Boulder, Colorado is a Mecca for nature lovers, trendy youth, and the young at heart. With the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Flatirons, and the Pearl Street Mall, there's something for everyone in this popular destination. Some of the best things you'll see in Boulder, Colorado are inexpensive, if not free. We've compiled some of the best things to do in Boulder, whether you're looking for a hike, plan on people watching, or just want to see some new sights.

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01The University of Colorado at Boulder

The University of Colorado gives Boulder its overall college town personality and flavor. Even if you're not a student, there are plenty of things to see and do on campus. Visit the CU Heritage Center, the historic Norlin Quadrangle, and the Fiske Planetarium. In the summer, they host the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and in the fall, you can watch the University of Colorado Buffaloes team take on other Pac-12 football teams at Folsom Field.

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