Visit Chautauqua, a picturesque park with its own residential community, dining hall, and auditorium that hosts an incredible music festival in the summer. From there, head up Flagstaff Road for a picnic and a spectacular view of the town. If it's a special occasion, or you're just in the mood for an extravagant meal, check out Flagstaff House and be sure to get a seat by the window. Another easy way to get up into the mountains is to go west up Boulder Canyon Drive. Take the short hike to Boulder Falls or take advantage of the world-class climbing here, just a few minutes from the heart of Downtown Boulder.