The incredibly beautiful campus of the University of Colorado Boulder, just 45 minutes from the Denver airport, sits surrounded by the spectacular Rocky Mountains. Boulder is considered by many as one of the best places to live in the U.S. with a lively downtown and tons of hiking and biking trails. Aspen, Cooper Mountain and Vail are just a few hours away, offering endless skiing opportunities all winter long.
Stay: The St. Julien Hotel and Spa is centrally located in downtown Boulder, with gorgeous views of the Flatiron Mountains. If you are making a weekend out of your stay, consider a visit to the spa, named one of Conde Nast Traveler's Top 75 Spas.
Breakfast: The Buff is a family owned Boulder institution. Enjoy a beignet and a creole breakfast at Lucile's residing in a small Victorian house. Snooze is super popular, be prepared for a wait at busy times. Tangerine focuses on farm fresh food. Order the banana chai smoothie or one of the egg dishes that cover an entire menu page!
Lunch: Oak is a great choice for either lunch or dinner. It’s got a great vibe along with stellar cocktails and a seasonally inspired menu. The Kitchen Next Door serves locally sourced food in a casual, pub like atmosphere. From the team behind Frasca, Pizzeria Locale is the place for delicious contemporary style wood oven pizza.
Casual: Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, Hosea Rosenberg, is the man behind Blackberry Market, a favorite farm to table restaurant. In warmer weather, it’s lovely to dine on the outdoor patio. Head to Riffs for a casual atmosphere, attentive service, and a creative American menu. Centro has great tasting Mexican fare and delicious margaritas.
A Step Up: The Kitchen calls itself a “community bistro”, an apt description as its one of Boulder’s most popular restaurants—on everyone’s top restaurant lists. Frasca offers a fine dining experience, specializing in the food from the northeast of Italy. James Beard award winner, Jennifer Jasinski helms the kitchen at Rioja, serving Mediterranean style food in a pretty space featuring an exhibition kitchen.
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