Boulder, CO offers an incredibly wide variety of activities, so no matter what brought you to town, you are sure to find something fun to do once you are here. Some ideas to help you plan your trip are found below.
Fun local 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.
Many people are unaware that all of the tasty Celestial Seasons tea is made right here in Boulder, CO. 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
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 Street - Boulder, CO 80301 - (303) 442-4386
Ty our closest ski mountain, Eldora, at only 21 miles away. Many visitors take a day trip to world class skiing resorts such as Aspen, Vail, or Breckenridge.
Boulder is a bike friendly town with 300 miles of dedicated bikeways. Feel free to borrow one of our bikes at no charge. If you are interested in a professionally led trip, try Trek Travel.
Chautauqua is not the only park in Boulder, Colorado. 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, CO 80301 - (303) 413-7200
Scott Carpenter Park - (303) 441-3383
For over thirty-eight years, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) has served citizens and visitors of Boulder County. Established in 1972 by a group of local artists to showcase and promote visual arts and then in 1976 it relocated to its current location in on Thirteenth Street, next door to the hand crafted Dushanbe Teahouse.
The Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art in Boulder, Colorado, exhibits the private art collection of Ed Trumble, Founder and Chairman of Leanin’ Tree, publisher of fine art greeting cards since 1949. His collection was born of a passion for American western art that has spanned five decades and continues to grow today. The scope and quality of this rare collection will surprise you.
The Boulder Historical Society and Museum was founded in 1944 by A.A. 'Gov' Paddock, then publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera. The organization, now called the Boulder History Museum, is located in the historic landmark Harbeck-Bergheim House on University Hill in Boulder, Colorado.
The Boulder Theater and Fox Theatre
Boulder is home to some wonderful music venues. The Boulder Theater is down town on 14th and Pearl; a medium sized venue and host to a variety of artists. This past year the Boulder Theater 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 Theater, 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’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.