Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs areas

Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Have fun MP, there is so much to see and do in Boulder. A must for me in Boulder is Flagstaff Mt. A lovely drive up past Chautaqua and gorgeous views from the top. Check out the amphitheatre, my son and DIL were married there last August and it was beautiful.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 10:38 PM
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Lucile's ( in Boulder. It's quirky and fantastic but be prepared to wait, especially on the weekend.

We also like Zolo Grill for breakfast - (actually we like it for brunch, lunch, happy hour and dinner too).

Pizzaria Locale has amazing pizza - a bit pricey but seriously foodie fantastic. If you're wandering past in the afternoon checkout the cafe next door. Personally we're not huge fans of Frasca - overrated and underwhelming. We do love John's ( though - it's a bit east on Pearl Street - great food, really nice and always delightfully quirky service with reasonable (for what it is - not a budget option) prices.

I personally wouldn't recommend Turley's - always seems like expensive and lacking much more character than a standard chain restaurant. The Le Peep ( which is next door to McGuckin (one of the most excellent home grown hardware stores ever - and is a chain has better food, better atmosphere and better prices.

Snarf's has amazing sandwiches - - the original location is at 22nd and Pearl. (the Prime Rib is crazy, crazy good).

I haven't read all the posts - but Boulder has one of the largest Whole Foods in the world between 28th and 30th on Pearl.

The Boulder Farmer's Markets are great, especially on Saturday.

A beautiful and easy walk can be had along the Boulder Creek Path - it runs right through town - just ask someone where it is and when you find it head in either direction.

Bang for your buck driving - just head west up Canyon from Boulder to Nederland. Beautiful drive - cute, quirky town at the top. You can then head over to Coal Creek Canyon and stop at the Wondervu Cafe ( (great for some afternoon nachos and a drink) - Map (

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