Whether it’s a morning coffee, an afternoon of outdoor recreation, or an evening of fine dining and the arts, Boise has what you are looking for!
The Computer Science Department at Boise State University plays a pivotal role in the high-tech community. Industry and community are vital to the Department’s mission to provide a high-quality education in computer science. Part of the Computer Science Department’s outreach initiatives involves state agencies, private companies, and other institutions of higher education as part of the Idaho Technology Council’s Software Alliance. This coalition of private and public interests is focused on expanding the economic vitality of the state by increasing the availability of skilled software professionals and promoting the opportunities available in the State’s rapidly growing software industry. Together with its partners, the Computer Science Department at Boise State University works to support collaboration, growth, and innovation.
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Life in Boise
Living in Boise
Downtown Boise is less than a mile from the Boise State campus and offers a variety of great restaurants, both locally-owned and national retail shops, several movie theaters and more. Downtown Boise is home to the Basque Block where you’ll find the Basque cultural center, Basque restaurants and the Basque Museum. Cultural opportunities abound at the Flicks Theater, Ballet Idaho, and numerous venues that host concerts year-round.
The Boise Greenbelt is a 23-mile, tree-lined path that follows the Boise River through the heart of town. The Boise Greenbelt passes through many of the city’s most spectacular parks including Julia Davis Park, Ann Morrison Park, Kathryn Albertson Park, Esther Simplot Park, and Veteran’s Memorial Park. The Greenbelt also offers access to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival which offers theater under the stars all summer long. Explore the Parks and Recreation site.
Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area is a ski area located in southwest Idaho, 16 miles north-northeast of the city of Boise. Bogus is operated by the Bogus Basin Recreation Association, a non-profit organization, on private and leased land in the Boise National Forest.
Bogus Basin offer night skiing and beautiful views of the treasure valley.
The Boise River is a favorite for locals and visitors alike! Hot summer days offer the chance to cool off by floating the river in an inner tube or raft. More daring individuals can venture north of the city to the Payette River where Class II-V whitewater awaits!
Julia Davis Park
Julia Davis Park, just across the Boise River from Boise State University, which is home to the Boise Art Museum, the Idaho State Historical Museum, Zoo Boise, Discovery Center of Idaho, and the Idaho Black History Museum.
The Boise Foothills offer over 130 miles of well-maintained trails through the Ridge to Rivers program for everything from hiking to mountain biking and horse-back riding. Access to many of the trails is just miles from downtown Boise.
Beyond Boise, you will find quality golf courses, the World Center for Birds of Prey, Idaho Ice World, the Meridian Speedway and Thunderbird Raceway, Tamarack Ski Resort, and the Lake Lowell National Wildlife Reserve.