The Road Trip That's Shorter Than Your Commute: Day Trip To Boulder

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Day Trip: Boulder | Hiking at Chatauqua Park| @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

Photo by Lauren DeFilippo 

Day Trip: Boulder | Breakfast at Naked Lunch | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Day Trip: Boulder | Boulder's Farmers Market | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Day Trip: Boulder | Dushanbe Teahouse | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Day Trip: Boulder | Pearl Street Mall | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Day Trip: Boulder | Gelato & Books | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Day Trip: Boulder | Shopping | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Day Trip: Boulder | Cured | @saltandwind | http://saltandwind.com

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Living in Manhattan for almost a decade, I was used to having everything at my fingertips. Well, everything except nature. But after relocating to Denver, getting outdoors is my norm, with one my favorite ways being the road trip up to Boulder.

And, as the weather thaws, Boulder is a pretty perfect day trip because it has something for everyone — hiking or biking; shopping; and lots of great dining. I tend to do all three: head on a hike, stock up on produce at the Farmers Market, and finish the afternoon with a bite (or two). Here's how to day trip to Boulder:


Opening photo by Lauren DeFilippo 

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