I was recently asked by a founder, who was interested in moving to Boulder, what should he do and see while here to get a feeling for the town?
I came up with this list. If you have other suggestions for how to spend a perfect weekend in Boulder, let’s hear them!
Hike Sanitas, it’s a classic. Hike up the western side trail for a great workout. Come down either the valley trail or the dakota ridge (east) side.
Any hike in Chautauqua is a winner, but hiking the 1st and 2nd Flatiron will give you views of the continental divide.
Go take a picnic lunch to the lawn at Chautauqua.
Have tea at the Dushanbe tea house, even if tea isn’t your thing.
Go rent a tube and float down the Boulder Creek Path (don’t do this if the water is raging!)
Or rent a city bike and bike down the Boulder Creek Path.
Or rent a mountain bike and check out the Valmont bike park.
Check out the Farmers Market on Saturday from 8am-2pm.
Have breakfast at Lucile’s (order the biegnets) and Snooze.
Have a margarita (or two) on the rooftop deck at The Rio, but DO NOT have 3. You will not be able to walk out of there. Skip the food.
Have a sunset drink at The Flagstaff House, the views are spectacular.
Eat at Pizzeria Locale, T*aco, The Kitchen and/or the Kitchen Nextdoor, and Frasca. Frasca is spendy but worth it!
Rent a standup paddleboard at the Boulder Reservoir.
Drive out to Red Rocks in Morrison, and hike around. Or go see a show there this weekend.