Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Downtown Boise

Enjoy the area's live music, art galleries and theater scene and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Downtown Boise. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the restaurants, bars and shopping. Idaho State Capitol Building and Taco Bell Arena are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Sightseeing in and around Downtown Boise

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Downtown Boise a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Boise Art Glass (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Woodland Empire Ale Craft (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Boise Trolley Tour (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Zoo Boise (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Morrison-Knudsen Nature Center (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Cinder Winery (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Downtown Boise

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Downtown Boise is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ann Morrison Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Kathryn Albertson Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Julia Davis Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Camel's Back Park (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Boise Municipal Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Veterans Memorial Park (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Downtown Boise

The nearest airport is in Boise, ID (BOI), located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Downtown?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 82 vacation rentals near Downtown. From 39 Houses to 26 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Downtown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Downtown?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • North End: 113 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Boise: 67 vacation rentals
  • Veterans Park: 66 vacation rentals
  • East End: 45 vacation rentals
  • Depot Bench: 36 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Boise Centre: 366 vacation rentals
  • CenturyLink Arena: 373 vacation rentals
  • Idaho Historical Museum: 373 vacation rentals
  • Eighth Street Marketplace: 366 vacation rentals
  • Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial: 363 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 39 Houses in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 26 rentals available
  • Cabins: 9 rentals available
  • Cottages: 9 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 80 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.