Downtown Boulder Blog
Please note that blogs are listed in chronological order. Individual post dates can be found at the top left corner of each post.
Thanksgiving Dining Made Easy
As we get closer to Thanksgiving, the thought of creating a meal might be stressful to some, but fear not! We have several restaurants downtown who want to share their love and joy of Thanksgiving prep with you. So find a place you love, relax with some food and drinks and have a great Thanksgiving!
Restaurants I Grew Up Eating at and Love!
We all like a good throw back to reminisce on our younger days, right? Well today, just in time for Throwback Thursday, I want to share a few of my personal favorite restaurants that I’ve either been going to since I was in elementary school when my dad worked at the Boulder Theater or that I discovered in high school.
Two Places You Should Grab a Bite to Eat at
There are many places to grab a bite along the four blocks of the Pearl Street Mall and even more delicious places along the East and West End districts. Today, I’m sharing two of my favorites. The first place is an old favorite of mine ( I used to go there all the time in high school with my friends) and the other is a new-to-me place that I can see myself returning to again and again in the future.
Farewell Downtown Boulder!
Unfortunately, this will be the last time I’m writing to you as my summer internship wraps up. In the last few months, I’ve had a fantastic time trying new places around downtown Boulder and learning more about the awesome people that make up the Boulder community. I have been fortunate enough to pick up lots of real-world experience while getting to work in our beautiful downtown district.
Soak Up the Sun in Downtown Boulder
With warmer temperatures and blooming tulips, it has become more and more enticing to spend all day outside. One of the most fun ways to spend time outside is… you guessed it… on a rooftop! Downtown Boulder has a variety of rooftops and patios to choose from so you can sit outside and soak up the sun, all while enjoying great food and drinks.
Downtown Boulder is With You Through Sun and Snow
As I’m sure many of us know, downtown Boulder got quite a bit of snow this past weekend. I am personally a big fan of snow days, but I know a lot of people dread them (along with the shoveling that accompanies them). I am here to give you a few ideas of how downtown Boulder can help you prepare for future snowy weekends so you have a little bit more fun, and to give you ideas of what to do once it gets warm again.
How to Do St. Patty's Day... Downtown Boulder Style
It is mid-March which means one of my favorite holidays is right around the corner… St. Patrick’s Day! I always love seeing people and towns turn green, with smiles on their faces. To me, St. Patrick's Day always marks the start of Spring, whether it be 10 degrees and snowing or 50 degrees and sunny. In this blog, I will give you ideas of ways to celebrate in either circumstance!
A Downtown Boulder Date: Day or Night
I get to do a lot of fun things for my job. In addition to my most favorite thing, which is visiting businesses in downtown and catching up with staff or just saying hi, I have the opportunity to get creative with the ways we interact with our businesses and the general public.
Terri's Favorite Things
It’s Terri...Downtown Boulder’s VP of Marketing. It’s my pleasure to present my version of Oprah’s Favorite Things. Now, don’t get too excited...I’m no Oprah! But, I’ll do my best to inspire you - because, we can all use a little inspiration right now! This year’s theme as we enter the holiday season is similar to years prior BUT so much more important right now….local, local, local.
How To Spend A Summer Day in Downtown Boulder
Summer is (and will forever be) my favorite season, and there is no better place to spend a summer day than strolling through downtown Boulder! Not only are there countless shops and restaurants to pop into, but nothing beats the sunshine and light breeze that accompany a Boulder summer.
Brunch is My Middle Name
The trend of “brunching” has been lively over the past few years. From finding t-shirts that say “Brunch Squad,” “Viva la Brunch"....brunch seems to be everywhere. I happen to love brunch myself, and as an avid breakfast-food lover I have taken it upon myself to detail the best brunches in the downtown district!
Downtown Boulder… Will You Accept This Rose?
I am someone that loves reality television, and one of my favorite shows to watch is The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The finale is this week and I am so eager to see who Hannah will give the final rose to. To prepare for this monumental television event, you need to stop by some downtown Boulder shops to get some Bachelorette essentials.
Cure to the Boulder Gloominess… Caffeine!
The weather in May is always unpredictable, yet instead of embracing it, I continue to be surprised and upset every year when I see rain and snow in the forecast. I am usually a morning person, but it has been really hard to leave my bed these past couple of weeks. Luckily, I am a coffee addict and I have a couple of go-to shops that feed my addiction to make my days much less groggy.
Today I am Grateful
This time of the year always inspires me to step back and reflect on things that I am grateful for. This year especially I am grateful to the downtown Boulder community for curating an environment unlike anywhere else, some place that truly feels like home. I feel privileged to live in such an incredible community where there is something for everyone to enjoy, an abundance of delicious food and drink options, events that bring the community together, and a beautiful city to learn and create in. I want to highlight five things downtown that I am grateful for and embody the lively downtown community.
Lovin' the Local
Growing up in Boulder is an experience I wouldn't trade for the world. One amazingly unique feature about downtown and the surrounding community is the emphasis on supporting local businesses. Downtown Boulder has an abundance of locally owned shops and restaurants that have established a loyal customer base and have helped encourage the idea of shopping and dining locally. The term “Love the Local” has been coined to inspire residents and visitors to shop and dine locally.
A Day on The East End
The East End of the Pearl Street Mall is home to diverse businesses, unique shops and delicious dining options. The East End offers a one-of-a-kind experience to downtown Boulder, something you don’t want to miss out. I wanted to highlight some of my favorite places on the East End, these awesome spots are surely some of downtown Boulders hidden gems!
A Freshman's Guide to Downtown Boulder
As I head into my senior year at CU I can’t help but to think about how excited and nervous all the incoming freshmen will be. I remember those days like it was only yesterday! Now that I’m getting older-ish I am ready to sprinkle my wisdom and knowledge onto the next generation of young Buffs.