Find entertaining things to do in and around Meridian, Idaho

Located in the Treasure Valley region of Idaho, the Country Inn & Suites in Meridian offers comfortable rooms within minutes of a variety of things to do. Less than 10 miles away in downtown Boise, you can meet the animals at Zoo Boise, browse the galleries at BAM, or stroll through the Idaho Botanical Garden. For an adrenaline rush closer to the hotel, take the kids to zip down slides at Roaring Springs Water Park or head to Meridian Speedway to cheer on the racers. Looking for some retail therapy? Boise Towne Square and The Village at Meridian offer top brands and great eateries. For an exciting day trip, drive about an hour to Bogus Basin, where the whole family can bike and hike in the summer or shred the snowy slopes during the winter.

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The Village at Meridian

0.75 mi / 1.2 km from the hotel
Visit this open-air center to enjoy its upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment options. A kids’ play area and beautiful outdoor spaces with seating, trees, and amazing fountains make this a relaxing destination for everyone.

Boise River Greenbelt

7.48 mi / 12.03 km from the hotel
If you’re in downtown Boise, stop by this beautiful public park that runs for 25 miles along the Boise River. Take a relaxing walk between meetings or spend an afternoon biking the trails. Fishing and bird-watching are also popular activities.

World Center for Birds of Prey

9.91 mi / 15.94 km from the hotel
Visit the education center of The Peregrine Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving endangered raptors, from falcons and eagles to owls. View exhibits on various species and the sport of falconry, and meet individual birds and their handlers.

Old Idaho Penitentiary

9.56 mi / 15.39 km from the hotel
Open 1872–1973, this prison tells a unique part of the state’s history. You can explore solitary confinement cells and the gallows, learn about prisoners’ everyday lives, and hear sometimes harrowing individual tales of both crime and punishment.

Idaho Botanical Garden

9.5 mi / 15.29 km from the hotel
This 15-acre plot celebrates plants and the art of horticulture. A dozen gardens feature themes like roses, herbs, or native Idahoan plants. Take a class with the kids or simply stroll through the gardens and relax.

Bogus Basin

16.36 mi / 26.33 km from the hotel
Enjoy over 2,600 acres of land at Bogus Basin mountain. Suit up the family and head out for an enjoyable day of tubing, skiing, or snowshoeing.

Boise Art Museum

7.33 mi / 11.79 km from the hotel
Boise Art Museum, or “BAM” as it’s known locally, has featured impressive collections of both traditional and contemporary works since it opened in 1937.

Boise Towne Square

3.68 mi / 5.92 km from the hotel
Shop all afternoon at more than 150 stores, including Banana Republic, H&M, and Macy’s. When you get hungry, grab a bite to eat from one of several eateries or a cup of Häagen-Dazs® at this local retail favorite.

Meridian Speedway

1.96 mi / 3.16 km from the hotel
Satisfy your need for speed at Meridian Speedway, which boasts asphalt- and dirt-track races.

Roaring Springs Water Park

2.68 mi / 4.31 km from the hotel
This family-friendly, award-winning water park offers fun for everyone. Drift lazily through the Endless River or experience the adrenaline rush of zipping down the Cliffhanger, a waterslide starting six stories up.

Zoo Boise

7.49 mi / 12.05 km from the hotel
Meet 100 species from around the world at Zoo Boise, where you can feed the giraffes and get up close to a sloth bear. The zoo also offers kid-friendly activities like a butterfly exhibit and a solar-powered cruise around the on-site lagoon.