Boise, Idaho USA

Also known as “The City of Trees,” Idaho’s capital city is home to more than 205,000 people, making it the fifth largest city in the Pacific Northwest. Over the past few years, Boise has become a hot spot for business in the United States and continues to attract new companies annually, giving it top rankings in publications such as Forbes, Inc., and Business Week. Aside from its great city appeal, Boise boasts a huge variety of outdoor recreational activities. Situated below the western edge of the Rocky Mountains, Boise is only a 30-minute drive from Bogus Basin Ski Resort, which offers both Nordic and Alpine skiing, snowboarding and a tubing hill.

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During the spring and summer months, activities such as hiking, camping, horseback riding and mountain biking are available. Other activities in Boise and the surrounding areas include whitewater rafting, kayaking, hunting, camping, fishing, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking and snowmobiling. In addition to being popular for its outdoor recreation, Boise is a community with an appreciation of art and culture and is home to numerous museums and art galleries including the Discover Center of Idaho, Idaho Historical Museum, the Idaho Black History Museum, Old Idaho State Penitentiary and the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. The city also plays host to performing arts theaters, many festivals and a wide variety of events each year including the well known Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Jaialdi, a Basque festival held once every five years. The city is also proud to be home to the largest Basque community in the United States, as well as the Basque Museum and Cultural Center located on the Basque Block, in downtown Boise. Boise’s restaurant scene features as wide variety of cafés and bistros that boast unique and delicious cuisine from all over the world.

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