"Boise...City of trees according to the French." Top 5 Page for this destination Boise by crazyk
Boise Travel Guide: 141 reviews and 271 photos
Welcome to Boise, a city with a population of about 185,000 and counting.
One of the fastest growing metro areas in the United States, which means more traffic and strip malls, but we have finally hit it big with our first PF Chang's opening sometime in the fall of 2005.
The reason for the name "Boise", goes back to when the 19th century French Canadian fur trappers were struggling to get across the owyhee desert, they eventually found an oasis by the now known Boise river.
The trappers used the words "les bois!" aggressively and then the name stuck.
Now, anytime any French people are in Boise and say "les bois!", they are probably at a strip mall next to a wal-mart where they plant trees in the medians of the parking lot.
Well, enjoy your trip here and check out our capital building, it's neat.
- Pros:Usually sunny and dry, mountains are close.
- Cons:Area going through explosive growth and not prepared for it.
- In a nutshell:Nice downtown with the outdoors minutes away.
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