Come on, we can come up with a huge list of things for people to do when the temperatures warm up a little. I can come up with at least 13 things right here in Boise, so surely there has to be more than just the 13 things that Odessey online came up with.

For my money, McCall is one of the best places to visit in Idaho, any time of year, but I especially love it in the summer time. The weather may be in the 100’s in the valley, but McCall will still be in the 80’s and the water in Payette Lake stays cool in the 60’s and low 70s. And there is so much to do. Skiing, boating, swimming, playing golf, hiking, rafting, fishing, biking…I could go on and on. It always amazes me, the number of people here in the Treasure Valley who have NEVER traveled north of Horseshoe Bend.

Floating the Boise River during summertime is definitely one of the most popular activities among the people of Boise. It's a great activity to do on a really hot day and you can do it with friends family or even by yourself if you like.


I wrote a few weeks ago about visiting Shoshone Falls. If you never have visited, do yourself a favor and do it. It’s one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world and it’s a few hours drive from Boise and with the large snow pack this year we can expect a pretty good flow of water over the falls till at least the end of July


Looking for a unique and amazing view of Boise? Try hiking Table Rock. It’s an amazing view of Boise, day or night.


 Zoo Boise. It's not a big city Zoo, like the San Diego Zoo but for the money, it's still pretty special and your kids will love it. Best of all it's way more affordable than other big cities zoos and you still get to see lions and tigers and bears, oh my.

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We don’t have an ocean or beaches in the Treasure Valley, unless you can count Sandy Point Beach at Lucky Peak Reservoir. It’s a great place to cool off in the Summer, either swimming and hanging out at Sandy Point or boating up the road a bit at Lucky Peak.


Paddle boarding is relatively new, but you can do it on the Boise River. And thanks to the new water park on the Boise River. You can also try your hand at kayaking or surfing too


Alright, there are a few things to do in Idaho this summer, check out the list of 13 things to do below compliments of Odyssey Online, then help to come up with things we might have missed

Let’s help all the new people who’ve moved here or have just never had guts to get out and explore our great state. Share below in the comment section or on our Facebook Page.