Off the Beaten Path in Boulder

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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.

Sherpa's Adventure Restaurant and Bar in Boulder Photo
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…

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…

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…

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’ tour takes you through historic downtown, along the Boulder Creek Path and up to the foot of the Flatirons.

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…

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…

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 LeFrigo 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…
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, lush grasses and teeming wetlands.

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…
Activity
Lift Chocolate

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

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…