Boulder Tourism

Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder is set at a height of 5,430 feet above the sea level and one of the region's major tourist spots. Depending on the season you visit, Boulder is thriving with one of the different adventure activities that include hiking, biking, kayaking, and fishing. Blessed with a forward thinking community of people, Boulder has an exciting nightlife scene that is bustling with a young crowd.

Go on a trip to the mountain of Flatirons to be captivated by the incredible setting that is in harmony with nature. Take a leisurely Stroll across the ever beautiful Boulder Creek Path that will mesmerize your senses. To have a totally different experience, explore the Leanin' Tree Museum of Western Art, decorated with breathtaking landscapes, sculptures, and art gallery. And for a refreshing cup of steaming herbal tea, take a tour of the Celestial Seasonings Tea Factory and pack your bags with their sachets. 

For shopping head to the Pearl Street Mall and Twenty Ninth Street that is dotted with a plenty of boutiques, cafes, and souvenir shops. Some of the popular festivals in the city are Colorado Shakespeare festival and Colorado Music Festival. Boulder experiences a dry climate that is characterized by sunny weather throughout the entire year.

Boulder is a university town located at the foothills of Rocky Mountains in the state of Colorado. Boulder has a great atmosphere and some things to do in Boulder include cycling, biking, hiking and walking. Situated on the Boulder Creek, is the Boulder Creek Path famous for its recreational activities like swimming and tubing. Some of the other places to visit in Boulder are Chautauqua Park, South Boulder Creek Trail, Eldorado Canyon State Park, and Celestial Seasons Tea Factory. Trail up the Flagstaff Mountain, a must-do in Boulder, to enjoy a panoramic view of the city of Boulder. Embark upon the Boulder Ale Trail and visit up to 10 breweries. Visit downtown Boulder and visit the Pearl Street Mall where you can enjoy shopping, local restaurants and entertainment for all age groups.

Essential travel information and Boulder tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time (MST). UTC/GMT -7hours.
  • Currency: Currency used in Boulder is US Dollars (USD).
  • Electricity: The standard electrical voltage in Boulder is 120 Volts and 60 Hertz alternating current. The power sockets used are of type A and B. Check your electrical devices for their voltage consumption and use adapters if necessary.
  • Internet: There aren't any free Wi-Fi zones inside the municipality. But all the major hotels in Boulder offer free Wi-Fi.
  • Languages: American English is the most widely spoken language in Boulder. Apart from English, Spanish and French are some of the other languages spoken in Boulder.
  • Security: General Emergency: 911, Hospital: 303-415-7000.
  • Tipping: Tipping is expected in Boulder. It is advisable to tip around 15-20% of the bill.
  • Customs: Be on time, because the Americans are very serious about punctuality. And be wary of your surroundings. Cleanliness and hygiene are much expected. Be sure to look after your belongings. Especially, when you are walking alone in the nights.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Boulder

  • Know the pollution level of Boulder before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 3.85 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 3.57 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10.71 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Boulder for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Boulder.

    • Burglary and Theft 10 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 2.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 15 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 20 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 80 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 27.5 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Boulder is 215.02 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 83.38 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 62.36 (High)
    • Pollution Index 14.14 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.8 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 63.96 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 80.56 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.36 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 127.27 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Boulder

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 28.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 42.83 USD

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