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Boise Through The Back Door

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I think it’s safe to say that Boise is one of Americas hidden gems. Don’t get me wrong, we like it that way, but we wished the people who have never been here before realized there is so much more to Idaho than just potatoes!

If you are new to the area and Google, “Things to do in Boise,” you will see the greenbelt, the penitentiary, table rock, etc. While all of theses are great attractions, they are only a few pieces of the great Boise puzzle. So I’d like to give you a look at the things that are just as cool, but maybe not as publicized about Boise.

Boise’s Farmers Market

Saturday Market, downtown Boise life, B Honey stand, Carrie Quinney photo

Every Saturday from 9am-1pm at 10th & Grove, you can buy fresh, local products from farmers you can trust.

Freak Alley

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The largest mural gallery in the Northwest, Freak Alley is home to beautiful artwork created by a variety of local artists. It’s free, and open to the pubic 24/7.

Pie Hole

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This is a must-go place when visiting downtown Boise. The downtown location is the definition of a “hole in the wall,” but good things come in small packages! Open late-night, which is a plus, but the unique pizza is good anytime of day. (I personally recommend the Thai Peanut!)

Camel’s Back Park


Appropriately named because.. well.. its shaped like a camel’s back. This massive hill is not for the weak! (Trust me.) The less daring, but probably smarter people will take one of the great trails. But either way you get up to the top, you can’t beat the amazing view. Its also complete with a playground, practice fields and a picnic area. Making it the perfect location for your summer plans.

Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro

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Cinnamon rolls.

But seriously, its home it some of the best breakfast and lunch in Boise hands down. And everyone knows it! So if you plan on visiting, come early so you’re not stuck on the waiting list. Even though it’s totally worth the wait.

The Record Exchange

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Idaho’s largest independent music store, The Record Exchange buys and trades used CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and vinyl in good condition. They are also hosts to many pre-parties, album release parties, ticket contests, and many other events.


By: Savannah Richards, Boise River Realty


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