Do you drink tea? Did you know you can take a free tour of the Celestial Seasonings factory? There’s also the Dushanbe Teahouse, a beautiful building with rich history and some of the finest tea (and food) to be found anywhere in Colorado. Boulder has a thriving local food scene and many farm-to-table restaurants please the palate.
Boulder is also spitting distance from the mountains, so if you want to stay somewhere more “city” but have easy access to the mountains for hiking or a picnic, Boulder is your town.
Off the highway in between Denver and Boulder is the Butterfly Pavilion, a zoo-like place that specializes in invertebrates and giving visitors a hands-on experience (touch pools, free-roaming butterflies, friendly tarantulas, and more).
Denver and Boulder both have public transportation routes that can take you to Denver International Airport or Union Station (Amtrak).