Things To Do in the Treasure Valley (Spring Summer)
As a new resident of the Treasure Valley you will want to take full advantage of all Boise and the surrounding areas have to offer. The Spring and Summer months are hot, fun and full of endless adventure! This time of the year is when Southwestern Idaho comes alive. When most people speak of the Treasure Valley, they’re referring to the area that encompasses the cities of Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Caldwell, and Middleton. We truly do live in a treasure valley. During the spring and summer months our beautiful area sparkles! To help you get fully acclimated to the area after your move, we’ve come up with a list of the best things to do in the Treasure Valley!
Boise River Greenbelt
Cycle through the 25-mile tree-lined pathway that follows the river through the heart of the city and provides breathtaking views, wildlife habitat and access to many of the city's popular riverside parks. Whether you are walking, running, cycling or rollerblading the greenbelt provides a safe, enjoyable space to experience the outdoors. On a hot summer day you might catch your first glimpse of residents floating the river (more on that later).
Take a Hike
Adventure awaits in your backyard! An incredible network of trails just minutes outside of town. Some of the most well known trails include: Camel’s Back, Table Rock Trail, and Stack Rock Trail. For a complete list of trails please visit the Ridges to River web site https://www.ridgetorivers.org where you’ll find helpful information including trail maps, daily trail conditions and general etiquette.
Idaho Botanical Gardens
Nestled in the Boise Foothills lies 15 acres of lush beautiful gardens where you can cultivate, educate and celebrate our one of a kind environment. Open year round, the botanical garden provides a great escape from the city and a wealth of information for those interested in the unique plant life in Idaho.
Treefort Music Fest
A five-day, indie rock festival which is held at numerous venues throughout downtown Boise, Idaho in late March.
Saturday’s Farmers Market
Enjoy warm summer mornings browsing local vendors and tasty food. Held every summer in downtown Boise, Eagle, Meridian and Nampa.
Catch a Baseball Game
Boise’s very own minor league baseball team, the Boise Hawks of the Pioneer League! The stadium is easy to access and provides a chance to get great seats and watch high quality baseball.
Ann Morrison Park
One of the parks in the “String of Pearls” park system, the 153-acre park features a spray fountain, bocce courts, disc golf course, horseshoe pits, outdoor gym, sand volleyball court, dog park, playground, tennis courts, lighted softball diamonds, soccer and grass fields and a picnic shelter you can reserve.
Located in beautiful Julia Davis Park, the Boise zoo is home to over 300 animals from more than 100 species.
8th Street Market
Nestled in the heart of downtown Boise where you can experience some of Boise’s best restaurants, thrilling artwork at Freak Alley and unique local shops.
Drive In Theater
Catch a movie under the stars with an old school drive in with double features at the Terrace Drive-In Theater out in Nampa.
The Treasure Valley has 20 different golf courses encompassed throughout Boise, Meridian, Nampa, Eagle, Star, Kuna, Caldwell and Emmett. Try them out and find your new favorite course!
The Village at Meridian
Features upscale apparel and specialty retail, fine restaurants and cafes, Village Cinemas, and luxury office space. Tree lined streets surround a park setting complete with a children's play area and world class fountain show.
Bogus Basin Mountain
Spend the day mountain biking through 20 miles of trails; beginner or expert, slow or fast! Or enjoy the Alpine slide, rock wall, summer tubing,scenic chair lifts and bungee trampoline. Fun for everyone!
Lucky Peak Reservoir
The perfect place for boating, swimming, fishing and fun in the sun! Spend time at the Spring Shores Marina where you can enjoy live music, rent boats and water sports equipment!
Located at the base of Lucky Peak Dam. Bring your kids, disc frisbee and enjoy the sun at the beach!
Swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, and fishing are popular activities at the park.
Boise Whitewater Park
Surfing in Idaho? YES! Come surf, kayak, and SUP at the premier whitewater park located along the greenbelt next to Esther Simplot Park.
Float the Boise River
Floating the Boise River is one of our favorite activities for a hot summer day, you can relax and have fun while floating down the river! Put in at Barber Park, where tube rentals are available, and end at Ann Morrison Park. Shuttles are available to bring you back to Barber Park.
Roaring Springs Water Park
The Northwest's largest waterpark, featuring family raft rides, a wave pool, lazy river, racing slides, kiddie play area & more!
Enjoy class II and class III white water rapids just north of Boise at Cascade Raft & Kayak. A 30 minute drive from the heart of Boise, you’ll have hours of fun with the team at Cascade!
Top Golf (Coming soon)
Located off I-84 and Eagle Road, construction has begun and is estimated to be completed in early 2023!
We hope you enjoy your new home or apartment. Once you are settled be sure to get out and try some of these great activities.