Boise is a beautiful city in southwest Idaho, home to countless outdoor activities, a growing culinary scene, and talented local entertainment and fun events. From downtown Boise restaurants to excellent entertainment, the Treasure Valley has a plethora of romantic options. Planning a date night can be daunting with so many choices! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or just want a night out with your favorite person, here’s a selection of fun Downtown Boise summer date night ideas.


Alive After Five

Stop by the Grove Plaza after 5PM on Wednesdays during the summer for free concerts and local entertainment. Many restaurants and businesses downtown also offer happy hour specials, local entertainment, and other fun activities during Alive After Five. Find a band that you and your partner will enjoy, then walk around the city for happy hour or dinner.

Julia Davis Park

The Julia Davis Park is Boise’s oldest park, and one of Idaho’s prettiest spots along the Boise River. Walk along the Green Belt underneath the cool shade of the gigantic leafy trees or break out your bikes and cruise alongside the Boise River. Stroll through the Rose Garden and sit in the romantic pavilion.

If you’re looking for a more secluded activity, rent one of the paddle boats and float alongside the swans and geese that frequent the pond. Enjoy a relaxing paddle and have fun with your significant other trying to race the infamous Boise geese.

Chandlers Live Jazz

If you’re in the mood for cocktails and live music, Chandlers hosts some of the best live music Boise jazz musicians every night of the week. Best known for their exclusive bar and fine dining menu, Chandlers has been a staple of Boise cuisine for over twenty years. Try their Ten Minute Martini or dive into one of their many famous seafood dishes, with fresh seafood flown in every day from Hawaii and Alaska.

Hike Camel’s Back

Camel’s Back is a relatively easy hike that takes mere minutes to get to the highest point. For less experienced hikers, Camel’s Back has beautiful views of the Boise downtown area and beyond to the Owyhee Mountains. The climb up takes about five minutes and includes built-in stairs on the side of the hill.

Afterward, have a relaxing picnic at Camel’s Back Park at the base of the hike. There’s tennis courts, volleyball sand courts, and sturdy trees for hammocks too.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival 

One of Idaho’s best artistic centers, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival produces outdoor theater next to the Boise River in southeast Boise. Their award-winning shows have been popular amongst locals and in the Northwest for over 40 seasons. From Macbeth to Mamma Mia!, experience an entertaining date night with some of Boise’s best theater entertainment.

Celebrating a special occasion? Hotel 43 and Chandlers joined together with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival to offer an amazing package. It includes:

  • A one night stay in one of Hotel 43’s Boutique rooms.
  • Two tickets to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival performance of your choice.
  • An insulated picnic tote.
  • An assorted fruit and cheese platter, sliced baguette, and more delicious foods.
  • Your choice of wine.
  • And valet parking for one vehicle.

Treat yourself and your loved one to a luxuriously romantic night with the best staycation in Boise.

About Chandlers

Chandlers is a Boise steakhouse restaurant. It offers guests world-class service, the most delicious steaks and seafood Boise has to offer, and ambiance second-to-none. The extensive menu at Chandlers features seafood flown fresh to Boise on a daily basis and handpicked locally sourced ingredients.

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