Explore Boise, Idaho

Boise, the capital of Idaho and the largest city in the state, is the commercial, financial, and cultural center of the northern Rockies region. Boise has been nicknamed the "City of Trees” and is home to the Boise river greenbelt which is a 25-mile tree-lined river and their most beloved park. The river runs through the heart of the city and provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and pedestrian access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks. Boise is among the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the nation and has maintained a high quality of life through cooperation between business, government, and citizens. An easy blending of historic structures and modern buildings in the downtown district attests to the fact that Boise remains close to its Western heritage while moving with the times. Noted for its mild climate, clean environment, and friendly people, Boise is set in a fertile agricultural area called "Treasure Valley."

Living in Boise

Boise, Idaho's Capital City is a rare blend - a blend of urban and hometown, with interesting and unique sites and attractions, the inviting outdoors, unlimited recreation, and diverse cultural offerings.

At the foot of the scenic Boise Front, Boise boasts several Fortune 500 companies with national and international headquarters, sprawling high-tech campuses, a major university, and regional medical centers. A city that enjoys its easily accessible outdoors, the “City of Trees” offers a pleasant contrast of mountains meeting desert.

Boise offers first-class meeting space, quality accommodations, exciting attractions, cultural arts, shopping, fine dining, and outdoor adventure all at affordable prices.


Boise offers so many activities for individuals and families including lots of outdoor adventures such as skiing, mountain biking, walking on the greenbelt, rafting, and hiking in the foot hills. It is a health lifestyle with friendly people and a safe place to call home. You can also travel within hours to see beautiful state and national parks. The convenience of the location and the perks make it a true top destination in the United States.

Gabe Halleus Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Les bois! Les bois!

According to oral history, French-Canadian fur trappers named Boise in the early 19th century. The trappers, after crossing the hot, dry desert, crested a hill and, gazing down up on the woods surrounding the Boise River, exclaimed “Les bois! Les bois!” (“Woods! Woods!”).

Fort Boise was established in July of 1863 to keep peace in the mining camps and to protect the Oregon Trail pioneers from Indian raids. The City of Boise was established quickly and served as a service center for gold and silver miners in the nearby mountains and foothills.


All that Jazz!


Boise is known as the regional hub for music and performing arts. Jazz is big here, with the Gene Harris Jazz Festival happening every spring. A range of museums provide something for every art lover and history buff, including the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Historical Museum, Basque Museum and Cultural Center, and the Discovery Center of Idaho. Theater is also popular in Boise with a number of theater groups working in the city, including the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Boise Little Theatre, and the Boise Contemporary Theatre. Boise is also home to a large Basque population, numbering 15,000, that adds to the city's cultural diversity. Every five years, the community holds a large Basque festival called Jaialdi.


Surf's Up in Boise!

The J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation Boise Whitewater Park is a public park with waveshapers that create waves suitable for green wave surfing. Accessible via the Boise Greenbelt, it is common to see SUP surfers and kayakers practicing their moves on the waves. The Boise Whitewater Park will expand in the coming years to allow for more whitewater features and events.

Hit the Slopes

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is a ski area in the western United States, located in southwest Idaho in Boise County, 16 miles north-northeast of the city of Boise. Bogus is operated by the Bogus Basin Recreation Association, a non-profit organization, on private and leased land in the Boise National Forest.

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