Things To Do

Activities In and Around Boulder

  • Walk or Bike the Boulder Creek Path
  • Boulder Farmers Market
  • See Live Music at Bars or Coffee Shops in Boulder
  • Drive up to Panorama Point or Realization Point (about 15-25 min drive)
    • Watch the sunset and get a great view of Boulder at night when the city is all lit up
  • Red Rocks (about 40 min drive)
    • Giant outdoor amphitheater with great views and hiking trails around it


Hiking can be a little easier if you have a phone app. You can read about different hikes and even follow your path on a map so you know you're going the right way. Try Hiking Project or All Trails.

Our Favorite Brunch Spots in Boulder

  • Tangerine
  • Snooze
  • Lucille's

Our Favorite Lunch & Dinner Spots in Boulder

  • T/ACO
  • Pizzeria Locale
  • Sushi Zanmai
  • West End Tavern
  • Bramble & Hare

Our Favorite Coffee Shops in Boulder

  • Belleza Coffee Bar
  • Ampersand Coffee Roasters
  • Laughing Goat
  • Alpine Modern Cafe
  • Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Best Places for a Drink in Boulder

  • Best Views (and Gin & Tonics): Corrida
  • Great Atmosphere: License No. 1 (underneath Hotel Boulderado)
  • Best Cocktails: St. Julien
  • Best Not-Right-on-Pearl-Street Spot: Bitter Bar
  • Great Spots to Grab a Beer: Oskar Blues and Rayback
Susan Moyal