& kids


Whether they’re having a blast in the sun at a Boise Hawks game, testing their skills on a climbing wall, or enjoying nature along the river, your kids will find plenty of things to do in Garden City (and you won’t be disappointed, either).


There’s nothing better in the summer than an evening at a ball game. The Boise Hawks bring up-and-coming talent to the diamond during their Class A short season, and each game is long on action and fun for adults and kids alike. Your children won’t want to miss the on-field between-innings entertainment, the play area, the circle around the bases after the game, and the regular fireworks.


The Western Idaho Fair boasts a summery mix of time-honored fair events (4-H competitions, bake offs, fried indulgences) with intoxicating fun for the whole family (big-name concerts and a hopping fairway). It’s no wonder this is the biggest, most well-attended fair in Idaho!


Since 1959, Westy’s has been the go-to bowling spot in the Treasure Valley. Your kids will love rolling balls down the lanes, but Westy’s really shines for birthday parties. Their birthday package includes an hour of bowling, 30 minutes of games, unlimited soda, and take-home gifts — all for only $15 per child.


Kids as young as 6 can get in on the action at this impressive gym, which offers tons of routes for children to conquer. Asana regularly hosts after-school bouldering and rope climbing programs for kids who want to build their skills early. Check their schedule for summer and winter camp options, too, or book a unique birthday party.


This branch of the nationwide organization offers after-school programs that build skills in sports, education, the arts, health and wellness, career development, and character and leadership. The Kinderclub is perfect for kindergartners who don’t attend all-day kindergarten. Even if your child doesn’t regularly attend the Boys & Girls Club, you’ll want to turn out for fundraisers like the annual Dolphin Dunk at Roaring Springs and the Spud Challenge golf tournament.


Garden City is Idaho’s first Bee City, U.S.A. — a natural fit for a place with a long history of agriculture and easy access to nature. This free, public pollinator habitat was designed to help educate people about the importance of these essential insects. Kids will love learning about bees and how they can play a part in saving them.

Dog Friendly

Here in Garden City, we understand that dogs are a part of the family — they’re part of ours, too! You’ll find many dog-friendly businesses throughout the city:

  • Blue Sky Bagels (patio only):
    5517 W. State Street
  • Burger King (patio only):
    6770 N. Glenwood Street
  • Cobby’s Sandwich Shop (patio only):
    4348 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Dairy Queen (patio only):
    5251 N. Glenwood Street
  • Dickey’s BBQ pit (limited outside seating):
    6708 N. Glenwood Street
  • Idaho Pizza Company:
    6724 N. Glenwood Street
  • McDonald’s:
    4825 N. Glenwood Street
  • Moxie Java Bistro:
    4990 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • New York Richie’s (outside only):
    5865 N. Glenwood Street
  • Oliver’s Daily Grind:
    7281 W. State Street
  • Panda Express:
    6675 N. Glenwood Street
  • Pastry Perfection:
    5855 N. Glenwood Street
  • Primo’s Supermarket (outside only):
    3710 E. Chinden Boulevard
  • The Sandbar Patio & Grill:
    2900 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Sofia’s Greek Bistro:
    6748 N. Glenwood Street
  • Sonic Drive-In:
    6701 N. Glenwood Street
  • Starbucks:
    4971 N. Glenwood Street
  • The Riverside Hotel:
    2900 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Uncle Guiseppe’s:
    6826 N. Glenwood Street
  • Cinder Wines (on leash):
    107 E. 44th Street
  • Western Collective:
    111 W. 33rd Street
  • Barbarian Brewing:
    114 E. 32nd Street
  • Par Terre (on leash):
    4338 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Powderhaus Brewing Company:
    9719 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Split Rail Winery:
    3200 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Potter Wines:
    5286 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Coiled Wines (outside only):
    3408 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Telaya Wine Co. (outside only):
    240 E. 32nd Street
  • Meriwether Cider Co.:
    5242 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • Powderhaus Brewing Company (on leash):
    9719 W. Chinden Boulevard
  • The Yardarm:
    314 E. 35th Street