US Suites Boise
2147 South Centurion Place, Boise, Idaho, 83709-2865, United States
More about Boise
10th & Main
Oregon Trail Marker on Boise Avenue
Entrance to Julia Davis Park
Glass Display and Bistro Inside
Travel Tips for Boise
Summer: hiking boots, bathing suit, wetsuit (for waterskiing), warm clothes for evenings, windbreaker/rain jacket, shorts, jeans, t-shirts. McCall is very casual.
Winter: warm clothes, jeans, ski clothes, snow shoeing clothes Summer: mosquito repellant
Lucky Peak State Park
The reservoir here is a favorite local spot to go for a swim on one of Boise’s hot summer days. I really like the desert setting, up in the foothills. “Sandy Point” at the foot of the reservoir is the most popular place. It’s about 10 miles east of town on Highway 21. Come on a weekday if you can, when it’s not so crowded. You can also bicycle out to the reservoir on the same paved greenbelt path that runs along the Boise River in town.
Horse Racing at Les Bois
Check out the thoroughbred and quarter-horse racing at Les Bois Park for something different and inexpensive to do in the summer. It’s fun and only costs $2 to place a bet and admire the beautiful and powerful horses racing around the track. The entrance fee is only $3 or $4, and the racetrack is open three days a week from May through August.
at the corner of Glenwood & Chinden Blvd.
Boise...City of trees according to the French.
Welcome to Boise, a city with a population of about 185,000 and counting.
One of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States, which means more traffic and strip malls, but we have finally hit it big with our first PF Chang's opening sometime in the fall of 2005.
The reason for the name "Boise", goes back to when the 19th century French Canadian fur trappers were struggling to get across the owyhee desert, they eventually found an oasis by the now known Boise river.
The trappers used the words "les bois!" aggressively and then the name stuck.
Now, anytime any French people are in Boise and say "les bois!", they are probably at a strip mall next to a wal-mart where they plant trees in the medians of the parking lot.
Well, enjoy your trip here and check out our capital building, it's neat.