Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
Thank you for thinking of Boulder! You may be wondering what the situation is like here in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, the Flatirons are still presiding over our little city, there’s an explosion of wildflowers on our trails and Pearl Street’s bricks are looking spiffier than ever.
Of course, lots of things are very different than usual right now. And, as with all destinations, circumstances can change quickly. We’ll keep you updated as best we can here, and you’re welcome to check back often for the latest.
Last Updated: May 26, 2020
Yes, many Boulder’s retailers began reopening beginning May 9, 2020, including many on Pearl Street, in downtown, at Twenty Ninth Street, and across town. Some are only allowing a certain number of shoppers in the store at a time, others are by appointment only and some are doing curbside pickup only.
Shops are taking great pains to ensure your safety. They are cleaning regularly, wearing face coverings, sanitizing point of sale stations and will remove any tried-on items from the floor for a "rest" period before they can be put back out.
The spring tulip bloom has come and gone on Pearl, but shops are planting flowers and hanging baskets like they do every year. There aren’t the usual lively street performers and crowds right now, and the vibe is quieter.
|Downtown Shop Openings|
The amazing Flatirons view at this outdoor shopping center is as refreshing as ever. Several shops are open for in-person shopping, with precautions of course, and many restaurants are offering curbside pickup.
|Twenty Ninth Street Shop Openings|
As of right now, restaurants are only open for take-out, curbside pickup or delivery in Boulder. There is a huge selection of great eateries that are working hard to provide amazing food, and they are doing so safely. Restaurants are also allowed to serve alcoholic beverages to go, so you can order a bottle of wine or a couple of margaritas to enjoy with your meal.
Colorado restaurants are allowed to begin reopening at half of their maximum capacity beginning May 27, 2020. More details to come. Bars that do not serve food remain closed.
Photo courtesy of Oak at Fourteenth
|Curbside PicKup, Delivery and To-Go Dining|
Yes. Boulder’s hiking trails have not been closed due to Coronavirus. In some cases, there are suggestions for one-way travel. These are marked on this awesome interactive trails map, as are lower-trafficked trails, and trails closed due to wildlife habitat protections. Kindly follow these guidelines for hiking in Boulder:
Yes, Boulder’s mountain biking trails are open (unless they are closed due to muddy conditions or for wildlife habitat protections).
|Mountain Biking Trails|
Yes, all Boulder hotels are accepting reservations.
|Things You Can Do Right Now|
Yes. Boulder's beautiful city parks remain open for enjoyment to those following social distancing guidelines and wearing face coverings. Pick up some food to go, bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic with some beautiful foothills and mountain views. Playground equipment remains closed.
Even under "normal" circumstances, there is no camping in the city of Boulder. However, there are several nearby options listed on our Camping page. You will need to confirm the open status of these areas.
Yes. Boulder County Public Health released an order requiring every person older than 12 years old to wear a face-covering when in public anywhere in Boulder County where social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained.
As of May 26, 2020, there have been 59 deaths attributed to COVID-19. As of that same date, 919 individuals in Boulder County have tested positive or are considered probable (likely positive) for COVID-19. In comparison, Denver County has had 298 deaths and 5,216 positive cases. The state of Colorado has had 1,088 deaths and 24,269 cases.
We are the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau, the official tourism organization for Boulder, and we are happy to answer your questions. Call 303-442-2911 or email email@example.com.