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Located in the heart of Boise along the scenic Boise River, the Safari Inn Downtown is the perfect gateway to the top Boise attractions, shopping, restaurants and nightlife in Idaho’s vibrant capital city. For recommendations on fun things to do or assistance with making arrangements, please stop by the front desk and we’ll be glad to help you plan your Boise adventure.


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  • Basque Block

    Basque Center Exterior

    Nearly 16,000 Basques from Boise and the surrounding areas are proud to call this Basque Block home. Their unique European heritage is showcased by the only Basque museum in the United States, an original boarding house, the authentic Basque Market and Deli and the delightful Bar Gernika and Leku Ona (“Good Place”). After a day of rich sights and smells, relax at the Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery. Though not strictly Basque, this spot is quite well-known for its homemade vodka.

    Nearly 16,000 Basques from Boise and the surrounding areas are proud to call this Basque Block home. Their unique European heritage is showcased by the only Basque museum in the United States, an original boarding house, the authentic Basque Market and Deli and the delightful Bar Gernika and Leku Ona (“Good Place”). After a day of rich sights and smells, relax at the Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery. Though not strictly Basque, this spot is quite well-known for its homemade vodka.

  • Boise River Greenbelt

    Biker Rider on Boise River Greenbelt

    The majestic Boise River is best experienced from 25 exquisitely maintained miles of the Boise River Greenbelt. This pedestrian and bicycle path crosses the river on bridges and dips below automobile bridges. It also connects city parks and offers spectacular views of great blue herons, eagles, ospreys, geese, ducks, kingfishers, ouzels, otters, beavers, muskrats, a staggering variety of fish and more. Walking or biking the Greenbelt is the most enjoyable way to experience some of the myriad attractions in Boise, including the Black History Museum, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, The Julia Davis Park/Zoo Boise and the Boise State University campus.

    The majestic Boise River is best experienced from 25 exquisitely maintained miles of the Boise River Greenbelt. This pedestrian and bicycle path crosses the river on bridges and dips below automobile bridges. It also connects city parks and offers spectacular views of great blue herons, eagles, ospreys, geese, ducks, kingfishers, ouzels, otters, beavers, muskrats, a staggering variety of fish and more. Walking or biking the Greenbelt is the most enjoyable way to experience some of the myriad attractions in Boise, including the Black History Museum, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, The Julia Davis Park/Zoo Boise and the Boise State University campus.

  • Basque Block

    Basque Center Exterior

    Nearly 16,000 Basques from Boise and the surrounding areas are proud to call this Basque Block home. Their unique European heritage is showcased by the only Basque museum in the United States, an original boarding house, the authentic Basque Market and Deli and the delightful Bar Gernika and Leku Ona (“Good Place”). After a day of rich sights and smells, relax at the Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery. Though not strictly Basque, this spot is quite well-known for its homemade vodka.

    Nearly 16,000 Basques from Boise and the surrounding areas are proud to call this Basque Block home. Their unique European heritage is showcased by the only Basque museum in the United States, an original boarding house, the authentic Basque Market and Deli and the delightful Bar Gernika and Leku Ona (“Good Place”). After a day of rich sights and smells, relax at the Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery. Though not strictly Basque, this spot is quite well-known for its homemade vodka.

  • Historic Old Boise

    Historic Old Boise

    In the 1980s, the largest group of historic structures in Boise was named to the National Register of Historic Places. This cemented the renovated “historic old Boise” as a national treasure and gave new life to the Wooden Star Boarding House, the Winery Building and the Pioneer Tent and Awning Building. Today, Old Boise is a thriving section of the city, home to trendy dining spots, unique shopping, nightlife and professional services.

    In the 1980s, the largest group of historic structures in Boise was named to the National Register of Historic Places. This cemented the renovated “historic old Boise” as a national treasure and gave new life to the Wooden Star Boarding House, the Winery Building and the Pioneer Tent and Awning Building. Today, Old Boise is a thriving section of the city, home to trendy dining spots, unique shopping, nightlife and professional services.

  • Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

    Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

    The $1.8 million Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was built and dedicated by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in 2002. Kurt Karst, an Idaho Falls architect, was commissioned to design the memorial using natural elements such as water, stone and native plants, to underscore a message of the city’s faith in humanity. A point of pride? The memorial is one of only 11 U.S. sites to receive a sapling from the famed Anne Frank Chestnut Tree in Amsterdam, the importance of which was revealed in her diary.

    The $1.8 million Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was built and dedicated by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in 2002. Kurt Karst, an Idaho Falls architect, was commissioned to design the memorial using natural elements such as water, stone and native plants, to underscore a message of the city’s faith in humanity. A point of pride? The memorial is one of only 11 U.S. sites to receive a sapling from the famed Anne Frank Chestnut Tree in Amsterdam, the importance of which was revealed in her diary.

  • Julia Davis Park

    Julia Davis Park

    This centrally located park sits on nearly 90 stunning acres flanking the Boise River. A cultural, historic and artistic gateway, it contains many of Boise’s most notable attractions such as Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, the Black History Museum and the Idaho Rose Society. Families and outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the river access, the playground and tennis court, the pond and paddleboats and the pedestrian bridge connecting the park to Boise State University.

    This centrally located park sits on nearly 90 stunning acres flanking the Boise River. A cultural, historic and artistic gateway, it contains many of Boise’s most notable attractions such as Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, the Black History Museum and the Idaho Rose Society. Families and outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the river access, the playground and tennis court, the pond and paddleboats and the pedestrian bridge connecting the park to Boise State University.

  • Century Link Arena Hockey & Basketball

    Picture of Boise

    Have you ever heard about the Idaho Stampede or the Idaho Steelheads? Then you know that the Stampede is one of the most successful minor league basketball teams in the U.S., and the Steelheads are a championship-winning hockey team. Both play heart-stopping games at CenturyLink Arena, Boise’s luxurious venue for sporting events, concerts, conventions and ice shows. The arena also offers top-notch dining and fitness facilities. Plus, the highly rated Grove Hotel is just adjacent to the property.

    Have you ever heard about the Idaho Stampede or the Idaho Steelheads? Then you know that the Stampede is one of the most successful minor league basketball teams in the U.S., and the Steelheads are a championship-winning hockey team. Both play heart-stopping games at CenturyLink Arena, Boise’s luxurious venue for sporting events, concerts, conventions and ice shows. The arena also offers top-notch dining and fitness facilities. Plus, the highly rated Grove Hotel is just adjacent to the property.

  • Boise State University Football

    Picture of Boise

    You haven’t seen college football until you’ve watched the Boise State Broncos bring home yet another win on the legendary blue turf playing field (dubbed “The Blue” by avid fans). 

    You haven’t seen college football until you’ve watched the Boise State Broncos bring home yet another win on the legendary blue turf playing field (dubbed “The Blue” by avid fans). 

Basque Block

Basque Center Exterior

Nearly 16,000 Basques from Boise and the surrounding areas are proud to call this Basque Block home. Their unique European heritage is showcased by the only Basque museum in the United States, an original boarding house, the authentic Basque Market and Deli and the delightful Bar Gernika and Leku Ona (“Good Place”). After a day of rich sights and smells, relax at the Bardenay Restaurant and Distillery. Though not strictly Basque, this spot is quite well-known for its homemade vodka.

Century Link Arena Hockey & Basketball

Picture of Boise

Have you ever heard about the Idaho Stampede or the Idaho Steelheads? Then you know that the Stampede is one of the most successful minor league basketball teams in the U.S., and the Steelheads are a championship-winning hockey team. Both play heart-stopping games at CenturyLink Arena, Boise’s luxurious venue for sporting events, concerts, conventions and ice shows. The arena also offers top-notch dining and fitness facilities. Plus, the highly rated Grove Hotel is just adjacent to the property.

Boise River Greenbelt

Biker Rider on Boise River Greenbelt

The majestic Boise River is best experienced from 25 exquisitely maintained miles of the Boise River Greenbelt. This pedestrian and bicycle path crosses the river on bridges and dips below automobile bridges. It also connects city parks and offers spectacular views of great blue herons, eagles, ospreys, geese, ducks, kingfishers, ouzels, otters, beavers, muskrats, a staggering variety of fish and more. Walking or biking the Greenbelt is the most enjoyable way to experience some of the myriad attractions in Boise, including the Black History Museum, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, The Julia Davis Park/Zoo Boise and the Boise State University campus.

Historic Old Boise

Historic Old Boise

In the 1980s, the largest group of historic structures in Boise was named to the National Register of Historic Places. This cemented the renovated “historic old Boise” as a national treasure and gave new life to the Wooden Star Boarding House, the Winery Building and the Pioneer Tent and Awning Building. Today, Old Boise is a thriving section of the city, home to trendy dining spots, unique shopping, nightlife and professional services.

Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

The $1.8 million Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial was built and dedicated by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in 2002. Kurt Karst, an Idaho Falls architect, was commissioned to design the memorial using natural elements such as water, stone and native plants, to underscore a message of the city’s faith in humanity. A point of pride? The memorial is one of only 11 U.S. sites to receive a sapling from the famed Anne Frank Chestnut Tree in Amsterdam, the importance of which was revealed in her diary.

Boise State University Football

Picture of Boise

You haven’t seen college football until you’ve watched the Boise State Broncos bring home yet another win on the legendary blue turf playing field (dubbed “The Blue” by avid fans). 

Julia Davis Park

Julia Davis Park

This centrally located park sits on nearly 90 stunning acres flanking the Boise River. A cultural, historic and artistic gateway, it contains many of Boise’s most notable attractions such as Zoo Boise, the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho Historical Museum, the Black History Museum and the Idaho Rose Society. Families and outdoor enthusiasts appreciate the river access, the playground and tennis court, the pond and paddleboats and the pedestrian bridge connecting the park to Boise State University.

Safari Inn Downtown

1070 West Grove Street
Boise, ID 83702
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