How to Wow the Group That Has Everything
Got a group that’s dared you to dazzle them? A client with a big budget and even bigger expectations? Or maybe you're a meeting professional who feels like you've done it all but still wants to up the ante with your next conference, meeting or retreat.
We guarantee there are things to do in Boulder that your group has never done anywhere else. And we're here to help you surprise and delight with creative solutions, thanks to Boulder’s unique blend of outdoor wonder and urban amenities.
Rock Climb in a World-Famous Canyon
With an experienced guide, everyone can try rock climbing in the world-famous Eldorado Canyon. It's a 20-minute drive from Boulder, and climbers come from around the world to conquer the Bastille Crack. You probably won't be quite ready for that, but Boulder’s guides will find a route suited for any level, even first-timers. Have attendees with mobility differences? We can connect you with adaptive climbing opportunities in Boulder, too.
Hot Air Balloon Tour of Boulder
Start with a champagne picnic breakfast and then head up into the sky on a fleet of hot air balloons to float serenely over the Boulder Valley. Fair Winds Hot Air Balloon Flights can accommodate large groups, and attendees will get some unbelievable photos to show for it.
Be a Winemaker for a Day
At Boulder's Bookcliff Vineyards, your group can practice the art of winemaking and throw a little competition into the mix. Attendees will learn from the winemaker about mixing varietals and then split into groups to create their own blends to take home in a bottle adorned with a label of their own design. Whoever blends the best wine and creates the best design wins.
E-Bike Tours of Boulder
After a two- or three-minute lesson from a guide on how to work your pedal-assist e-bikes, you’ll be on your way, enjoying the scenery of Boulder’s historic downtown, discovering dazzling murals, and riding up to Chautauqua and beyond with the greatest of ease. In this bike-obsessed town, you’ll enjoy a huge network of paved paths and bike lanes, plus, a bike-loving guide will share fascinating facts as you cruise around town. Boulder has half a dozen e-bike tour companies in town, and we can help you find the right fit for your group and options for those with mobility impairments, too.
The Wilderness 'Amazing Race'
This is a fun and fast-paced take on a scavenger hunt in which your group navigates through a custom-designed outdoor course using maps, wits, intellect and ingenuity. Organized by the experienced pros at Colorado Wilderness Corporate and Teams, it's a great team-building activity that encourages groups to maximize their collective strengths while collaborating to make strategic decisions — all in Boulder's beautiful outdoors.
Private Concert at the Iconic Boulder Theater
Treat your group like VIPs and work with the Boulder Theater to buy out the theater for a private concert for your group. The historic theater was built in 1906 and retains its charm — from the recognizable marquee on the front to the murals inside — and your attendees will love it for the intimate setting and legendary photo ops.
Dining Designed to Impress
Greystone Castle is nestled in a 70-acre meadow on Flagstaff Mountain and is a fairytale setting. The castle is well-equipped to handle groups (they even hosted the entire "Top Chef" Season 18 cast for a reunion feast), and the food here is top-chef quality, too.
Frasca Food & Wine
Routinely named one of the best restaurants in the country, the James Beard-winning Frasca Food and Wine, under the direction of celebrity restauranteur and master sommelier Bobby Stucky, formerly of The French Laundry in California, creates an experience that takes fine dining to a new level, right in downtown Boulder.
The rooftop views at Corrida, an upscale, Spanish-influenced restaurant that’s consistently named a top restaurant in the Denver metro area, will have your group feeling like they are floating on cloud nine.
St Julien Hotel & Spa
Speaking of views, the beautiful stone veranda in the four-diamond St Julien Hotel & Spa’s back courtyard puts you up close and personal with the Flatirons. The craft cocktails and cuisine are killer, too.
Deer routinely traipse by through the pines while you’re dining at Flagstaff House, which is perched on the side of Flagstaff Mountain, overlooking the shimmering lights of Boulder below. This is highly choreographed fine dining at its best, with a coveted wine list that’s won the Wine Spectator Grand Award more times than we can count.
Dine with TV-Star Chefs
"Top Chef" winner Hosea Rosenburg has two restaurants in Boulder — Blackbelly and Santo — while Cafe Aion's chef/owner Dakota Soifer boasts a big win from the Food Network's "Cutthroat Kitchen." All are excellent choices for a group with refined tastes.
Pampered for Success
Hydrate IV Bar
Help your group members feel their best while in town with a visit from Hydrate IV Bar. Accredited registered nurses will visit you on-site to administer saline IV treatments and B12 shots for extra energy and hydration. Choose from saline "cocktails" tailored to offer anti-aging, health and wellness, cold and flu, jet lag, altitude sickness or athletic performance benefits.
Visit a Shungite Room
Regular spas might be old hat to your attendees, but we bet they’ve never sat inside a room with two tons of shungite stone, purported to have physical and metaphysical benefits and healing properties. Boulder has the only one in North America, and it’s modeled after those in Russia, France and Austria. Carrie-Anne Moss of "The Matrix" visited recently and enjoyed it.
Meditation at The StarHouse
In the forested hillside west of Boulder is The StarHouse, a mountain temple surrounded by 200 acres of nature. Here, folks gather for spiritual and ceremonial practices, including celestial celebrations. For a wonderfully hippy-trippy experience, arrange a sun or moon ceremony or meditation session to soak up the good vibrations of this special place.
Breathe the Benefits of Salt
As a member of the Salt Therapy Association (did you know there was one?), Salt of the Earth, in north Boulder, provides visitors access to a quiet, salt-lined chamber in which to relax, breathe and experience the benefits of salt therapy. It's believed to improve respiratory systems, relieve anxiety and support overall well-being. It's a sure way to bring some grounding to your group's time in Boulder.
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