Hotel 43's Favorite Walking Tours of Boise

September 11, 2018

by hotel43

Boise Bike Bar

Yes, you read that correctly. It's a bar. On a bike. Take a tour of downtown with a bunch of friends and enjoy a few drinks while getting a great workout.

Boise Breweries and Wine Tastings


Speaking of drinks, the breweries and wineries in Boise are second to none. Why not take a tour and taste for yourself? Here are some of the best venues you can stop by.

● Boise Brewing
● Payette Brewing
● Long Drop Cider House
● White Dog Brewing Co.
● Coiled Wine Bar
● Bodovino
● Meriwether Cider House
● Chandlers 10 Minute Martinis and other specialty cocktails
● Woodland Empire
● Lost Grove Brewing
● 10 Barrel Brewing Boise

Boise Farmer’s Market

If you love food, you have got to tour Boise Farmer’s Market for its charm and the finest local goods and produce.


Capital City Public Market

In the same vein, Capital City Public Market has more great, farm fresh goods and delicious fruits and vegetables in a grand open-air market. Make sure to catch it April through December.

Boise Bike Tours

Love cycling? Take a guided bike tour, or try one of the Boise Green Bike Hubs around town that you can rent and return to any station. These are a unique way not only to see all the best sights but also get a bit of exercise.


Just Walk

Nothing like putting one foot in front of the other to absorb all Boise has to offer. The most delightful way to explore this city is to walk. Take a stroll along the Boise Greenbelt, or visit all the creatures at Zoo Boise. Other walking places of interest include the Discovery Center and the Anne Frank Memorial.

Explore The Boise Train Depot

For architecture lovers, the Boise Train Depot is a historic building with old Mission Revival Style from the late 19th century. It's a beautiful work of art.

Nature On Foot

If the outdoors is your thing, you won't want to miss Table Rock. A mountain pillar with a unique plateau, frequented by bicycle enthusiasts and hikers year-round. There are botanical gardens throughout town, and a stroll by the river is a must.


Basque Block Tours

Interested in Basque culture? There are many ways to explore the Basque Block. There are guided tours of the museum, the market that includes cooking classes, dance groups and more!

8th Street Shops

There is an abundance of great shops, bars, and cafes on 8th street. In fact, you can spend an entire day shopping and not see every boutique.

Freak Alley

This is urban art at its best. Freak Alley is a walking menagerie of compelling art that spans years in the making. The journey doesn't end there; the entire city has DBA art that's sometimes in the subtlest of locations.

The First Thursday

Plan your trip accordingly because local merchants plan fresh and exciting events and promotions in-store on the first Thursday of every month.

Alive After Five Summer Concert Series

Alive After Five, at the Grove Plaza, will be celebrating 32 years of Boise's favorite Summer Concert Series. The shows start from June 6 – August 29. The event begins at 5 pm and lasts until 8 pm, and admission is free.

Art in The Park and Boise Art Museum

For the art lovers, there is the Boise Art Museum for year-round inspiration, and the ultimate art festival runs September 7 – 9.

Idaho Capitol Building


Whether you are a patriot or just love old buildings, Idaho Capitol Building is a sight to see. A detailed tour is available for a small fee.

There's a lot of great things to do in Boise. So, get out there and explore!