When most people think of Idaho, the first word that often comes to mind is “potatoes.” However, this does a disservice to a city and state that has much more to offer those who are willing to stop and take a look.
Boise, the state capital, boasts a population of over 200,000 people and is also the largest city in the state. While this pales in comparison to the millions found in other destination cities, it does offer many advantages. The people of Boise are extremely friendly and helpful, always willing to chat or offer a hand to someone in need. This large city feels more like a small hometown, while still offering a wide variety of activities, restaurants, and cultural attractions.
In downtown Boise, you can take in historical buildings, visit spectacular museums, and dine at highly rated restaurants that source their ingredients from the thriving local agricultural community. While you can, of course, find delicious American food, you will also be able to find authentic Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and other ethnic fares.
For anyone who loves the outdoors, the region surrounding Boise has a great deal to do and see. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, there are ample opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and any other outdoor activity you could possibly imagine. You won’t have to travel far to find plenty to entertain your senses.
Whether you are just visiting for a short time or looking to relocate permanently, Boise, Idaho is the perfect place to get away from it all, without having to sacrifice the conveniences of a larger city. You can spend your day outside hiking in the wilderness, and still be able to enjoy dinner at a 5-star restaurant that same evening. It’s no wonder that this little metropolis is one of the fastest growing in the country.