If winter is starting to weigh on you, improve your mood in February by carving out some time to play! Here are a few fun ways to spend an afternoon or evening in Meridian that won’t break the bank.
Tuesday is about to be your new favorite night. Break up the work week by knocking down a few pins and playing some arcade games at Big Al’s. Everything is $2 on Tuesdays after 5 PM – $2 games of bowling, $2 shoes, $2 select beer and soda, and $2 totchos (tater tot nachos!). Busy that night? There’s always margarita Mondays ($5 margs and free chips and salsa) or wings and whiskey Wednesdays ($6 wings and half-price whiskey).
Location: 1900 N Eagle Road, Meridian
Visit a Museum
Located on the top floor of the City Hall building, Initial Point Gallery features rotating local, national, and even international artists in an elegant and cozy setting. Stop by to take in the art anytime Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM. The gallery is open to the public at no cost – and you might just end up brushing elbows with the mayor.
Location: 33 E Broadway Ave., Third Floor, Meridian
Take a Hike
Idaho knows its residents love the outdoors. That’s why you can pick up a state park pass for just $10 when registering your car each year. With it, you gain unlimited day-use entry to any state park for a calendar year. Close to home, check out Eagle Island State Park. Its 545 acres feature hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, a 19-hole disc golf course, and views for days.
Location: 165 S Eagle Island Parkway, Eagle
Play in the Snow
Enjoy snow all season long at Gateway Parks. Go tubing or do some light skiing or snowboarding on Gateway’s modest but well-done man-made hill. Daytime tubing is $25 for 1.5 hours, but you can skirt the super-young crowd by tubing at twilight from 7:30-9 PM. for just $20.
Location: 165 Eagle Island Parkway, Eagle
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