountain.