Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
If creating a healthier experience for your group is a big goal of yours, you’re in the right place. We’ll help you effortlessly weave wellness into your retreat, conference or meeting so that your attendees leave feeling refreshed and lifted up — rather than weighed down by inactivity, heavy foods and information overload.
Boulder has earned a top spot on Gallup’s “Highest Well-Being Communities” list for several years running and was named the Happiest City in the U.S. by National Geographic. The city’s scenic location up against the mountains, a laid-back lifestyle, a booming natural food industry and a highly active community all factor into Boulder’s focus on living a happy, healthy life — one that your guests can live while they’re here, too.
The town's association with wellness dates back to 1896, when the Boulder-Colorado Sanitarium (a retreat focused on the enjoyment of fresh air and plant-based eating for health) was opened by John Kellogg. Boulder is also home to the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University, which brought a variety of progressive, mindful philosophies to this already forward-thinking University of Colorado town. Today, tech companies and startups often choose Boulder for its emphasis on a healthy work-life balance.
Boulder, Colorado, may be the most relaxed city in America” — Inc.
The biggest challenge to creating a healthier attendee experience could well be time. You may be eager to pack in back-to-back learning sessions, keynote speakers and workshops to provide value. But being intentional about creating a schedule that allows for tech breaks, fitness, fresh air and fun will ultimately have your attendees retaining more material and remembering your event fondly.
We’ll spare you the “sitting is the new smoking” lecture and just say that here in Boulder, it’d be a shame not to get up, get out and soak up the scenery. Here are a few easy ways.
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While your attendees are away from home, their families and their everyday habits, encourage them try a new way of eating. When in Boulder, do as the Boulderites do. Locals tend to really care about what they put into their bodies, which sparked a sustainable, farm-to-table dining movement early on and a wave of clean-eating restaurants.
You’ll really get your group buzzing if you offer one of these relaxing and nurturing treatments.
Boulder is home to the nation’s largest concentration of natural and organic products companies, so there’s plenty of local options for your goodie bags and snack tables.
Everything above is available at most Boulder grocery stores, but we can also connect you with these companies directly. Just ask.