Located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder is among the top five producers of craft beer in the nation. Consider visiting one of the city’s numerous microbreweries or farm-to-table restaurants. Boulder is also home to pristine natural parks and stellar ski slopes — just don’t forget about the elevation!
Boulder’s best tours are all about eating and drinking. Sample the city with the Taste of Boulder Downtown Dining Tour, a Cocktail Tasting Tour, or a Beer Tasting Tour.
Popular local events include a Shakespeare Festival, Boulder Bach Festival, Hanuman Festival, and a Tulip Fairy and Elf Festival.
Built in 1975, the Fiske Planetarium holds star shows and laser-light productions. Kids love the WOW! Children’s Museum, which includes a model pirate ship and a human-sized bubble machine.
The Dushanbe Teahouse is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Boulder. This restaurant was hand-built in Dushanbe, Tajikistan and sent to Boulder as a gift. For local beer, visit Avery Brewing, Boulder Beer, or Upslope Brewing.
The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art displays a variety of artwork by local, national, and international artists. Its multidisciplinary theatre also presents plays, musicals, and dance performances.
The Flatirons Performance Center is a world-class gym where Olympic gold medalists and Ironman winners have trained. For rest and relaxation, visit the Spa at St. Julien.
Recognized by the Wall Street Journal as one of the nation’s best open-air malls, Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall is a walkable, brick-lined shopping center with more than 1,000 businesses.
Boulder has low temperatures and 300 days of sunshine per year. These conditions are ideal for exploring sites like Estes Park and the Boulder Reservoir. Visitors can also ski at Eldora Mountain.