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Spend Your Weekend in Boulder

Situated against the stunning backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado Front Range is a haven for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Along with a variety of outdoor activities, Boulder offers plenty of other exciting things to do.

If you’re visiting the Boulder-Broomfield area, our suggested itinerary can help you make the most of your weekend trip!

Our hotel’s amenities & packages serve as the perfect guides for your trip to Boulder.

Our Boulder Itinerary

Experience the area’s best attractions with our Boulder weekend itinerary. Our guide includes a variety of things to do—from dining and shopping to sightseeing and outdoor recreation.

Day 1
Morning –

    • Rise Early and Dine Al Fresco at Flatz
      • Get a taste for the outdoors!
      • Fuel up with a delicious breakfast and enjoy the mountain scenery from our heated patio.
      • Check out our breakfast package for exclusive savings.
    • Go on a Broomfield Trail Adventure
      • Access to the East Park/Central Park Trail is less than 2 miles from us.
      • Head to 280 Interlocken Blvd (parking available).
      • This 2.3-mile trail loop includes hills, scenic ponds, and lots of trees.

(For a longer, more strenuous hike, try Lac Amora/Ridgeview/Ruth Roberts Trail. You’ll see scenic views of the foothills and mountains to the west.)

Afternoon –

  • Head to Gordon Biersch and Brewery

    • Located 1 mile from us at the outdoor shops at Flatiron Crossing Mall
    • Enjoy traditional American cuisine and a great selection of house-brewed beer.
  • Explore Flatiron Crossing
    • Broomfield’s premier two-level shopping destination features award-winning architecture—a must-see!
    • The adjoining outdoor shops (where Gordon Biersch is located) is also the perfect place for an afternoon stroll.

Evening –

  • Spend the Evening in Historic Downtown Boulder
    • Stroll along Boulder’s popular pedestrian-mall.
    • The walkways are lined with acclaimed restaurants, sidewalk cafes, vintage book shops, and interesting boutique stores.
    • Pearl Street is also famous for its lively street performances.
    • Grab a coffee and enjoy the show.

Day 2
Morning –

  • First, Coffee
    • Before heading out, stop by Café Expressions for your favorite Starbucks beverage and breakfast sandwich.
  • Go Hiking in Boulder
    • Boulder has over 150 miles of hiking and biking trails.
    • For a family-friendly hike, head to Boy Scout Trail.
    • Wonderland Lake Trail offers an accessible path for wheelchairs.
    • For a breathtaking view of the entire Boulder area, head to the Chapman Drive and Tenderfoot Trail.
    • Up for a challenge? Thrill-seekers will love the 3-mile trail up Mount Sanitas.

Afternoon –

  • Enjoy a Relaxing Lunch at Mountain Sun and Brewery
    • Located on Pearl Street, this local gem serves crafted brews and mouthwatering dishes in a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Boulder Like a Local at Boulder Farmers’ Market
    • Voted by USA Today as the No. 1 farmers’ market in the country.
    • Peruse the stands of local farmers who sell produce and goods directly to the public.
    • Farm-fresh goods include seasonal produce, herbs, flowers, wines, and gourmet products.
  • Go on a Hillbilly Bus Tour with Banjo Billy
    • Hop aboard and grab a seat in one of the couches or recliners.
    • The tour covers the history of Boulder, including fun facts, tales of lore, ghost legends, and juicy crime stories of times gone by.

Evening –

  • Catch a Show at Downtown’s Historic Boulder Theatre
    • Check the event calendar for dates and times:
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    • With its art deco architecture and well-preserved murals, this iconic building is the perfect place for a photo op.