Here in Boulder, Colorado there’s always something to do!
Whether it’s outdoor activities or maybe a bit of shopping, we always do it right. Some of the best local shops and restaurants are found in Boulder, CO as well as some of the countries most scenic views and parks. There’s without a doubt, something for everyone.
For those who enjoy nature’s beauty…
Chautauqua Park – Chautauqua Park offers beautiful scenery as well as hiking trails for some free healthy outdoor fun. Boulder’s Chautauqua is one of only three left in the United States; the park offers over 10 miles of trail all different verities all with breathtaking views along the way. It is located at the top of Baseline Road, approximately 1.5 miles from the Boulder Inn; this is a very easy walk, and free bikes are available as well. They have dining facilities on cite at the beautiful Chautauqua Dinning Hall, and pick nick areas as well.
The Boulder Creek Path – The Boulder Creek Path is a great way to get around the city, and be out in nature; weather you are running, walking, or riding a bike. The Creek Path runs along the creek over 10 miles East to West, apart from being an excellent way to get around Boulder, Colorado the Creek Path is home to the Boulder Farmers Market, and the annual Creek Fest. The creek its self is fun to explore too, in the summer time you will never fail to see the people of Boulder walking down to the creek with big black tubes getting ready to ride down the creek.
Boulder Reservoir – The Boulder, Colorado reservoir is ideal for spending a day in the out doors. Open to the public seasonally for a small fee, the boulder reservoir offers a variety of activities. If you own a boat then bring it to the reservoir and do some water skiing. Or just relax on the waterfront and catch some sun, maybe go for a swim. And the surrounding open land is beautiful to explore. The reservoir offers something for everyone.
Flagstaff Mountain – Maybe hiking isn’t your thing but you still want to see all the beautiful views that the mountains have to offer; Flagstaff Mountain Rd. is the answer. There are a variety of panoramic view points as you drive up the mountain, each with something different to offer there is no way you wont find what your looking for. Also located on Flagstaff Mountain is the Flagstaff House, a delicious fine dining restaurant, where you can dine and take in the scenery.
Fun local Tours…
Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours – One of the greatest ways to learn about a new city is on a bus tour. Banjo Billy’s isn’t any ordinary bus tour; he covers all the dirty secrets from ghost stories to robberies. And the bus is not typical either, the roof has been replaced to look like a log cabin, and the sides too.
Celestial Seasons – Many people are unaware that all of the tasty celestial seasons tea is made right here in boulder. The factory is located in north boulder, and the 45 minute tour is worth the time. There is a café to grab something to eat, and the gift shop with all the celestial products.
Fun for the whole family…
Gateway Fun Park – Play mini golf with the family while looking at the mountains. At Gateway Fun Park they offer a verity of activities such as go carts, batting cages, and a full arcade. Gateway promises a fun filled time for everyone in the family. They are open seasonally, and located in north boulder.
- 4800 28th StreetBoulder, CO 80301 – (303) 442-4386
Boulder Parks – Chautauqua is not the only park in Boulder. There are many different parks and playgrounds all over the city. These parks are clean and safe, the makings of a great day out with the kids.
- 3198 Broadway Street, Boulder – (303) 413-7200 – “Scott Carpenter Park” – (303) 441-3383
- “Central Park”
- “Boulder Parks & Recreation”
- “North Boulder Park”
Boulder is home to some wonderful music venues. The Boulder Theater is downtown on 14th and Pearl; a medium sized venue and host to a variety of artists. This past year the Boulder Theatre has seen everyone from The Disco Biscuits to Bob Saget’s stand up show. They show movies, and occasionally host conventions. The Fox Theatre is located on the university hill on 13th St. The Fox is smaller than the Boulder Theatre, but they host the same wide variety of artists and various forms of entertainment. Apart from these two venues the bars of Pearl St. often play host to local bands on the weekend nights, and the University of Colorado puts on a number of concerts each school year.
If you are looking to buy something it is almost a guarantee one of Boulder, Colorado’s unique shops will carry it The Pearl St Mall and 29th St Mall account for most of the shopping in Boulder. Both have over 4 blocks of shops and restaurants to offer visitors. All varieties of shops from Macy’s to local stores only found here in Boulder. The 29th St. Mall is going to be where you will find the more main stream or chain stores. Pearl St is going to be home to the more unique type stores. No matter where you shopping may take you, there is no way you will be disappointed. Check out our shopping package.
For additional information and links about Boulder, see the legendary website of scientist and photographer Norman Koren. It is a fantastic resource.