Top 10 Spring Break Destinations for Families, 2013: Quick Getaways
9. Boise, ID
Spring breakers will find a perfect balance of urban culture and untamed outdoor adventures in Boise, ID.
The city's layout makes it easy for families to get around, and hundreds of hotel rooms downtown allow for easy walks to Boise's shopping areas, art galleries, museums and theaters, plus more than 80 restaurants – many with kid-friendly menus. The Boise River and a well-traveled pathway wind through the city as well. Attractions such as the World Center for Birds of Prey, the Idaho Aquarium, Zoo Boise and the Old Idaho Penitentiary entertain and educate parents and children. Local parks provide playgrounds, trails for walking and biking, and open space for relaxing. The Idaho Stampede, a minor league NBA team, charges into the final games of the season at CenturyLink Arena. Skiing, snowboarding and tubing are only 30 minutes away at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, which plans to keep its slopes open until April 14.
Average Spring Temperatures:
High: 72, Low: 34
Must-Do Activities and Attractions:
Fish at Arrowrock Reservoir
Play disc golf at Ann Morrison Park
Tour the Basque Museum and Cultural Center
Visit the Idaho State Historical Museum
Explore the Discovery Center of Idaho
Bike the Boise River Greenbelt
March to the Idaho Military History Museum
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