Plan My Trip: Denver and Boulder!

IT Editor Janelle Nanos is still putting the finishing touches on her posts from her West Coast trip (more SF tips await!), but she’s getting ready to go on the road again. This time, she’s off to Colorado and looking for your suggestions for what to do this weekend.

I have to admit that I’ve only just finally unpacked my bags from my West Coast adventure (I’m terrible about that) but I’m getting ready to lug them back to the airport this weekend to check out Colorado. This will be my first time visiting the area, and I’m looking forward to making the most of the hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities that Denver and Boulder are known for. But since I’m a Colorado newbie, I’d love to get some reader suggestions on where I should go.

Here’s my plan: I’ll be flying into Denver and spending the evening in the city, then heading down to Boulder for the rest of the weekend. This smaller city about 30 miles outside of Denver has been called the smartest and the thinnest city in America, the best place for runners and singles, and the number one green and clean and “dream” city in United States. You’re tempted to wonder: what is this perfect place? I’m looking forward to finding out (and getting your help).

So please give me your suggestions for your favorite restaurants, hikes, and things to do in the comments, and if you’re up for showing me around (as Pam did so well in West Seattle) let me know there as well. Thanks!

Photo: A boot display at Rockmount Ranch Wear in downtown Denver, by Joanna B. Pinneo