There's no doubt about it, we love our Boise summers. The warm sunshine and long days make so many activities inviting in the City of Trees. We put together a bucket list of some of our favorites.
Hike Table Rock: Get some exercise and take in the beautiful views. Table Rock is one of Boise's most iconic hikes. It's a steep trail on the way up, you'll definitely get a good workout, but it's worth it when you make it to the top.
"It's my first time climbing up here. I've heard about Table Rock the whole time I've lived here and had some guests from out of town who wanted to come hike so I said, 'Well, let's go up to Table Rock.' It's pretty iconic here in Boise. The scenery up here is breathtaking and it really shows the beauty of the Boise Valley," said hiker and Boise resident Korena Fiscus.
Alive After Five: Live music and free fun every Wednesday night at the Grove Plaza. Alive After Five, downtown Boise's summer concert series, is sure to entertain. From 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. the whole family can listen, dance and cool off in the fountain.
Boise Hawks: What's summer without baseball? Head to Memorial Stadium for a hotdog and to cheer on the Boise Hawks. Say hi to Humphrey and this year, check out the new video board.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: The Idaho Shakespeare Festival is another Boise favorite, now in its 41st year. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and a picnic when you come to watch a play. The outdoor theater is beautiful and always a relaxing environment.
You can also take a look at the colorful art in Freak Alley, ride a bike along the Greenbelt, smell the roses at Julia Davis Park, and learn about Boise's Basque heritage by taking a visit to the Basque Block. Then, cool off with a slide down the hydrotube at the Natatorium on Warm Springs.
Don't forget to treat yourself to an Idaho Ice Cream Potato at the Westside Drive-In to help beat the summer heat.
We know there are so many other places to see and things to do in our area, we want to hear from you. Head to our Facebook page to share your favorite summer time activities in the Treasure Valley.