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Whitnee Wall, a junior in business and human resources, studies fo summer classes by the river, photo Patrick Sweeney

Happy summer vacation, Broncos! With sunshine and a less hectic schedule, comes one of the best seasons to explore and relax, so we asked you on our Instagram page where you’ll be hanging out over the next few months.

1) Near the water

Just because we’re in Idaho doesn’t mean we’re far away from places to cool off in the hot summer sun. Many Broncos told us they’ll be swimming, kayaking, and relaxing around the Boise River, Quinn’s Pond, and Lucky Peak!

2) On Campus

Some Broncos are enrolled in summer classes and will still be hanging around campus for a while over this break. Summertime brings adjusted hours for many on-campus buildings and resources so be sure to check out our recent “I Didn’t Know That” article on summer hours for up-to-date information on what’s open and when.

3) In the Foothills

Hiking, biking, running—you can do it all here in Boise. Plan to see many Broncos hopping on the Ridge-to-Rivers Trails or up at Bogus Basin soaking up the nice weather for the next few months.

4) Festivals, shows, and concerts

There’s a lot going on in the Treasure Valley this summer. From concerts to festivals, Farmer’s Markets to parades, it’s going to be hard to get bored. Many Broncos plan on hanging around Boise staples, like the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Stay tuned to Boise State Student Life for a whole list of festivals and upcoming events in the coming weeks!

5) At work

A lot of us are working over our extended break. Jobs at local restaurants and coffee shops to ranches and farms, Broncos are definitely finding ways to stay busy and earn some money while they’re at it. If this is you, still be sure to give yourself some time to chill this summer. Feel free to take a peek at our 5 ½ Ways to Actually Relax on Break article if you need some ideas!

5 ½)  For some, all over the country

Many Broncos said that they were going home or to different states this summer vacation. This included, but I’m sure is not limited to, Montana, California, Washington, and Oregon. No matter where your travels take you this summer, you may have a chance of running into a member of our Boise State community!

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