Whether you’re outdoorsy, a foodie, family-oriented, or just like to drink beer, there’s a tour of Downtown Boulder that's perfect for you! Here are some of the best one-and-done ways to experience the greatest downtown in America in a couple of hours (or less)!
Banjo Billy Bus Tours
Banjo Billy gives history tours of Boulder from an old school bus tricked out to look like a traveling hillbilly shack. Hear ghost tales, crime stories, and history while sitting on a couch, recliner or saddle as the bus rolls through the core of the city. You won’t forget this bus tour! Although the bus follows the same route every time, no two tours are alike. Passengers get to vote at multiple stops for what they want to hear about – whether it’s a ghost story, a bizarre tall tale, or historical facts. The 90 minute tours start on the north side of the Hotel Boulderado on Pine Street. Private tours are also available.
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Turn Downtown Boulder into a giant game board (using your smart phone) with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace.
Save 20% - Only $39.20 for a team of 2 - 5 people after Promotion Code: BOULDERFUN.
Local Table Tours
America’s “foodiest” small town is the perfect place for a food tour. Boulder is where it all started in 2010. Local Table Tours knows the food scene in this town like the back of their hand and they’re excited to share it with you. Their guided Boulder food tours explore the exciting food scene as you enjoy chef’s choice food paired with bartender’s choice libations. Their coffee and chocolate tour introduces guests to local favorite spots to indulge. Their newest tour, Brews, Booze, and Bites focuses on the local beverage scene and offers some snacking along the way. And with ALL of their tours, you’ll find out exactly where you're going at the start of the tour. They like to mix it up, so it’s always an interesting foodie excursion. Tours range from $40 - $80.
Boulder Walking Tours
See Boulder’s best places the best way — by foot! The heart of Boulder simply isn’t otherwise accessible — the trend-setting, historic Pearl Street Mall, beautiful Hotel Boulderado and legendary Dushanbe Tea House are all pedestrian only! Boulder Walking Tours guides are long-time locals who love Boulder — its history, environment, architecture, food, fountains, artwork, lore, legends, and weird and wonderful places … and they’re ready to share it all with you.
Great for visitors and locals alike! Tours of Chautauqua are also available.
Boulder Beer Trail
When craft beer meets delicious pub food you literally can't lose, and downtown Boulder is full of options for those that love winning! Enjoy our curated Beer Trail that will take you from the East End to the West End of our downtown district. Conquer the Beer Trail in one day or spread it out over a few.
Cheers (and don't forget to always drink responsibly)!
Boulder Party Tours
Limited time in town? Book a one-of-a-kind, hands-on tour and make the most of your time in Boulder. Enjoy insider access to the places, people and things that help make this town so amazing - tasty samples, specialty shop discounts and lots of hands-on, "that's so boulder" fun. Boulder Party public walking tours are available Tuesday - Sunday. Private tours and experiences can be arranged. Space is limited and reservations are required. Private tours weekdays or weekends are by appointment only.