The "City of Trees" has all the culture and diversity of a growing metropolis, but is still small enough for clean streets, a low crime rate, and a friendly, neighborly feel. Home of the blue-and-orange-uniformed Boise State Broncos, the capital city sprawls alongside the meandering Boise River, where desert meets the foothills of the Rockies. There's a nearby ski area and water-sports reservoir, a local winery, summer farmers’ market, Freak Alley (named for its graffiti art), and the lively, walkable BoDo (Boise Downtown). Temperate, sunny weather means that you might be able to golf and ski all in the same day.
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The city’s Basque community numbers around 15,000, and on the Basque Block, in the heart of downtown, you can sample many aspects of their culture.
Take a 17-mile drive to Kuna, where you’ll find the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area. More than 700 pairs of raptors nest there each spring.
There are numerous hot springs (Idaho has more than any other state) open year-round within an hour’s drive from the city.
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