Whether you’re outdoorsy, a foodie, family-oriented, or just like to drink beer, there’s a tour of Downtown Boulder that's perfect for you! Here are some of the best one-and-done ways to experience the greatest downtown in America in a couple of hours (or less)!
Banjo Billy Bus Tours
Banjo Billy gives history tours of Boulder from an old school bus tricked out to look like a traveling hillbilly shack. Hear ghost tales, crime stories, and history while sitting on a couch, recliner or saddle as the bus rolls through the core of the city. You won’t forget this bus tour! Although the bus follows the same route every time, no two tours are alike. Passengers get to vote at multiple stops for what they want to hear about – whether it’s a ghost story, a bizarre tall tale, or historical facts. The 90 minute tours start on the north side of the Hotel Boulderado on Pine Street. Private tours are also available.
Local Table Tours
America’s “foodiest” small town is the perfect place for a food tour. Boulder is where it all started in 2010. Local Table Tours knows the food scene in this town like the back of their hand and they’re excited to share it with you. Their guided Boulder food tours explore the exciting food scene as you enjoy chef’s choice food paired with bartender’s choice libations. Their coffee and chocolate tour introduces guests to local favorite spots to indulge. Their newest tour, Brews, Booze, and Bites focuses on the local beverage scene and offers some snacking along the way. And with ALL of their tours, you’ll find out exactly where you're going at the start of the tour. They like to mix it up, so it’s always an interesting foodie excursion. Tours range from $40 - $80.
Boulder Walking Tours
See Boulder’s best places the best way — by foot! The heart of Boulder simply isn’t otherwise accessible — the trend-setting, historic Pearl Street Mall, beautiful Hotel Boulderado and legendary Dushanbe Tea House are all pedestrian only! Boulder Walking Tours guides are long-time locals who love Boulder — its history, environment, architecture, food, fountains, artwork, lore, legends, and weird and wonderful places … and they’re ready to share it all with you.
Great for visitors and locals alike! Tours of Chautauqua are also available.
Whether you are a longtime local or a first time visitor we have designed the ultimate tour of Boulder, Colorado. Our expert guides will lead you from our shop in historic downtown along the Boulder Creek path effortlessly winding through “The Happiest City in America”. Delivering Miles of Smiles with minimal effort, this tour hits all the “must see sights” including: Boulder Canyon, Eben G. Fine Park, CU Campus, Chautauqua Park & NCAR
Let's Roam Scavenger Hunt
Searching for an exciting outdoor activity in Boulder? The hunt is over! Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy. Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to experience Boulder like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you roam through Boulder discovering different destinations along the way, Along The Foothills has it all!
Just a few of the many stimulating stops are: Pearl Street Mall, University of Colorado, Boulder Theater.
Boulder Tour Company
A sensational guided tour of all the gems of Boulder on the most fun and easy-to-ride thing on two wheels. Soar alongside sparkling Boulder Creek, through lush open spaces, historic downtown, Chautauqua, NCAR, and charming neighborhoods on Boulder's exclusive network of paved bike paths, safely away from car traffic. Magically fly up even the steepest hills without breaking a sweat, including an exhilarating yet effortless journey to the top of a mountain to bask in the stunning views. Feel like a kid again as you reconnect with yourself, others and nature. It's a trip you'll never forget!
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Turn Downtown Boulder into a giant game board (using your smart phone) with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.
Save 20% - Only $39.20 for a team of 2 - 5 people after Promotion Code: BOULDERFUN.
Boulder Beer Trail
When craft beer meets delicious pub food you literally can't lose, and downtown Boulder is full of options for those that love winning! Enjoy our curated Beer Trail that will take you from the East End to the West End of our downtown district. Conquer the Beer Trail in one day or spread it out over a few.
Cheers (and don't forget to always drink responsibly)!