We have undoubtedly received our fair share of rain throughout the spring, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. While Boulder is known for its bevy of outdoor adventures, it’s also home to a host of indoor activities that engage, excite, and inspire people of all ages. Here are some fun things to do on a rainy day in Boulder, Colorado.
Visit a Museum or Art Gallery
Boulder, Colorado is bursting with culture and arts. Rotating exhibits at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art keep art enthusiasts on their toes, while the Dairy Arts Center showcases interesting and insightful films that you can enjoy at its Boedecker Theater. The Museum of Boulder has hands-on activities and exhibits geared toward families who invite children to learn by doing. Even antique car enthusiasts can find rainy day entertainment at the Shelby American Collection historical car museum in Boulder, Colorado.
Take a Class
From yoga to stain-glass making and everything in-between, Boulder is home to talented and interesting entrepreneurs looking to share their skills with their neighbors. Learn how to flambé, make creme bruleé, or even poach the perfect egg at Food Lab or Escoffier Culinary School. Learn how to throw clay on a potter’s wheel at Boulder Pottery Lab, or take the little ones to a class at Tinker Art Studio. Step away from the norm and embark on a personal journey by starting a breathwork, meditation, or yoga training with any one of our city’s talented practitioners. Boulder’s Shambhala Center offers drop-in meditation classes throughout the week.
Shop Along Pearl
The rain can be a downer for local businesses, as well. Put on your rain jacket and shop-hop along Pearl Street. Stop for lunch, visit the Boulder Book Store, or change up your summer wardrobe with the assistance of talented personal shoppers at MAX. Get your holiday shopping out of the way, or buy gifts for friends and family who could use a little pick-me-up. Other great shops include Cedar & Hyde, H A V E N and Liberty Puzzles (to name just a few).
Burn some energy on the climbing walls at Movement Climbing + Fitness or The Spot Bouldering Gym. Go a step further and sign them up for a summer class with knowledgeable instructors who will help even the newest climbers build confidence on the wall.
Boulder is home to a few fantastic spas, including The Dragontree Spa and the Spa at Hotel St Julien. Call to inquire about last minute cancellations or book yourself a facial, massage, or other self-care session. For self-care that’s fun for the whole family, book a private sauna and salt session with Infrared Salt Therapy. Want to squeeze in a little pampering but don’t have time to plan ahead? Visit the Colorado Athletic Club and enjoy the hottub, pool and saunas.
Travel Back in Time
Spend the afternoon duking it out in Mortal Combat or Mrs. Pacman at Press Play. This arcade bar and lounge provides entertainment that folks of any age will enjoy. Sip a local brew while channeling your inner teenager to see who can get the highest score on skee ball.
Boulder, Colorado has so much to do regardless of the weather. Rainy days offer us the perfect excuse to put our hiking boots away for a little while and get creative exploring new parts of our fabulous city.