Something for Everyone – Northend, Boise

Whether you are looking for somewhere to go to sightsee and shop or just find a historical part of Boise, Idaho to enjoy an afternoon relaxing, you definitely do not want to miss Northend Boise. Loaded with shops, locals, and history, Boise’s Northend has something for everyone.


Nationally known as the place to access the Boise foothills, this historic area of Boise dates back to the late 1800’s. With most of its neighborhoods designated as a Boise Historic Preservation District, you will find some beautiful trees, gardens, and access to over a dozen parks.


In fact, the Northend includes dozens of parks for your outdoor enjoyment including Hyde Park, the premiere Northend park. You will find activities for every outdoorsman at the Northend parks. Some of Boise’s favorite parks in Northend include Camels Back Park, home to the Hyde Park Street Fair, which features playground, tennis courts, and access to Boise Foothills and Hulls Gulch.

Another favorite is Bernadine Quinn Park that features a paddling pond next to the Boise River. Canoes, kayaks, and paddle boats are available for rent nearby to enjoy their beautiful, nature park. If you want to see some history while visiting a park, you can try Dewey Park located at 2150 N 15th St., Boise, Idaho, which features Oregon Trail obelisk that marks the trail route. You can also find another Park to take a rest along your site seeing adventure at  McAuley Park.


If shopping is what you are looking for, you will find the area rich in high-end shops and boutiques to local small businesses and home-based businesses.  You will find over 150 shops in the Northend district. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or a just looking to catch up with friends over a cup of coffee, you will find great shops to peruse or relax in throughout Northend Boise.

You can find more information on The Northend in Boise, Idaho by visiting their website at However, if you have the chance, you will want to visit it yourself; you will not be disappointed.

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