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Boulder Introduction

Sparkling between the famous sandstone Flatirons and snow-capped peaks beyond, Boulder has been dubbed the red-roofed city "between mountains and reality". Shoppers will love the brick-paved pedestrian mall of Pearl Street, with its independent boutiques and a coffee-sipping terrace cafe culture, while foodies will want to check out the seasonal Boulder Farmers Market. And the jewel in Boulder's crown is the exquisite Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse, handcrafted in Tajikistan City, and covered floor to ceiling with awe-inspiringly vibrant mosaics.

Hotels in Boulder

There are tons of brilliant Boulder hotel deals out there, whether you're looking for a top-end luxury city stay or a family-friendly bed & breakfast next to the great outdoors. The options range from romantic honeymoon suites amongst the candlelit restaurants of Pearl Street, to vast hotel and spa complexes featuring the heights of elegant poolside relaxation, your troubles lulled away by the lapping water. Boulder is also friendly to all wallets, with many affordable hotel options available in the city's suburbs, a short cycle ride from the center – perfect for a summer's day of sunshine, mountains, and blue skies.

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Where to stay

Boulder's Downtown is the beating heart of the city, day and night, and staying here will put you a short sight-packed stroll away from Pearl Street and the Farmers Market. Sample the high-quality restaurants serving locally-grown valley cuisine that's earned Boulder the enviable accolade of "America's foodiest town." However, many visitors will also opt to stay next to Boulder's world-renowned University of Colorado, with its picturesque, leafy campus, offering gorgeous walks beneath the trees. Business travelers will especially appreciate the convenient conference facilities on site. And then there's the majestic Rocky Mountains themselves – so don't forget your hiking boots.

Things to see

With Boulder being right at the foot of the Rockies, and boasting almost year-round sunshine, outdoor activities are extremely popular, including hiking and rock climbing across the mesmerizing Flatirons at Open Space Mountain Parks. You'll find Boulder is a seductively cycle-friendly city, so grab yourself a bike to pop between the gorgeous university campus and lively downtown area. Visit the historic art deco and neon facade of the Boulder Theater, which has been wowing residents and visitors since 1906, and boasts a stellar program, from big-name acts to local favorites. If you fancy learning more about Boulder's gold rush and ghost tale history, jump on Banjo Billy's Bus Tour for a fascinating delve into the city's legend. And when on the Colorado campus, don't miss the architectural feasts of the original school building dating from 1876, or the grand Mary Rippon Theater, home to the summer's annual Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

How to get to Boulder

After you've found your dream deal on Boulder hotels, it's time to get yourself to the city and start your vacation. Visitors usually fly to the Denver International Airport (DEN), conveniently located 44 miles south-east of Boulder, and boasting regular connections to cities right across the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. Boulder hotels can be reached by bus or taxi, although car rental is also quick and easy.

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