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    Plan a Date Weekend in Boulder

    You deserve some quality time together, a change of scenery, and a chance to relax. Reconnect with some fun and romantic adventures in Boulder.

    Where to Stay There are two dozen hotels in the city of Boulder where you can stay, and all of them are employing extraordinary safety and sanitizing precautions. On our hotels page, click to view the individual hotel listing you're interested in and you'll see a COVID-19 Safety Info tab to learn more.  

    Ideas for Day One

    Take a Stroll on Pearl Street 

    There is just something romantic about holding hands, walking west between the historic buildings that flank Pearl Street, gazing at the Flatirons, and stopping to watch street performers or to duck into a shop.  

    East Pearl Street Fall

    Cruise Around on E-Bikes

    Pedego Bikes offers a Best of Boulder electric bike tour that hits all the highlights. You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease. You'll see historic downtown, ride along the Boulder Creek Path and zoom up to the foot of the Flatirons

    Group riding e-bikes in Boulder

    Indulge at Piece, Love and Chocolate

    We've never seen a case of truffles quite like this. At Piece, Love and Chocolate (where, we might point out, "love" is even in the name), choose from every conceivable flavor and shape of truffle, plus cakes, candies or hot cocoa. 


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    Get Above It All at Panorama Point

    Wind your way up the hairpin turns on Flagstaff Road and pull over at Panorama Point for a breathtaking view of Boulder below: the red tile rooftops of the University of Colorado, tree-lined Pearl Street, the Boulder Reservoir and sprawling farmland beyond. After dusk, city lights twinkle and cars light up the highway from Denver. 

    Aerial view of Boulder at night

    Ideas for Day Two

    Go for a Scenic Drive

    There are a number of lovely drives that leave right from Boulder. Find all the details on our Scenic Drives pages. Pack a picnic by stopping by Cured, Le Frigo, Lucky's Market or Lolita's Deli.

    Highway 36 Boulder

    Public Art Walking Tour 

    Take a stroll and see some of Boulder's thought-provoking murals and sculptures on this self-guided public art walking tour. It takes you through downtown and beside Boulder Creek for about an hour-long walk. There is also new street art popping up all over Boulder; here's a guide to Boulder's murals.

    Migration Mural

    Enjoy a Meal Outside

    Boulder has closed some streets to traffic so that restaurants can expand their seating out into the street. You'll find a fun, open-air atmosphere on West Pearl Street and the Hill, with twinkling lights, live music and lots of outdoor picnic tables that are spaced for social distance. Search restaurants here.

    Couple Dining Downtown Boulder
    Shop with a View at Twenty Ninth Street

    Twenty Ninth Street is an outdoor shopping center with amazing views of the Flatirons, cute boutiques and plenty of popular national retailers such as Anthropologie, H&M, Apple, Sephora and Nordstrom Rack.

    Twenty Ninth Street Shopping

    Toast Each Other

    Boulder has 22 breweries, many of which are open with sunny patios. Cozy up to a firepit at Wild Provisions, where you can raise a glass to you and your sweetie — and your resilience to make it through these hard times — while enjoying a Bowry Lane sour or Ranch Chores tequila-barrel-brewed beer out on the expansive patio.