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    A Perfect Day Outdoors

    Morning

    Enjoy breathtaking views from Chautauqua Dining Hall. While you're there, drive up Flagstaff Mountain for a bird's-eye view of Boulder.

    Experience some of Boulder's recreational activities (call 303.442.2911 for rentals and instructors):

    • Hike in the open space next to Chautauqua. Stop at the Ranger Cottage for trail maps.
    • Bike or stroll along Boulder Creek Path, which spans seven miles through the center of town.
    • Visit the kayak course on Boulder Creek. Located just west of Eben G. Fine Park at the west end of Arapahoe Avenue.
    • Attempt fly-fishing in Boulder Creek with a professional guide.
    • Enjoy a tubing adventure down Boulder Creek.
    • Try rock climbing with instructors from Boulder Rock Club
    • Rent a canoe or paddleboat at the Boulder Reservoir.

    Tubing Boulder Creek

    Afternoon

    Pack a delicious picnic lunch at a local health food store or famers' market:

    Picnic table Chautauqua Park

    Go exploring:

    Evening

    Cocktails at the Kitchen Boulder

    Dine at one of Boulder's unique restaurants.

    • Flagstaff House - A spectacular view above Boulder and wildlife strolling by.
    • The Kitchen - Farm-to-fork cuisine and a reputation for being one of the greenest restaurants in the West.
    • The Med - A longtime local favorite with a festive atmosphere and great tapas.
    • Shine - Nourishing, delicious food that accommodates just about any dietary needs.