The Boise Valley has an average of 220 sunny days, low humidity, and 12.1 inches of precipitation per year according to the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. This combination allows Idahoans to spend the bulk of their spare time doing what they love under clear blue skies.
Whether you want a savory meal with an incredible riverside view or a quick snack for the road, Banks Store and Cafe is worth the stop. NNU alumni Mike and Stephanie Hammer have established a business with a gorgeous view, rustic vibe, tasty food and personable staff.
Rated #6 of Top 10 Downtowns in 2016 by Livability Magazine, it’s no secret Downtown Boise has much to offer. Checkout five great places to visit while in BoDo.
Whether cyclists are craving a leisurely ride through city parks or an adrenaline-filled dash down mountain sides, both can be found in Idaho. NNU’s close proximity to bike trails and setting in a bike-friendly city has led to its growing cycling culture.
Ernest Hemingway first visited Sun Valley, Idaho in 1939 seeking privacy. What he found was a remote hideaway, in equal parts wild and glamorous. Making a visit to Sun Valley brings Hemingway into focus in a new way. One can understand his priorities and get a glimpse beneath his larger-than-life persona.
If you spend much time online these days, you probably notice new lists frequently popping up, featuring everything from "Best Trends from the 90s" to "Top 5 Ways to Eat a Sandwich." Whenever a list features U.S. cities, you might notice a trend: Boise, and the greater Treasure Valley, often make the cut.
For NNU and its students, the Boise Valley is way more than a set of geographical boundaries. It’s a deep basin of support for future professionals, with an increasingly enticing business climate for both individuals and companies.
Within the laid-back haven of the Pacific Northwest is a rugged spirit of discovery. So many entrepreneurial minds in the Northwest have used learning at top-notch universities as a springboard to careers that shape the region, the country and sometimes the world.
Despite the stereotype of being a potato haven, Idaho offers so much more for young students. Not only can you find a killer baked potato in the Boise Valley, but you’ll also discover a prime launchpad for your career.
World Relief, an international organization that works to help vulnerable people groups around the world, has one of its national offices in the Boise Valley. We asked World Relief employee and NNU alumna Joelle to tell us about World Relief's work in the valley.
NNU may be an alcohol-free campus, but it is far from dry. Coffee culture reigns among students, whether they are frequenting one of the 143 coffee shops in the area, hanging out at our on-campus coffee shop or perfecting their own home brewing processes.
Sun Valley, Idaho, home of movie stars, a world-class ski resort and a rich history (first ski lift was invented here and Ernest Hemingway is buried here) is less than a three hour drive from the NNU campus. This popular recreational and cultural destination offers NNU students a great weekend getaway but also unique academic opportunities.
Many students have discovered the hidden treasures of local businesses that lie in downtown Nampa, just blocks from NNU’s campus. We love that the student support of these shops boosts the economic community of Nampa, but of even more value is the incredibly rich and unique college experience they create for students.