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boise idahoBoise Idaho is southwest in the state of Idaho and lies on the Boise River. The cultural part of Boise is in the downtown area. This is the place to visit for shopping boutiques, restaurants and nightlife. There are also a number of parks and museums, as well as the Basque Block, which showcases the Basque culture in Boise. In 2015 (and every five years) a Basque festival called Jaialdi is held in the Basque Block. Another area for great restaurants is West Boise. The Boise Towne Square Mall has malls and eateries, as well as apartments. Boise State University, south of downtown, is an important part of local life. The 37,000 seater Albertsons Stadium on the campus is home to Boise State Broncos football team. Not only does this area cater for students, in terms of restaurants, shops and nightlife, but is popular with visitors as well. boise idahoTo enjoy the outdoors, it is best to explore East Boise and Harris Ranch. This leads to the Boise River and foothills, with hot springs and is also home to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Boise is well known for its music. It is perhaps best known for jazz and indie. Every Spring, the Gene Harris Jazz Festival is hosted in Boise. The Boise Philharmonic Orchestra is in its 49th year and attracts large crowds. Theatre is also high on the agenda with a thriving arts scene. The national Trey McIntyre Project for performing arts calls Boise home and performances are often held at the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts at Boise State University. A Boise City Department of Arts and History was set up in 2008 to promote the cultural aspects of Boise to visitors and locals. The Boise Center on the Grove, a convention center, is particularly promoted in terms of the various conferences and large scale events there. Sport is an important part of life in Boise. It played host to the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games, welcoming over 2,500 athletes from around the world. boise idahoHiking and mountain biking are two of the most popular sports thanks to the trails at the foot of the hills. Many people also choose to use the Boise River for swimming and rafting, or more leisurely activities such as fishing. For alpine skiing and snowboarding, the Bogus Basin ski area is less than an hour’s drive from downtown Boise, and is also great for snow tubing, cross-country skiing and other snow activities. In keeping with outdoor attractions, the Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center is a great place to visit for wildlife, particularly water wildlife. boise-idahoIt is located east of the downtown area, close to Municipal Park and has various fish, butterfly gardens, birdwatching spots and waterfalls. The visitor’s center is free of charge. Animal lovers will also enjoy the World Center for Birds of Prey, just outside the city and has helped take the Preregrine Falcon off the Endangered Species list thanks in part to its breeding programme. It is now breeding the California condor, another endangered species. Zoo Boise in Julia Davis Park is a great day out, with over 200 animals to see, including an African animal area. The Idaho Aquarium is another family favorite attraction in Boise. Boise boasts many community cafes, independent and chains as well as lovely restaurants, the place is a hit with visitors and residents alike who all integrate well into Boise lifestyle.

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