Just 30 miles to the north and west of Denver Colorado is Colorado Boulder. Centrally located, Colorado Boulder is just an hour from Denver International Airport, an hour from Estes Park, and an hour from many of the finest ski resorts in North America. Colorado Boulder, though, is a fantastic and interesting city to visit in and of itself. A liberal college town that offers beauty, culture, and community, it is a perfect vacation destination.
One of the finest attractions in Colorado Boulder is the fabulous Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall. Lined with a variety of shops, eateries, and pubs, the Mall is also home to street performers and a diversity of people walking on and socializing on the mall. Pearl Street offers everything from tourist fare such as tee shirt and sweatshirt shops while also offering some unique and wonderful curiosity shops with candles, bohemian themed clothing, and even high end culinary items. With all of this available, Pearl Street Mall is an entire afternoon in Colorado Boulder.
Another big attraction in the Colorado Boulder area is the University of Colorado Boulder, located near downtown. The University Colorado Boulder has one of the nation's most beautiful campuses. Take the time to tour the campus or even take in a Colorado Buffalos football game. The University's athletic teams compete in the Big 12 conference and the academics of the University are also some of the best in the country for biology and medicine. For sure the university is a must see stop on any visit to the Colorado Boulder area as it is, in many ways, the center piece of the city.
In Colorado Boulder you can also take the time to enjoy some educational entertainment at the Fiske Planetarium. Located on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, the planetarium offers original shows and speakers for the entire family. There is everything at the Fiske Planetarium from basic star shows to weekly late night laser shows.
If you enjoy the planetarium, you may also enjoy the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado Boulder. You can take a free self-guided tour around the facility and learn new and amazing things about atmospheric science. There are exhibits that give an overall description of the climate of the earth from the past through the present and even the future. There are wonderful and exciting exhibits throughout the tour so that you and the family can learn while you have fun.
These are just a few of the many attractions that Colorado Boulder has to offer visitors. In addition to the fun you can have in Boulder, you are a short drive from a number of other attractions. Within an hour you can be enjoying the best Denver has to offer, the gateway to the Rockies in Estes Park, or hitting the slopes at one of Colorado's many ski resorts. Colorado Boulder is centrally located, but still manages to offer a great deal for your next vacation on its own.
So for your next vacation, think about making a trip to Colorado Boulder where you can find education, fun, shopping, and access to some of the best the Rocky Mountain region has to offer.