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Best things to do in Boulder

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Trail
“Signature view of Boulder flatirons. Access to great hikes. National Historic Landmark. Dining is also nice, and great artists play concerts in the auditorium throughout the summer.”
254local recommendations
Pedestrian Plaza
“A pedestrian mall that is loaded with great shops and restaurants, and usually a lot of really talented street performers! ”
272local recommendations
Tea Room
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“Beautiful classical teahouse from Boulder's sister city, Dushanbe, in Tajikistan. A great spot to have a quiet lunch, snacks, and tea. The interior architecture is worth popping in to see alone!”
155local recommendations
Restaurant
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“Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.”
128local recommendations
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants, street performers, art shops, clothing, camping and kitchen goods.”
82local recommendations
Brewery
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“Since 1993 Avery brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles ​and​ categories. The beers are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness.”
89local recommendations
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Yummy Mediterranean food, including tapas and sangria. Happy hour before 6:30 pm, and a lovely flower-filled outdoor courtyard with a tuscan tile fountain.”
93local recommendations
Pub
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“Nice local brewery--the college and grunge crowd. Worthy to visit if you like microbrew! Cool art abounds, and it's okay to hang out and play the games they have on a shelf there.”
92local recommendations
Music Venue
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“Art deco institution since 1906 for various music shows & mostly avant-garde films.”
78local recommendations
Route
“Classic Boulder Hike. Don't be ashamed when pro athletes sprint past you while you trudge up the trail...that's also a classic Boulder experience:)”
63local recommendations
Pizza Place
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“Fabulous seasonal brick oven pizzas with wonderful digestives and a stellar wine selection. ”
81local recommendations
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.”
89local recommendations
Trail
“Great views at the top! Be aware this is a moderately challenging trail. You are walking uphill the entire way up, but it's definitely worth the beauty. ”
75local recommendations
Café
“Wonderful work/reading space all day long, then live music in the evening! Coffee, beer, & wine.”
80local recommendations
Grocery or Supermarket
“For all the necessities; this local market is the quaint and friendly stopping ground!!”
68local recommendations
French Restaurant
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“we love this place especially if you can get one of the few outdoor table. Happy Hour till 6:30 daily”
83local recommendations