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Discover Summer Fun in Boise: A Newcomer’s Guide

by | Jun 6, 2024 | Discover Boise

Welcome to Boise and Beyond’s blog series focusing on living like a local in Idaho.  If you are one of the many who have recently relocated to Boise and the Treasure Valley here are some of the best ways to fit in and acclimate to your new home.

Discovering Boise in the Summer

Welcome to Boise, the vibrant heart of Idaho! If you’re new to the area or considering a move here, you’re in for a treat with our abundant summer activities. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a family looking for kid-friendly options, or someone who enjoys cultural events, Boise has something special for you. Here’s a fun and informative guide to discover Summer fun in Boise.

Outdoor Activities

Floating The Boise River

Floating the Boise River
One of the quintessential Boise summer activities is floating down the Boise River. Grab a raft or tube from Boise River Raft & Tube ( and enjoy a leisurely float under the sun, a perfect way to cool off and relax.

Hiking at Camel’s Back Park
Explore the trails of Camel’s Back Park ( Whether you’re up for a short hike or a challenging climb up the park’s iconic hill, the views of Boise from the top are worth the effort.




Kids’ Corner

Discovery Center science museum in BoiseZoo Boise
A fantastic place for families, Zoo Boise ( offers a chance to see and learn about animals from around the world. Don’t miss the Giraffe Encounter for a memorable family moment.

Discovery Center of Idaho
Spark curiosity and learning at the Discovery Center of Idaho ( This hands-on science center is perfect for children, with exhibits that make learning about science a fun and interactive experience.

Ann Morrison Park
Ann Morrison Park ( is a splendid spot for a family picnic or a game of frisbee. With its expansive playground and splash pad, kids can enjoy plenty of fun under the sun.

Settlers Park
Settlers Park in Meridian offers a variety of amenities, including a fishing pond, playgrounds, and interactive water features. It’s a perfect destination for families looking to spend an enjoyable day outdoors. Check out their events at





Indoor Escapes

Boise Art Museum
Escape the heat and get inspired at the Boise Art Museum (, where you can view contemporary artworks and special exhibitions that change throughout the year.

The Basque Museum and Cultural Center
Discover the unique Basque heritage of Boise at The Basque Museum and Cultural Center ( It’s a fascinating insight into one of the city’s prominent cultures through exhibits and events.




Seasonal Events in Boise

Boise Outdoor Markets

The Boise Music Festival
Usually held in June, the Boise Music Festival ( features a lineup of local and national artists. It’s a must for music lovers and a great way to experience Boise’s lively music scene.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Experience the magic of Shakespeare in the great outdoors from May through September at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival ( With a stunning amphitheater setting, this is a cultural experience that’s not to be missed.

Saturday Farmers Markets
Explore local produce, crafts, and foods at the Boise Farmers Market ( and the Capital City Public Market ( Both markets offer a taste of local Idaho flavors and a great way to support local farmers and artisans.

Boise in the Summer offers an incredible mix of outdoor activities, family fun, cultural experiences, and events that showcase the best of the city. Whether you’re here for a visit or making Boise your new home, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy in this dynamic city. Welcome to Boise – your adventure begins here

Boise Real Estate ProfessionalEnjoy Summer in beautiful Boise, Idaho.  And there are so many other great places to explore in Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley.  Looking to discover more about Boise Metro Area?  Follow this blog or set up your personal consultation with Jennifer Louis, Boise Metro Real Estate Expert, and local relocation guide.  (208) 509-9122 or

Hi! I’m Jennifer Louis, your trusted real estate professional and relocation expert at Silvercreek Realty Group. Having relocated to this beautiful Valley myself, I have a passion for helping newcomers discover all that Boise and its surrounding areas have to offer. With over 20 years of experience and hundreds of successful relocations under my belt, I am dedicated to making Boise feel like home for you. Don’t just take my word for it—check out my five-star reviews on Google!: GOOGLE REVIEWS


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Jennifer Louis

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