Explore an unexpected hub of Basque culture in the heart of the West.

Set on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, this fun, youthful city is home to Boise State University and features a 25-mile, tree-lined pathway known as the Boise River Greenbelt, where visitors and locals alike weave through wildlife habitats and riverside parks on foot or by bike. Downtown Boise is the heart of the city’s Basque culture, with museums and restaurants revealing why so many European immigrants came to Idaho, while the North End Historic District offers a hike with a panoramic view of the city as a reward.

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Explore Boise

  • North End Historic District
  • Garden City
  • Downtown Boise

North End Historic District


Boise’s North End Historic District is not only home to Hyde Park’s many shops and restaurants but also Camel’s Back Park, which rewards hikers with a panoramic view of the city.

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Parks, Dining

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Garden City


Set along the Boise River, the tucked-away enclave of Garden City is a craft beverage hot spot, known for its many wineries, breweries and cider houses.

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Wineries, Music, Art Galleries, Breweries

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Downtown Boise


Downtown Boise offers a wealth of culture and is the city’s Basque epicenter, thanks to its museums and pintxos bars serving Basque-style tapas.

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Dining, Museums

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Plan Your Long Weekend in Boise, Idaho

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Discover Basque Culture in Downtown Boise

Explore downtown Boise’s many museums and landmarks, especially within Julia Davis Park. Then learn more about the city’s history at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center before enjoying a tasting menu for dinner.

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Stroll the Shops of the North End Historic District

Begin your day in Boise’s North End Historic District on a hike to the top of the hill at Camel’s Back Park — your reward is a panoramic view of the city. Then shop the district’s historic Hyde Park area for global goods before savoring sliders at a certified-organic nanopub.

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Visit Garden City’s Wineries, Breweries and Cider Houses

Garden City, a serene enclave located a couple miles outside of downtown Boise, is where to explore artists’ and artisans’ studios and experience tastings at the area’s wineries, breweries and cider houses. Then dig into a steak dinner at the area’s circa-1959 Stagecoach Inn, an Old West landmark.