Travel Information

Each of the hotels offering a group rate for the 2018 Western Conference is located within a block of the Boise Centre, site of the conference.

Each offers complimentary shuttle service from the Boise Airport, and each is located in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho’s state capital.

Conference Hotels

The Grove Hotel – host hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: (208) 333-8000
Group rate: $149
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Hampton Inn and Suites Boise-Downtown
495 S. Capitol Blvd.
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: (208) 331-1900
Group rate: $155
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Residence Inn at Boise Downtown/City Center
400 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
Ph: (208) 424-9999
Group rate: $169
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The conference will take place at the Boise Centre, located in the heart of downtown Boise. All of the hotels offering group rates for the conference are within walking distance of the Boise Centre as well as dozens of restaurants, shops, museums and cultural sites.

We are still working on the conference agenda, including the sponsored activities Tuesday afternoon. We expect to have that set by mid-February; in the meantime, here are some of the amenities that we hope will persuade you to arrive in Boise early and stay after the conference ends, in order to experience all the city has to offer. (You may be aware that Boise was recently recognized as one of the safest cities in the world.)

The Boise Greenbelt is a tree-lined pathway that follows the Boise River for 25 miles, providing scenic views of the river and native wildlife, particularly for bird-watchers, and pedestrian access to many of the city’s popular riverside parks.

Exploring by bike is an option, thanks to the Boise Green Bike program. Biking through Boise is one of the sponsored Tuesday afternoon activities, along with whitewater rafting on the Payette River , but the bikes are available at any time.

Boise Green Bike

Other nearby attractions include the Basque Block, site of the reception and dinner Tuesday night; the World Center for Birds of Prey; the Capital City Public Market, held every Saturday; the Boise Farmers Market, also held every Saturday; Alive After 5, which features live music and is held every Wednesday from late spring to fall; Lucky Peak, which offers a host of activities including fishing, swimming and boating, and is accessible via the greenbelt; and shopping and dining in the downtown area.

 

Basque Block

Basque Block

 

Ridge to Rivers

Ridge to Rivers

If you have questions or comments about activities being considered for the 2018 WCPSC, please email Matt Evans, Idaho Public Utilities Commission, at matt.evans@puc.idaho.gov, or call (208) 334-0339.