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    Downtown Boulder

    Plan a Date Weekend in Boulder

    Finding it hard to connect when every day at home is pretty much the same ol' same ol'? You deserve some quality time together, a change of scenery, and a chance to relax. Reconnect with some fun — and safe — adventures in Boulder.

    Where to Stay There are 25 hotels in the city of Boulder, and all of them are taking 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. In the evening, Pearl Street takes on a European feel, with folks out strolling, stopping to chat with each other, eating ice cream, sipping coffee on a patio, or making their way to dinner. 

    Women wearing masks talking and strolling in Downtown Dining Street Closure

    Cruise Around on E-Bikes

    Pedego Bikes in Boulder is open and providing tours to small groups. They fully sanitize their bikes between uses, and their experienced guides wear face coverings. If you’ve never tried an e-bike, you’re in for a treat. You'll feel like a superhero zooming up hills with the greatest of ease. This tour takes you through historic downtown, along the Boulder Creek Path and up to the foot of the Flatirons.   

    Group riding e-bikes in Boulder

    Indulge at Piece, Love and Chocolate

    Four words: floor-to-ceiling chocolate. 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. Have a seat in the little booth to enjoy. Write a love note to one another, fold it up and tuck it into a nook in the shop's exposed brick wall, where you'll see that others have stashed their sentiments over the years.

    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

    Dine Around with Local Table Tours

    Together, you’ll love delving into Boulder’s foodie philosophies while on Local Table Tours' Taste of Downtown Boulder tour. These tours are set to start back up in July 2020, with safe social distancing and face coverings required. The friendly and knowledgeable guides make it entertaining, plus the food and drinks are some of the most delish in Boulder.

    Ideas for Day Two

    See Sunrise Like Never Before

    At the summit of Flagstaff Mountain is the unique, east-facing stone Sunrise Amphitheater. It's a popular location for weddings because of its gorgeous views stretching across the Boulder Valley to the Eastern Plains. Drag yourselves up before sunrise (trust us on this one), take a seat and watch nature put on a magnificent show as a new day dawns.

    View overlook at Sunrise Amphitheater

    Photo ©Aidan Grey/Flickr Creative Commons.

    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.

    Statue in Downtown Boulder of woman on a swing

    Enjoy a Meal Out

    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. Learn more about dining safely in Boulder here. Not ready to eat out? Order to-go (just click the "2020 Takeout & Delivery" filter).

    See a Drive-in Film

    Every Saturday, the Boulder International Film Festival is hosting a special drive-in screening at the Boulder Municipal Airport. Check the schedule and get tix in advance for this creative and fun opportunity to see some amazing films from your car.

    Couple drinking glasses of beer at Sanitas Brewing

    Toast Your Love 

    Boulder has over 20 breweries, many of which are reopening with the use of their outdoor patios. Gunbarrel Brewing is one that has a large outdoor space, where you can raise a glass to you and your sweetie — and your resilience to make it through these hard times — while enjoying an Anytime Amber or Salt Lick Sour Gose out on the expansive patio.