Here's a list of resources for activities before and after the convention and for spouses and friends while you're folding away.
Shopping in Boulder
- Pearl Street Mall - Shops, galleries, restaurants. Notably, at SmithKlein Art Gallery, you can see origami bronze sculpture by Kevin Box and Robert J. Lang.
- 29th St. Mall - Restaurants, clothing, movies
- McGuckin Hardware - Just about any thing you could want as well as lots of helpful staff. A true Boulder landmark.
- Two Hands Paperie - Paper, paper, paper, pens and other related items.
- Peppercorn - Everything you need for the kitchen and lots you didn't know you needed.
- Birding - The Wild Bird Center is just a block from the hotel. Every Saturday they take birders on a 2 hour bird walk in Boulder County. They leave promptly at 7:30 so be there by 7:20 for a spot in a local's car.
- Hiking - No, you don't need a car to get to Boulder's outstanding hiking trails. From the hotel, take the Hop bus to the Skip bus and go either north or south to trailheads. Here's the Open Space and Mountain Park website.
- Bikes - pick up a bike at the rack on Arapahoe and Folsom or check the map for other locations.
- Boulder Creek Path - Take a stroll, ride a bike, enjoy the Boulder Creek Path however you like. The BCP meets up with other multi-use paths around town. You can ride for miles without traffic.
- Buses - Take a look at the Getting Around in Boulder tab for trips to Denver and Nederland.
Other nearby towns to visit : Louisville, Lafayette, Niwot, Longmont, Nederland, Lyons. And check out these links: