St. Julien Hotel & Spa
This modern spa hotel and conference center is located 0.7 miles from the University of Colorado Boulder Campus and a 5-minute walk to the Pearl Street Mall entertainment area. $345.00 (1 King or 2 queens). Tell them what race you're doing when you make reservations. 720-406-9696Make Reservations
This upscale downtown hotel was built in 1909 and is known for its stained-glass ceiling. It's a 2-minute walk from Pearl Street Mall and a 14-minute walk from the University of Colorado Boulder.Make Reservations
Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
Less than a 10-minute walk from the University of Colorado at Boulder, this hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi. A free hot breakfast is served daily.Make Reservations
Pearl Street Mall
In the heart of Downtown Boulder is this 4-block long pedestrian mall with fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment choices. You will find street performers and vendors and colorful flowers nearly year-round.
Eldorado Canyon State Park
Only 10 miles from Boulder, Eldorado Canyon is a renowned destination for climbers and a favorite spot for hikers and picnickers, too. The towering sandstone cliffs provide a stunning backdrop here and scenic South Boulder Creek continues to carve through the canyon. In the summer, you can also visit the historic spring-fed Eldorado Springs Swimming Pool just outside the State Park.
Beer Tastings and Tours
The Colorado Front Range has been called the "Napa Valley of Beer" and has plenty of delicious choices to satisfy your hoppy craving. In Boulder you can visit Avery Brewing Co. , Twisted Pine Brewing Co., Upslope Brewing Co. , Mountain Sun/ Southern Sun, Sanitas Brewing Co. and many more.
Mesa Laboratory / NCAR
Perched on a mesa above town, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, is the place to go to learn about weather and climate. The Visitors Center is open 7 days a week and offers state-of-the-art exhibits and public tours. The view from the Mesa is pretty nice, too.
Hike or run around the famous Flatirons, enjoy lectures and concerts at the historic Auditorium or Community House, picnic on the lawn or eat at the Dining Hall. This historic park has been a cultural and outdoor center since the 1920s. Located at Baseline and 9th.
Celestial Seasoning Tea Tour
You'll never look at tea the same way after this free 45-minute tour of the factory. Learn about the ingredients, as well as how they are blended and packaged. It is a celestial experience for the senses!
Boulder Creek Path
On a hot summer day, the shady creek path is the place to be. Run, walk, bike along the 5.5 mile paved path from Stazio Ballfields in the east to the mouth of Boulder Canyon. The Canyon Path continues along Boulder Creek, beneath steep canyon walls, up to the confluence with Fourmile Creek.
Boulder Farmers' Market
On Saturdays (8am - 2pm) and Wednesday afternoons (4pm - 8pm) from April - November, visitors can find a delicious variety of fresh, local products. Not only will you find fruits and vegetables, but local cheese, honey, wine, bread, meat, and much more. Vendors from local restaurants also offer prepared meals. Located on 13th St between Canyon and Arapahoe.