Go Downtown. Downtown West Branch is known for its Victorian look, as well as its specialty shops. There are several unique stores that are certainly worth exploring. There are also antique items mixed within the gift shops. While you are downtown, you might also want to check out Ultra Images Salon (ask for Chantel). If you are in need of a new holiday hairstyle, or have a girl or woman on your list who would enjoy a day at the salon, it is worth the trip.
The Boise Factory Outlet mall has 21 different stores, most of which are clothing stores for everyone in the family. It’s here where our family finds the best bargains on apparel for kids, teens, and adults. Popular kid stores include Osh Kosh and Carters; for adults, there’s Eddie Bauer, Bass, VF, Levi, and Dress Barn. The Boise Factory Outlet mall also has a Corning Revere shop and a kitchen shop, plus a dandy little chocolate shop. Less than 100 yards away from the Outlet Mall is the Idaho Ice World which is a great place to send the kids so the parents can shop in peace.
The Manhattan Beach Brewing Company is just what it sounds like. It is a restaurant that brews its own special and flavorful beers. However, do not let that fool you; this restaurant also has a great selection of wines and cocktails. No matter how good the drinks are, the food is even better. Manhattan Brewing Company has a diverse menu which is sure to offer something for everyone.