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 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.
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.
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. With nubby, fat tires, you can do these tours in most weather.
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.
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.
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.
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. Many of them have patio heaters. Learn more about dining safely in Boulder here.
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.
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.