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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.”
  • 259 locals recommend
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.”
  • 284 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Very different and beautiful restaurant that was a gift from our sister city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan. If nothing else, have one of their delicious alcohol drinks made with tea! In warm weather, sit outside by the Boulder Creek!”
  • 161 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
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
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
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.”
  • 79 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Fun place to people watch, play cornhole, and great apps. Always a fun, energetic atmosphere.”
  • 94 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.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Trail
“Mt. Sanitas Valley trail is a popular hike. It is not too strenuous or long. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Great restaurants, street performers, art shops, clothing, camping and kitchen goods.”
  • 81 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
Pizza Place
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“This is some gourmet pie and it's priced accordingly but fairly considering the ingredients used. Pick white or red sauce, you can't go wrong. For dessert, the Saltimbocca con Nutella is a favorite and, no, we don't mess around with the small size. Reservations are definitely recommended, but sometimes you can slide into a few spots as they open up at the bar.”
  • 82 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“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
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
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

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Farm-to-table American food in an urban space, plus drinks from the upstairs community bar.”
  • 127 locals recommend
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
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
“Fun place to people watch, play cornhole, and great apps. Always a fun, energetic atmosphere.”
  • 94 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
“This is some gourmet pie and it's priced accordingly but fairly considering the ingredients used. Pick white or red sauce, you can't go wrong. For dessert, the Saltimbocca con Nutella is a favorite and, no, we don't mess around with the small size. Reservations are definitely recommended, but sometimes you can slide into a few spots as they open up at the bar.”
  • 82 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
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

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