In Boise, you’ll find a mix of beautiful scenery, easily accessible outdoor recreation and an abundant culture. Boise’s vibrant downtown has three main sections, the main historic district, BoDo, a newer area with big-name retailers, and the Basque Block, a charming street that highlights Idaho’s Basque heritage. Make sure to visit the Basque Museum to learn their colourful history; you can easily walk to many of Boise’s museums, including the Boise Art Museum and the Idaho Historical Museum, both located within the Julia Davis Park. The Boise River is at the centre of life during the spring and summer; bike, jog or walk along the 25-mile Greenbelt, fish for rainbow trout or kayak along the river. Eagle Island State Park is also a fun spot, with a beach, water slide and plenty of shade picnicking. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a rodeo, baseball game or live music at Live After Five on Wednesday evenings in downtown Boise. Head to nearby Horseshoe Bend for zip-line adventures and a ride on the historic Thunder Mountain Railroad.