Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Boise & Spokane city guide. Here you'll find the best of Boise & Spokane. WTR's Boise map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Boise including the Discovery Center and The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture .
You'll also find the best dining in Boise, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining includes State & Lemp and the Barbacoa Grill. Then you're off to Spokane.
Boise, Idaho & Spokane, Washington
Welge Travel Report Notables for Boise
Following are the best places and experiences that we have found in Boise.
Concierge Corner & Visitor Services in Boise
WTR's Loretta Library says a good place to start is at Concierge Corner: M-F: 10-4,Located at the corner of Front St. and 9th St.
Getting around in Boise
PublicTransportation for Boise
WTR's Tony Transit says your best choice for getting around Bosie is public transportation (https://www.valleyregionaltransit.org/)
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
Business Information for Boise
Here is the best help in regard to business in Boise: (http://pds.cityofboise.org/home/documents/userguides/business/)
People Watching in Boise
WTR's Francoise Flaneur says the best area for "PW" is between 6th and Capital Boulevard on Grove Street. This area in Boise has become known as “Basque Block,” where residents proudly keep their heritage alive with the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, restaurants, and the popular Basque Market.
Dining in Boise
In an unusual choice WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dinner in Boise is at State & Lemp - D: W-Sa, 2870 W State St., 208-429-6735
Carlota says their prix fixe menu features smoked sturgeon with spring greens, octopus with fiddleheads and lamb tongue, cream fraiche panna cotta with currents and peanuts.
Shopping in Boise
WTR's Shari Shopper says Boise Town Square is the best shopping area.
Wineries near Boise
Our Winnie Winesnob says visit several wineries near Boise and just West in the Snake River Wine Country. They feature white wines – primarily Reisling.
Or Winnie says you can visit Boise’s best wine bar Bodovino – Daily: From 11 AM, 404 S 8th St, 208-36-88466 (VINO)
At Bodovino you can take a self-guided tasting tour of the world. They group their wines into categories: Old World, Regional/Domestic, New World and seasonal.
If you get hungry they offer small plates and tapas.
Convention center in Boise
Boise Centre offers 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibition/ meeting space—featuring a 25,000 sq. ft. ballroom, an auditorium that has 349 fixed seats, state-of-the-art digital signage, wireless Internet throughout the facility.
Recognition for Boise
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Boise
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums. At The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture:
June 15 to September 23, 2018 see Edward S. Curtis: One Hundred Master Works
Over 100 photogravures included in this exhibition are a representative sampling of Edward S. Curtis' monumental attempt to record all aspects of American Indian culture. Selected from the 2,500 plates in The North American Indian: 1907-1930, the plates in this display reveal the rich diversity of lifestyle and environment found among the tribes Curtis studied.