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Weather: Average May high temperature is 72 F with 42 F as a low. Be prepared for any weather as blazing hot weather or chilly spring storm could blow through anyime. Usually it is pretty close to these temperature, more often hovering closer to upper 70s.
Boulder Creek Festival May 21-23rd. The official kickoff to summer. Hundreds of local arts and crafts, painting, sculpture, food, entertainment (singing/dancing), rides and shopping nestled on the “Creek” in downtown Boulder. Admission: FREE
Bolder-Boulder 10K on May 31st. Come run with 54,000 other runners in one of the largest road races on the planet! This 10K race offers the largest non-marathon prize purses, with professional and top age group runners from around the globe. There are also walker waves with children/parents in later waves for those just wanting a more scenic tour through local neighborhoods.
Pearl Street Mall: Boulder’s most popular visitor’s destination. It has local shopping, street performers, entertainment, microbreweries, dining, souveniers, and about anything else a tree-hugging-wanna-be Boulderite would want, nestled in the foot of the People’s Republic of Boulder.
Local coffee shops:
Amante’ at 4580 Broadway St, a local favorite meeting place for bikers and athletes alike. Many group rides start on the weekend from Amante’. They are also offer pastry & sandwiches as well as wireless internet.
Vic’s at 2680 Broadway St. a few doors from Fleet Feet-Boulder. Stop in and catch a glimpse of the many pro athletes and Tour de France riders who are in town. Great coffee, stylin’ atmosphere.
Peete’s Coffee at 1695 29th Street –on the 29th Street Mall across from the Best Western Buff Lodge. There is a reason Lance Armstrong has Peet’s coffee flown in for his team during the Tour…try it for yourself, it’s a great pick me up.
Places to eat:
Mexican: Terrace Maya at 4929 Broadway. Great prices and food, without the bling. Very local indeed.
Rio Grande at 1101 Walnut Street is known for TexMex food prepared daily and their famous Margaritas and rooftop patio.
Burgers: Dark Horse Inn at 2922 Baseline Rd.. This won 2nd place Best of Boulder in 2009, but I think it tops the #1 pick. Unique atmosphere—a place you’re sure to revisit again.
Walnut Brewery at 1123 Walnut Street. This may not have been picked as #1 or #2 in the last few Best of Boulder—but I think this tops everyone in town hands down. This is truly one of the best burgers I’ve found in all of Colorado.
Italian: Pasta Jay’s at 1001 Pearl St. Good food & prices in one of the city’s hottest night life areas.
Gondolier at 1738 Pearl St. One of the oldest family owned restaurants in Boulder.
Pizza: Abo’s at 2761 Iris Av. Countless Best of Boulder awards, New York Style. This is Boulder’s most likely to win 2010 AGAIN!
Protos Pizzeria at 4670 Broadway, nationally recognized by Bon Appetit magazine.
Subs: SNARF’S at 2049 Pearl St. Nobody can touch SNARF’S for a sub sandwich in Boulder. Many have tried but this is the “Big Daddy” at present.
Vegetarian: VG Burgers at 1650 Broadway St.
Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant at 2010 16th St., contemporary cuisine and bar.
Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse at 1770 13th St, some vegetarian options.
Bike Shops: Colorado Multisport at 2705A Spruce Street, visit Boulder’s top triathlon shop where athletes like Peter Reid, Chrissy Wellington, Tim DeBoom, Macca, Greg and Laura Bennett amongst others have all done business with the good ‘ol boys who live and breath the sport of triathlon. It’s like a tri-geeks candy shop! Open M-Sat. 10-6 PM.
Running shoe stores: Fleet Feet Sports-Boulder (a few doors down from Vic’s on Broadway).
Boulder Massage Specialists, Brooks, Infinit, Rudy Project, Blue Seventy, Salt Stick, Colorado Multisport, Clif Bar, Team Hendryx, Gemini Multisport
Transportation from DIA: Super Shuttle or RTD (Approx. $22 per round trip on the “AB” bus to Boulder.)