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Boise is the capital and most populous city in Idaho. Its located in the southwestern part of the state in Ada County along the Boise River. It is most commonly known by locals as Boise City. The estimated population of Boise is 211,000 with a metropolitan area estimated to be over 500,000 residents. Boise is a hub for culture, music, theater and outdoor recreation. The citys Basque community is the second largest in the nation and the fourth largest in the world outside of Argentina. A large Basque Festival is held in Boise once every five years and there is a vibrant section of downtown known as the Basque Block. Boise is also known for its jazz, with the Gene Harris Jazz Festival hosted in the city each spring. A number of museums are located here, including the Boise Art Museum, Discovery Center of Idaho and the Boise WaterShed Museum. Boise is home to a philharmonic orchestra, opera, ballet and a summer Shakespeare festival that features outdoor performances along the Boise River. On the first Thursday of each month, an gallery stroll is hosted in the citys core business district by the Downtown Boise Association. All of this culture mixes with a number of outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking and biking in the nearby foothills and an extensive urban trail system called the Boise River Greenbelt that runs along the river. The Boise River itself offers fishing, swimming, boating and rafting. Other attractions include Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise and the Bogus Basin ski area.

Surrounding areas: Eagle, Idaho (8.8 mi), Nampa, Idaho (17.0 mi), Idaho City, Idaho (24.8 mi), Garden Valley, Idaho (36.1 mi)

Boise Vacation Rentals

Boise Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Amerisuites Hotel925 N Milwaukee StBoise, ID (208) 375-1200
Ameritel Inn - Boise Spectrum7499 W Overland RdBoise, ID (800) 600-6001
Ameritel Inn - Boise Towne Square7965 W Emerald StBoise, ID (800) 600-6001
Best Western Airport Motor Inn2660 Airport WayBoise, ID (208) 384-5000
Best Western Northwest Lodge6989 Federal WayBoise, ID (208) 287-2300
Best Western Safari Motor Inn1070 Grove StBoise, ID (208) 344-6556
Best Western Vista Inn2645 Airport WayBoise, ID (208) 336-8100
Boisean Motel1300 S CapitolBoise, ID (208) 345-7300
Bond Street Motel/Apartments1680 N Phillippi StBoise, ID (208) 322-4407
Cambria Suites Boise Airport2970 W Elder StBoise, ID (208) 344-7444
Candlewood Suites - Boise700 N Cole RdBoise, ID (208) 322-4300
Capri Motel2600 Fairview AveBoise, ID (208) 334-8617
Comfort Inn2526 Airport WayBoise, ID (208) 322-1850
Comfort Suites2906 Vista AveBoise, ID (208) 472-1222
Courtyard By Marriott222 S Broadway AveBoise, ID (208) 331-2700
Doubletree Club Hotel Boise475 W Parkcenter BlvdBoise, ID (208) 345-2002
Doubletree Hotel-boise-riverside2900 Chinden BlvdBoise, ID (208) 343-1871
Econo Lodge4060 Fairview AveBoise, ID (208) 344-4030
Extended Stay America2500 S Vista AveBoise, ID (208) 363-9040
Fairfield Inn By Marriott3300 S Shoshone StBoise, ID (208) 331-5600
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise/Downtown495 S Capitol BlvdBoise, ID (208) ''1-1900
Hampton Inn Boise3270 S Shoshone StBoise, ID (208) 331-5600
Hilton Garden Inn Boise Spectrum7699 W Spectrum StBoise, ID (208) 376-1000
Holiday Inn Boise Airport3300 Vista AveBoise, ID (208) 343-4900
Holiday Inn Express-boise2613 Svista AveBoise, ID (208) 388-0800
Homewood Suites By Hilton Boise7957 W Spectrum WayBoise, ID (208) 375-8500
Idanha Hotel928 MainBoise, ID (208) 342-3611
Inn America A Budget Motel2275 Airport WayBoise, ID (208) 389-9800
Modern Hotel1314 Grove StBoise, ID (208) 424-8244
Motel 62323 Airport WayBoise, ID (208) 344-3506
Nendels2155 GDNBoise, ID (208) 322-0046
Owyhee Plaza Hotel1109 Main StBoise, ID (208) 343-4611
Oxford Suites1426 S Entertainment AveBoise, ID (208) 322-8000
Plaza Suite Hotel409 S Cole RdBoise, ID (208) 378-7500
Quality Inn2717 VisBoise, ID (208) 343-7505
Red Lion Boise Downtowner1800 FairviewBoise, ID (208) 344-7691
Residence Inn Boise West7303 W DentonBoise, ID (208) 385-9000
Residence Inn By Marriott1401 Lusk AveBoise, ID (208) 344-1200
Rodeway Inn Of Boise1115 N CurtisBoise, ID (208) 376-2700
Seven K Motel3633 Chinden BlvdBoise, ID (208) 343-7723

Boise Weather & Climate

Southwest Idaho has a climate that is characterized as semi-arid with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and dry and temperatures often exceed 100 degrees F. Winters are cold with moderate amounts of snowfall. Rain is usually infrequent and light, averaging an inch per month. March is the wettest month of the year with an average of 1.41 inches of precipitation. August is the driest month of the year. Spring and fall are generally temperate and quite pleasant. Humidity is low year-round. Rain and snow together in the region average only about 12 inches per year. Spring comes earlier and winter later in this region that is protected from severe weather by nearby mountains.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 23°F 1.39 in. -
February 44°F 28°F 1.14 in. -
March 53°F 34°F 1.41 in. -
April 61°F 39°F 1.27 in. -
May 70°F 46°F 1.27 in. -
June 80°F 54°F 0.74 in. -
July 89°F 60°F 0.39 in. -
August 88°F 59°F 0.30 in. -
September 77°F 51°F 0.76 in. -
October 64°F 41°F 0.76 in. -
November 47°F 32°F 1.38 in. -
December 37°F 24°F 1.38 in. -

Boise Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Boise Air Terminal airport (BOI) located about 2 miles south of Boise, the Nampa Municipal airport (S67) located approximately 14 miles west of Boise in Nampa, Idaho, the Caldwell Industrial airport (EUL) located roughly 20 miles west of Boise in Caldwell, Idaho, the Mountain Home Municipal airport (U76) located around 41 miles southeast of Boise in Mountain Home, Idaho, and finally the Bruce Meadows airport (U63) located about 71 miles northeast of Boise in Stanley, Idaho.

Boise Attractions

Golf Courses
Boise Ranch Golf CourseBoiseID 
Indian Lakes Golf ClubBoiseID 
Quail Hollow Golf ClubBoiseID 
Shadow Valley Golf CourseBoiseID 
Warm Springs Golf CourseBoiseID 
Cherry Lane Golf ClubMeridianID8.2 mi.
Foxtail Executive CourseMeridianID8.2 mi.
Falcon Crest Golf ClubKunaID12.2 mi.
Centennial Golf CourseNampaID17.3 mi.
Ridgecrest Golf CourseNampaID17.3 mi.
Gem County Golf CourseEmmettID22.5 mi.
Fairview Municipal Golf CourseCaldwellID23.0 mi.
Purple Sage Municipal Golf CourseCaldwellID23.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Sun ValleySun ValleyID94.0 mi.
State Parks
Veterans Memorial State ParkID1.6 mi. 
Eagle Island State ParkID9.2 mi. 
Bogus Basin State ParkID12.9 mi. 
Ward Memorial State ParkID19.2 mi. 
Idaho Black History MuseumBoiseID(History)
Idaho Military History MuseumBoiseID(History)
Warhawk Air MuseumNampaID17.4 mi.(History)

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