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5/01/2015   Epicenter: Boulder, Colorado

Welcome to Climber-ville. This town of about 100,000 has more than 4,000 routes so close that you can send in time for yoga class and a jaunt to Whole Foods for coconut water and kale salad. With traditional, sport, bouldering, and even seasonal mixed and ice climbing, there is a reason why many of the world’s best climbers live and train here. Whether you want to spend the day in Boulder Canyon crushing granite classics, bumping dubstep during a bouldering sesh at Flagstaff, running out a blood-curdling “5.8” in Eldorado Canyon, or cruising 1,000 feet up a Flatiron beneath a full moon, Boulder is an essential stop for every itinerant climber (and you might never leave). ... more

3/04/2015   Blake and Tracy Eliasson Blend Science and Tradition at Settembre Cellars

Blake and Tracy Eliasson, owners of Settembre Cellars in Boulder, met at a wine bar while they were in college - and they weren't even there for the wine. Trilogy Wine Bar was also a Boulder music venue, and the two went with friends to hear bluegrass. In hindsight, Tracy realizes that the location of their meeting may have been a sign: It wasn't too long after they married that Blake took up wine-making at home as a hobby. And a few years after that, the couple opened Settembre Cellars, the north Boulder winery where they produce a portfolio of wines from five Colorado-grown varietals. ... more

1/21/2015   Keep Boulder Weird

In what other small city of just under 100,000 would you find an outdoor Shakespeare Festival, over 1,300 live music performances annually from a Philharmonic Orchestra, a Chamber Orchestra and a Symphony Orchestra as well as gorgeous mountain hikes just moments from downtown, fabulous rock climbing, snow sports and world-class cuisine? ... more

1/01/2015   Hundreds brave Boulder Reservoir for New Year's Day Polar Plunge

Some people like to set resolutions and buy gym memberships to get their new year off to a rocking start. Boulder resident Geoff Noyes kicked off his 2015 by running straight into freezing water. "It's rejuvenating," Noyes said. "There's no feeling like it in the world." Hundreds of people joined Noyes today as they doggie-paddled, danced and dunked themselves in the 36-degree waters of the Boulder Reservoir for the 32nd Polar Plunge. The Boulder County AIDS Project — which took over the event last year — said about 400 to 600 people registered, raising about $25,000 for HIV education, prevention and care. ... more

12/24/2014   Boulder Luxury Weekend

Surrounded by 45,000 acres of open space with the grandeur of the Flatirons rock formation as a backdrop, Boulder, Colorado has come a long way since its early days as a bustling mining town. Today, the city is known for its hip, healthy vibe as well as upscale and historic hotels, trendsetting retail shops and boutiques as well as an abundance of casual and fine dining restaurants. In fact, Boulder is not your typical hometown, making it the perfect luxury weekend getaway destination. Starting with your arrival on a Friday afternoon, here is a suggested three-day itinerary that provides the quintessential Boulder experience: ... more

12/24/2014   The Ingredient

Chef Bradford Heap’s passion for cuisine is obvious…and infectious to anyone who engages him in a conversation about food. When I asked him about one of his dishes I saw him prepping, he talked with almost evangelical fervor about the “bean eaters of Tuscany” and how they create healthy and flavorful dishes using simple, local ingredients. You might even say that Bradford’s entire foodie worldview was shaped by his early years learning and honing his culinary skills. ... more

12/01/2014   A delicious weekend in Boulder

Lately Boulder has been growing north and east, and for visitors this means brand new adventures await them. I started my Boulder weekend with a morning hike, because that seemed like the perfect way to justify all the good food I was about to eat. The drive from Lyons to Boulder, along Hwy 36, has sweeping views and several easy hiking areas. You may see hawks and perhaps some deer and you'll definitely see prairie dogs. ... more

10/02/2014   Boulder, Colorado: Gateway to the Rockies

The mountains are so breathtaking and the air so fresh and clear, you feel like you're in Switzerland. The legal marijuana culture recalls Amsterdam, the brewery scene is straight out of Munich, and the institutionalized progressivism reeks of Denmark and Sweden. Add 300 days of sunshine a year and a kaleidoscopic street culture to go with it... where are we? ... more

9/05/2014   To Ride Again Another Day in Colorado

If you ride a bicycle more than casually, you probably already know about Boulder, Colo. Its altitude, endless hills and nearly perpetual sunshine make it a big draw for the pedal-powered and regularly ensure it a top spot on lists of America’s most bike-friendly cities. But unless you live in Boulder you probably don’t know about the ultimate day ride out of town. It’s a ride that morphs from calm, easy pedaling to quadricep-busting difficulty, proceeds upward through spectacular scenery and rewards you at the top with a dusty hamlet called Ward whose citizens hope you turn around and head home A.S.A.P. When I lived in Boulder, I usually made the trip once a year. ... more

9/01/2014   America's Quirkiest Towns

This lovable mountain town is so outdoorsy (and granola) that each July, locals hold a Tube to Work Day. And while Colorado has recently become more famous for its smokable "herbs," you can still explore the town's original herbal high on a free tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory, or sit down for afternoon tea and samosas at the elaborately hand-carved Boulder Dushanbe Tea House, originally built in Boulder's sister city in Tajikistan. To see why the town also ranked well for burgers, check out the grass-fed wonders at The Sink, which is completely wind-powered. ... more

8/28/2014   The Sink: Boulder's classic pizza and burger bar

The scene: Every college town has a classic eatery, bar, pizzeria or burger joint, but few are as iconic as The Sink in Boulder, which rolls all of these into one large-but-humble corner establishment. Located on "The Hill," the neighborhood where the University of Colorado Boulder is located, The Sink has been home away from home to generations of students – the alum I ate there with has been searching overhead for years for the signature of her father, who scribbled it there as a student half a century ago. ... more

6/27/2014   America's Best Towns for July 4th

This Rocky Mountain town comes into its own during summer, and the July 4th festivities downtown include a bike rodeo, a fun run, and a beer garden. The biggest fireworks show, Ralphie's Independence Day Blast, shoots out from the Colorado University stadium and features the school's live mascot, Ralphie the Buffalo. Boulder also ranked near the top of the survey for its quirky locals and its delicious burgers, such as those at The Sink, which has been around since 1923. ... more

5/25/2014   Boulder: A mountain of fun all year

Whatever the season, there is much to do in Boulder, Colo. Set in the Rocky Mountains, it is a mecca for just about any outdoor recreation, 12 months a year. ... more

4/03/2014   Boulder, Colorado: Hipsters’ Paradise

Set against the iconic Flatirons, Boulder, Colo. offers breathtaking views along with the vibrant energy of one of America’s brainiest (Portfolio study), foodiest (Bon Appetit magazine) towns. Boulder, you must know, is an adjective around here — “That’s so boulder!” — employed to describe everything from the trendy farm-to-fork restaurants and paleo cafes to eco-conscious clothing boutiques carrying local labels to all things yoga (studios, festivals, stores). ... more

3/01/2014   Boulder, Colorado - Home of the Flatirons

Driving into Boulder, Colroado is like entering a scene on a postcard. Nestled in the shadows of the Rocky Mountains' Flatirons, this idyllic town, surrounded by green open space and dominated by the University of Colroado, is a progressive, thoughtful city that falls somewhere between utopia and Portlandia, depending on your perspective. ... more

2/08/2014   Take a break in Boulder: Visit one of Colorado’s favorite foothill towns

Once in a while in Boulder, you’ll wake up to what local resident Elisabeth Thompson calls a “powdered sugar doughnut day.” ... more

12/18/2013   Insider's Guide to the Foodie Scene in Boulder, Colorado

Though the mountain town of Boulder, Colorado, may measure on the small side, its dining scene is no less competitive than that of major metropolises. ... more

12/01/2013   Bike Boulder, Colorado

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10/21/2013   Being Boulder: A guide to visiting this eclectic city

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7/19/2013   Top 10 Bars in Boulder, Colorado

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7/01/2013   Street Scene: Pearl Street

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11/28/2012   Getting cozy in Boulder: These restaurants and cafes offer food and drink with a side of comfort

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11/01/2012   Tap into Boulder's creative side

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3/01/2012   Mile-high happiness secrets

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12/01/2011   Jewel Toned

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10/01/2011   Beertown, U.S.A.: Boulder

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10/01/2011   Digging up dinner

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9/17/2011   Bike parks are the wheel deal for all ages

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6/12/2011   Valmont Bike Park launches

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5/13/2015   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

4/09/2015   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

3/17/2015   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

2/23/2015   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

1/29/2015   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

11/17/2014   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

10/07/2014   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

9/19/2014   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

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8/19/2014   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Events Potentially Impacting Your Business Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. ... more

7/22/2014   Brewery Brochure - Hot Off the Press

Our town has 20 breweries now and this new brochure lists them all. It also includes maps, listings, hours and tour times so it's a great resource for visitors who want to get better acquainted with Boulder's beer scene. Or contact Chelsea Black and we'll put some aside for you to swing by and pick up. ... more

7/22/2014   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. For a calendar listing of all events, please see www.bouldercoloradousa.com/things-to-do/events/. To be listed on the calendar of events, contact Chelsea Black. You can even do it yourself if you'd like. ... more

6/11/2014   We Want Your Brochures

There are lots of visitors in town and this is the time of year when we distribute quite a few brochures. We can't display everyone's, and we know they're expensive, but if you have some to spare, we will probably use them in one of our three visitor centers. ... more

6/10/2014   Event Potentially Impacting Your Business

Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. ... more

6/05/2014   Boulder Ambassador Kit Available for Hospitality Training

Do you have staff who interact with visitors regularly? You may want to consider showing the Boulder Ambassador Video at your next staff meeting. Read how the video can help encourage the welcoming, friendly vibe Boulder is known for... ... more

5/14/2014   Events Potentially Impacting Your Business

Here's a list of upcoming, large city-wide events. Knowing about them may be helpful as you make your staffing schedules, consider special offers, or just wonder why all the extra people are in town. It's not meant to promote the events, but to help you as you plan for business during the next 30 days. ... more

5/12/2014   Community Familiarization Tour

The Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Boulder Hotel & Motel Association will host the Community Familiarization Tour for front line and guest services employees. We encourage you to help us familiarize your newest employees, or even ones that may need a refresher, by signing them up for this free tour! ... more

5/12/2014   Japanese Visitors

Boulder is a top American destination for Japanese visitors and to help them we've created, and translated, quite a bit of information in the Japanese language. Feel free to print out these documents or direct your Japanese visitors to these pages. ... more

5/12/2014   More Social Media Info

Just like you, the number of our friends and followers keeps going up and up. We have 4300 Facebook fans, 4300 Twitter followers, and we're active with Instagram & Pinterest. If you'd like to reach our friends and followers, to ultimately increase yours, please join in. ... more

4/02/2014   New Touch Screen Visitor Kiosk Provides Information for Visitors and Locals

A state of the art, touch screen information kiosk has been installed on the 1100 block of the Pearl Street Mall. The new kiosk is an innovative way to provide information to residents and visitors alike ... more

4/02/2014   Two Workshops for the Tourism Industry are Coming Up – For Outdoor Tourism Industry & Creative Industries

Two Workshops | AdventureEDU | Colorado Creative Industries Summit ... more

1/13/2014   Crazy for Classical Music

Boulder Bach Festival Feb. 18-23 | Boulder Chamber Orchestra | CU Presents | Boulder Phil Harmonic Orchestra ... more

1/09/2014   Boulder Ski Escape Package

Colorado’s most affordable ski vacation is back! Starting at $150 (based on double occupancy), the package includes an overnight stay at a Boulder hotel and a lift ticket to Eldora Mountain Resort. ... more




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