Boise is all about big American scenery. The imposing peaks of the Rockies form a scenic backdrop, while the city itself sits on the winding banks of the Boise River. As soon as you look out your hotel window, you'll see why Boise is nicknamed "the city of trees." Best of all, skiing and snowboarding are easy to drive to in the winter from cheap hotels in Boise.
Out and About in Boise
Hotels near Boise State University fill up when the school's powerhouse football team has a home game scheduled, and local sports fans are also enthusiastic over the prospects of the NBA Development League team, the Idaho Stampede. Throughout the summer months, fishing, hiking, and inner-tubing are all available within the city limits, while a five-minute drive on Highway 21 will bring you to Lucky Peak, a Boise State Park. There, you can expand your outdoor adventures and try out water skiing, wakeboarding, and even cliff-diving into the reservoir. If you plan on stopping by in the winter, Boise hotels will provide you with directions to nearby Boise ski resorts, where you're likely to find a great deal on your day in the snow.
Eating and Drinking
Stay at any of the hotels in downtown Boise and you probably won't be far from a steakhouse. This western-flavored city loves its beef, and steak is a perennial favorite of Idahoans and their guests. You can explore the many local craft breweries and gastropubs, then combine one of the beers you've discovered with a generous helping of gourmet pizza or subs. The recently renovated Eighth Street Marketplace is in the heart of downtown Boise, offering shopping in the day and dining and dancing at night.
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