float the river

1.) Float the River

If you have never floated the Boise River you are missing out! It is such a relaxing way to cool off and enjoy a summer day in the hot sun. Park your car at Ann Morrison Park and take a shuttle to Barber Park where you will put in. Rentals are available or bring your own tube or other flotation device. It is a 6 mile float, typically lasting 2-3 hours. Visit the facebook page to stay up to date on float dates and other information.


ice cream

2.) Handcrafted Shakes and Ice Cream

Stop by Fanci Freez for the most AMAZING shakes and ice cream. Serving the Boise area since 1947, there is no question why they’ve been around for long. With 50 different shake and sundae flavors to choose from, there is something for everyone. Of course, if you’re not feeling it, you can always opt for a classic burger and fries. Good news, they recently announced another location in Meridian which means you’ll never be too far from a cool treat.



3.) Roaring Springs

Would summer really be complete without visiting a water park? Roaring springs has it all: wave pool, lazy river, and plenty of slides. Parents can monitor kids while sitting in the shade under a cabana. It’s the kind of place you’re gonna wanna spend the whole day. Look for discounts and event pricing here and visit their FAQ information to plan your trip!


settlers park

4.) Settlers Park Splash Pad

Of course you could always pay to go so a pool but why do that when you can visit Settlers Park splash pad for FREE. It’s an activity that is sure to be popular with the kiddos, let them run wild through the water and toys. Splash pads are a great option for kids of all ages and abilities. The splash park is typically open memorial day to labor day. Just don’t forget to bring the sunscreen, we have a feeling you’ll wanna stay there for a while.


lucky peak

5.) Lucky Peak

Lucky Peak Lake is a reservoir along the Boise River. The crystal blue water is refreshing on a hot summer day. Bring your boat and enjoy wakeboarding, water skiing, or other water sports. Just a short 10 minute drive from Boise and you’ll be swimming in no time while enjoying the breathtaking views and fresh mountain air.


snowflake air

6.) Snowflake Air

Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a day at home to relax and recoup from all the summer adventures. Contact Snowflake Air for your AC needs to make sure you can endure those indoor temperatures. They can repair, replace, or assist in maintaining your system so you can worry about more important things, like your next summer adventure.