It’s one of our favorite places to take friends and family when they come to visit because it honestly has something for everyone. Beer lover? Boulder has 22 craft breweries to drink your way through. Outdoor junkie? You can walk, hike, climb, or bike your way through town. Art obsessed like me? There are tons of creatives in Boulder, so there’s never a lack of art galleries or stores to check out. Foodie? Boulder has been named “America’s Foodiest Town!”
Boulder is just 30 minutes from Denver, making it easy to hop on the highway heading out of downtown. There are over 3,700 public parking spaces in downtown Boulder, whether you prefer parking garages close to all the action or street parking. If you want to do some eco-friendly exploring while you’re there, you can rent bikes through their B-Cycle program!
’m an Airbnb girl, so I recommend checking what options are available during the dates of your trip before looking into any hotels. If you do decide to go the hotel route, some of the most popular places are the St. Julien Hotel and Spa, the Hotel Boulderado, Basecamp Boulder, and The Bradley Boulder Inn.
Where do I even start? Like I said, you’ll be able to find something exciting for whoever you’re traveling with.
My outdoor adventurers and nature lovers, these ideas are for you! You can’t come to Colorado and not explore Mother Nature.
One of the best parts of vacation is trying all the new food, am I right? Don’t worry, Boulder has allll the choices.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the weather in Colorado is unpredictable, so pack for anything and everything! Speaking from experience (hail storms aren’t fun), it’s way better to be safe than sorry. Make sure these get in your suitcase:
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"You will not find another wedding photographer who has the McKenzie signature style- she can capture the absolute beauty of the area and people all at once. She can shoot in a variety of settings and lightings and the photos are all gorgeous. One of the main reasons we booked McKenzie was the fact that she showcases a diverse clientele and finds beauty in all beings- something not all photographers can say.As a plus size bride who was extremely worried about looking back at my wedding pictures with dread that I wouldn't look like those gorgeous girlies on Instagram- this meant so much to me. "
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