Hidden Treasures in Boise

Hidden Treasures in BoiseWhen you're in Boise, don't get caught in the crowds at main attractions when you're trying to experience the city. Ditch that run-of-the-mill travel guide, and check out our list to venture off the beaten path to discover some of the city's lesser-known attractions.

Pengilly’s Saloon
Discover Pengilly's Saloon in Boise to explore a saloon with a 113-year-old Brunswick bar and a turn of the century National Cash Register. Come and enjoy a drink at a gem soaked in history that poured its way onto Esquire Magazine's list of the top one hundred bars in the nation.

Address: 513 West Main Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 345-6344

Capital City Public Market
Harvest farm fresh treasures at Capital City Public Market in Boise, Idaho. Enjoy the fruits of local farmers and take home a bounty of organic goodness from a host of market fresh vendors like Pear Valley Acres, My Dad's Garlic, and Lake View Vineyards.

Address: 280 North 8th Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 345-9287
Web: www.capitalcitypublicmarket.com

Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center
Morrison Knudsen Nature Center is a natural gem along the Boise River Greenbelt. This nature center treasures stream life and offers visitors a unique glimpse at aquatic life through underwater viewing windows along the center's stream walk, allowing a fish eye look into the world below the water's surface. The center also examines other forms of the area's abundant native wildlife.

Address: 600 South Walnut Street, Boise, ID 83712 - MAP
Phone: (208) 334-2225
Web: www.fishandgame.idaho.gov

Hyde Park Street Fair
Hurry to Hyde Park Street Fair, billed as the largest neighborhood picnic. Mingle with 30,000 attendees at the weekend event and enjoy a grand opening parade, shopping for artisan wares, hand-made crafts and live music. Come be a part of the biggest neighborhood picnic in the state.

Address: 1507 North 13th Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 345-5439
Web: www.northendboise.org

The Basque Market
Find a foodie treasure at The Basque the Market, Boise's downtown market and deli. Enjoy finding Basque and Spanish products at the market deli to take home. While exploring the market, order a tapas style lunch with soups, salads and other non-traditional tastes, or try taking one of the many cooking and wine tasting classes.

Address: Basque Block, Boise, ID - MAP
Phone: (208) 433-1208
Web: www.thebasquemarket.com

Old Boise Historic District
See what's new in Old Boise Historic District. You'll experience a blend of old and new in the this historic district when you shop at Basque Market and Epitome Home and Garden. Stop in for lunch at Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches or La Café de Paris, or party at China Blue Nightclub or the Cactus Bar.

Address: 106 North Sixth Street, Boise, ID 83702 - MAP
Phone: (208) 345-7852