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See the Boulder World

Just west of campus, this student hangout is the place to see, watch, and taste CU-Boulder. Nice... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Denver, Colorado
University Town Scene

Where it is happening. Storefronts, restaurants and bars. Check out the life. Pedestrian friendly... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
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Dec 11, 2018
“See the Boulder World”
Oct 7, 2018
“University Town Scene”
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13th St. between Pennsylvania St. and College Ave., Boulder, CO
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Reviewed December 16, 2018

Unless you're a college student - a few places to eat, a few shops, convenient if you have to eat before attending an event at CU

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Just west of campus, this student hangout is the place to see, watch, and taste CU-Boulder. Nice fast food (jJmmy John's and others) and coffee outlets. Worth exploring, but not for long.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

Where it is happening. Storefronts, restaurants and bars. Check out the life. Pedestrian friendly with parking areas.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

i go to the hill about once a week to do my laundry its for college students that are alot younger then me.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

My son frequently talks about the Hill, I don't see it but then I'm 50 not 18 and in college. I can see his point of view but I'm 30 years to late

Date of experience: August 2017
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

What a day and night in this lively strip here.. cool bars... cool people... college alums everywhere!@ #GoBuffs

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

An anthropologist visits strange tribes to view their odd customs. You can do the same on The Hill, an area only a few blocks in size that hosts thousands of young people plus homeless people plus any others attracted to the buzz of activity. The...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Our travel guide (book) sent us to the Hill, but we weren't impressed. We didn't try any bar or restaurant though. Lots of homeless people and their dogs...We should have tried some place to eat.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2017

The Hill boasts many activities for us Boulderites. The college frat and sorority houses are in this area, but much more. It is central to southern-edge of the city off Broadway. Lots of commerce and a fine small music venue help the party going.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Visiting for Mom's Weekend. Loved seeing all the Fraternity and Sorority houses. Quaint homes with amazing charm

Date of experience: February 2017
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April Visit for fun and family event... (11 Replies)
Finally have some questions for you. My husband grew up in St Louis (Webster Groves) but has not lived in St Louis in 40+ years, so it will be newish for him. Family event is already planned, but here is my wish list and questions Arrive April 7, staying near Tower Grove Park. Depart April 12. Wish list/Questions: - Quilt shops and antique shops, any good locations? - Best Burger? DH wants Steak n Shake and White Castle, any others? - Italian restaurants on the Hill - which for...More
January 23, 2014|
Response fromclvier1|
I would go to Cherokee St., east of Jefferson, for some eclectic antiquing. Good dining in the area at Mud House, nearby in Benton Park are Luvy Duvy's, Benton Park Cafe, and Jax, also Blues City Deli. West of Jefferson are a number of bodegas, supermercados, and tacquerias. I especially like Siete Luminarias, but being from the SW that may not interest you. Burgers: Many good ones to be had, I'd suggest O' Connells, near the Hill- been around forever and a true STL experience. Other good...More
Hotels or B&Bs on West Side? (2 Replies)
We just returned from Austin and stayed at the Doubletree Guest Suites which was excellent. However, we'd love to stay on the west side (around Lamar & 6th) with more restaurants and places to walk / shop. This time we'd also rent a car to get out to the Hill Country. Any suggestions for a couple in their late 40s? Thanks.
January 01, 2008|
Response fromPortAddict|
The San Jose on S. Congress!
Travel from San Antonio to Fredericksburg to Austin and back (2 Replies)
My husband and I are planning a trip to Texas in September. We will fly into San Antonio (cheaper than Austin fare) and drive to Fredericksburg and spend about three days in that area. Then we plan to drive to Austin and spend three days around there. At the most we will spend a final 7th night in San Antonio for flight back to Nashville. Does this seem reasonable as a trip? We have been to San Antonio (loved it), but never to the Hill country. We have not been to Austin. We like to hike,...More
April 01, 2018|
Response fromChristieP|
You will have a wonderful time. That’s the best part of Texas!