DNC in Denver, Outdoor Adventures in Boulder

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While visiting Denver for the Democratic National Convention, why not consider visiting a neighboring city such as Boulder.

While visiting Denver for the Democratic National Convention, why not consider visiting a neighboring city such as Boulder. Boulder, located about 30 miles northwest of Denver, has some great places to shop, bike, hike, roller blade, and even just enjoy lunch in the park!

 

The Pearl Street Mall has things for adults and kids alike. The Pearl Street Mall is a pedestrian only mall, located in the heart of Boulder. For adults there are lots of unique shops to explore. For kids there are boulders and statues to climb on. There are many street performers such as the zip code man, who knows all the zip codes in the U.S. and many from around the world, and the balloon man. "I like the balloon man because he makes cool animals and hats" said Zoe Kearney, 9, from Boulder. The pop-up jet fountain also located on Pearl Street is my favorite way to cool off on a hot summer day.

 

The Boulder Creek Path is another fun attraction. You can hike, roller blade, or bike along the river. Consider packing a lunch to enjoy as a picnic on the creek side. When you get hot, you can take your shoes off and wade in the creek. Chautauqua Park is another relaxing and enjoyable destination. There is a huge lawn to run and play on, along with some great play structures. You can pack your own lunch, or enjoy food from the Chautauqua Dining Hall. Chautauqua Park is the beginning of many hiking trails that lead along Boulder's beautiful Flatirons.

 

For more information about visiting Boulder go to http://www.bouldercoloradousa.com/whattodo.html and click on Just for Kids on the right hand side.