Don't be intimidated by Hyde Park. Just because it's really historic and awesome and trendy and North Boiseish, doesn't mean you aren't cool enough to walk down the streets and peek in the shops.
That's exactly what we did after our hike to Hulls Gulch. We parked our minivan right there on the street, opened the door, and jumped out.
This shop Ten Thousand Villages looked super inviting so we walked in. I wasn't sure how the lady would react to seeing three little kids, but she was very friendly and pointed to the things the kids could touch. She told us that they are a non-profit fair trade store run mostly by volunteers. They sell handmade items such as jewelry, home decor and accessories, and musical instruments to help villages and developing countries. We saw some really unique hand bags and coin purses and necklaces. They have recently changed their name from Ten Thousand Villages to Dunia Marketplace.
Here are some more things you will see if you visit Hyde Park.
An art gallery and a bookshop.
Places to eat indoors and out.
And a place where you can go to find all kinds of Goody's.
Just like we did.
We highly recommend Hyde Park. ****Four out of four stars. Don't forget your money.