To start off your Boise visit on the right foot, you might want to stop by one of the city’s visitor centers for information on tours and historic sites, helpful maps and answers to any of your questions about the city and region.

The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, located downtown at 1199 Main Street, is always fully stocked with maps, brochures and travel guides and staffed by people who really know the city inside and out. You can write to the bureau for more information (Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 2106 Boise, ID 83701), contact them by phone at 1-800-635-5240, or find the answers to your questions online at their excellent website.

The Visitor’s Bureau is open year-round, though hours vary from season to season, and always willing to help you plan out an itinerary, make hotel or car rental reservations, or just help you find a great place to eat. In addition to the multitude of maps and pamphlets available free of charge, both visitor information centers also have Boise and Idaho souvenir items for sale.