While we love the ~300 days of sunshine in Colorado, the cold weather can still get to you. If you’re looking for ways to make the best of the winter days, here’s where you can enjoy the activities that the cold weather offers, get cozy inside Colorado’s best coffee shops and restaurants, or explore the zoo, museums, and more on free days.
1. Coffee or Tea at One of Boulder County’s Coffee Shops
Did you know that Boulder has made top charts for its coffee? If you’re look for amazing coffee and bakti chai tea, check out Ozo Coffee in Boulder or Longmont, where their knowledgeable baristas will guide you through their wide variety of coffees. For some fantastic espresso and a unique chai tea, head over to Boxcar Coffee. If you’re in Longmont, make sure to stop by Red Frog Coffee.
2. Winter Sports for Those Who Don’t Ski or Snowboard
Colorado has some amazing slopes for skiing or snowboarding, but there’s so much other winter fun, too. Consider ice skating, snow tubing, or even dog sledding. We complied a list of seven activities you can do in winter, both on and off the slopes, if skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing or you’re looking to expand your winter sports.
3. A Delicious Meal at a Local Best Restaurant
If you’re a foodie, you’re in the right place. Some healthy and exquisite fine dining is right at your fingertips with restaurants like Frasca, The Oak at Fourteenth, and Flagstaff House. For a more casual atmosphere in Boulder, try one of the top restaurants like The Buff or Snooze for breakfast and The Med or The Sink for dinner. In Longmont, the Pumphouse Brewery, Jefes Tacos and Tequila, and Rosalee’s Pizzeria should be on your list for your next night out. If the whole family is going out for dinner, don’t forget to check this list of where kids eat free or for a discount all over Colorado!
4. Take Advantage of a Free Day at One of Colorado’s Museums, the Denver Zoo, and More
Museums, zoos, and other community locations, including the Denver Zoo, the Denver Art Museum, and the Museum of Nature and Science, offer select free days throughout the year. The complete list covers the entire year and more than a dozen locations.
5. Listen to Local Live Music
Many venues in Boulder and Longmont host local artists to play live music with no cover charge. These 10 venues in Boulder and these 10 venues in Longmont are filled with the sounds of a variety of genres, including gypsy jazz, Latin, and metal. Grab a drink, find a seat, and enjoy a cozy evening of live music!