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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.
Trail
“A beautiful hike with many different trails for different skill level hikers. The Royal Archway is a beautiful hike and over look but be warned, it is a work out.”
  • 258 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Pedestrian Plaza
“This is the open air mall for which Boulder is famous. Along with plenty of restaurants, shops, and outdoor seating there is usually someone busking...personal favorites are the guy who folds himself into a tiny plexiglass box and the kid that tap dances and plays the trumpet.”
  • 283 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“A beautiful tea house with an equally beautiful backstory, a tale of sister-cities. If visiting in the summer season, sitting on the patio allows you to listen to the babbling Boulder creek. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Pub
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“Simply the best spot in town to get a taste of Boulder's culture. The conversations are so loud and passionate you can barely hear yourself thinking about how amazing your life is right now. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Yummy Mediterranean food, including tapas and sangria. Happy hour before 6:30 pm, and a lovely flower-filled outdoor courtyard with a tuscan tile fountain.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local brewery with great food and lawn games. Right across from Twin Lakes. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Art deco institution since 1906 for various music shows & mostly avant-garde films.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants, street performers, art shops, clothing, camping and kitchen goods.”
  • 81 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Fabulous seasonal brick oven pizzas with wonderful digestives and a stellar wine selection. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
Route
“Classic Boulder Hike. Don't be ashamed when pro athletes sprint past you while you trudge up the trail...that's also a classic Boulder experience:)”
  • 63 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“I love their brick chicken entree with a glass of Guenoc, their house white wine and a total steal.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Trail
“Mt. Sanitas Valley trail is a popular hike. It is not too strenuous or long. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Café
“Local haunt for great coffee and live music almost every night of the week. A singer-songwriters venue with a great, eclectic mix of musical genres. Great late night coffee til 11pm. Locally made pastries, to-go snacks & they also serve beer, wine & hard seltzer's. ”
  • 80 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Where I buy my locally roasted beans. CURED, the food provisions part of the shop, has lots of beautiful food and home items too. Wine shop in the back.”
  • 68 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pub
“Simply the best spot in town to get a taste of Boulder's culture. The conversations are so loud and passionate you can barely hear yourself thinking about how amazing your life is right now. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.”
  • 127 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Yummy Mediterranean food, including tapas and sangria. Happy hour before 6:30 pm, and a lovely flower-filled outdoor courtyard with a tuscan tile fountain.”
  • 93 locals recommend
Brewery
“Local brewery with great food and lawn games. Right across from Twin Lakes. ”
  • 92 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Fabulous seasonal brick oven pizzas with wonderful digestives and a stellar wine selection. ”
  • 81 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“I love their brick chicken entree with a glass of Guenoc, their house white wine and a total steal.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Pub
“Just across the street from us! 5 minute walk. Great outdoor seating area where you can take in the Flatiron Views! Shared picnic table seating outside. Great food and great variety of brew beer. ”
  • 58 locals recommend

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