Quality of Life

In Boise, opportunity meets adventure. Our fast-growing city pairs a thriving downtown scene with unparalleled access to outdoor exploration. From climbing endeavors in the Foothills to rafting the Boise River, an invigorating playground awaits just steps from your office. Innovative companies are drawn to Boise's energetic urban center and resourceful business climate, while free-spirited residents and adventurers flock here for the active, balanced lifestyle.

Discover the downtown vibrancy, nearby natural escapes, and world-class recreation that make living and working in Boise extraordinarily fulfilling.

Boise's vibrant downtown offers...

  • Countless events annually
  • The home of the Idaho Steelheads hockey team, ICCU Arena
  • Accommodations to host thousands of guests from across the city, state or world at Boise Centre on the Grove Convention and Event Center
  • A variety of dining options on 8th Street Restaurant row and beyond
  • Freak Alley Gallery, the northwest's largest open-air, multi-artist mural gallery, located between 8th and 9th streets, and Bannock and Idaho
  • A rare collection of locally owned restaurants and retail shops (90%)
View of downtown from Jump with people on plaza courtyard

Gain unparalleled access to...

  • Outdoor recreation (Bogus Basin, Boise River, Camping, Hiking and more)
  • Hundreds of miles of pathways and trails throughout the city connecting neighborhoods
  • Thousands of acres of open space, parks and trails that have been permanently protected for public access
Trail lined with fence and trees

Learn more about events and exploring Boise...

Downtown Boise Association (DBA):

The DBA keeps the heart of the city vibrant by hosting and organizing several beloved annual events. These events are opportunities for community gatherings, supporting local businesses, and showcasing all the culture and energy this vibrant district has to offer. 

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Visit Boise

Visit Boise actively promotes Boise as an exceptional destination for leisure and business travel through several annual initiatives. Their Meeting Planner Guide provides comprehensive resources for event planners looking to book meetings, conventions, or sporting events in Boise's top-notch facilities. 

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Ridge to Rivers:

Ridge to Rivers provides opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, running and horseback riding through the scenic terrain surrounding the city, allowing residents and visitors to easily access outdoor adventure right from downtown Boise. 

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Idaho Tourism:

From Boise's urban vibrancy to Idaho's famed whitewater rafting, this organization highlights the countless attractions that inspire travelers to get off the beaten path and discover the gem state.

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