Attractions

Top Choice Park in Boulder

Chautauqua Park

This historic landmark park is the gateway to Boulder’s most magnificent slab of open space adjoining the iconic Flatirons; its wide, lush lawn attracts picnicking families, sunbathers, Frisbee folk and students fro…
Top Choice Arts Center in Boulder

Dairy Arts Center

A historic milk-processing-factory-turned-arts-center, the Dairy is one of Boulder's top cultural hubs. Recently renovated, it's a state-of-the-art facility with three stages, four gallery spaces and a 60-seat cinem…
Top Choice Area in Boulder

Pearl Street Mall

The highlight of downtown Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall, a vibrant pedestrian zone filled with kids' climbing boulders and splash fountains, bars, galleries and restaurants. Street performers often come out in fo…
Park in Boulder

Central Park

A long blade of lush lawn spanning from the Museum of Contemporary Art at 13th St, and encompassing the Public Library, a twice-weekly seasonal farmers market, the concert band shell and a large swath of the Boulder…
Factory in Boulder

Celestial Seasonings

If you like tea, you'll dig visiting Celestial Seasonings, one of the world's largest herbal tea producers. Visitors are treated to a 45-minute tour, including a campy historical video and a walk through the milling…
Science Center in Boulder

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Set near the Flatirons in a Tetris-like structure designed by IM Pei, NCAR is a research facility dedicated to the study of the earth's atmosphere and weather. Open to the public, it has two floors of multimedia exh…
Museum in Boulder

CU Museum of Natural History

Tucked into a nondescript university building, CU's natural history museum is far from forgettable. Two floors of multimedia exhibits showcase the geological evolution of Boulder – including impressive dinosaur skel…
Lake in Boulder

Boulder Reservoir

When you’re this far from the ocean, this is where folks come to suntan, swim and play in the water. There's a big sandy beach, lifeguards and a well-maintained visitor center and cafe. Kayak, paddleboard and sailbo…
Planetarium in Boulder

Fiske Planetarium

Don't be fooled by the tired lobby with its '80s-era displays: Fiske has one of the hottest projection and sound systems around, making for spectacular shows on its 65ft-diameter dome ceiling. Add to that seats that…
Museum in Boulder

Museum of Boulder

The brand-new MOB is four times bigger than Boulder's original history museum, with plans for modern, interactive exhibits on all things Boulder-esque, from prehistoric geology and early Native Americans, to marijua…