Cool Things To Do in Boulder

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  • Boulder Reservoir
  • Chautauqua
  • Folsom Stadium
  • Fox Theater
  • Pearl Street Mall
  • University Hill
  • Offbeat, unusual, and downright awesome-find all the cool things to do in Boulder. Whether you end up traipsing off the beaten path or discovering what makes the big-name draws so unique, you're sure to have fun exploring Boulder's coolest activities. So grab some slick-looking shades and get going.

    In the summertime, the Boulder Reservoir has swimming, boating, water-skiing, and more fun water activities. Eben G. Fine Park along the Boulder Creek is the prime spot for tubing and also has a playground for the kids, along with plenty of picnic tables and shady spots for lounging.

    A fun nighttime activity in the summer is the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Order dinner when you pick up your tickets and enjoy a picnic on the beautiful CU Boulder campus before the show, complete with strolling madrigals. Then 45 minutes before show time, attend a conversation about the upcoming play with one of the Festival's staff members, which is bound to enhance your experience. Or if music is more your style, catch a concert at the unparalleled Red Rock Amphitheater.

    In the winter, outdoor skating at The Ice Rink and skiing and snowboarding at Eldora Mountain Resort are fun options for the whole family.

    Banjo Billy's unusual bus tours and star-gazing at the Fiske Planetarium are fun year-round activities, as is the Gateway Park Fun Center. Active, captivating, unique - these activities are bound to put a smile on your face. This is what vacation is all about, right?

    Boulder Reservoir

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    5100 North 51st Street

    Boulder's spot for summer fun... read more

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    Eldora Mountain Resort

    2861 Eldora Ski Road

    Great snow, few crowds... read more

    Colorado Shakespeare Festival

    277, University of Colorado in Boulder

    Summer Shakespeare festival with fantastic acting, beautiful venues... read more

    The Ice Rink at One Boulder Plaza

    1801 13th St

    Seasonal outdoor skating... read more

    Eben G. Fine Park

    3rd St. & Arapahoe Ave.

    Park for picnicking and creek for tubing... read more

    Fiske Planetarium

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    Campus Box 408
    University of Colorado

    Stars on display... read more

    Gateway Park Fun Center

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    4800 North 28th Street

    Amusement park and arcade fun for kids AND adults...
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    Banjo Billy's Bus Tour

    departs from the Hotel Boulderado at 2115 13th St.

    Unusual historical bus tour with ghost stories...
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    Boulder Farmers' Market

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    13th Street
    Between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue

    Bi-weekly market full of local produce and other goods, open Apr-Nov... read more

    Sombrero Ranches

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    3300 Airport Road

    One-hour to weekend-long guided horseback, fishing and sleigh trips... read more
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