A group of hot air balloons taking off at sunrise in Boise.

Fun, Local Activities for Seniors

After retirement, it might seem like you have a little more time on your hands. Why not use that time to travel (locally) and see some of the great things Idaho and the Treasure Valley have to offer? Even though skiing at Bogus Basin or hiking around the Boise foothills might not be the best outdoor activities for your needs like they used to be, there are still tons of ways to get out and stay active in retirement!

World Center for Birds of Prey

The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey is a cool way to get to see various species of predatory birds up close and personal! The center is home to falcons, raptors, condors, owls, and more, and is a place for the conservation and rehabilitation of these birds of prey. You can attend a live demonstration and really go eye-to-eye with the birds, or walk around the center at your own pace. The panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the center are a great added bonus.

Museum of Mining and Geology

If you are a collector or just interested in mining and geology, then this place is for you! Located conveniently near the Old Penitentiary, this museum is easily accessible and free to enter. Whether you are just going by yourself or taking the grandkids out for the day, the Museum of Mining and Geology can be a great place to learn more about the history of mining in Idaho, see some cool rocks and gems, or even purchase a few to add to your collection.

Hot Air Ballooning

For those who like to live life on the edge, hot air ballooning around the Boise skies might be the activity for you. There are various companies to choose from, but all will give you spectacular views of all of Boise and the surrounding areas. Typically held in September, the annual Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic is another opportunity to take in the beauty of skies filled with these breathtaking aeronauts!

Warhawk Air Museum

Voted 2020’s Best Museum of the Treasure Valley, the Warhawk Air Museum offers an immersive and educational experience about the aircraft of the past and the pilots that flew them. With a wide variety of exhibits and attractions, this is a perfect activity for people of all ages!

At Streamside, we want to encourage our residents to be as independent as they want to be, and even offer transportation services so that residents that don’t drive can still get where they need to be when they need to be there! If you have any questions about life at Streamside or assisted living in general, give us a call today!

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