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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pedestrian Plaza
“Breweries, bars, restaurants, shopping, and the occasional buskers. Visitors love this walking mall in Boulder. ”
  • 288 locals recommend
Trail
“Chautauqua Park is part of Boulder’s beautiful Open Space and Mountain Parks and features great hiking trails just 2.6 miles west of my Airbnb!”
  • 266 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“You can get good here or just a coffee, but either way, it is a must visit. The building was given to the City of Boulder through the Sister Cities program and is a work of art. ”
  • 164 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“An upscale dining option located downtown. Renowned as one is the best eateries in boulder, year after year.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“This venue hosts a myriad of artists and events. Always worth a look on their calendar to see who or what is playing.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great local spot, delicious beers, friendly staff and really good, simple food. A note: this place is CASH ONLY! ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“The Med has Italian, Greek, and Spanish food, so there is something for all tastes. Their Happy Hour tapas can make a meal. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“We love sitting at the "pizza bar" which as a view of the pizza oven and the line cooks. This is the best pizza we've had outside Turin, Italy. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Trail
“Mt. Sanitas Valley trail is a popular hike. It is not too strenuous or long. ”
  • 73 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 91 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants, street performers, art shops, clothing, camping and kitchen goods.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Café
“This is more than a coffee bar. It's also a great spot to go in the evening for live music. It could be hit or miss on the music but drinks (wine included) are a nice alternative. It's a favorite with the locals. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Oak is an amazing farm-to-table cuisine that never disappoints. Cozy dining atmosphere, great menu options, and great cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. Located off of beautiful Pearl Street.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Near by: Grocery Market - like a small Whole Foods. Also has next to it a luscious Lucky's Bakery, and Lucky's Restaurant. (Two stop lights south on Broadway from Yarmouth)”
  • 67 locals recommend
Park
“Awesome State Park to hike, Rock climb, and/or fish. About a 30 mintue drive from Sunnyside making it perfect for a nice day trip to spend in the beautiful outdoors! ”
  • 76 locals recommend
University
“The University offers so much as far as culture, nightlife, history, a huge library, bike paths and concerts. Check out the website. ”
  • 64 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“An upscale dining option located downtown. Renowned as one is the best eateries in boulder, year after year.”
  • 129 locals recommend
Pub
“Great local spot, delicious beers, friendly staff and really good, simple food. A note: this place is CASH ONLY! ”
  • 94 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“The Med has Italian, Greek, and Spanish food, so there is something for all tastes. Their Happy Hour tapas can make a meal. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“We love sitting at the "pizza bar" which as a view of the pizza oven and the line cooks. This is the best pizza we've had outside Turin, Italy. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 91 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Oak is an amazing farm-to-table cuisine that never disappoints. Cozy dining atmosphere, great menu options, and great cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. Located off of beautiful Pearl Street.”
  • 79 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“I love their brick chicken entree with a delicious glass of Guenoc, their house white wine (and a total steal at $6.50/glass).”
  • 83 locals recommend
Pub
“South Boulder’s favorite microbrew pub. Great for everyone. Board games, great vegetarian options and BEER!”
  • 60 locals recommend

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