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3 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Boulder

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

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

Sherpa's features an authentic, heart-healthy, low-fat, charcoal fired, Tandoor clay oven.

activity

The Museum of Boulder

Come learn about Boulder's past, present, and future at the award-winning Boulder Experience Gallery and through our privately-curated exhibits that…

dinner

Cafe Aion

The traditional Spanish tapa is a simple but beautiful offering. Its presentation is honest and straightforward, its preparation a tribute to the craft…

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

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

Our Sunset Cabin is a three-bedroom cottage that is the only stand-alone unit at the A-Lodge. Great for families or a group of friends. Full kitchen…

Day 2

breakfast

Walnut Cafe

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

activity

Electric Bike Tour

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’…

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lunch

Mustard's Last Stand

For more than 40 years, Denver and Boulder folks have come to Mustard's Last Stand when they want fast food's ultimate creation - the Chicago style…

activity

Take a Self-Guided Mural Tour

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

dinner

River and Woods

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

activity

Sanitas Brewing Co.

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…

lodging

Boulder Adventure Lodge

Our Sunset Cabin is a three-bedroom cottage that is the only stand-alone unit at the A-Lodge. Great for families or a group of friends. Full kitchen…

Day 3

breakfast

Blackbelly

Blackbelly Market is the first restaurant by award-winning chef Hosea Rosenberg. Our menu is founded upon locally-sourced, sustainable, organic food…

activity

Bike on the Path Less-Traveled

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 Le Frigo where the vast selection of imported cheeses, meats and olives will make you want to eat everything in sight.

lunch

LeFrigo

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…

activity

Go Birdwatching at Sawhill Ponds

Lesser traveled than some of Boulder’s more mountainous wilderness areas, Sawhill Ponds is perfect for bird-watching, with swaying cottonwood trees,…

dinner

Raglin Market

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…

activity

Lift Chocolate

Lift is a specialty chocolate company that prides itself on creativity, unique and classic flavor combinations, and making everything in house from…

lodging

Boulder Adventure Lodge

Our Sunset Cabin is a three-bedroom cottage that is the only stand-alone unit at the A-Lodge. Great for families or a group of friends. Full kitchen…