Go hiking! Yes – if you’re coming to Boulder for the first time, we have some of the best hiking trails in our backyard. Some suggestions depending on your fitness level:
Easy – Go hike Chautauqua; very scenic, close to campus, and a nice easy loop for beginners
Moderate – Mt. Sanitas - this is just a few blocks north of Pearl Street – take Mapleton west, and right before you head up the canyon you will find the trailheads. This hike will take about 75 minutes or so. This hike can be a bit of a challenge for newbies. Just take plenty of water and some breaks when you’re feeling tired.
Difficult – Bear Peak – This hike will take about 5-6 hours, only do this one if you’re an ambitious (and fit) early bird. This is a very beautiful hike, though. **Don't forget to clean up after your dog**
Drink Beer! – Loads of great breweries in town - (may need to Uber or bike to some of these)
Mountain Sun – brewing beers since 1993. Started by a deadhead, one of the best places in town for some casual food, yummy brews, and good times
Boulder Beer Company – Colorado’s oldest microbrewery. Great outdoor patio, good beers, friendly staff, and pretty good food
Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co.
Wild Woods Brewery
Kettle and Spoke Brewery
Finkel & Garf Brewing. Co.
Ganja Heaven! – Yep, some folks from out of town may get to experience their first time in a dispensary. Some rules – must be 21 or older, your ID will be checked, only cash, taxes are high – but the herb is good. Do not drive and smoke, same rules as drinking and driving apply.
Helping Hands Herbals - 1021 Pearl Street
The Farm – A bit north in town, but some great edibles, flower and more
Fresh Baked Dispensary – 29th and Pearl, great location – just a few mins from campus, good flower, great edibles.
Go out to eat! – Boulder may be small, but we are spoiled rotten with tons of restaurants.
The Med – Good Mediterranean food, great happy hour deals, sangria, pizza pies, calamari, etc.
The Kitchen – All natural, organic foods, prepared daily, fresh, good service and right off the Pearl Street Mall
Lucile’s – Cajun & Creole breakfast. One of the best breakfasts in town.
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant - good vegan food!
Snooze -- yummy breakfast -- but typically a ridiculous wait to get in.
Riff's Urban Fare - plenty of vegan options
More live music! - With the Fox Theatre, Boulder Theater, & Oscar Blues Boulder Taproom -- you have options! It is Dead weekend in town, and all the venues will have after-shows following Dead and Company – Some shows not to be missed:
Shred is Dead @ Fox Theatre - Wednesday night for those arriving into Boulder early!
Marcus King @ Boulder Theater - Saturday after-show
Ghost Light @ Boulder Theater - Friday after-show
Flash Mountain Flood and Cycles @ Fox Theatre - Saturday after-show
Kitchen Dwellers @ Fox Theatre - @ Fox Theatre - Friday after-show
Peak2Peak - @ Oscar Blues Taproom - before the fireworks on the 4th!
Shakedown Street @ Boulder Theater - after the fireworks on the 4th - -they're doing the 3/29/90 Nassau show
Have a great weekend and be safe. Boulder is a lovely place, both because of the natural beauty and all the amenities this city has to offer. Grateful Web will be around all weekend and look forward to seeing you all soon!