Published: March 23, 2022


Spring break is in full swing. If your student has decided to stay in Boulder over break and is in need of something fun to do, they can take advantage of things to do in the area with less students around. Here are some staycation ideas to share with your student. 

Things to do on campus

Staycation at the Rec is a free weeklong event over spring break at the Rec Center on campus. There will be free bouldering, ice-skating and more for your student to enjoy. 

Your student can also visit attractions on campus like the CU Art Museum, CU Heritage Center and CU Museum of Natural History

Things to do in Boulder

Colorado has plenty of warm and sunny days, even if there’s snow on the ground! Encourage your student to spend some time outside. They can easily bike around Boulder, take a walk along the Boulder Creek Path or check out some popular hiking trails at Chautauqua park.

Spring break is also the perfect time to try out some of Boulder’s most popular restaurants without a long wait, like The Buff or The Sink.

Things to do in Denver

Your student can use their CollegePass for free bus transit to Denver, where they can visit the Downtown Aquarium, the Denver Zoo or various museums. Some museums may offer a discount with a student ID.

They can also visit the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver to shop or dine, and check out Denver’s event calendar for additional activities and things to do.