Boise, Idaho

Population: 235,684

Elevation: 2,680’

Pronunciation: boy-see

Boise, Idaho

Boise is Idaho’s capital and its most popular visitor destination. And it’s easy to see why. From its vibrant downtown to its accessible outdoor recreation, Boise combines urban energy with natural beauty.

Culturally, Boise offers museums, shopping, a lively music and craft beer (or cocktails!) scene, and a wide range of restaurants, from casual to white tablecloth. 

Available amenities: Gas station, medical center, public charging station, grocery store.

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