A first Boulder date is always a challenge. Where to go? What to do? What do you want to come of it? Each of those questions can be cause for stress and pondering. Perhaps we can help with some concrete suggestions! Of course the zoo up the road and the Butterfly Pavilion just up the road are personal favorites. Both permit conversation in the midst of fascinating things on all sides. Here are some additional suggestions.

For an unforgettable first date in Boulder County, you have a multitude of options that blend adventure, culture, and culinary delights. Here are seven highly recommended date ideas that cater to various interests and ensure a memorable experience for you and your date:

1. Visit Fiske Planetarium: Enjoy a variety of narrated shows and digital masterpieces at the University of Colorado’s Fiske Planetarium. With evening and afternoon showtimes, this date idea combines education and romance under the stars.

2. Hike the Flatirons: For the outdoor enthusiasts, hiking the Flatirons offers breathtaking views and a chance to explore Boulder’s natural beauty together. The First and Second Flatiron Loop is a perfect choice, allowing for a shared adventure. For the less physically adventurous, there are easy trails from the Chautauqua starting point.

3. Stroll on Pearl Street: Experience the charm of downtown Boulder with a leisurely walk down Pearl Street. This area is teeming with colorful shops, restaurants, and the opportunity for spontaneous entertainment or a sweet treat at Piece, Love & Chocolate. Even the well-tended flower beds are a treat and a great photo op.

4. Enjoy an Ol’ Time Cocktail Night: Explore Boulder’s speakeasies, bars, and distilleries. Start off at The Bitter Bar for happy hour, then visit DV8 Distillery for live music and great drinks, or opt for a classic speakeasy experience inside Hotel Boulderado at License No. 1.

5. Head to the Theatre: Dive into Boulder’s rich arts and culture scene with a visit to the Dairy Arts Center or Boedecker Theater. It’s a chance to enjoy everything from art galleries and cinema shows to live performances.

6. Indulge at Piece, Love and Chocolate: For those with a sweet tooth, this chocolate boutique offers an array of truffles, cakes, candies, and hot cocoa. It’s a delightful and tasty way to add sweetness to your date.

7. Dine at Notable Restaurants: Boulder’s culinary scene is vibrant and diverse. Consider dining at Sherpa’s for a mix of Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese cuisine in a beautiful setting. Alternatively, First Bite Boulder offers a multi-day dining experience with prix-fixe menus at various restaurants, and Japango presents a romantic atmosphere with a broad array of sushi.

These ideas should provide a mix of leisure, adventure, and culinary exploration perfect for a memorable first date in Boulder County. Whether you’re local to the area or planning a visit, Boulder offers a wealth of activities that cater to different tastes and preferences, ensuring your date will be anything but ordinary.

Lenny Lensworth Frieling

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