Boulder's feel-good Earth Mother reputation is well deserved. The nation's only Buddhist university, The Naropa University, is located here, as is the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. The flagship campus of the University of Coloradowith approximately 30,000 students also calls Boulder home.
If shopping is your thing, you will find lots of that here!The Pearl Street Mall downtown is home to cleverly named shops and unusual items to buy.
Boulder was named the best place in the country to partake in outdoor sports by Outside magazine. You will find 45,000 acres space designated for hiking or riding a bike, climbing a mountain, kayaking a river, walking along a stream or fishing. Nearby Eldora Mountain Resort is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing is also easily accessible.
Modern hotels as well as those that are more elegant and historic are available to provide a variety of overnight accommodations. Restaurants abound, and vegans /vegetarians are more than welcome. The city boasts great craft breweries and exciting nightlife (maybe due to the number of college students in the area!).
The Colorado Shakespeare Festivaland the Colorado Music Festival are just two of the annual rich cultural experience that Boulder offers.World-famous performers and guest speakers can be enjoyed throughout the year.
The city has long been a forward-thinking community. The National Center for Atmospheric Researchand the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationare located in Boulder and both of offer tours to visitors.