Begin. Be safe. Be local.
We hope you've been well and found some respite and peace among the forests, fields and foothills of this amazing place we are so lucky to call home. If you love this town as much as we do, we know you are looking for ways to support Boulder's recovery. The restaurants, shops and attractions that are the heart and soul of Boulder have endured more than most of us can imagine and remain at great risk. Consider these actions you can make to help support the livelihoods of our residents and local business owners in our beloved Boulder.
1. Visit Your Favorite Local Shops
Shops are brimming with amazing merchandise and are slowly returning to business. Some are by appointment only. Some are asking folks to wait at the door while only a few shoppers are let in at a time. Some are still only doing curbside pickup. Please consider shopping local in any way you feel comfortable.
2. Keep Eating Amazing Food
Let's show our pride for our beloved culinary arts community by continuing to order food to go. And when you're ready, several restaurants are reopening for limited indoor and expanded outdoor seating. When you're ready, please lend your support to these businesses who are the lifeblood of our community. And please don't forget that you can still order to-go or curbside pickup from many Boulder restaurants if you're more comfortable with that.
3. Go on a Local Tour in Your Own Backyard
Several of Boulder's tour operators are getting back to business, too. With very small group sizes, outdoor experiences and strict safety guidelines, this is a great way to adventure in your own backyard. Take your family on an electric bike tour or try your hand at fly fishing with an expert guide — you deserve to splurge on some excitement after being stuck at home!
4. Get Your Fresh Produce From a Boulder Farm
You can now make an appointment to visit the Saturday Boulder Farmers Market. Another great way to support our farming community, which works tirelessly to provide us with some of the country's freshest food, is to visit a roadside farmstand to support our local agritourism businesses who would normally be welcoming visitors and u-pick experiences.
5. Drink Beer (Cider, Wine and Spirits, too)
Boulder's breweries are one of our signature industries. Pick up to-go orders from them directly as often as you can.
6. Wander Wisely
Keep in mind safety as you begin to expand your activities. As you know, face masks are required by Boulder County health order. Maintain more than 6 feet of physical distancing from people and please adhere to all regulations and suggested one-way/directional travel for popular open space trails. Check out this amazing trail map for lesser-traveled trails and to check if your favored trail is open.