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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.
Pedestrian Plaza
“A great place to stroll, eat, see some street buskers and enjoy the view! Great any time of the year.”
  • 293 locals recommend
Trail
“Fantastic hiking! It can be busy on a summer day. Also has a dining hall for drinks and food. ”
  • 273 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Incredible selection of teas and eclectic entrees from around the world. When the weather is nice, ask to sit outside next to the Boulder Creek.”
  • 171 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“The Kitchen is one of Boulder's best restaurants. It has creative locally grown food. Reservations are required. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Brewery
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“One of the biggest breweries in the Denver metro area. Great food as well in their restaurant. Dog friendly patio. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“This venue hosts a myriad of artists and events. Always worth a look on their calendar to see who or what is playing.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Pub
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“A staple on the Pearl Steet Mall. Locally brewed beer and the best pub food in town. Craving a burger and/or wings? This is by far the best place to go. 3 locations: South Boulder, Pearl Street, or right up the road in Longmont called the Long's Peak Pub & Taphouse.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“The Med has Italian, Greek, and Spanish food, so there is something for all tastes. Their Happy Hour tapas can make a meal. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Located on Pearl Street (east of the Pearl Street Mall). Affordable sister restaurant to upscale Frasca next door, but same high quality ingredients. Tastes like pizza you might find in Italy. I love this place!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Trail
“Another local favorite hike that will take you to spectacular views of Boulder and everything North, South, and East of the Front Range. This is a bit of a strenuous hike uphill, so please do not attempt if you are not property acclimated to the elevation. ”
  • 75 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants, street performers, art shops, clothing, camping and kitchen goods.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Café
“It’s a coffee WiFi joint by day but most nights there is live music. Check out their website for lineup. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Oak is an amazing farm-to-table cuisine that never disappoints. Cozy dining atmosphere, great menu options, and great cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. Located off of beautiful Pearl Street.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Near by: Grocery Market - like a small Whole Foods. Also has next to it a luscious Lucky's Bakery, and Lucky's Restaurant. (Two stop lights south on Broadway from Yarmouth)”
  • 68 locals recommend
University
“The University offers so much as far as culture, nightlife, history, a huge library, bike paths and concerts. Check out the website. ”
  • 66 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“The Kitchen is one of Boulder's best restaurants. It has creative locally grown food. Reservations are required. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Brewery
“One of the biggest breweries in the Denver metro area. Great food as well in their restaurant. Dog friendly patio. ”
  • 102 locals recommend
Pub
“A staple on the Pearl Steet Mall. Locally brewed beer and the best pub food in town. Craving a burger and/or wings? This is by far the best place to go. 3 locations: South Boulder, Pearl Street, or right up the road in Longmont called the Long's Peak Pub & Taphouse.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“The Med has Italian, Greek, and Spanish food, so there is something for all tastes. Their Happy Hour tapas can make a meal. ”
  • 95 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Located on Pearl Street (east of the Pearl Street Mall). Affordable sister restaurant to upscale Frasca next door, but same high quality ingredients. Tastes like pizza you might find in Italy. I love this place!”
  • 88 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“My favorite breakfast place in town. Typically they have a significant wait, so I like to get my name in and walk around the Pearl Street Mall. This is a good option if you are not in a rush. My favorite is the Eggs Benedict, but it is all delicious.”
  • 92 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Oak is an amazing farm-to-table cuisine that never disappoints. Cozy dining atmosphere, great menu options, and great cocktails. Open for lunch and dinner. Located off of beautiful Pearl Street.”
  • 79 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“I love their brick chicken entree with a delicious glass of Guenoc, their house white wine (and a total steal at $6.50/glass).”
  • 83 locals recommend

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