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So Long Downtown Boulder
I can’t believe that my internship with Downtown Boulder is coming to an end! What an amazing journey this has been, I’m glad that I was able to experience my first internship right in the heart of Boulder.
A Freshman's Guide to Downtown Boulder
As I head into my senior year at CU I can’t help but to think about how excited and nervous all the incoming freshmen will be. I remember those days like it was only yesterday! Now that I’m getting older-ish I am ready to sprinkle my wisdom and knowledge onto the next generation of young Buffs.
The Dushanbe Teahouse: Boulder's Hidden Gem
The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse is one of Boulder’s most unique attractions. The story that lies behind the teahouse is one that symbolizes years of friendship between two cities on opposite sides of the globe. The teahouse was built by hand in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in 1987 and then was gifted to Boulder.
5 Things to do Before Summer Ends
Summer is almost over, and school will soon be back in session, so I’ve decided to come up with a list of 5 things I need to experience before this summer slips away.
Calling All Pizza Lovers
Pizza is probably my number one favorite food. I’m never not in the mood for pizza. Any kind of pizza, simple or gourmet, thin or thick crust, I will eat it! I guess I’m just a sucker for any food item that includes cheese and bread. I’ve scoped out some of my favorite pizza spots in downtown Boulder to review for all of you to try.
Downtown Boulder Brunch Hot Spots
Everyone loves a delicious brunch, and when you’re in Downtown Boulder the brunch options are endless. It’s hard to narrow down on just a couple of restaurants, but I’ve chosen my top 3 all time favorites that can’t be missed.
Bands on the Bricks Newbie
Last week I finally got to experience Bands On The Bricks, and let me tell you it was a lot of fun! I had two of my pals tag along and we headed straight for the beer garden for some of the renowned Rio margaritas. Then we settled in near the front of the beer garden for a prime view of the show
5 Shops That Can't Be Missed on the West End
Downtown is known for being one of the best shopping destinations on the front range. Some of my favorite hot spots to shop happen to be on the West End. I’ve highlighted 5 different shops that can’t be missed on your next retail therapy day.
Exploring East End
So one of the major perks about this internship is that you constantly get to explore downtown. I get to scope out all of the new stores and restaurants that pop up, and give an insider's perspective to all of you.
Time for Taco Tuesday!
In honor of it being Tuesday, I found it appropriate for my blog post this week to be centered around “Taco Tuesday”. Taco Tuesday is a popular event that happens in Boulder just each and every week, so might as well enjoy it right? The drink and food deals happening downtown are one’s that can’t be missed.
Memorial Day Festivities 2018
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and of course, Downtown Boulder will be buzzing with events and people! If you’re wondering what to do on Memorial Day (and weekend) don’t worry, I’m here to help.
My name is Tyla, I’m currently a student at CU Boulder, and am your new eyes, ears, and voice of Downtown Boulder as the summer 2018 intern. As a Colorado native, Boulder has always been a big part of my life
See You Later Downtown Boulder!
I truly cannot believe I am at the end of this experience with Downtown Boulder and my college career. What a treat it was to work with this wonderful organization in my last internship as an undergrad. The passion and dedication of the team I worked with will ruin me forever as I search for an job with the same warm and charismatic culture as the Downtown Boulder Partnership.
5 Things To Do This Summer in Downtown Boulder
I think it's safe to say that most people’s favorite time of year is summer and I would definitely qualify as one of those people. I’m not sure if it’s the nostalgia of summer break as a kid, or if it’s the beautiful weather, but we can all appreciate a nice, gorgeous summer day.
It’s springtime in Downtown Boulder. How can we tell? Tulips all along Pearl Street are beginning to bloom!
It's 5 o'clock somewhere!
Everyone loves a good happy hour, including me (see picture above)! Whenever the weather is nice or I’ve had a looong day, downtown’s happy hours call my name (and for those of you who don’t know, we have some pretty good ones to choose from)! The competition was tough, but I’ve managed to pull together my TOP 3 favorite happy hours…
Ready? Set? Taste of Pearl!
As we get ramped up for spring, we are getting ready for a jam packed season full of events downtown. One of the favorite events around the office is Taste of Pearl. Personally, I am really excited to be a part of what sounds like a really fun event.
St. Patrick's Day Shenanigans 2018
I know you’re all probably just as excited as I am for all of the St. Patrick’s day festivities - green beer, bagpipes and kilts! Such an exciting time and with the luck of the Irish, it lands on a Saturday this year!
Five Things To Do This Spring in Downtown Boulder
If Boulder's sunshine and gorgeous spring views aren't enough to get you here, check out 5 Things To Do This Spring in Downtown Boulder!
As 2018 begins, so does the last semester of my senior year at CU Boulder.
Lunching with the Locals
It’s a special time of year for Downtown Boulder Partnership where business owners from across the downtown community come together to eat, network, and reflect on the accomplishments of past year. This year’s luncheon was especially exciting because... I was there!
West End Boulderite
Hi everyone! My name is Alicia, and I am Downtown Boulder’s new spring intern! To start, I am so excited to work behind the scenes and participate in what makes downtown so special.
Farewell to Downtown Boulder!
As this fall semester has come to a fast and unexpected close, so has my internship with Downtown Boulder. After these last four months of interning here, I am happy to be able to walk away with some real-life experience under my belt. As a senior, I will be graduating this upcoming May and (hopefully) begin my post-grad life as a young professional soonafter! I am thankful that this internship has given me an opportunity to get a hands-on glimpse and head start towards my future.
#FindFreezie: Shopping, Snowmen and Selfies
Starting this Friday you are invited downtown for a snowman hunt! This holiday season, show your love for local shops with Find Freezie. Freezie the snowman is hidden in 26 downtown businesses.
A Warm Welcome at The Post Brewing Co.
With the busy holiday season upon us, and the year coming toward an end, it can be hard to catch a break and take time to relax.
Instagram: The Best of Downtown Boulder
Downtown Boulder is home to many beautiful businesses, and many of these businesses have very aesthetic Instagram accounts that capture the best that downtown has to offer!
CU Homecoming Weekend!
The snow welcomes the University of Colorado Homecoming Weekend here in Boulder, but don’t worry, the temperatures will be back to 60 just in time for the CU vs. Cal game.
Get Your Costume On!
Halloween is just around the corner, and downtown Boulder has all the best shops for finding your Halloween costume. Whether you’re looking to get decked out or dress up more casually, we have all the right stops for you.
Welcome to 'My Boulder'
Not sure where the best places to eat/drink/shop/explore are downtown? I can guarantee you that no one knows this better than downtown business owners and employees themselves.
SHIFT10 and Support Your Local Businesses
Happy Friday everybody! This upcoming week is a big one for Downtown Boulder because Tuesday October 10th is SHIFT10 Day!
Calling all Shopaholics!
Calling all girls! This Thursday we are hosting an event meant for shopaholics! I personally love shopping, and this Thursday, September 28th, Girls’ Night Out will be the place to sip, shop and stroll!
Painted Ladies Flutter into Boulder
In the week following Downtown Boulder’s Fall Fest, the weather is cooling down, the leaves are beginning to change, and fall is in the air.
Shoulder to Shoulder We Will Fight!
Happy Friday to all on this lovely, warm, Boulder day. After long work days, late nights and stressful weeks, I’m sure I’m not the only one who is thankful that it’s Friday. Not only is it Friday, it’s a Friday before a CU football game, which means it’s time for the Pearl Street Stampede!
Forced From Home Brings it Home
“Over the past year, some 34,000 men, women and children were forced from their homes every single day, pushing the [global] total to an astonishing 65.3 million people.” - Doctors Without Borders
"Cursed" to Being a Boulderite
Greetings fellow Boulderites and lucky visitors! According to urban legend, any of you who have stumbled across this utopian Colorado town are “cursed” to never leave, or destined to always return.
Concluding This Summer
My internship with Downtown Boulder has sadly come to an end, which also means we are in the last days of summer vacation.
Pearl Street's OG Businesses
Just six days into the month of August, the Pearl Street Mall will be turning forty! The Mall is a lively and continuously evolving attraction, and it is only right that we pay tribute to some of the businesses that have blessed the Pearl Street Mall and the blocks adjacent for the duration of its forty years.
Photographers Guide to Downtown Boulder
In the age of the smartphone and Instagram filters, everyone is basically a professional photographer! We have compiled a list of the most aesthetically pleasing spots around downtown Boulder for you to reference next time you want to rack up the "likes" or improve your Pinterest page, if that’s more your style.
Pearl Street's Newest Additions
Summer is heating up in Boulder and the fun in the sun continues here on Pearl Street! In case you have been too caught up in the routine of frequenting your already favorite spots on Pearl, this post highlights a few new attractions that will compliment your summer.
40 Years On Pearl
Attention Boulderites! The Pearl Street Mall will be celebrating its 40th year anniversary this August! As with most anniversaries, this calls for some historic reminiscing.
My First Rodeo at Bands on the Bricks
I was recently recruited for some intern labor outside the office walls to help with the Bands on the Bricks. I was fortunate enough to have my first experience working Bands on the Bricks during the Hazel Miller Band.
Bands on the Bricks Celebrates 20 Summers of Music
Downtown Boulder’s premier summer music series, Bands on the Bricks kicked off last week, celebrating its 20th anniversary! In the approaching week, Last Men On Earth will be blessing the bricks on the 21st with a plethora of classic cuts from the 70s 80s and 90s.
Not All Texans Ski in Jeans
Greetings Buffs, Boulderites, and blog readers alike! My name is Dave Armstrong and I will be taking over as a new voice for the blog, content producer, phone answerer, and fulfiller of other office administration duties.
My Graduation Check List!
It’s about that time… graduation. I still can’t believe how fast these four years have flown by. I have mixed emotions about graduating but I can’t wait to see the look on my mom’s face.
It's Tulip Time!
The tulips are finally here! This is my favorite time of year watching the beautiful bulbs showcase their vibrant colors throughout Pearl Street Mall.
East End Adventures!
My cousin and brother recently made big steps in their lives. During spring break, I am finally meeting my cousin’s new puppy and visiting her house in New Jersey.
St. Patrick's Day 2017!
As always, downtown is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day! I am so excited to celebrate this year since I haven’t had the opportunity in the past.
Study Break on the Bricks!
With midterms approaching, it’s time to hit the books! When I want to take a break from campus, I stroll down to the Pearl Street Mall to visit my favorite study spots.
Virtual Reality Adventures...Live from the Pearl Street Mall!
I recently visited the Reality Garage located on the Pearl Street Mall! What a unique experience. In less than a second I went from Glacier County, Montana to the streets of Manhattan.
Super Bowl LI in Downtown Boulder!
Hey football fans! After another exciting season of NFL football, the time has come. The Super Bowl is just a few days away! Growing up a sports fan, this is one of my favorite times of the year.
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