Give attendees more than just a meeting experience in Boise, Idaho. With a thriving cultural scene, convenient location close to great amenities, and many unique venues to choose from, Boise is sure to please.
Ease of Access
Boise’s proximity to outdoor adventure, meeting venues, and local restaurants is unparalleled. The downtown epicenter is a short seven-minute drive from Boise Airport. Currently, there are 21 nonstop flight destinations in and out of Boise Airport each day. Once you land, the walkable city’s downtown has more than 1,000 rooms, a convention center, and myriad local dining options. For adventure lovers, whitewater rapids are just 45 minutes from the city on the Payette River. Join Cascade Raft & Kayak for an unforgettable guided experience. Bogus Basin is a multi-season destination just 16 miles from Boise. In the winter, it features 2,600 acres of skiable terrain, while warmer months offer a gravity-driven mountain coaster, mountain biking, hiking, and summer tubing.
In its recent expansion, the Boise Centre added 86,000 square feet of meeting space and breakout rooms to the city’s vibrant, urban core. For an interesting offsite activity location, guests can reserve space on Boise’s Basque Block. This city block includes a historical and cultural museum, market, and restaurants. The street can be closed off for outdoor events, where attendees are entertained with Basque culture and flavors. Meeting planners and budding artists should also check out JUMP — Jack’s Urban Meeting Place. This vintage tractor museum and maker’s space doubles as a community gathering place in the heart of downtown.
With heavy emphasis on local, farm-to-table options, the city center comes alive each night with more than 100 restaurants and bars within six blocks of downtown. The thriving arts scene can be experienced through installations, murals, and city-funded public art throughout the community. A local favorite is Freak Alley, a unique outdoor gallery that displays a collection of transitioning murals. During warmer months, there’s a plethora of outdoor events and concerts in which to participate Alive After Five, a free outdoor concert series, takes place each Wednesday from June through August and attracts locals and visitors alike.