Casual and friendly, Boulder has a lot to offer to its visitors and all year round residents. It’s like a giant outdoor playground, great for world-class athletes and lovers of anything outdoors. The climate offers four seasons, from sunshine to snow. So, one can expect countless amounts of activity. Boredom doesn’t have a seat here. A wide open space surrounded by breathtaking mountains. The flatirons, on the foothills of the city, are one of the most photographed and painted scenes and considered a symbol of Boulder.
Cycling, mountain biking, running or hiking through scenic view trails ready for all abilities, rock climbing, kayaking through the middle of town through the Boulder Creek, tubing, rafting, fly-fishing, or skiing and snowboarding during Winter and everything in between. No wonder it’s such a healthy place to live.
On top of that, it is America’s foodiest town, with many award-restaurants to choose from. Lots and lots of delicious food everywhere you turn and a great diversity of organic, vegetarian and vegan options. A big celebration of the culinary arts. I don’t know about you but this is right up my alley.
Just a few of my favorite go-to on repeat places:
Glacier Homemade Ice-cream & Gelato, made fresh daily
Boulder it’s so festive and inviting! Homey but exquisite at the same time. A place to enjoy life to the fullest.
Talking about enjoying, no visitor should miss a taste of the heart and soul of Boulder through its most iconic street – The Pearl Street mall in the historic preservation district, with the most vibrant sidewalk cafes, shops and galleries, bookstores and street performers.
To complete the traveler package I should mention the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the Music Festival, art shows, the energetic nightlife and of course all the museums worth a visit, like The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, a brick-building that every Saturday and Wednesday stands right in the middle of the state’s largest farmers’ market. And the Boulder History Museum or University of Colorado Natural History Museum, among others. Or I must tell you to go do the free tea factory tour at Celestial Seasonings right at Sleepytime Drive and sample as much tea as you want.
Do you feel the inner energy already? So much to do! But I can also just tell you to stop. Right there, just look, breathe and be grateful for all the surrounding green… or white, depending on the season. Anyway, just stop for a minute and be inspired.
(all photos taken during Summer season)