Boulder, CO is an interesting city with many attractions that you will not find anywhere else. Whether you are visiting Boulder, CO on business or simply for a vacation there are a few sights that are an absolute must see.
If there is one place that everyone must see in Boulder, CO is the historical Pearl street mall. Pearl Street has been the downtown of Boulder, CO since the city was founded in the 1850’s. Boulder, CO was originally founded as a supply town for gold miners up in the surrounding mountains, and Pearl Street is thought to be named after the wife of one of the founders.
Today Pearl Street is a modern bustling downtown with shops and restaurants fitting all needs. The four main blocks of Pearl (from 11th to 15th) are all blocked off for pedestrians only. This outdoor walking mall creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the downtown for all ages. Pearl Street offers everything from high end shopping and dining, to free street performances and play areas for children.
- www.boulderdowntown.com/visit/history-of-pearl-street (History of Pearl Street)
- www.boulderdowntown.com/shopping (Shopping Guide)
- www.boulderdowntown.com/dining (Dining Guide)
- www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com (Pearl Street Guide)
Dushanbe Tea House
- (303) 442-4993
- 1770 13th St.
The Dushanbe Tea House was sent to the people of Boulder, CO by our sister city in Tjikistan. It is the only Asian style tea house in the western hemisphere that was not built in the US. They offer a full menu as well as amazing teas. The hand painted building is enough to see in and of itself. The Tea House is a definite local Favoritewww.boulderteahouse.com
Walking To Pearl Street
The Boulder creek path is an excellent and beautiful way to get to Pearl Street. Just three blocks from the hotel, the creek path runs along the boulder creek 10 miles east to west. It is walking distance from the hotel, or an even shorter bike ride.www.totalboulder.com/resources/49.html (Creek Path Info/Reviews)
Bus To Pearl Street
The RTD bus is another great way to get to Pearl Street. The SKIP and DASH are just 5 minutes (walking) from the hotel and for $2.00 will take you right to Pearl St. www.rtd-denver.com (RTD Official Info)
Chautauqua Park offers beautiful views as well as hiking trails for some free healthy fun while visiting boulder. This 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. They have dining facilities on cite at the beautiful Chautauqua Dinning Hall, and pick nick areas as well. Chautauqua is owned by an organization called Open Space Mountain and Parks, this organization preserves the land from being developed so it will continue to remain an amazing part of Boulder. Chautauqua is located at the top of Baseline Road, approximately 1.5 miles from the hotel. This is a very easy walk, and free bikes are available as well. There are also picturesque view points that can be reached by car up Flagstaff Dr. located just beyond Chautauqua Park.
- www.bouldercolorado.gov/index.php?option=com (Chautauqua guide)
- www.chautauqua.com (Chautauqua guide)
- www.yelp.com/biz/chautauqua-park-boulder-2 (Chautauqua Reviews)
- www.coloradodirectory.com/chautauqua (Chautauqua Guide)
- www.dininghall.net (Chautauqua Dinning Hall)
- www.protrails.com/trail.php?trailID=138 (Boulder Trails Info)