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Boulder and North Central Colorado Travel Guide

Plan Your Boulder and North Central Colorado Vacation

With spectacular scenery and an equally appealing climate, north central Colorado contains a string of sophisticated yet laid-back cities and the endless opportunities for outdoor adventure in Colorado’s Front Range. Restaurants serving cuisines from around the world, celebrated universities, eclectic shopping, high-tech industries, ranching, Colorado’s best-known breweries, bustling

nightlife, and concerts are mere minutes from the wilderness, with hiking, rock climbing, bicycling, skiing, and kayaking.

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Top Reasons To Go

  1. The arts Theater buffs have enjoyed the Colorado Shakespeare Festival every summer since 1958, and the Grammy Award–winning Takács Quartet is beloved for its stunning performances.
  2. Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse This traditional Central Asian teahouse was carved and painted by master artisans and given to Boulder by the city of Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
  3. Chautauqua Park You can still attend a lecture, a silent film, or a classical concert here much like visitors did 100 years ago. Enjoy a picnic on the green or eat in the hall before the event.
  4. Hiking near Boulder and in the Indian Peaks Wilderness On weekends year-round you’ll find the trails packed. The views are spectacular, especially when the wildflowers bloom in midsummer.
  5. The local breweries It’s basically the Napa Valley of beer here, and you could fill a whole vacation with the myriad ales, stouts, and lagers on offer. In late June the state’s small brewers congregate in Fort Collins for the Colorado Brewers’ Festival.

When To Go

When to Go

Visiting the Front Range is pleasurable in any season. Wintertime in the urban corridor is generally mild, but the mountainous regions can be cold ...

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