Your One-Day Guide To Garden City
If you’re hoping for the perfect day-trip, look no further–Garden City, Idaho, has everything you need. Here’s how you can spend a perfect 24 hours in Boise’s own little garden!
Garden City: What to Expect
If you’ve never been to Idaho or haven’t made your way to the Boise area, you might not know about Garden City. Luckily, you’re in the right place now!
Garden City is nestled right next to Boise, Idaho’s capital city, and has easy access to both the greenbelt and the freeway. It’s neighbors with Eagle and Meridian, and it’s a short drive to other fun locations like Nampa and Caldwell. That means it shares a lot of personality traits with its sibling towns–but Garden City also brings a lot of unique flair to the table.
Here, we’re working hard to develop our artisan community. In fact, our visitors map is built around the dreamers and creators who call Garden City home–so whether you’re looking for poetry, paintings, glasswork, breweries, or even just the artistry of nature, you’re in for a real treat.
Your Perfect Day in Garden City
There’s plenty to do in Garden City–so if you don’t want to miss out, make sure you add these things to your list.
Grab Some Breakfast
The most important meal of the day is even more fun in Garden City. From Starbucks and Moxie Java to local favorites like Pastry Perfection, there’s plenty to taste around here–and if you’re more in the mood for brunch or even lunch, you can enjoy other dining options, too.
Explore the Greenbelt
With your coffee, bagel, donut, or healthier breakfast choice in hand, it’s time to breathe in some fresh air. The Boise River twists right through the heart of Garden City, which means it’s accessible from just about anywhere. It’s also pet-friendly–so if you have a pooch or two, hook on the leashes and get ready to explore.
Whether you’re in the mood to burn some calories or just take in the sights, the greenbelt delivers. You’ll enjoy the beautiful river, lush trees, and plenty of nature–including squirrels, turtles, fish, and a host of cheerful birds.
Surf Your Heart Out
You may not have expected to go surfing in Garden City, Idaho–but it’s possible on the beautiful Boise River. You don’t even have to bring your own surfboard–or riverboard, that is–because you can rent everything you need nearby. Get ready to catch those waves!
Dry Off With A Drink
Whether you’re looking for beer, wine, cider, or a little taste of everything, our craft beverage corridor is the perfect way to unwind. Most places even have snacks and light meals–and if you’re headed home soon, be sure to purchase your favorite drink as a tasty souvenir.
Enjoy the Arts
Once your taste buds are satisfied, it’s time to fill your mind, too. From glasswork and pottery to painting and music, there’s plenty to fascinate your inner artist. You can even enjoy a break by sitting on one of Garden City’s art benches–lovingly called Garden “Sity” benches.
Hunt for Treasure
Whatever treasure looks like to you, you’re sure to find it here in Garden City. Antique and thrift shops are just waiting to share your new favorite statement piece–and better yet, you can hit multiple stores without leaving town.
Ready to wind down after a fun day in Garden City? There are plenty of ways to catch your breath, take a break, and have one last laugh before heading home or to your hotel. You can go bowling at Westy’s Garden Lanes, take in a movie at Northgate Reel Theatre, catch a show at the Revolution Concert House and Event Center, or enjoy dinner at one of the town’s many restaurants.
Garden City is an adventure waiting to happen. From art and food to shopping and nature, you can do a little bit of everything–all without leaving town. Grab your camera, keep your visitors map handy, and get ready for a day you’ll never forget.
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