This small college town is a great way to indulge yourself in the outdoor scenery. There are thousands of acres designated for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, etc.. Boulder is well known for the University of Colorado at Boulder and the nation’s only Buddhist university, Naropa University. You’ll also find some of the town’s best local shops and restaurants down on Pearl Street Mall.
Boulder is very Eco-friendly and much of their products are organic. You’ll find a lot of the local eateries and bars located on the Hill or near Pearl Street Mall. During the weekends, you can walk over to the local farmer’s markets to pick up locally grown organic produce and other handmade goods.
There are several transit options when it comes to getting around town. The local RTD buses stop at different locations all around town and usually arrive every 10 to 15 minutes. Public transit is the most cost effective way to get around town and will typically cost anywhere from $2.25-$5.00 per ticket. If public transit isn’t really your thing, I would recommend Boulder B-cycle. You can rent a bike at any station for $8.00 for 24 hours or for an entire week for $40.00. It’s a great and fun way to get around town and you can keep the bike for as long as you need.
Points of Interest
Leanin’ Tree Museum
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Boulder History Museum
Celestial Seasonings Tours
Pearl Street Mall
The Spot Bouldering Gym