What to See and Do in Boulder

Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, you’re certain to find a number of fun and enjoyable activities to keep you entertained in Boulder, Colorado. This unique, artsy city has a reputation for both scenic beauty and cultural landmarks – combining all the best Colorado has to offer.

Why not start off with breakfast at The Egg and I in Broomfield? Or, if you’re in the mood for something less fancy, check out the Boulder Inn or even IHOP – two of the more popular breakfast destinations for Boulder locals.


Once you’re fueled for our day, head out to see the Leaning Tree Museum, just a few minutes away in Gunbarrel. This town is home to the popular Leaning Tree greeting cards, and if you want to see Western art, the Gunbarrel Museum is the place to go.

From here, you’re only a mile away from the plant where they make Celestial Seasonings tea. Be sure to take time for the tour so that you can see their artwork, sample all of their teas, and have a complete tour of the plant. You’ll be amazed at the size of the bundles of herbs used in making these teas, and be sure to stop by the peppermint room. The smell here is truly amazing – you’ll be breathing more clearly than ever when you leave this room.

And if all of those wonderful smells have you in the mood for some lunch, consider checking out the lamb at Flagstaff House. But buyer beware, this option isn’t cheap. Or, if you’re a more adventurous traveler, you may want to try the buffalo or elk at The Fort in Morrison. The view of Denver from this restaurant is wonderful, as is the Teriyaki grilled quail. The truly adventurous may even sample the Rocky Mountain oysters – although most people choose to pass.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little easier on the food budget, you can choose from over 100 kinds of beer at Old Chicago Pizza on the Pearl Street Mall. Or, if you’re not in the mood for pizza, why not try a Reuben sandwich from The Hungry Toad? Murphy’s Bar and Grill is another great sports bar and destination, with excellent food and a collection of Murphy’s Law slogans that’s sure to entertain and delight.

If you’re looking for food that’s a little more refined, you can get your pasta fix at Carabbas, a great restaurant and the best chain Italian food in town, or head down the street to Via Toscano where you can get excellent food at really great prices. If you feel like exploring, the Blue Parrot is a long time institution in nearby Louisville, and it’s well worth the short drive. Finally, for some real comfort food, check out the Guinness meatloaf sandwiches at the Old Louisville Inn.

But hopefully you have more time to spend in Boulder, because we’ve hardly even begun to scratch the surface of what this amazing city has to offer. There’s shopping on Pearl Street and plenty of cultural attractions and exhibits to be seen at the University of Colorado.

But however you decide to spend your day, you’re sure to have a blast spending it in Boulder, Colorado.