5 Things To Do in Boise This Summer

Posted on by Andy Hunt


Calling all adventure seekers! With the weather warming up and summer fast approaching, we’re giving some insight on local adventures and activities to fight that summer boredom.

1. Alive After Five

Sunshine, live music, dancing, food vendors, oh and did we mention it’s free? Every Wednesday night June through August, Boise puts on a Summer Concert Series from 5-8pm at the Grove Plaza. This summer it happens to be celebrating 30 years! The weekly concerts are family friendly, but it’s a fun night out with friends too, so grab your dancing shoes.

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2. Hike to Stack Rock

We all know that summer is prime hiking season, and lucky for us, Boise offers plenty of trails to choose from. The one we’re highlighting this week is the Stack Rock loop over by Bogus Basin. The trailhead for this hike is only about 13 miles north from downtown. The hike is moderate so it’s fun for the family. For those craving a little more adventure, there is the opportunity to climb to the top and take in the view of the whole Treasure Valley. It’s around 8 miles round-trip, so plan ahead and take some water!

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3. Capital City Public Market

A casual stroll through the Saturday Market downtown is always a great option. Here you’ll find foods from local farmers and vendors, many different local artists, and the occasional music performances. There are also some local nonprofit organizations, like the Boise Bicycle Project, for those wanting to get involved in the community. There are plenty of resources as well if you're looking for more outside activities or even some new skills to learn to learn.

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4. Floating the Boise River

What’s better than soaking up some rays in cool sunglasses and floating along the river with a group of friends? Floating the Boise River is something that can be enjoyed by almost anyone and is a fun way to spend a hot summer day. If you have your own raft or personal tube, you're all set to go and there is even a shuttle waiting at the end to take you back to your car if needed. If you don't have a raft, don't worry because they’re available to rent or buy at the beginning of the float. Find more information at boiseriverraftandtube.com.


5. Camping at City of Rocks

‘Tis the season of campfires, s’mores, and tents. A short travel time outside of Boise located around Almo, Idaho is a unique campground called City of Rocks. Here campers can enjoy around 22 different hiking trails, 600 rock climbing trails, mountain biking and great photography ops. This campground has a lot to offer and should make it onto your camping summer bucket list.
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