Fodor's Expert Review Julia Davis Park
The city’s oldest park is a verdant 89-acre playground that's home to a zoo, kid-friendly Discovery Center, Boise Art Museum, and two museums of Idaho’s history. In September it's the venue for the Art in Park festival. A rose garden and duck pond with paddleboats also make it a popular retreat worthy of a picnic for an all-day adventure. The park is on the leafy Boise River Greenbelt, a paved 25-mile pathway that runs along the Boise River, links the “String of Pearls” park circuit, and connects to downtown.