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Boulder Adventures: Top 10 Things to Do and See

Sitting on the edge of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado pulls at the strings of the heart that makes it irresistible to every adventurer stepping into its friendly grasp. This is a lively city that can be compared to its picturesque atmosphere: every corner of the street tells about outdoor activities, art, and people’s solidarity with nature. It lies in the vast rocky landscape and crisscrossed with challenging trails, or shaken by the vibrancy of creativity that characterizes the downtown district. Discover with me 10 best things to do in Boulder, where I guide you through the exploration of this city that surely has a soul and take you on the thrilling expedition.

1. Pearl Street

Pearl Street, having red brickwork pavement, remains open twelve months a year and serves as the nucleus of the city, giving people a chance to take a stroll and to experience a rather vivid atmosphere of Boulder; they can visit several historic shops, taste delicious dishes – the city boasts of several renowned restaurants and cafes, try aromatic coffee, have a couple of beers at a microbrewery or just watch people unaware of being watched. As a result, if there is one really famous and must-do activity that has to be taken in Boulder, that has to be the walk around this pedestrian mall.

2. The Flatirons

The Flatirons of Boulder are the cherished and awe-inspiring and steep sandstone formations of Boulder that are visible from almost all the vantage points and hold a somewhat bewitching charm for everyone who gets to find themselves in front of them. One is sure to be drawn into the quest to discover some of them, or if not all of them, then at least the chance to come closer to them is available in the area housing the Chautauqua. Just gaze your eyes on these natural beauties from the meadow which is actually a part of the hiking area of Boulder, where hundreds of trails lead down into the foothills and, for the more daring hikers, can be walked directly right into the Flatirons themselves.

3. Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

It must be quite hard to imagine what a teahouse can be like if you have not been to Tajikistan. Unique and built with talented craftsmen, this type of structure was created by Boulder’s associated city Dushanbe, the physical building was built in Tajikistan and then individually taken apart and rebuilt in Boulder. Behind its doors one can find a cozy and home-like atmosphere for the customers to enjoy numerous types of teas and different sorts of sweets accompanied by carvings and paintings as paneling of the interior.

4. Celestial Seasonings

Be introduced to the art of blending by the leading tea producer in North America to produce some of the country’s favorites teas; perhaps Sleepytime tea? Roll around the manufacturing floor where tourists get to see how blending and packaging of teas happens from the initial stage up to the final stage. Also, as you enjoy different tea brands, eye-catching artwork of the tea tins will be seen in the Mint Room where you can taste any of the over 95 teas offered by the company. Visited by large numbers of tourists and ranked among the most popular food factory tours in the United States by the Readers’ poll of USA TODAY, Celestial Seasonings has acquired great popularity among the locals and the tourists: 45-minute, $5 tours are available Tuesday through Saturday.

5. Boulder Theater

Since 1906 the historic Boulder Theater occupies and shines in the epochs of music and cinema. Today the glory of art deco frontage and rather eye-popping neon sign is one of the hallmarks of the city along with the Flatirons. From amazing music artists like The Lumineers and Brandi Carlile, to Boulder’s local legends such as Big Head Todd and the Monsters, The Samples and many more, the Boulder theater has been the backdrop of some incredibly entertaining performances in the history of Boulder.

6. Boulder Farmers Market

Explore another side of the community life in Boulder by going to Boulder Farmers Market. Starting from a little group of farmers who intended to deliver the produce and groceries to the consumers directly in 1986, this market only showcases items grown locally. Boulder County’s fresh produce attracts tourists and residents with its superior line of fresh and local fruits and vegetables, eggs, cheese, and meats, herbs, flowers and wines, chocolates, spices, sauces and many more available in its seasonally produced fresh produce. Functioning on Wednesdays between 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM during May through to October and on Saturdays from 08:00 AM to 14:00 AM during April through to November, the market guarantees that it is all alive and realistic for all.

7. University of Colorado Boulder

The landscape of CU can make a passerby have a second glance at the building designs and cute joints to sit while one admires the college architecture at a slow pace. Nevertheless, there are notable buildings/area of interests that should attract the visitor’s attention at this elaborate backdrop that includes; Old Main, the university building dating back from 1876, the internationally acclaimed Mary Rippon Theatre famous for hosting the Colorado Shakespeare Festival amongst other large facilities such as the Macky Auditorium and Fiske Planetarium. Find out many fascinating Things to Do at CU mentioned in this guide to have a great time.

8. Museum of Boulder

If you would like to be as local as possible, it might be best to start your tour with the Boulder Museum. Here, you will get the detailed information about the transformation of Boulder into the active city to support itself for the numerous attributes like the outdoor activities, health care, environment, and technology that it is famous for today through such lively forms of attractions. The socio-cultural value of this dynamic venue is attributable to the fact that in addition to featuring exhibitions, artifacts and information on Burundi and the surrounding region it also sometimes hosts travel exhibitions, art exhibitions and events. It is advisable to set aside some time of the day perhaps a few hours to maximize on all it has to offer. Of course remember to enjoy the roof terrace which offers one or the other of the excellent vantage points of the impressive Flatirons around.

9. Golden Gates Casino

Golden Gates Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado, is the birthplace and honored home of Colorado Poker Championship having a sizable prize purse of approximately $ 500, 000. There is a poker room that holds 17 tables providing poker tournaments that are conducted at 10am, 12am, and at 7pm. For those players seeking for the mainline table games like craps, roulette, and blackjack amongst others, it offers various slots and video poker for those who want a laid back wagering adventure. Sample sumptuous meals at Full House Cafe the most preferred burger joint and home to the giant Double-Up burger and Loaded Nachos. Even when it comes to food’s choice peculiarities, specialists unveiled a tip to try a burger with top upside down. Thereafter, alleviate stress at the Gold Bar by taking a cool drink and as you watch entertainment shows.

10. E-Bike Tour of Boulder

Expect the best if all this is new to you and you are eyeing an e-bike. Getting on one will make you swell with pride thinking that you are a superbeing who does not need any power to push the bicycle up hills. If a guided tour is not your type, then why not try on an E-Bike: we know that Boulder is a friendly city for cyclists, and it has been a great city that offers lots of bike paths and bike lanes where e-bikers get to discover this city.

John Mali Director of Media Relations

Director of Media Relations at AboutBoulder.com


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