Boulder is a great town!
Okay, we’re biased and we live here. But really, Boulder is a great town! It is consistently ranked one of the best mid-sized cities in America. It has a great climate, great people, lots of outdoor activities, gorgeous views, great restaurants and plenty of quality shops. The two universities – the University of Colorado and Naropa University – give Boulder a vibrant and youthful feeling. There is much to do outside, from hiking and biking, to rock-climbing and kayaking. They even plow the bike paths whenever the snow falls, sometimes before the roads themselves!
Here are some of our Boulder favorites:
Being a “university town”, there are many good restaurants around the area … more than would fit on this page. Being Boulder, the restaurants are all used to taking care of special diets. Chefs welcome special orders and menus often call out gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, organic. Here are some of our favorites.
Coffee and Tea
There are plenty of Starbuck’s in town, but there are some great coffeehouses that serve much better coffee. We also have some great teahouses that specialize in really fine teas.
If you need to get some organic or specialty groceries, there are plenty in Boulder. Boulder has seven large natural food stores, but only five large supermarkets. And we’re happy about that, too!
Boulder has lots of interesting stores, from the largest and coolest hardware store you’ve ever seen, to clothing stores, to lots of arts and craft galleries. Here are some of our favorites.
So much to do and so little time. Well, in Boulder, we recommend getting outside. It’s beautiful. There are lots of places to hike, both flat and hilly. You can rent bikes at several locations and ride on the bike paths along creeks and away from cars. It is also fun to drive up into the mountains. The Continental Divide is about 20 miles away as the crow flies, and an hour-long drive to Nederland and the Peak-to-Peak highway will give you a nice taste of the mountains.
Feel free to send us an email with your interests and we can suggest some ways to further enjoy your stay in Colorado.