Boise is a Bicycle City

Boise is a Bicycle City

The Boise River Greenbelt covers 25-miles and is one of Boise’s most beloved parks. With tree-lined pathways following the river through the heart of the city, it provides scenic views, wildlife habitat and bicycle access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks. The Greenbelt also serves as an alternative transportation route for commuters.
Stay Riverside to Enjoy the Greenbelt

Stay Riverside to Enjoy the Greenbelt

Among Boise hotels, The Riverside Hotel is conveniently and centrally located just off the connector into downtown Boise and Boise Towne Square Mall. Also, the Boise River Greenbelt runs right next to the hotel, and that allows you to bicycle right from your hotel to any of the great places along it.

There are also nearby restaurants within walking or riding distance from this hotel: Joe’s Crab Shack (Seafood), Chapala Mexican Restaurant, and Tepanyaki Japanese Steak House.

English: Carousel in Julia Davis Park

English: Carousel in Julia Davis Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Take Me Out to Play

Along with just the scenery you will find along the river there are also several different parks offering different things to see and do.

The city’s oldest park Julia Davis is home to Zoo Boise, the Idaho State Historical MuseumBoise Art MuseumIdaho Black History MuseumDiscovery Center of Idaho and an expansive Rose Garden. Amenities include four tennis courts, horseshoe pits, two reservable pavilions, a playground, bocce courts, and restrooms. A seasonal boathouse rents paddle boats for use on the pond.

No matter where you stop you will find bicycle racks to secure your bike while you enjoy the sights in Julia Davis Park.

History or Round of Golf

Thanks to a series of interpretive signs, people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds can learn about Idaho history by riding or walking along the Greenbelt and stopping at the various educational sites. Those sites include Chinese Gardens, Old Soldier’s Home, Capitol Bridge, Davis Orchard, Natatorium, Table Rock Quarries, Goodwin Dam, Kelly Hot Springs, Diversion Dam, and The Foote House.

You can also take in a round or two of golf at the Warm Springs Golf Course. Mature trees shade the course; the 18-hole golf course offers scenic vistas of the Foothills and the Boise River. Lessons are available for all ages and abilities. Enjoy meals, snacks, and hot and cold beverages in the clubhouse restaurant. Open from sunrise to sunset year round.

Shopping More Your Style

After seeing the sights, maybe you are in the mood to do some shopping. Luckily the Boise Towne Square Mall is close to the Riverside Hotel and accessible by the Boise Greenbelt. The Mall is open Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm and Sunday: 11:00am-7:00pm and has major retailers like Dillards and Sears as well as several small shops where you are sure to find something you can not go home without.

Parks, Restaurants, Golf, and Shopping

25 miles of trail allows you to see so much of Boise and enjoy it at a much slower pace. The next time you are in Boise bring your bicycle or find somewhere to rent one for a day or two.

 

**Sponsored Post for Gogobot.com. I am being compensated for this post, but I assure you I have been to all the places mentioned and the opinions are my own. **

Jamie Lynn Morgan

A woman on a bicycle, working 4 self, carnivore, coffee, murder mysteries, red wine, sci-fi, micro-brews, & purple. Let's all be car(e) free together! #idahobike

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