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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.”
274 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“A pedestrian mall that is loaded with great shops and restaurants, and usually a lot of really talented street performers! ”
286 locals recommend
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!”
168 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.”
134 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants, street performers, art shops, clothing, camping and kitchen goods.”
87 locals recommend
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.”
97 locals recommend
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.”
93 locals recommend
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.”
96 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Art deco institution since 1906 for various music shows & mostly avant-garde films.”
84 locals recommend
Route
“Minutes from the house is the Mt. Sanitas trail. 1400 foot elevation gain to the top for panoramic views of the front range or just a quick stroll to the top of the Valley trail to enjoy the views of Boulder and CU.”
73 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Fabulous seasonal brick oven pizzas with wonderful digestives and a stellar wine selection. ”
84 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.”
92 locals recommend
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. ”
86 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful work/reading space all day long, then live music in the evening! Coffee, beer, & wine.”
84 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“For all the necessities; this local market is the quaint and friendly stopping ground!!”
76 locals recommend
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”
84 locals recommend