When was the last time you had a real day off—a chance to forget about work and the hustle of life? For many of us, those days only happen a few times a year, typically on vacation. If it’s hard to get away for long periods of time or you just feel like sticking around town, a staycation in the Treasure Valley could be just what you need.
With so many different downtown Boise restaurants to try, beautiful year-round weather, and activities for the whole family, a staycation over Labor Day weekend or any other weekend could be what you need to relax, refresh, and recharge. Here are a few fun things to do while you’re “away.”
Book a Room
The first and probably most essential step of a successful staycation is getting out of the house and booking a hotel room. Even if it’s just for one night, staying outside of your home can help you separate yourself from the typical hustle and bustle of the day. That way you can still feel as if you're a million miles away. That separation is exactly what you need to recharge and relax. Plus, your room might even have a stocked mini-bar if you're lucky.
Lounge on the Beach
A beach in the Treasure Valley? There's no way. There is, in fact, and you don't need to stray far from the Boise River Greenbelt to enjoy it either! Whether you're just pulling your bikes off the path to hang out on the banks of the Boise River, or you head over to Quinn's Pond, you can find cool water and some sand to lounge around in. If you head to Quinn’s Pond, rent or bring a stand-up paddleboard or kayak along with you and you can spend practically the entire afternoon on the water.
Spend a Day Taking in the Sights
When you are caught up in the everyday schedule of waking up, going to work, and coming home, it’s easy to forget just how beautiful the Treasure Valley really is. With scenic mountains surrounding Boise, Meridian, and Eagle, there are endless opportunities to explore and stretch your legs. Or, if you aren’t much for the mountainous adventures, dozens of golf courses litter the Treasure Valley awaiting your next tee time. After that, hit the pool or just wander around downtown Boise and enjoy the scenic views of the metropolis Boise is quickly becoming.
Treat Yourself to the Best Steakhouse in Boise
After a day of exploring the area, you’ve likely worked up an appetite. A staycation deserves a dining experience that is far removed from the norm, so head to Chandlers, perhaps the best steakhouse Boise offers. There, you can enjoy a variety of premium cut steaks from some of the best names in the beef business along with fresh seafood flown in daily. Their atmosphere is also unmatched with live jazz performances nightly and an intimate dining room for celebrations and quiet date nights alike.
Since opening in 2007, Chandlers has been the local and national favorite for anyone looking for a fine dining experience in the Treasure Valley. The restaurant offers the finest cuts of steak along with a wide selection of the bestseafood Boise offers, shipped overnight from the fish markets of Hawaii and the Pacific Northwest. The attention to detail is what makes Chandlers stand out among the rest. From the menu selections to the dining room, award-winning wine list, the best live music Boise offers, and world-famous Ten Minute Martini™, nothing is compromised. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, booking a private business lunch, or stopping in for date night, make Chandlers your go-to place for a fine dining Boise experience.