Day 1 – (Monday, June 18)
Rock Climbing Trip: Climb Boulder’s most iconic rock faces, The Flatirons. Called “the finest beginner’s climb in the country,” this all day guided adventure is what you’ll blog about (and brag about) for the rest of your life. Starts at Chautauqua. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Colorado Mountain School
Meadow Music: FREE – Bring a picnic and sit on the grass at Chautauqua Park for Meadow Music, an evening of children’s music, nature, and acoustic guitars. Hundreds of children and parents turn out each week for this old fashioned sing along. 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Overnight at a cottage at Chautauqua – at the base of the Flatirons
Day 2 – (Tuesday, June 19)
Wake up at Chautauqua. Take an early morning hike when the light is perfect. Look up at the Flatirons and say, “Holy cow! I climbed that!” Breakfast and coffee on the wrap-around porch at the Chautauqua Dining Hall.
Wander the Pearl Street Mall. Located in historic downtown, this is the heart and soul of Boulder. Closed to traffic, the narrow street is full of flowers, trees, street performers, independently owned restaurants and shops.
Eat a memorable meal in America’s Foodiest Town. Black Cat Farm Table Bistro will give you lots of stories to blog about. The majority of the food on your plate comes from the chef’s personal farm.
Overnight at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa located one block from the Pearl Street Mall.
Day 3 – (Wednesday, June 13 or June 20)
Bike the Boulder Creek Bike Path for FREE. Borrow a cruiser bike from the St Julien and cruise along the premier bike path in town.. Boulder Creek runs right through town, just across the street from the hotel. There are places wade, sit, and contemplate the good life.
Boulder Farmers’ Market. The best farmers market in the state happens outside with an area where local chefs are cooking and serving. Grab a plate, sit on the grass next to the creek, and feel like a local.
Dance and listen to music on the Pearl Street Mall during Bands on the Bricks. Grab a beer at the Beer Garden. This weekly concert series is one way to experience Boulder’s impressive live music scene. 7 to 9 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Colorado Tourism