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.
'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?
5100 North 51st Street
2861 Eldora Ski Road
277, University of Colorado in Boulder
Summer Shakespeare festival with fantastic acting, beautiful venues... read more
3rd St. & Arapahoe Ave.
Park for picnicking and creek for tubing... read more
Campus Box 408
University of Colorado
4800 North 28th Street
Amusement park and arcade fun for kids AND adults...
departs from the Hotel Boulderado at 2115 13th St.
Unusual historical bus tour with ghost stories...
Between Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue
Bi-weekly market full of local produce and other goods, open Apr-Nov... read more
3300 Airport Road
One-hour to weekend-long guided horseback, fishing and sleigh trips... read more