Southwest Idaho

The Basque Center. Photo Credit: Visit Idaho

Southwest Idaho provides a gastronomic journey for all the senses—from booming craft beer and vibrant wine scenes to culinary options representing all parts of the globe. Discover a burst of flavor on this palate-pleasing two-day excursion.

Day One:

Freak Alley Gallery. Photo credit: Visit Idaho

Begin your Boise adventure with a big, bold breakfast at Big City Coffee. Walk it off with a stroll along the Boise River Greenbelt, which winds through lovely city parks, the Boise State University campus and a wildlife habitat. Cruise over to downtown Boise’s Basque Block, where you can immerse in Basque culture at the Basque Museum & Cultural Center. Fun fact: Boise is home to the largest Basque community outside of Spain. Follow up your learning with a savory lunch (order the croquetas!) at The Basque Market or Bar Gernika. Next, check out Boise’s diverse craft beer options with stops at Boise Brewing, Barbarian Brewing and Mad Swede Brewing Company before meandering through Freak Alley Gallery. When the golden hour hits, snap a selfie on the front steps of the Idaho Capitol (guided tours are also available, but book in advance). Feast on pubhouse favorites served up with a frothy pint at Bittercreek Alehouse and then end the day with a nightcap and some shuteye at The Modern Hotel and Bar.

Other Considerations:

Day Two:

Parma Ridge Winery, Sunnyslope Wine Trail. Photo credit: Visit Idaho