Our Family Overnight in Boulder, CO

An overnight trip to Boulder was just what our family needed.

After a very busy last couple of weeks, our family was craving some quality time together. Ryan has been working late, the kids schedules have been a bit erratic + I have been running on coffee + fumes.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

Where we stayed

We booked a room at our go-to, the st. julien in downtown boulder + told the kids we were off for an adventure. With the promise of an indoor swimming pool, an elevator (it’s the little things, right?!?!) + a raging fireplace… the kids could not get their shoes on fast enough.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

45 minutes after we backed out of our driveway, we were pulling into the hotel. Typically ryan + I make an annual weekend getaway to boulder for some much needed R&R but I was just as excited to experience it with our kids in tow.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

Cohen was pumped that he got to push the elevator button every time we came + went from our room… which was a lot. Between our trips to walk up + down pearl street, meals out + exploring the hotel, we were on the move constantly.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

Eat, drink, play… repeat

Of course no trip to my college alma mater would not be complete without a stop at locale boulder. We stuffed our faces with the frutti de mar salad + the best pizza in town too. Happy bellies for all!

We also had some delicious turmeric lattes at wonder + the best vegan ice cream at fior. Truly, their dairy-free options were amazing + made this momma tear up because blake could actually partake in our post-dinner treat.

Our little swimmers

Oh and the swimming… a double thumbs up if you ask me. The pool felt like an extra warm bath that didn’t make you shiver upon entering. Most pools are a bit too cool for my little girl but this one was perfection. We made multiple trips to the pool so the kids could swim + play. It was by far the best activity + also wore them out.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien
boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

The weather was unseasonably warm during our stay. Almost every patio in town was filled with people sipping drinks + eating out. We opted to dine indoors but we did take full advantage of the beautiful temperatures by playing outside.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

Traveling with kids is all about perspective

Our family has truly learned to love hotel travel. Over the past 18 months, we have been on a few trips with them & each one keeps getting better than the next.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

The kids see everything as an adventure. Even just a trip up an unknown elevator or hanging out in the lobby can be insanely entertaining. Everything is new & somehow extra special because it is not part of their everyday.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien
boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

I have found that if I slow down & turn off my over-planning brain, it is best for all of us too. We are more present, enjoy the moment & don’t feel like we are missing out on anything.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

As usual, we cannot wait to go back to boulder. After such a memorable + truly fun weekend, I hope our next visit is as a family of four.

boulder weekend with kids 2019 - st julien

One Comment

  1. Happy you had such a good time!