From fine dining to casual comfort, there are endless restaurants to satiate the senses, most within walking distance of The Bradley. Stroll down Pearl to Frasca Food and Wine, one of this country’s most celebrated restaurants. With an award-winning chef and sommelier, an ever-changing seasonal menu specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, this local restaurant treasure is a must for visitors to Boulder. Our staff will be happy to help you with your reservation, as advance reservations are almost always recommended.
Why not try a French-fusion, ten-course prefix at L’Atelier, just a block away. Another nearby French bistro is Mateo, inspired by the simple dishes of the Provence region of France. If light and easy with a side of unique is on the palate, then head south—literally—across the street from The Bradley, to Aji, a Boulder favorite for Latin American and Caribbean creations and right next door is Leaf, with fresh vegan and vegetarian dishes. The Mountain Sun is the local rock climber’s hot spot for fabulous burgers and more beers on tap than an eight-sampler allows. Our good neighbor, Foolish Craig's is a favorite pick for a cold beer and burger, and if you want to try a fun brunch spot while you're here, you'll love Snooze, just next door. The Boulder Dushanbe Tea House brings the Far East close to home with world cuisine and the most proper Afternoon Tea this side of Britain. For Mexican food lovers, The Rio Grande offers margaritas that pack a punch, crowd-pleasing Nachos Simpatico and Steak Enchiladas. The Kitchen, Salt, JAX Fish House and Centro are all local favorites and can be found with a stroll down Pearl from The Bradley.
Escape in the summertime for a mountain sunset dinner on the porch at the
Chautauqua Dining Hall and catch a
act at the famous Chautauqua Auditorium. Take the drive up Flag Staff Mountain and drink in the city lights with haute-American cuisine from the Flag Staff House.
Summertime visitors to Boulder have plenty of things to do, whatever your taste. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the numerous Art Fairs on Pearl Street, or check out a tea factory tour at Celestial Seasonings. If you’ve had enough hi-brow activities, you can check out the irreverent and light-hearted historical tour of our town with Banjo Billy, in a custom shack-on-wheels tour bus or the Beer Tour through town with My Handle Bar, on a giant 16-passenger bar bike with several pedaling seats as you cruise through the streets in Boulder with a beer in hand. If you want to explore Boulder by bike for an hour or two, rent a BCycle from any kiosk throughout town.
In winter, downhill and cross-country skiing are nearby at Eldora Ski Resort, just 35 minutes from The Bradley (don’t forget your discounted pass which you can purchase at the Inn before you go). Sunny days in town are plentiful for outdoor adventures, all winter long. Skating, snowshoeing, hiking, biking - Boulderites enjoy the outdoors all year long.
Boulder is also home to many spas, yoga studios, health-food stores, tea spots and coffee shops, book stores and art galleries. And, of course, great shopping on Pearl Street, is just steps from our doors.
Take a tour of what's happening this week with this Downtown Boulder website for Boulder fairs, music and other fun seasonal events in town. You’ll run out of time before you run out of fun things to do in Boulder.
Remember, at the end of an adventurous day to come on back for a glass of wine at The Bradley's evening Happy Hour. Meet some new friends, enjoy our original artwork, play some backgammon or sit down and try a Liberty puzzle - now it's time to relax.