Sorry to report that I’m NOT keen on Boise. Take away the mountains, and it seemed like any other run down 200,000 population city with NO character.
Even though the capital and Boise State are here, I just didn’t see any livelihood. Like probably most cities, once quitting time hits, the downtown area becomes deserted.
I think that a huge part of my disappointment was that I had done some research on Boise. I kept finding words/sentences such as: distinctive neighborhoods; lively; full of cafes and coffee houses…and I believed this.
I am sure that if I had my bike I would’ve enjoyed Boise a whole lot more. However, the weather predicted rain and/or snow the entire time, so we decided NOT to bring our bikes. Of course, neither happened.
There is a greenbelt along both sides of the river, which was nice, and I suspect VERY fun to walk/cycle when the weather is better. The town did seem like it would be bike friendly, and that I could understand if someone living here wanted to give up their car.