Love Actively: Boulder's Most Exciting, Scenic and Romantic Attractions

Romance abounds in Boulder, Colorado largely thanks to the city's scenic mountains, trails, and local events. Whether you're out for a relaxed afternoon with your honey or planning a romantic evening, Boulder sets the mood for lovers.


Topping our list is Chatauqua Park with dozens of hiking trails, rock-climbing routes, and the scenic splendor of Boulder's famed Flatirons. Picnic tables and shelters can be found dotted throughout the park and along hiking trails for a romantic stop mid-hike and wild-life sightings are common throughout much of the year.

For something a bit more urban, lovely Pearl Street is perfect for couples who want to eat, drink, and merrily take in the sights and sounds of downtown. Charming street performers are a common draw, as are the pop-jet fountains and urban sculptures that can be found dotted along the street. Bars and fine-dining make a romantic dinner top priority, as do Pearl Street's microbreweries, West Flanders, Mountain Sun, and the Walnut Brewery.

If relaxation and intimacy are a top priority, visit one of the spa selections on our list which are certain to leave you feeling refreshed and sensual. 

Stick to our list and you and your honey are sure to enjoy Boulder's romantic attractions to their fullest potential.



This luxurious and noteworthy spa is known for its retreat room where you can relax as long as you like after your customizable and hand-selected treatments. Spavia truly has something for everyone. For those in need of massage, they offer...  Read More



Named by the "Wall Street Journal" as among America's leading open-air pedestrian malls. Whether it's books, clothing, sporting goods, candy, or jewelry, there's a little something here for everyone. The area includes galleries, entertainment...  Read More



Spa at St Julien is the most luxurious spa experience in the Front Range. Manicures, pedicures, and facials are just the beginning of the pampering and pleasures to be experiences at this world-renowned respite. Spa at St Julian employs advanced...  Read More



This non-profit contemporary arts center exhibits a wide array of current works by local, national, and international artists. Artwork runs the gamut from landscape painting to conceptual installations and everything in between. The...  Read More



This lovely restaurant was a gift from Boulder's sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which donated the building to the city in the late 1980's. The ornately decorated structure was imported and then rebuilt by workers from Tajikistan. Appetizers...  Read More



Perched above the small and quirky town of Nederland, Colorado, Eldora Ski Resort is a local favorite for families and powder hounds alike. Unlike the ski resorts on I-70 such as Vail and Breckenridge, Eldora is smaller, easier to access, and...  Read More



The Huckleberry is known for its romantic and quaint atmosphere, delicious dishes, and remarkable pies and pastries. On Valentine's Day they serve from a special menu and allow each guest one appetizer, entree, and dessert item for $29....  Read More

Chautauqua Park
Photo courtesy of © 2014 City of Boulder Parks & Recreation


This meadow-like foothills park is ideal for a lazy afternoon with a book, a family picnic, bird watching, or a vigorous hike on numerous trails that will suit any skill level. The hiking trails take you into the Flatirons and the Bluebell...  Read More

Indian Peaks Wilderness
Photo courtesy of Hope Gately


Indian Peaks Wilderness, located along Colorado's scenic Peak-to Peak Highway just above Ward and Nederland is known for its pristine wilderness, jutting mountains, roaring streams, and challenging hikes. Couples will experience secluded spots...  Read More



Located on famous and romantic Pearl Street, Piece, Love, & Chocolate Company is the perfect place for dessert on date-night, Valentine's Day, or for couples who just want to treat themselves. Known for their truffles, decadent cakes, and...  Read More


Meet Hope Gately

Hope Gately should have a bumper sticker proclaiming "Not a Native...But I Got Here as Fast as I Could!" A transplant from the Midwest, Hope has fallen in love with Colorado's mountains playing...  More About Hope