Boulder, Colorado: A Weekend at the Hotel Boulderado
With so many things to do in and around Boulder, Colorado, it is one of our most favorite weekend getaway destinations close to home. We went there for a family weekend and got to stay at the landmark Hotel Boulderado, an elegant Victorian property dating back to 1909. The hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a member of Historic Hotels of America, so most of its interior has been preserved – the original elevator still operates, and the first guest register is displayed in the main lobby. As soon as we stepped foot into our Historic King Suite, we were fascinated with the traditional Victorian decor. Since the hotel is nestled right in the heart of downtown, the first place we checked was Pearl Street Mall. Our favorite breakfast spot was the Woodgrain Bagels, where we got our fuel for a hike in Betasso Preserve. Other excellent dining options we enjoyed were Corner Bar and Spruce Farm & Fish, one of the three on-site restaurants at the Hotel Boulderado.
My passion for travel was unlocked when I spent some years living across Europe and South America. I've never been one to shy away from a new adventure, be it swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, bird watching in the Galapagos or Heli-Hiking in British Columbia. And while I used to mostly travel solo, I now like to hit the road with my 4-year-old son, 1-year-old-daughter and husband in tow. The best part of travel to me now is getting to see the world through their eyes. Whether they are petting goats during an Oregon farm stay or making their very own pizza in Idaho, their enthusiasm and joy never fails to remind me of why I love travel.