|Destination Airport IATA Code||BOI|
|Destination City Name||Boise|
The capital of Idaho is a year-round destination with skiing in the winter, hiking in the summer and a host of things to do in between.
Lying close to the Rocky Mountain, Boise has cashed in on its reputation as an outdoor playground to attract the energetic and young-at-heart. As a result, the city has a creative, fashionable feel, with plenty of culture and cool cuisine to complement the natural beauty of its surroundings.
There is no bad time to book a cheap flight to Boise. December through March is ski season and during the rest of the year the city is a great place for a Rocky Mountains adventure. But the city’s popularity means that it is wise to plan ahead when planning a vacation in Boise.
The winters are cold, with average temperatures around freezing between December and February, but in July and August the mercury can hit 90°F. The Idaho Shakespeare Festival runs from June to September, and the Snake River Stampede rodeo is held in July.
Spring is a beautiful time of year as the snow retreats and flowers begin to bloom. The closest Boise has to an off season is fall, when the temperatures begin to drop and the summer visitors disappear. The open-air Art in the Park festival takes place in September.
It pays to plan well in advance when looking for cheap flights to Boise, and there are plenty of ways you can find a bargain with Orbitz.
The airport has direct flights to and from 21 US cities, but there are connecting flights to many more destinations. You can filter results to look for direct and indirect flights, and search by airline and ticket type using the ‘Show options’ menu and the buttons on the left.
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A bit of flexibility with your plans can also help. Use the ‘Show flexible dates’ option to compare the prices of flights to and from Boise on different days.
Optimal flight times from US cities to Boise include:
Boise Airport (BOI) is three miles south of the city and although it is not big by US standards, handling 3.5 million passengers a year, it serves more people than the rest of the airports in Idaho combined.
There airport has places to eat and ATMs, but shopping options are limited. Artworks by local and regional artists are on display around the terminal.
Buses, shuttles and taxis into Boise are available outside the baggage claim area. The car rental companies are located on the first floor of the airport.
Airlines flying from US cities to Boise include:
While the airport is close to the city center Boise is relatively spread out for a city of its size. There is a local bus service that connects most places and there are shuttle buses that head for the ski resorts and hiking trails. Taxis are also readily available.
In town there is a green bike hire system, and the Boise River Greenbelt offers miles of pretty cycling and walking paths.
However, hiring a car is the best way to get around Boise and gives you the freedom to explore the surrounding mountains.
Take a stroll or a ride along the Boise River Greenbelt, which runs all the way through the city on the banks of the River Boise. The route takes in many parks, museums and memorials and is a great way to immerse yourself in nature and the city’s culture.
Boise’s real attraction is its location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The ski resort of Bogus Basin is popular in winter, and during the summer the myriad bike and hike trails around the city are not to be missed. Camel’s Back Park offers gentle walks near the city.
Bird lovers should not miss World Center for Birds of Prey. The center is home to many species and there are live demonstrations, exhibitions and tours.
If walking or cycling the Boise River Greenbelt seems too much effort, why not float down the river on a raft? It is an increasingly popular way to see the city.
Boise is earning a reputation as a foodie hotspot, so venture out into the city center and test some of the local eateries. And if you find yourself in West Downtown, check out the graffiti displays in Freak Alley.
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