North Boise is comprised of a few different areas: The Historic North End, Downtown Boise, Northeast Boise, and Northwest Boise. Below are some highlights of each:
The North End: Boise's famous historic district is full of unique architecture, tree lined streets, parks and vast recreation opportunities. Walk to Hyde Park to shop and dine, head to Camelsback park for a fun filled day of hiking, biking, tennis and more. Harrison Boulevard is a distinctive highlight of The North End with picturesque homes, lampstands at each intersection, and a flowering tree lined median. Head up Bogus Basin road 25 miles to ski, snowboard or snow tube Bogus Basin Recreation Area.
Downtown Boise: The center of it all! Downtown Boise is full of great energy, combining small town charm and a modern urban setting. You'll find great restaurants, local breweries, art galleries & museums, and of course, the famous Blue Turf at Boise State University! The Boise River runs through the city along with the Boise Greenbelt, a 30 mile bike and walking path along the Boise River.
Northeast Boise: Flanked by the Boise Foothills and Boise River, this neighborhood has recreational opportunities practically out your back door. Enjoy Quarry View Park, hiking/biking trails all the way to Table Rock, concerts at the Botanical Gardens, MK Nature Center & the Boise Greenbelt. Geothermal water is put to use along Historic Warm Springs Avenue to heat over 200 buildings including homes, businesses, and the Boise Natatorium & Hydrotube.
Northwest Boise: Just west of Downtown you'll find more great areas of Boise to explore. The new Boise River Whitewater Park & Quinns Pond is a hub for all things watersports, catch a baseball game at Hawks Stadium, summer horse races at the Boise Fairgrounds, more great Greenbelt paths along the river, great fishing holes at Veterans Memorial Park, and more great access to Foothills trails.