Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Boulder, Colorado

Colorado is best known for its breathtaking and captivating rocky landscape. Boulder is a city situated in Colorado that is prominent for being the home of the main campus of the University of Colorado, its Hippie culture of the 60’s and its noteworthy western history. Located in Boulder Valley, this mind numbingly beautiful city is situated exactly where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. Surrounded by lush green mountains, gorgeous, flowing and pristine streams and blossoming flowers and trees, this city also has several must visit attractions. Here’s a list of the top 10 points of interest in Boulder.

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1: Flatirons

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Address: Boulder Mountain Park, Boulder, CO 80302

If you enjoy hiking, trekking, long scenic nature walks and rock climbing, Flatirons is the place for you to go. The main trails of Flatirons start at the southern end of the town at Chautauqua. A bright summer day or cool Spring day is the most appropriate days to visit this breathtaking site. Nature enthusiasts will find this place to be a real treat. Surrounded by greenery, flowers and lots of trees, this site is majestic and mesmerizing.

Pearl Street Mall
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2: Pearl Street Mall

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Address: 1942 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

The Pearl Street Mall is a haven for shopaholics. Surrounded with funky, quaint and intriguing shops, restaurants and pubs, Pearl Street Mall has something for everyone. From handmade items to made in China toys, there are numerous novelty and other items for you to choose from. Some of the restaurants on this site have delectable dishes and the pubs have an exotic variety of cocktails to offer its patrons.

Eldorado Canyon
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3: Eldorado Canyon

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Address: 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO 80025

Another adventure spot for nature lovers, hikers, Trekkers and amateur photographers. This scenic spot can be visited in the summer as well as the winter. Both seasons have their own individual beauty to offer visitors. The recreational activities provided by this state park in the winter include cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing. The summer activities involve rock climbing and mountain biking and hiking.

Flagstaff Mountains
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4: Flagstaff Mountains

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Address: Flagstaff Mountain, Colorado 80302

Mountaineers and nature enthusiasts will find the trail up to Flagstaff Mountain an absolute delight. The view from the top is majestic and stunning. One can drive up the mountain, bike or even walk. This site is a great place for a quiet outdoor get away.

Boulder County Farmers' Market
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5: Boulder County Farmers' Market

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Address: 1900 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302

The Boulder County Farmer’s market is a festive outdoor market. Thronging with stalls that are filled with fresh flowers and vegetables, there is a lot of vocal and musical entertainment to enjoy in the market too. The hot and scrumptious food served in the market is absolutely divine. The Farmer’s Market has an energetic and lively vibe to it, however do keep in mind that it is open only on Wednesday from 4 PM to 8 PM and on Saturday from 8 AM to 2 PM.

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