IMG_1026Got a case of the winter blues, wishing the sun would come out, tired of sitting in the nasty inversion. Have no fear we have put together a list of our top 5 activities we use to get a little break until spring rolls around.

Hit the movies

One of our favorite ways to get past the cabin fever and get out of the house is hitting the movies. One of our favorite locations is the cinemas and the village in Meridian. To take the whole family on the cheap try $5 Tuesdays.

Get a strike at Big Al’s

My kids love bowling and no one has a better bowling alley than Big Al’s. Great lanes, clean, and a great appetizer menu to grab a snack. If you feel so inclined you can even go upstairs to the huge arcade.

Get your Jump on

Our kids get really anxious being cooped up inside for days at a time. One of our favorite ways to get a little exercise is hitting Jump Time. For a couple of bucks we can let them burn off all that excess energy and have a great time all at once.

An afternoon at Wahooz Family Fun Zone

Laser tag, Arcade, batting cages, mini golf, go karts, two story kiddie cove play structure and a brand new dueling laser maze. There is something for everyone here and hours of entertainment.

Finally our favorite escape requires a little drive but you can get above all the gunk and……….

Skiing at Bogus BasinGo skiing at Bogus Basin

One of our favorite escapes for the winter time blues is hitting the slopes high above the inversion. Bogus has really reasonable season passes and an even better deal if you buy pepsi products at any Jacksons stores. For 10 bucks you can get a night ski lift ticket and catch some great turns.


So next time you need a break from the winter blues in Boise try one of our favorites. If you have a favorite activity let us know in the comments.