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.
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 duck into a shop.
Cruise Around on E-Bikes
You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease on a zippy e-bike. Several tours let you see historic downtown, ride along the scenic University campus and zoom up to the foot of the Flatirons. See our e-biking guide here.
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.
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.
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 Dedalus Wine Shop & Market, Le Frigo, Lucky's Market or Lolita's Deli.
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 Boulder's historic downtown 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.
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 with heaters nearby. Search restaurants here.
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, Apple, Sephora and Nordstrom Rack.
Toast Each Other
Boulder has about 20 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.