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Off the Beaten Path in Boulder

Off the Beaten Path in Boulder
3 days

Journey to parts of Boulder usually only frequented by locals in this neighborhood tour.

Sustainability Activity

Volunteer at a Park:

Help with forest restoration, seed collection, farming, trail repair and more through Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks' ongoing and well-organized volunteer programs.

Day 1
Activity

Start With a Hike

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Stop by Settler's Park for a hike along the Red Rocks Trail. You'll see out-of-this-world geologic structures and views for miles around.
Lunch

Sherpa's Adventure Restaurant and Bar

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Sherpa's features an authentic, heart-healthy, low-fat, charcoal fired, Tandoor clay oven. Read More
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The Museum of Boulder

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The Museum of Boulder collects, preserves, and presents Boulder history in order to connect to the past, provide a context for the present, and inspire a vision for the future. Read More
Dinner

Cafe Aion

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The traditional Spanish tapa is a simple but beautiful offering. Its presentation is honest and straightforward, its preparation a tribute to the craft and techniques developed over centuries in... Read More

Insider's Tip

Cutthroat Kitchen: Cafe Aion's chef, Dakota Soifer, was the champion chef in season four of Cutthroat Kitchen.
Activity

Outdoor Show at the Dairy Arts Center

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Catch the Dairy’s “Backporch” performance series or a drive-in movie until this performing arts center and gallery reopens to the public.
Lodging

Boulder Adventure Lodge

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The Boulder Adventure Lodge offers a beautiful and unique mountain setting along a peaceful creek, just five minutes from Downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. Perfect for family... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Walnut Cafe

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Good food, good fun. Fast and friendly for 20 years. And we do pie! Open breakfast, lunch

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Activity

Electric Bike Tour

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If you’ve never tried an e-bike, you’re in for a treat. You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease. Pedego Bikes’ tour takes you through historic downtown, along the Boulder Creek Path and up to the foot of the Flatirons.
Lunch

Mustard's Last Stand

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Mustard's Last Stand's specialty is the Vienna beef Chicago-style hot dog with homemade fries. Other favorites are Chicago-style Italian beef, Italian sausage, veggie dogs and burgers.

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Take a Self-Guided Mural Tour

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Boulder has installed more than 50 vibrant new murals in the last couple of years.
Dinner

River and Woods

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Old comfort-food favorites are infused with innovative new twists at this east Pearl Street gem with a picturesque courtyard. Read More
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Sanitas Brewing Co.

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Our mission is to offer a unique experience in every beer we make. We lean on a blend of traditional processes, responsibly grown ingredients, and an innovative approach to create inspiring and... Read More
Lodging

Boulder Adventure Lodge

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The Boulder Adventure Lodge offers a beautiful and unique mountain setting along a peaceful creek, just five minutes from Downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. Perfect for family... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Blackbelly

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Blackbelly Market is the first restaurant by award-winning chef Hosea Rosenberg. Our menu is founded upon locally-sourced, sustainable, organic food. Our bar features seasonal cocktails, local... Read More
Activity

Bike on the Path Less-Traveled

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Bike under the bright Colorado sun, through Boulder on Goose Creek Path.

Insider's Tip

Pick Up Lunch: Grab your lunch before your bike ride at LeFrigo where the vast selection of imported cheeses, meats and olives will make you want to eat everything in sight.
Lunch

LeFrigo

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Le Frigo is a gourmet food market and Deli with a unique selection of European products. From delicious pasta or olive oils from Italy, Chorizo or Anchovy stuffed olives from Spain or mustards and... Read More
Activity

Go Birdwatching at Sawhill Ponds

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Lesser traveled than some of Boulder’s more mountainous wilderness areas, Sawhill Ponds is perfect for bird-watching, with swaying cottonwood trees, lush grasses and teeming wetlands.
Dinner

Raglin Market

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At Raglin Market, we thrive on sourcing the majority of our products and ingredients within 50 miles of our location. We thrive on creating partnerships with neighboring farms and teaming up with... Read More
Activity

Lift Chocolate

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Lift is a specialty chocolate company that prides itself on creativity, unique and classic flavor combinations, and making everything in house from our custom mix of chocolate to our housemade... Read More

Lodging

Boulder Adventure Lodge

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The Boulder Adventure Lodge offers a beautiful and unique mountain setting along a peaceful creek, just five minutes from Downtown Boulder and the University of Colorado. Perfect for family... Read More