The crunch of leaves underfoot, that deliciously earthy smell in the crisp air, the embrace of your favorite cozy sweater and the warmth of a hazelnut latte.... Fall is a sensory delight in so many ways, especially in Boulder, where a short hike can lead to spectacularly colorful treetop views and acclaimed chefs are eager for you to taste their favorite harvest-time dishes. If you're visiting during this season of splendor, check out these activities below.
Boulder is surrounded by acres of farmland, the bounty of which supplies our acclaimed restaurants with the tastiest ingredients. You can go right to the source and shop the following Boulder County farm stands — while enjoying some amazing fall landscapes along the way.
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Here are just a few ideas on where to see the fall colors in and around Boulder.
Boulder has seen an explosion of murals in the last two years, with at least 90 murals popping up in that timeframe. The latest round of 38 in the Street Wise Boulder series all share a theme of social justice. Check out our mural page for maps, grab a hot drink from a coffee shop and hit the streets.
Boulder has over 20 breweries and many of them serve food and are open for limited seating and have outdoor patios. Special seasonal releases are common, so check the latest tap lists for gems like Avery's Rumpkin (pumpkin-infused with rum notes) or Upslope's Pumpkin Ale.
Sip a warm, creamy latte or maybe a hazelnut-spiced cappucino while you relax on a coffeeshop patio and people-watch or read a book. Coffeehouse patios include Ozo Coffee on East Pearl, Alpine Modern, Caffe Sole, Beleza Coffee Bar and Amante Coffee on Baseline.
With mountain views and a canopy of changing trees, Pearl Street is a sight to see in autumn. You'll likely catch street performers, shop sidewalk sales and grab a patio seat for open-air dining on our chefs' incredible fall flavors.
Boulder's chefs are renowned for their ingenious use of ingredients readily available on Boulder County's 800+ farms. Now's the time to grab a table (outside, if that's most comfortable for you) and taste their amazing creations.
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