By Brandon Schultz, Forbes.com
America’s 99th largest city, Boise, Idaho’s manageable size and immersive proximity to nature make it an ideal getaway for those who can’t decide between city and country. Tucked into the foothills of the Boise Mountains and bisected by the Boise River not from Boise High School and the Boise Art Museum, all within twenty minutes (max) of Boise Airport, it only takes an hour or two to realize just how fond Boiseans are of their charming home, but the one thing they may cherish more than the city itself (pronounced BOY-see, not Boy-zee, by the way) is its dog population. The city hasn’t gone to the dogs; it seems to have been built for the dogs. With restaurants serving pup menus, ice cream shops doling out pupsicles and hotels offering dog-themed rooms, even the city’s expansive green spaces and pristine public lawns are open to the pooches. Here are the 10 best things to do with your dog in Boise on your next pupcation to the City of Trees.
Have Dinner at Fork
One of Boise’s most popular restaurants, FORK features fare inspired by the Pacific Northwest and highlights dozens of local and regional farmers, producers and distillers with its Loyal to Local pledge. Truly adopting the spirit of the sentiment, even some of FORK’s furniture, glassware and decor have been crafted from reclaimed materials by local artisans inside one of Downtown Boise’s restored landmark buildings. Pooches are welcome to dine al fresco on the patio, and may even find pet-friendly snacks from the kitchen, when available.Read the Full Article