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5 Spring Break Adventures near Boise with Kids

Spring Break is just around the corner, and if you're staying local here in the Treasure Valley, there's no shortage of exciting adventures awaiting you and your kids. Whether you're a seasoned explorer or just looking for some outdoor fun, Holly from All Weather Adventuring has some fantastic suggestions for you.


Bruneau Dunes State Park: Did you know that Bruneau Dunes State Park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America? Rising 470 feet above the desert landscape, this park offers a unique opportunity for adventure. Take the family for a climb up the dunes (before the sun makes them too hot!), enjoy stargazing under the clear Idaho skies, and immerse yourself in the incredible scenery. While there's a $7 entrance fee, consider purchasing the Idaho State Parks annual pass for just $10, which needs to be purchased online in advance.

people walking on sand dune with water and mountains in the background
Bruneau Sand Dunes

Boise River Greenbelt: Stretching 25 miles along the banks of the Boise River, the Greenbelt offers endless opportunities for biking and walking with the whole family. Explore various sections of the trail and discover hidden gems along the way. For detailed maps, tips, and the best spots for families, check out this post, "The Best Spots on the Boise River Greenbelt with Families."


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Boise River Greenbelt

Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve: Tucked away off Maple Grove and McMillan, the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve is a true hidden gem right in the heart of Boise. Explore its trails, observe wildlife, and soak in the tranquility of this urban oasis. Learn more about this special place in our post titled "An Outdoor Hidden Gem in Boise."


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Hyatt Hidden Hills

Wilson Creek Trails: If you're seeking an all-weather trail option, look no further than the Wilson Creek Trails located southwest of Boise, near Melba. The trails are sandy/rocky so even on wet days, you can usually use the trails here without causing damage. Check out Holly's Trail Tuesday feature for more insights into this unique area.


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Wilson Creek Trails

MK Nature Center: For a fun and educational outing suitable for kids of all ages, head to the MK Nature Center. This engaging spot offers interactive exhibits, educational programs, and opportunities to observe local wildlife up close. Find more information about this enriching experience here and see for yourself on this reel.


two boys standing at an aquarium window looking at fish
MK Nature Center

So whether you're scaling sand dunes, meandering along the river, or discovering hidden other local gems, we hope you have some amazing adventures near Boise this Spring Break!

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