Things to Do in Boulder, Colorado

Inhale. Exhale. Ahhh.

If just one word were allowed to describe the Centennial State’s free spiritedness, we’d choose “Boulder!” for any number of reasons.

First, it’s home to the University of Colorado, where academics are lofty, football is passionate and chillin’ is mandatory. The Hill and Pearl Street Mall are famed for their colorful shops, eateries and galleries, and people-watching is unparalleled.

Culturally, Boulder is the motherlode. For museum lovers, the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA) features contemporary fare, and the Leanin' Tree Museum & Sculpture Garden of Western Art is a stroll through all things Western. More than just the past comes alive at the Boulder History Museum with exhibits that range from tofu to rock music, and CU itself houses the University of Colorado Heritage Center in its Old Main building. The college also is home the University of Colorado Natural History Museum.

If you’re a shopper, Boulder is your place. Boutiques, designer names, thrift and thrills await. And dining is, to say the very least, a culinary adventure. We’re hard-pressed to think of a cuisine not represented in our town, and you’ll even have the opportunity to visit the farm of origin for some of the freshest fare around.

And don’t forget the breweries. Just sayin’…

Outdoor recreation is limitless. In addition to having Eldora Mountain Ski Resort nearby, and the America’s #1 Sports town also gives you the chance to experience, in no particular order, hot air ballooning, kayaking, rock climbing, tubing, fly fishing, bike riding, golfing, cross-country skiing and/or snowshoeing. The beauty is you can do many of these things – yes, even skiing – all in the same day. That’s Boulder for you! Ahhhh!