While Denver is a wonderful city, it seems to always take the spotlight every time Colorado is mentioned but if you head over an hour west, you’ll stumble upon the gem of Boulder. The place has an interesting history and was known as the place to be for hippies in the late 1960s. Home of the University of Colorado and named one of the healthiest cities in the country, Boulder has a lot to offer the adventurous and outdoorsy twenty-something.
Restaurants/Bars to Check Out:
A local restaurant known for its sense of community and organic choices, The Kitchen offers plenty of American food with everything from pork chops to trout. If you make your way to the stairs leading to the top of the restaurant, you’ll find yourself in the bar that has an impressive drink menu. Oh, and try the sticky toffee pudding for dessert.
Who doesn’t love a good sandwich? Giving you the options of a 5 inch, 7 inch or foot long, these world famous toasted sandwiches are some of the most popular in Boulder. Corned Beef and Swiss Cheese, Prime Rib and Provolone and Eggplant Parmesan are just some of the specialty sandwiches they offer.
Two words: craft beer. Brewing since 1993, Avery Brewing Company is known for its year round beers as well as its seasonal beers. Be sure to grab one on your way out of town!
Spots to Visit:
Formerly known as the “Chautauqua Slabs” and “The Crags” in the early 1900s, these rock formations now known as the Flatirons are one of Boulder’s landmarks. For all you daredevils and risk-takers, you can attempt to rock climb these slopes (there’s five of them).
Most of the jobs here are in the natural sciences field and a lot of small business owners have found their place in the Pearl Street Mall area. There is also a growing tech scene, as well as a growing legal marijuana industry. Sound appealing? Lets go.