Boulder Colorado is situated at the elevation of 5, 430 feet, and is the home rule municipality of ranks high in health, quality of life, education and art. This paradise valley lies at the meeting point of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains. Whether you are looking for outdoor adventures or colorful cultural experiences the city on the Boulder Creek has it. Due to its gorgeous surroundings and positive vibrations as well as a multitude of opportunities for a balanced existence, you might even want to extend your stay from a few day of vacation to a lifetime. Here we will take you on a tour of Boulder which will certainly appeal to all of your needs.
The spirit of an active outdoor community determined to preserve its natural haven opened a myriad of opportunities for professional and amateur hikers, rock climbers and cyclists. The occasional deprivation of breath comes equally from the difficulties of trails as from the rewards in scenery. Take a hike to the Flatirons west of the city, grab a picnic and enjoy these remarkable rock formations which are somewhat symbolic for the city. Make your way through the Trail Ridge Road in the Rocky Mountains National Park and absorb the alterations in ecosystems due to elevation differences. Visit the Eldorado Canyon State Park and take a horseback riding lesson you have always fantasized about or find relaxation in fishing. Head to the Chautauqua Park and enjoy a lecture or a concert, lie on the grass and soak up the sun or take a hike on one of the trails. After a day (or a few) in the fresh air head back to the city and discover the perks it provides.
The bouquet of the city
One of the most action-packed places in Boulder is the Pearl Street Mall which incorporates a heterogeneous assortment of galleries (Art Mart, Boulder Arts and Crafts Cooperative, Art and Soul Gallery), historic sites and architectural landmarks which accommodate specialty shops, bookstores and dinning venues of extensive variety. It is the nightlife nucleus of the city with bars, clubs and informal street concerts and performances.
Head for the Bands on the Bricks weekly concert at no cost and give a try to the beers from local breweries. As the dawn approaches take a stroll along the Boulder Creek.
Check out the Boulder Theater's program and maybe catch an independent movie screening in an intimate atmosphere of a 1906 Art Deco architectural gem.
Convert your eyes to the skies with the renowned stargazing machine Zeiss at the Fiske Planetarium.
Head to the University of Colorado campus where you can savor the artwork of Goya and Warhol in the Colorado University Art Museum or to the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art to analyse its provocative collections.
Visiting the City of Boulder and participating in its enthusiastic active lifestyle will do more than just present a break from the stress of everyday life. It will provide relaxation you seek while simultaneously recharging your batteries. This way, you will return to obligations with a clear mind packed with energy, and isn't that precisely what vacations are supposed to do?
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