Located approximately 4.8 km away from its city centre, Boise Airport serves to receive and send out flight operations mostly within the domestic region. Boise Airport connects with destination and departure cities such as Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and Las Vegas to name a few. However, the airport serves other functions besides being a main passenger gateway; as it houses military operations and a fire centre too.
First inaugurated in 1926 under the identification of Booth Field, the airport saw its initial passenger flight take off that very year. However, a shift in location during 1936 to the current space it sits on today saw that Boise Airport undergone tremendous amount of development and upgrades. A brand new terminal in 2004 for example, gave rise to a vast array of amenities aimed to enhance the comfort levels of incoming and outgoing passengers, and successfully does so considering that the airport has received recognition for its high levels of passenger satisfaction. Some of these amenities include dining options from bakeries and dine-in restaurants, gift and convenience stores, banking facilities, conference and meeting rooms, pet friendly facilities, and most importantly complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the airport premises. If you are here on a long layover, do check out the massage chairs, movie kiosks, and gaming arcades to keep you entertained while waiting out your next flight as well.
How to get around within Boise
Getting around Boise, within the city as well as to and from the airport, is pretty much effortless given the well-connected routes across its grounds. Should you prefer taking public mode of transportations, there are always the bus services which will take you around to your desired location. Passengers fresh from landing at the airport should take Route 3 on the Valley Ride, and it will get you into downtown Boise. Route 3 runs regularly trice every hour during peak periods, and every 40 minutes at any other time during the day. Do note however that it does not operate on Sundays. Within the city proper, visitors can hop onto any of the other approximate 19 routes available to navigate around the city. Another reliable alternative is the Boise shuttle, said to be the top shuttle operation in the state of Idaho. With prior arrangements, buses will bring you from the airport to your hotels, around the city for tours, to festivals and conventions; or basically just about any event and destination within reliable and comfortable settings. This option is most ideal for larger groups to move around the city of Boise together and enjoy all there is to offer as a whole.
Alternatively, visitors preferring private modes of commute and hop on to any of the taxis found waiting outside the airport, or in abundance within the city. Visitors can also choose to rent a car to rid of any hassles of getting around the city at any of the numerous companies whose booths are located at the rental car lobby within the airport.
What to see & do
Welcome to Boise, the representative capital city of Idaho. Here, visitors should expect plenty of outdoor activities with the city surrounded by spectacular nature settings such as the Rocky Mountains. Also known as the ‘City of Trees’, Boise really takes nature appreciation to another level, but it is also home to major corporations who have found residence with the city’s high quality of life. Closer to the airport, attractions such as the city’s Discovery Centre and a selection of Museums (Historical Museum, Military History Museum and Warhawk Air Museum) can be found. Come for a time of enrichment about the state’s past, present and future; and gain a better understanding of the city’s stature.
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