Digital Nomad Guide to Boulder, Colorado
Coffee shops with Wifi, the best neighborhoods, and how to get around in Boulder, Colorado.
Want to know what Boulder is like for remote workers? Here's our guide to finding coworking, coffee shops, Wifi and what to do when staying in Boulder.
This charming college town, nestled in the foothills of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, has rightfully earned its reputation of being one of the most picturesque small cities in the US. With its abundance of outdoor activities, a lively downtown area, and a creative community, Boulder is an exciting place to be. Our tips below outline some of our favorite ways to experience the city.
Where to stay in Boulder
If you’re craving a vibrant area, close to independent boutiques, renowned restaurants, and charming Victorian architecture, downtown Boulder might be your place. The brick paved Pearl Street is lined with many shopping and dining options. Beyond that, you’ll find a farmers market, live music, tech start ups and more. University Hill is a calm, residential neighborhood close to Downtown.
A popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Chautauqua is one of Boulder’s most scenic areas, with perfect views of the Flatirons area, a large park, hiking and biking trails.
North Boulder, or NoBo, is a trending area popular among artists and emerging businesses. You’ll find boutique/artisan businesses, great restaurants, breweries, wineries, and more.
Getting Around Boulder
While having a car is the best way to get around Boulder, bikes and busses are also great options.
Bike trails weave throughout the city and nearby parks. You’ll find local shops renting bikes between $40 and $60/day. The Regional Transportation District's bus routes run throughout Boulder as well as the greater Denver area, including the Denver International Airport.
Is there Uber in Boulder?
Yes, Uber and Lyft are widely available.
Is Boulder safe?
In short, yes. Boulder has been named Number 1 in the US for Best Places to Live for Quality of Life, and Number 7 for Safest Places to Live.
Digital nomad and startup communities in Boulder
The entrepreneurial spirit is strong throughout Boulder, and with it being Colorado's most populated city, digital nomads and remote workers have plenty of job opportunities.
Coworking Spaces in Boulder
Being such a popular destination for remote workers, Boulder is fully equipped with a variety of co-working spaces.
Fully equipped with everything you’d find in a “real office” and has been noted as being one of the friendliest in the city. Boulder's thriving entrepreneurial vibe is especially concentrated at Office Evolution. Simplicity is a priority, so can members dig into their projects quickly without worrying over complicated contracts downtown
Their Boulder location features floors of co-working and private offices designed for small and large teams. Custom murals decorate the lounge, and their micro roasted coffee bar are some of their luxury amenities.
Expansive 15th & Canyon
Three floors of offices, on site parking, located downtown, centrally located, right next to the RTD Main Station. Members are invited to their community and networking events like their lunch and learns and happy hours.
A relaxed environment located downtown on Pearl Street. lots of desk options to find just the right level of privacy/ community. The coffee is tasty and the music at a good volume. This is a great place to work in North Boulder.
Coffee shops in Boulder
Cafes with WiFi in Boulder
The following recommendations may be affected by the ongoing pandemic, always check before you set off.
Part cafe, part bookshop, Trident is a great place to grab a coffee and get some work done. You’ll find large tables in their main room (most of them with outlet access) and a patio in the back with outdoor seating.
Boxcar Coffee Roasters
A favorite among many, made obvious by how busy it almost always is. The coffee is great, the WiFi couldn’t be better, and there are a good amount of outlets available.
Located on the south side near the university, this cafe is super popular among students, but if you can find a spot, it’s a great option for working.
OZO Coffee Company
With a few locations throughout the city, you can almost always find a seat at Ozo to work at. The space has a lot of tables with outlet access and reliable WiFi.
Gyms and yoga studios in Boulder
A welcoming studio located downtown with a variety of classes great for every level.
Boulder Rock Club
An indoor climbing gym that offers top roping, lead climbing, bouldering, group fitness classes and adult courses.
ONE Boulder Fitness
A smaller gym, centrally located, great sense of community. Equipped with amenities like a sauna, cardio machines, free two hour parking.
Movement Climbing and Fitness
An indoor gym offering climbing, yoga, and fitness classes.
Groceries and shopping in Boulder
Boulder Farmers Market
A lovely farmers market is held every Saturday morning from April to October in Central Market. Expect local vendors selling fresh produce, plants, and eats.
You’ll find Whole Foods and Trader Joes as well as Natural Grocers, a Colorado born grocery store chain specialized in health foods. Centrally located on Pearl Street, it’s a great option for buying healthy snacks, fresh produce, supplements, and other day to day provisions.
What to do in Boulder
With over 300 days of sunshine and gorgeous landscapes, there is a seemingly endless list of outdoor activities available.
Picnic at Chautauqua Park
This beautiful sprawling park is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a picnic.
Walk down Pearl Street Mall
Make your way down Pearl Street Mall for a day of shopping and eating at some of Boulder’s best restaurants.
Visit the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Stop by this small museum for impressive works of contemporary art. It’s located downtown, and the entrance fee is $2.
Outdoor Activities in Boulder
Boulder has 151 miles of trails. Some of the most popular ones include the Royal Arch Trail, Mount Saitas and Sanitas Valley Loop Trail, and Lions Lair Trail.
In the winter months, snowshoeing, downhill and cross country skiing are popular. Just 21 miles west of Boulder is Eldora Mountain Resort, a relaxed and approachable ski resort where you can of course ski and snowshoe.
Colorado has hundreds of miles of incredible biking trails. Some of the best include Marshall Mesa, Betasso Preserve, and Walker Ranch.
With 300 days of sunshine annually, Boulder’s climbing season lasts all year long. Check out the Flatirons, Eldorado Canyon, and Boulder Canyon if you’re wanting to get some climbing in.
Looking for a place to stay and cowork in Boulder? Check out Outsite Boulder - University Hill.