Convention & Visitors Bureau
2440 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302 | 303.442.2911
If you are starting to venture out — or if you have family or friends visiting — here are a few ways to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Boulder is fortunate to enjoy a stunning natural location, 45,000 acres of open space and lots of recreation opportunities. An increasing number of businesses are re-opening in Boulder, as well.
Don't hesitate to call us (Boulder's official tourism office) if you need further information, have questions about the status of things in Boulder or need assistance: 303-442-2911.
|See What's Open in Boulder|
There is great clarity in a mountain drive and plenty to see along these scenic drives.
Peace and optimism are available on 150 miles of trails right in the city of Boulder. Go for a hike on dozens of trails including these easy nature outings. Make sure to choose one that is not crowded, even if that involves additional driving or a change of plans.
Just 20 minutes from Boulder, Eldorado Canyon State Park is open sunrise to sunset (entry fees apply). Picnicking is not allowed, and you must wear a face covering. Rocky Mountain National Park reopens May 27, 2020. For information on how to visit, go to the RMNP website.
|Find a Hiking Trail|
Go mountain biking on six major trail systems. The same important reminders above apply.
Read our bird-watching guide for where to go and what to look for. The same important reminders above apply.
Go on a self-guided photo tour of Boulder.
Find a quiet park and do some yoga.
Many Boulder restaurants are accommodating requests for curbside pickup or are waiving delivery charges. Here's a list of Boulder restaurants with curbside, to-go or delivery.
Many shops have reopened. They are cleaning rigorously and regularly, wearing face coverings, sanitizing point of sale stations and will remove any tried-on items from the floor for a "rest" period before they can be put back out. Some shops are only allowing a certain number of shoppers in the store at a time, others are by appointment only and some are doing curbside pickup only. To go inside, you will need a face covering by order of Boulder County Public Health. Here are two good resources for checking on what's open and how they are operating:
|Downtown Shop Openings|
|Twenty Ninth Street Shop Openings|
Restaurants are allowed to serve guests inside at 50% capacity inside, with expanded capacity outside. The city has taken extraordinary steps to close streets to through traffic so that restaurants can open additional seating right on the street, so those who are ready can trying dining out again. Some breweries are open now, too, but bars that do not serve food remain closed.
Photo taken May 30, 2020
If you have questions about things to do in Boulder, please feel free to get in touch with us.