Boulder, CO

Life is gooood in Boulder - wished we could have stayed all summer. Most people stop in Boulder for a couple nights, but we took it in for a whole week. We like to move into a place and explore it thoroughly. Boulder's got everything going for it: no loss for incredible foods; funky people; excellent trails for biking, hiking and walking; great towns and parks to visit in every direction; yoga in every direction; shopping and tons of eye candy. We started our days prepping for either a big hike or bike - loading up on protein for breakfast, consulting our map, packing up snacks and water (except for that one day I thought I'd get water on the way and we ended up walking 3 miles out of our way just for water! Mark was not happy.) Usually we got back to Boulder by 1PM for lunch at The Kitchen, The Mediterranean or The Sink; people watching on Pearl St; gobbling up dumplings at the Farmer's market; hot tub, massage or hang time on our balcony at the St. Julien Hotel; and then cocktails at the Bitter Bar or street-side at The Kitchen and dinner at some point. The mornings were active and the afternoons definitely chill. It was the perfect balance, topped off with great shopping, yoga or just soaking up the free-spirit of this sunny Colorado gem.

The Kitchen
The Kitchen

Their fried kale chips are insane. Went here a couple times for lunch and drinks outside

Pearl Street store
Pearl Street store

Fitting message for this trip

Pearl Street
Pearl Street

Family jams

The Royal Arch Hike
The Royal Arch Hike

We made it! Great hike straight up with some climbing.

Eldorado Springs
Eldorado Springs

Great quiet hike. Found one person to take a photo.

The Royal Arch
The Royal Arch

Pine city

Dinner at Jax
Dinner at Jax

Great fish at this fun dinner spot.

Boulder Creek Trail
Boulder Creek Trail

Such a tourist.

Estes Park
Estes Park

Plenty of postcard-worthy photos!

Eldorado Canyon
Eldorado Canyon

The bottle spring water from here.

St. Julien Hotel
St. Julien Hotel

Baby birds on the patio.

Pearl Street
Pearl Street

Typical

Nederland
Nederland

Old railway

Teahouse
Teahouse

Mark blends right in

Frasca
Frasca

First night, fancy spot