Best Things About Boulder

Weather
Boulder enjoys sunny days most of the year. It has a dry climate, as does most of Colorado. Winters can be cool to bitter cold. Subzero temperatures for long periods of time are uncommon. The nearby mountains dry out the air and shield the city from heavy snowfalls most of the time. Average summer temperature is 85 degrees Fahrenheit, though.

Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
The city of Boulder oversees the conservation and public use of a large expanse of land that offers hiking trails, mountain biking, horseback riding and programs for children. Rock-climbing is a popular activity in the area.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Nearby Rocky Mountain National Park gives visitors to Boulder a unique opportunity to experience alpine and sub-alpine environments. Enjoy a scenic drive, hiking, fishing, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding, and wildlife viewing in the 416 square miles of the park. Even in winter, the park offers activities in the outdoors, with guided cross-country and snowshoe tours.

Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street Mall is not just a shopping venue, it's a place where people congregate. This four-block pedestrian m all allows you to enjoy the people-watching in a park-like setting with a mix of national retail chains and local businesses. Public art, street performers, gardens, and a sandbox for kids make it a popular spot for both residents and visitors.

University of Colorado
Visitors to the city often enjoy a look around the campus of the University of Colorado. The architecture of the buildings is done in a Tuscan Vernacular Revival style designed by Charles Klauder. The sandstone buildings set among the mountain backdrop a serene and stately atmosphere. While there, you can visit the CU Art Museum, Heritage Center, and Natural History Museum.

Music in Boulder
Boulder is a music town with an array of choices from classical to contemporary. The presence of the University helps to ensure a variety of new music, numerous concert opportunities, and special events.

Dining in Boulder
Boulder has some of the best food in the state, with a wide variety of choices and some of the best chefs in the country. Boulder is the home of a cooking school, master sommeliers, wineries, tasting rooms and the best farmer's market in the state. A number of establishments are peppered around the city, offering fine dining, casual fare, and organic foods.