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coffee shops in boulder

8 Delicious Coffee Shops in Boulder

What is better than meeting an old friend you have not seen for ages, at a local coffee shop and having a brew or two? There is something special about having coffee with a friend. People living in Boulder, Colorado, have many great coffee shops from which to choose. Call your friend and make plans to meet up for a…

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note 5

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note

Face the Music: Vocal Band Hits the Right Note When you see the all-vocal rock band Face, your first job is to lose all preconceptions of a cappella music. Forget old-time gospel-hour tunes. Ix-nay on boat hats, candy-striped shirts and suspenders. In fact, if you check out the singers’ website to form an expectation, you won’t find the phrase “a…

Full-Moon Snowshoeing 7

Full-Moon Snowshoeing

I love snowshoeing. I love the sound of nothing but aluminum crampons crunching over a packed trail, and, even better, the thumping of 25-inch tails on fresh powder. I love the solitude; the cold, high-mountain winter air and the reward of blazing new trail that I know others will follow. It wasn’t until I started snowshoeing that I felt I…

Boulder Twin Lakes Inn 8

Boulder Twin Lakes Inn

When you think of bed and breakfasts or a Colorado inn, you typically think of an old renovated house in the historic district or lodge.  Boulder has redefined this notion with its Boulder Twin Lakes Inn.  Finding it somewhere in between an inn and a hotel, Boulder Twin Lakes Inn incorporates the best of both. Why It is Popular Proving…

Allenspark, Colorado 9

Allenspark, Colorado

A visit to Rocky Mountain National Park often means staying in adjacent Estes Park. But you can ditch the big tourist crowds and go not too much farther away – to Allenspark. It’s a quieter alternative. And you may see a side of the park you haven’t seen before.Allenspark, about 17 miles north of Boulder and 12 miles south of…

Chautauqua Park: Boulder's Historic Landmark and Hangout 10

Chautauqua Park: Boulder’s Historic Landmark and Hangout

  Historic Chautauqua Park, once part of a vast circuit of summer educational retreats across America, offers hiking, dining, lodging and cultural events. The Colorado landmark has transformed itself into a Boulder hangout at the base of the dramatic foothills known as the Flatirons. When songsters aren’t strumming their guitars and filling the park with the sounds of the lively…

Celestial Seasonings: Something’s Brewing in Boulder 14

Celestial Seasonings: Something’s Brewing in Boulder

Visitors to Celestial Seasonings in Boulder can tour the factory and also enjoy original art, shop for tea-related goodies and learn more about this environmentally conscious organization. From its humble beginnings more than 35 years ago when founder Mo Siegel picked herbs somewhere outside Aspen and brewed up tea in his kitchen, the company has grown into a multi-million dollar…

Discovering the Beauty of Picture Rock Trail 15

Discovering the Beauty of Picture Rock Trail

Since Boulder County’s Picture Rock Trail was completed in 2008, mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders have been able to guide their way through woods and meadows, encountering spectacular mountain views along the 5.2-mile multi-use trail between Lefthand Canyon and Lyons. The trail twists and turns in a southerly direction, while climbing through the high grass, short green brush and…

Banjo Billy’s: Tour Boulder’s Brewpubs by Bus 16

Banjo Billy’s: Tour Boulder’s Brewpubs by Bus

Boulder is known for many things: The Flatirons, Pearl Street, the University of Colorado Buffaloes. But there is something else that keeps tourists and locals happy: local breweries. All along the Front Range dozens of local breweries are generating the latest and greatest in beers. The only downside is the distance between the breweries and how to travel safely among…

Five Boulder Attractions You Can Enjoy for Free

 Boulder, Colorado vacations in the summer provide a wide mix of things to do, many of which center on the outdoors. With weather at its best in the summer months, you can spend much of your time exploring this beautiful community and the nature that surrounds it, all without paying a single cent. And, on the occasional rainy day, you…