Boulder Journals

Why Not Move to Boulder?

A March 1999 trip to Boulder by Backpacker

Quote: A one-day visit proved well worth the short drive from Denver to Boulder.

Why Not Move to Boulder?

Overview

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On a cool March day, I drove from Denver to Boulder to explore the town. Sitting less than an hour away from Denver, the city of Boulder was the best part of my journey to Colorado. It is enclosed in rugged hills, and surrounded by stark grainy low mountains. I spent the day exploring the University of Colorado campus and shopping at the quaint Pearl Street Mall, a popular outdoor center in the heart of Boulder. The town had a peaceful, self-assured air - a humble elegance. It's one of those places you visit and think about how much you'd like to live there.

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Quality Inn Tech Center-Centennial

Hotel | "Best Western"

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For the price, this is a nice, new hotel in Denver's growing Technology Center. There is an indoor pool and whirlpool, and rooms have small refrigerators and microwaves (great for the budget traveler who is avoiding high dining costs). If you are just visiting Boulder for a day or so, this hotel in Denver might be a nice choice since the drive to Boulder is less than one hour.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Quality Inn Tech Center-Centennial
9799 E. Geddes Avenue
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(303) 768-9300

Pearl Street Mall

Attraction

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This is a great little outdoor shopping center that offers unique stores and the opportunity to breathe in some crisp Colorado air. I didn't buy much, but it was fun to browse in the art and collectible shops. I highly recommend it, even of you're just in Boulder for a short time.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 17, 2000

Pearl Street Mall
Pearl Street
Boulder, Colorado 80302

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Don't just drive around Boulder - get out and walk. The University of Colorado campus and downtown areas are really nice and worth immersing yourself in.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Exploring Boulder on Foot
Greater Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

Contrasting Boulder & Denver

Attraction | "Contrasting Boulder & Denver"

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Boulder is nestled in foothills. In the distance, you can see the striking picture of a wall of mountains, accessible by car if you want to go to the Rockies. Boulder is much smaller than Denver and does not have the "big city" feel; it has a cozier feel than Denver has. Denver is also on flatter land, with the mountains only visible in the distance. Boulder is more beautiful in my opinion.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 18, 2000

Contrasting Boulder & Denver
Northern Colorado
Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado at Boulder

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Story/Tip

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I took a stroll around the campus and tried to pretend I was a student there for a while, instead of at my highly conservative all-brick structure campus in the Mid-west. The campus is exceptionally cool - all the buildings' exteriors are done in what might be called a southwest brick style. It does have the feel of a large public university, but still manages to retain a cohesive feel versus the sprawl that some large universities develop. I recommend taking a walk-through if you make it out to Boulder.