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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by P Miller, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. P Miller

    P Miller Well-Known Member

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    My son and I are attending our first Colorado game on October 15. Heading there as a potential student. Would welcome any suggestions on places to stay, events to attend earlier in the day, parking, best places to eat, pretty much the whole gamut. We will be arriving in Boulder around 11:00 or so as we will be leaving directly from his game on Friday night, and it is a bit of a trip from Iowa.

    Appreciate any help and one thing for me to check off my bucket list. Thanks.
     
  2. BuffUp

    BuffUp W.T.T.F. Club Member

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    Stop and take a dump in nebraska
     
  3. InTheBuff

    InTheBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Do you have a hotel reservation yet ?
    They do fill up for CU games and the 15th is homecoming so I expect it to be tough to find a room.
     
  4. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    You are picking a hell of a weekend to visit. Game is going to sell out. Get tickets now or be prepared for a real squeeze. Also, same for hotels. Get whatever you can in town now.
     
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    https://www.allbuffs.com/threads/cu-gameday-stadium-parking-tailgates-hotels-events-etc.118811/
     
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  6. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Do you have game tickets? ASU is going to be packed.

    VRBO in town if you can. It might be too late. If not, VRBO or Air BnB in Louisville or Lafayette. What's your budget? St. Julian and Boulderado are well situated but expensive.

    So much good food! I don't even know where to start. However, Span-ish (not Spanish food, however) on The Hill is an undiscovered gem. They serve breakfast until 3, and the eggs benedict will change your life. A burger at The Dark Horse is a must, in my opinion. But really, there are so many good restaurants in Boulder--it's tough to go wrong. A stroll down west or east pearl should reveal some good eats. Places like The Kitchen, Salt, BlackBelly will all require reservations. Do not, under any circumstances, eat at The Rio.

    Do attend the Stampede on Pearl on Friday night. Oops. Just saw that you won't be there Friday night. Scratch that.

    Wander around campus. Find all of the planets, to scale, that orbit the sun located outside Fiske Planetarium. Check out the campus replica lego exhibit on the third floor of Old Main. Ask for a tour of the Rec Center. Feed the Koy in the pond behind Mackey Auditorium.

    I'll think us some more tips and post later.
     
  7. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Where in Iowa? Better get on those tix and hotel asap
     
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    Definitely eat on the hill, "The Sink" and "Half-Fast Subs" are Boulder icons. South east of campus on Baseline is the Dark Horse, also a Boulder staple. Can't really go wrong with food in Boulder.
     
  9. chitownbuff

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    Boulder is going to look like Heaven after that drive. Safe travels.
     
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    fify
     
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    Gramburglar Literally has hundreds of dollars Club Member

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  12. P Miller

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    Thanks to all of you, even the suggestion on a pit stop in Nebraska, I actually got that same request from a few Iowa fans in NW Iowa (Near Sioux City Slider). Tickets are taken care of, so not a problem there. A place to stay however has not, but in the works looking thru Airbnb. We hope to visit a bit with Coach Leavitt as we live near his old Sioux City stomping grounds back when he was coaching at Morningside College.

    How about after the game that is 'sophomore in high school friendly'?
     
  13. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    It's going to be after 10:00 in a college town, potentially after a big time win. You are kind of putting us in a bind here. Maybe starbucks?
     
  14. Duff Man

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    LeMars FTW!
     
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  15. buffedup

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    Folks will be dressing a little more warmly, but your kid's head is going to be on a swivel trying to checkout all the "locals".
     
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    That was worth repeating.
     
  17. P Miller

    P Miller Well-Known Member

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    Near Holstein Duff Man
     
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  18. Big Jim

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    I too will be chaperoning a high school sophomore to the game and plan on subjecting to him the full glory of Pearl Street at 11:00PM on the night of a big win. I cannot think of many other things that would better sell a kid on CU.
     
  19. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    honestly, yea, having him wander around pearl street would be eye opening. They may even let him in one or two of the places. Haagendaz maybe
     
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    If you clicked the link with all the info about gameday/stadium/parking, lots of good info there. I am going to chime in that the Friday night parade on Pearl Street is not to be missed if you want some small town/college town excitement and atmosphere. It's free, it's fun, and you get a close up look at the band, the players (most of the time) and cheerleaders, and fans, lots of fans.
    Now, Oct. 15 in Boulder can be nice, or can be CHILLY and nothing ruins a good game than being miserably cold. Bring layers, bring a beach towel or small blanket to sit on, bring warm mittens, wear a warm coat and hat.
    If you haven't found the hotel of your dreams yet, keep in mind that quite a few fans come from Denver, and the drive won't kill you, although you need to alot a couple extra hours and not cut it close, as traffic will be very heavy. But you can look at hotels on highway-36 (aka the Boulder highway, or Buffalo Highway). Where "36" goes through the towns of Broomfield, near Louisville and Lafayette, and near Interlochen (a development that is technically in Broomfield), there are new large hotels that should accommodate. You just won't have the downtown Boulder experience, but you'll still have a great game day. (And Friday night, don't skip Friday night.)

    EDIT: just realized that you are leaving after a game Friday night and will miss the parade. Never mind. Going to leave the enthusiasm here in case someone else reads the thread.
     
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    Don't stay in Longmont!!

    After the game, if you have your car parked in a good spot near campus, trod across campus, west, to Pearl St. There are tons of great restaurants (I can NEVER spell "restaurants" on the first try!) on Pearl St. After that, you can walk south and check out The Hill, where a ton of students live. Maybe you could even park around there for the game. My daughter lived on 9th and College and there are places to park around there. But you'd better be early.
     
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  22. AlferdJasper

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    There are paid lots with folks waving flags. When you see other people walking towards the stadium, wearing CU colors, assume you are near enough to look for parking.
    Don't try to hide your car in a Safeway lot or similar on game day unless you want to be towed. They don't stand for shenanigans.
     
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    Sammiches. Bring them to Sackygate.
     
  24. JPinCO

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    For post-game entertainment I'd recommend walking Pearl Street rather than the Hill, where it'll be a little college-crazy that time of night. Pearl Street will be more tame, and there are some places that serve food later and aren't a bar scene.
     
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  25. P Miller

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    Thank you all for the suggestions. Hoping for a Big Buffalo win.
     
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  26. P Miller

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    And one more question, where to buy some Buffalo gear on game day?
     
  27. Fight CU

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  28. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Locally, you can find Buff gear at the student center on campus (UMC), local stores such as Ross (on 28th street) and I think the local Macy's will have some. (Macy's also on 28th Street --- Hwy 36 takes righthand turn at one point near campus, and becomes 28th street.)
    There are a couple stores on the Pearl Street Mall that have front windows full of gear from tees to hats to sweats; it's not hard to find in Boulder.

    Here's my map to stuff if you don't want to head to the bookstore or are in this area before the game: https://www.google.com/maps/place/R...eca3f8c!8m2!3d40.0186528!4d-105.2520099?hl=en
     
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    Despite what the haters might say, there's are actually quite a few nice, new places to stay in SW Longmont that are a very short drive to Boulder.
     
  30. sliderNcider

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    @SuperBuff

    I hear there's a nice store that also has Jackalopes
     
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