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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

“A Boulder institution. Been here since the 80's. Excellent coffee and a nice small bookstore attached. A great place to hangout with Boulders history. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Tea Room
“Great place to visit for a couple of hours! Free tour of the tea factory. Be careful in the mint room! then sample teas in their shop.”
  • 42 locals recommend
“My favorite breakfast and brunch spot in Boulder! Great coffee options and yummy dishes from sweet to savory.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you can get one of the 2 outdoor tables you've scored! All night happy hour Monday and daily hh till 6. $1.50 oysters, good vodka infusions and great appetizers”
  • 49 locals recommend
“This is a lovely place to hike in Boulder, best views are from Chautauqua Park. There is also an excellent dining hall in the park”
  • 33 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Check their website for shows. The venue is a one minute walk away from Cafe Aion (see recommended restaurants).”
  • 32 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Excellent pizza and food - we are lucky to have this establishment in our little town!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Event Space
“Chautauqua has wonderful concerts all summer. You can also take a picnic to the park and hear echoes of the concert on the lawn. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
“If you are in town when it's warm outside and like wine (or other libations) and gorgeous views then you won't want to miss happy hour in the courtyard at the St. Julien Hotel. ”
  • 56 locals recommend
“Head towards the mountains or East following the creek. Great for hiking, running, biking, people watching, tubbing and fly fishing. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
“Gorgeous, highly reviewed and iconic. Not only can you get breakfast at the old dining hall at the base but the hikes and open park like feeling is excellent. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
“A simply beautiful and iconic Boulder Hike. Especially great at sunrise and sunset. Parking can be a bit of a challenge and be sure to bring plenty of water! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“6 theaters, about 5 min away in an outdoor shopping area called 29th street mall”
  • 32 locals recommend
Ski Lodge
“Local skiing for all skill levels on a small resort. Easy to get to and reasonable.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Large grocery store with large selection. Bring your bag ( host provides).”
  • 27 locals recommend
“15 minutes away. Take a picture of “The Flatirons,” the iconic backdrop of the city. Hike the Flatirons or the Royal Arch. Stop by the Ranger Cottage first to obtain a trail map. Parking is easy and free during the week and you may want to take the shuttle bus along Baseline Road on weekends.”
  • 25 locals recommend