I’m really excited to interview Whitney Hansen of The Money Nerds Podcast about Boise, Idaho. Whitney has always lived in Idaho, but she came to Boise for college and never left. She loves the outdoor recreation and beer & cider scene in her town. Follow along for Whitney’s tips for the best things to do in Boise.
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Boise is a trendy pick today for people thinking of moving. And after hearing Whitney talk about her city, I can understand why. It has a dry climate with beautiful spring and autumn weather and a local population that loves being outdoors and active. Skiiers and snowboarders love the local mountains in the winter, while the rolling foothills and local mountains offer plenty of trails to explore as the weather warms up.
The city has attracted a new generation of entrepreneurs. And Whitney says that the craft beer & cider scene will intrigue those who enjoy spending time with friends over an adult beverage.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Boise.org, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
Best things to do in Boise
- Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Boise River – In the summer- rent some tubes and float the river
- Greenbelt Entrance (reviews)
- Idaho Shakespeare Festival (reviews) – My favorite tip for Shakespeare festival is to volunteer. You get to watch the show for free in exchange for helping people find their seats, take out trash, etc.
- North Bogus Basin Road (reviews)
- Split Rail Winery (reviews) – Take a day trip to a winery (30 minutes away from Boise)
- Table Rock – Hike Table Rock- it gives you a great view of the whole city.
- Trail Creek – Jump in the car and head 1.5 hours to the hot springs. My favorite, Trail Creek, is free and gorgeous! Just go early, it gets busy. There are a few great commercial hot springs as well.
- Treefort Music Fest – An amazing festival that you don’t want to miss
Best places to eat in Boise
- The Basque Market (reviews) – Friday’s they shut down the street and make a huge pan of paella— it’s to die for!
- Fork (reviews) – Get the Urban Burger or the BAM Sammy with Parmesan fries.
- Meriwether Cider House (reviews) – Check out the craft beer scene and grab a huge glass of cider from Meriwether.
Best places to stay in Boise, Idaho
Here are the best places to stay in Boise, Idaho.
- The Modern Hotel and Bar (reviews) – The Modern is very cute
- Residence Inn Boise Downtown/City Center (reviews) – I love the rooftop patio at Residence Inn downtown
Getting around Boise, Idaho
The local airport is Boise Airport, which is only 4 miles from downtown.
Whitney says that you definitely should rent a car when you visit Boise. She’s not a fan of their public transportation and renting a car will make it easier for you to explore the hiking trails, natural hot springs, and local mountains.
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Uber and Lyft are also excellent ways to get around. And I’ve personally found the downtown area very walkable.
If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Whitney Hansen about Boise, Idaho. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Boise, Idaho
- Green dots = best things to do in Boise, Idaho
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Boise, Idaho
Who is Whitney Hansen?
Whitney Hansen is a personal finance coach that helps people eliminate their debts through her proven system. She paid off $30,000 in 10 months, bought her first house when she was 19, and paid only $472 for her MBA. Whitney obviously knows A LOT about money.
When she’s not coaching clients, Whitney is the host of The Money Nerds Podcast. Her show is released three days a week with two shorter episodes and one in-depth interview. When you listen, you hear great tips that you can implement today and stories about people’s triumphs and challenges when paying off their debt.
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
- 5TF – Homebuying Tips (Don’t Skip This One!!) [podcast episode]
- 4 steps to get your partner on the same financial page
- Side hustle this woman is using to make an extra $1,200 per month – and you can too!
As you can tell, her writing offers valuable tips to improve your personal finances and reach your money goals.
You can connect with Whitney Hansen at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
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