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Explore Your Community with the Never Bored Game

Play the Never Bored Game

Be a tourist in your own town. Become a neighborhood expert in your own neighborhood—and beyond! 

The game is simple. Make 2022 a year to explore and support your local community, whether you grab coffee at a locally owned cafe down the street or plan a camping trip in one of Colorado's amazing state parks.

Speaking of, you can find your nearest state park via an interactive map here on the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website

Of course, there are many more adventures to tackle so that you can open your eyes to new possibilities and fall in love with where you live. To help get you started, check out the list below for a few great theaters, shops, restaurants, even volunteer opportunities—with a focus on some of the more unique offerings in your area. 

One more thing! If you take photos along the way, be sure to tag @porchlightgroup in your posts on social. We'd love to see you complete this challenge. Get a printable PDF of the Never Bored Game to track your progress.

Explore the Boulder Area 

Read a Book at a Coffee Shop

Alpine Modern Café
Ampersand Coffee Roasters
La Vita Bella Cafe in Longmont
Otis Craft Collective in Lafayette
Precision Pours Coffee House in Louisville

Shop Locally Owned

Harlequin's Gardens
Clutter Consignment
Blackbelly Butcher Shop
GiGi & Co. Pet Products
Boulder Bookstore

See a Community Play or Show

Dairy Arts Center
Longmont Theatre Company
Boulder Theater
Live Music Calendar
Colorado Theatre Guild Interactive Map

Try a New Local Restaurant

My Neighbor Felix
Farow in Niwot
Ghost Box Pizza in Lafayette

Visit a Nearby Museum or Gallery

Wonder Wonder
Media Archaeology Lab
Shelby American Collection (Historic Car Museum)
Boulder Art Galleries and Shows
Miners Museum in Lafayette
City of Longmont Museum

Visit Your Local Library

Map of Boulder Branches
Longmont Public Library
All Boulder County Libraries

Volunteer in Your Community

How to Support Those Affected by the Boulder County Fires
More Ways to Help, List from Downtown Boulder
Volunteer Opportunities Across the County
Spark the Change Calendar for Colorado 

Explore the Denver Metro Area

Coffee Shop

Honey Hill Cafe
Blue Sparrow
Crema Coffee House
Little Owl Coffee
Queensberry Coffee

Shop Locally Owned

Green Lady Gardens
Modern Nomad
St. Killian’s Cheese Shop
Rare Finds Warehouse
Second Star to the Right Books

See a Community Play or Show

Fillmore Auditorium
Cherry Creek Theatre
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton
Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center
Theatre Calendar for Denver
Colorado Theatre Guild Interactive Map

New Local Restaurant

A5 Steakhouse
Ghost Donkey
Brasserie Brixton
Istanbul Cafe and Bakery
The Green Collective
Plates by the Pound BBQ in Aurora

Visit a Nearby Museum or Gallery

Black American West Museum & Heritage Center
Denver Firefighters Museum
Clyfford Still Museum
Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Denver Selfie Museum
Meow Wolf Denver
Full Rundown of Denver Art Galleries

Visit Your Local Library

All Denver Branches
Jefferson County Library Locations
Douglas County Library Locations
Arapahoe County Library Locations
Adams County, Anythink Locations

Volunteer in Your Community

How to Support Those Affected by the Boulder County Fires
Spark the Change Calendar for Colorado 
Opportunities Across the City and County of Denver

Complete the Game & Win

Just don't forget to finish the final three challenges, find a spot to people watch, take a drive without navigation and get to know your neighbors. These will likely be more personal discoveries.

While Boulder's Pearl Street Mall and Wash Park in Denver provide plenty of foot traffic, see if you can find someplace new to observe the unique people in your town. Then take a drive without a destination and all your tech turned off—you just might find that you can get from Denver to Colorado Springs almost exclusively using back roads.

And as for your neighbors, I simple "hello" will do. A chat while shoveling sidewalks would be great. Making a new best friend who lives right next door could turn out to be a wonderful experience. Go with whatever feels comfortable for you.

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