Top 15 Best (Insider) Things to Do in Boulder

Boulder Financial Realty Top 15 Local Things to Do in Boulder

Tour our town like a local and check out these awesome places we love the most.

Boulder, Colorado, renowned for its picturesque landscape at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities and a rich cultural scene. This unique lifestyle, where adventure meets sophistication, is what Boulder Financial Realty embodies in its real estate offerings.

In the rustic charm of the nearby mountains, the Gold Hill Inn stands as a long time local treasure with live music, a reasonable wine list and an experience you don’t want to miss. Offering a seasonal 5-course dinner, it encapsulates the flavors of summer, spring, and fall. Each dish tells a story of its past started by the parents of the current proprietors, making dining here an experience beyond mere taste.

A short journey from Boulder lies the serene retreat of Indian Hot Springs in Idaho Springs. The hot springs offer a therapeutic escape, perfect for unwinding after a day of Boulder’s many adventures. Its natural thermal waters are not just relaxing but also an invitation to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life with essential minerals, mud baths, private caves and more.

Boulder Creek offers a mix of serene beauty and exhilarating adventure. Tubing down its gentle rapids on a sunny day is a favorite local pastime, offering a unique way to experience the city’s natural landscapes. Eben G. Fine Park, with its lush greenery and tranquil spots, is a haven for those who prefer to enjoy the creek’s beauty from ashore.

The Boulder Reservoir is a hub of aquatic activities, where boating enthusiasts can indulge in the thrill of navigating its expansive waters. The reservoir is not just about boating; it’s a community gathering spot where the spirit of Boulder’s love for outdoor activities shines.

Winter in Boulder is not complete without a visit to Eldora, the local skiing hotspot. A mere 30-minute drive transports you to the snow-covered slopes and the charming town of Nederland. Here, the allure of small-town Colorado combines with the thrill of winter sports.

Driving from Nederland to Estes Park, especially during the fall, is a journey through a kaleidoscope of autumn colors. This scenic byway is a visual feast, with each turn revealing breathtaking vistas and the splendor of Colorado’s natural beauty.

Flagstaff House Restaurant elevates Boulder’s dining scene with its unparalleled combination of gourmet cuisine and stunning city views. This five-star dining experience is a testament to Boulder’s ability to meld natural beauty with gastronomic excellence, making it a must-visit for any culinary enthusiast.

Eldorado Pool and Eldorado Springs Park offer more than just swimming. They are a testament to Boulder’s commitment to preserving and enjoying its natural environment. The park, with its hiking trails and picnic spots, is a perfect family getaway and the pool is surrounded by beauty and went through a recent extensive remodel.

Hiking the Sanitas Trail is a journey through Boulder’s natural landscape, offering views that stretch across the city. This easy hike is ideal for all ages and fitness levels, making it a popular choice for both locals and visitors. Here is that and many more amazing hikes you can find around Boulder County HERE. If you are lucky, catch our world famous Herbalist Brigette Mars for your hike, who will show you tons of natural medicinal herbs available to our area on your hike. All of her events are worthwhile endeavors!

Cycling is a way of life in Boulder, and with over 300 miles of bike paths, the city is a cyclist’s paradise. University Bikes on Pearl Street is more than just a bike rental; it’s a gateway to exploring Boulder’s diverse landscapes, from urban centers to tranquil nature paths. HERE is more information about all of our bike paths in Boulder!

The Dushanbe Tea House, a gift from Boulder’s sister city in Tajikistan, is not just a place for tea. It’s a cultural landmark, rich in history and artistry, offering a peaceful retreat right in the heart of the city. Its intricate and amazing designs and peaceful ambiance make it a must-visit for anyone seeking a unique cultural experience. To schedule a tea party, click HERE.

The University of Colorado Campus is a beacon of education and architectural beauty. A tour around the campus reveals not just the academic heart of Boulder, but also its commitment to fostering a vibrant community of learners and innovators. Not only is a great place to bike or walk though, but it also has secret rooftop decks and beautiful places for a picnic, art galleries and events you won’t want to miss.

The Boulder and Fox Theatres have long been the cornerstone of the city’s dynamic music scene due to their amazing sounds systems. From local bands to international acts, its stage has hosted an array of infamous performances, making it a key destination for music lovers. For a list of all our music venues and their offerrings click HERE.

Lastly, the Boulder International Film Festival is a celebration of cinematic art, drawing audiences from around the world. It’s a showcase of diverse films, from indie flicks to global blockbusters, reflecting Boulder’s inclusive and artistic spirit. For a current schedule visit HERE.

At Boulder Financial Realty, we understand that choosing a home is about embracing a lifestyle. Our deep-rooted knowledge of Boulder’s unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and dynamic outdoor activities allows us to offer real estate services that go beyond the ordinary. Visit us at to discover how we can help you become part of this extraordinary community or click HERE to get started.