Colorado is packed with majestic mountain views, sprawling lakes, and fantastic trails. But don’t forget about the amazing towns in this state! Boulder, Colorado, is a must-visit mountain AND urban community. It has plenty of outdoor activities, food, craft beer, arts, and stars for everyone!

Food and Drink

1) Craft Beer

Boulder is known for its legendary craft brew scene. Visit any of the stellar breweries in the town and find your new favorite beer!

2) Pearl Street

This pedestrian mall in the heart of Boulder’s historic downtown is the place to be for a casual stroll, shopping, catching a unique street performance, and a great meal. 

3) Dushanbe Teahouse

Visit an authentic Tajikistan tea house from Boulder’s sister city. This beautiful building was hand-carved and hand-painted, inside and out, by over 40 Tajikistan artists. Enjoy a full meal or tea service, or take home teas from the shop.

4) Local Markets

Shop like a local at the bustling Boulder County Farmers Market to find fresh and organic vegetables, artisanal breads, locally sourced meats, and more.


5) Museums

Boulder has beauty and wonders indoors as well as outdoors. See the exhibits at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, or head to the University of Colorado campus for the CU Art Museum, CU Museum of Natural History, and the CU Heritage Center.

6) Fiske Planetarium 

The University of Colorado is also the home of the Fiske Planetarium. Learn about the cosmos in a workshop, or see a full-dome film on the 65-foot diameter dome, one of the largest in the country! The planetarium hosts gatherings for celestial events, star talks, concerts, laser fantasy and liquid sky music shows, and theatrical productions.

7) Theater

Catch a show on your visit! Boulder has ballet, musical theater, classical music presented by the Boulder Bach Festival, and an annual international film festival.


8) Flatirons

The stunning backdrop of Boulder is the jutting crags of the Flatiron Mountains. There are many trails for hiking of different intensities and world-class rock climbing routes.

9) Chautauqua Park

These 80 acres host great natural play areas for kids and wide open space for everyone. Hike some of the 40 miles of trails, take a self-guided audio history tour, identify wildflowers and wildlife, enjoy a show at the Chautauqua Auditorium, and eat some of the finest Colorado cuisine at the Dining Hall. 

10) Boulder Reservoir

Make a splash with a day of boating, swimming, and water skiing. Or go for a jog around the water and get a peek at some of the local wildlife.

11) Boulder Creek

Grab your tube and hop in! Float down the shady creek and picnic on the rocky banks. This popular creek also has a 5.5-mile walking path.

12) Eldorado Canyon State Park

This park, less than 10 minutes south of the city, is a beautiful spot for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing, and skiing. 

Happy Camping!

If Boulder, Colorado, is on your path, you’ll have plenty to do and see! Enjoy your trip!

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