If you love photography, don’t miss the best ways to see Boulder through the lens. Here's a full day of top shots.
Not many people know about this spot to photograph the Flatirons: Head to the top of the parking garage at 14th and Walnut St. and catch the morning light. Walk a few blocks to Trident Café for a cup of coffee and to peruse the adjoining bookstore’s excellent art book selection. Also on this block (including the old pay phone outside Trident) are several works by street artist SMiLE.
Lunch at the dazzling Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is a must. It was handcrafted and painted in Tajikistan, shipped to Boulder and assembled piece by piece.
Next, a stroll through CU’s campus will have you snapping shots of vine-covered stone bridges, historical architecture and vibrant student life. Tip: Located just south of University Avenue, Varsity Bridge is one of the most picturesque spots on campus. Whether lush and green in the spring, red and gold in the fall or frosted with snow in the winter, this is the location on campus to snap a photo.
Early evening light can be magical on Pearl Street, especially when street performers, strolling couples and families turn it into a living stage. Duck into the artful alley between Pearl and Spruce on 13th for a unique backdrop, and capture some interesting angles on the historic Boulder Theater marquee as it lights up in early evening.
Boulder has several public arts programs that have invested in more than 100 colorful murals over the last three years. They're found all over town and make for colorful, playful and relevant photos and backdrops. Read our guide to Boulder's murals for all the details, including maps, newest additions and more.