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Boulder, Colorado: the city nestled between the mountains and reality

Boulder, Colorado is one of those cities that frequently appear on lists of best places to live.

Boulder Lifestyle

It's understandable, really. In Boulder, natural beauty abounds alongside a hip urban city culture. The weather is sunny and dry with the occasional afternoon thunderstorm in late spring and summer. Boulder is situated in a captivating mountain community, 35 miles northwest of central Denver.

Entertaining and picturesque, Boulder is peppered with green trees as well as urban sights and culture. Amidst the lush mountains and parklands, you can enjoy numerous boutiques, bookstores, restaurants, sidewalk cafes at Boulder's downtown pedestrian mall (left). Be part of the enthusiastic crowds that often meet up for seasonal art shows, craft fairs, musical presentations and street performers that often entertain along the mall.

Things to do

Fresh fruit, flowers and veggies abound at the Boulder Farmer's Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. For antique, vintage and retro furniture, house-wares, art, books, clothing, outdoor and garden items, you can't miss the Historic Boulder Street Market that happens monthly.

Guzzle down a cold beer at the Boulder Beer Company brewery and pub. Wine-lovers might also enjoy a trip to the Boulder Creek Winery. For dinner entertainment, you can't miss the Boulder Dinner Theatre where dinner and a show appear before your eyes! Sit above the city for a drink. Rooftop bars in town include The Lazy Dog, the West End Tavern, and The Foundry.

Basking in the natural atmosphere

Boulder is also a great getaway to regenerate amidst the peace and quiet of nature. Relax at Boulder Falls (right), a short distance up Boulder Canyon from Canyon Boulevard.

Experience the wildlife, plants and the history of Boulder Mountain Parks. Boulder is surrounded by a wonderful greenbelt with 120 miles of trails. The Bobolink Trail and the Marshall Mesa Trail are popular with locals.

Boulder Creek flows through the city and beautiful Boulder Canyon is ideal for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, river rafting or even just a scenic drive, beginning only half a mile from downtown Boulder.

Families can enjoy picnics at Boulder creek, as well as fishing, kayaking tubing and swimming. See Boulder's spectacular open spaces up high in a hot air balloon! World- class rock climbing is found in nearby Eldorado Canyon.

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