Quality Inn & Suites Boulder Creek
2020 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: (303) 449-7550
Fax: (303) 449-1082
2020 Arapahoe Ave , Boulder, CO, US, 80302
- Phone: (303) 449-7550
- Fax: (303) 449-1082
In 1974 Tibetan scholar Chogyam Trungpa established the Naropa Institute as a liberal arts college concentrating on contemplative studies. That same year Allen Ginsberg and Ann Waldman opened the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poets at the institute. Accredited in 1986, the institute draws students from around the world. Focusing on social science, humanities and creative arts, the college offers B.A., M.A., and M.F.A. degree programs. Periodic public lectures from prominent speakers cover topics from art therapy to balancing science and religion in everyday life.
Eben G. Fine Park is hidden, but well worth seeking out. It is one of Boulder's largest parks so the good location and grand size means there is something for everyone to do during a visit. Eben G. Fine Park is located just off Arapahoe Avenue, where historic downtown Boulder meets the foothills, and the many hiking and biking paths lead right up into the mountains. Boulder Creek runs through the park making it great for fishing, tubing, and kayaking. For the youngest children there's even two small playgrounds with sandboxes. The park is surrounded by trees, making it seem totally isolated, and also one of the most beautiful and serene places to enjoy a day in Boulder. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
A visit to Boulder is not complete without a stroll or bike ride through the historic main campus of the University of Colorado. Established in 1876, the year Colorado became a state and Denver became a capital, the university reflects visions of the past while keeping with the growing technological age. The Red Rural Italian Renaissance architecture, implemented on buildings erected after 1912, lush landscaping and gorgeous views of the Flatirons make this one of the most attractive campuses in the nation. Guided tours are available.
Located along the Boulder Creek Trail, the Underwater Fish Observatory is a good diversion to check out if you have the kids with you. They can feed the fish and, if they are lucky, see carp, rainbow trout, and maybe even a cutthroat trout, swimming in the creek. Glass partitions allow you to explore the shallow depths of the Boulder Creek. Unfortunately, the water tends to sometimes be a bit murky. But the kids never seem to mind.
This is a city location for Muslim worship and other services.
Located in the heart of downtown, across from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, is a center for Boulder life. Students lounge about on the lawn, old folks clutter the park benches, hippies contemplate life beneath the cottonwoods, and kids marvel at the park's authentic steam engine. The verdant square, filled with small waterfalls, is home to numerous festivals, along with the Farmers Market. A colorful gazebo hosts concerts in the summertime. The Boulder Creek Path runs through the center of the park.
The Hill is centered around Broadway Street and College Avenue across from the University of Colorado. It could also be considered the most popular hang out spot for students and trendy youth. The usual handful of campus shops are located on The Hill, like bookstores and CU memorabilia stores. Most people come for the bars, cafes, movie theaters, tattoo and piercing parlors and unique specialty clothing and accessory shops. With outdoor seats and the hippest spots in Boulder, its easy to see why The Hill is such a popular place to hang. -Sabrina Zirakzadeh
One of Boulder's most treasured landmarks, this outdoor pedestrian mall boasts an array of boutiques and shops peddling an assortment of goods, from music to kites to trendy clothing. Located in the heart of the city, the tree lined, brick walkway also features a regular host of street performers and unusual Boulder characters. After shopping for the perfect present or browsing one of the art galleries, spend the afternoon on one of the many cafe patios. Sip your favorite beverage, soak in the sunshine and take in the street activity. A play area for children features an assortment of boulders to climb on.
Entertainment events often occur at this retail site (the former location of Crossroads Mall), which also houses a movie theater and children's play area. The bustling collection of restaurants and stores range from Spooner's Frozen Yogurt and Macy's to everything in-between. Check website for a complete list of stores and events calendar.
More than 25,000 visitors a year show up to gander at the stars and peek at other planets in this popular planetarium on the University of Colorado campus. The heavens are on display beneath the funky dome most Friday nights during the spring semester, January to May, and are open to the public. Twice a month the planetarium goes psychedelic, performing fancy laser shows to a variety of music, including U2 and Led Zeppelin.
Named after a local astronaut, this park is a favorite for locals, and especially for kids. A rocket shaped jungle gym attracts hordes of young enthusiasts honing early climbing skills for later pursuits on the Flatirons. An large outdoor pool draws crowds from late May until late August. Skateboarders come for the 10-foot half pipe and the assortment of odd shaped mini ramps. During the winter the park becomes a sledding paradise.
On Friday nights during the summer months, the Sommers Bausch Observatory opens its doors to the public. Explore the universe through 16 and 18-inch telescopes. Gaze at the Milky Way, checking out planets, stars and nebulae. Smaller telescopes and binoculars mounted on tripods allow you to look at the moon and other nearby celestial objects. The sessions usually last for approximately two to three hours depending on the weather.