Stop into the quaint Radda Trattoria for aperitivos and house-mixed peach bellinis, made with puréed white peaches and Prosecco. Stay for the view. 1265 Alpine Ave., 303-442-6100, raddatrattoria.com


Get your hands dirty (May through early June) at Long’s Gardens, where you can pick your own iris plants. The family-owned farm specializes in bearded irises; snag a pot of bright yellows, royal blues, and deep purples. 3240 Broadway St., 303-442-2353, longsgardens.com


Take the kids (or just yourselves) to Gateway Park Fun Center for an adrenaline kick on Colorado’s longest go-kart track or life-size maze. 4800 N. 28th St., 303-442-4386, gatewayfunpark.com


Pull on the sneakers for an accessible four-mile trek through the Wonderland Lake trails. The paths aren’t steep and the lake loop, a flat 1.5 miles, makes for a mellow pre- or postmeal walk. 4201 N. Broadway St., 303-441-3388


Jacque Michelle is a one-stop shop for gift-worthy trinkets and accessories like funky socks and colorful scarves. Our pick: A charm necklace by Colorado artist Deb Fine. 2670 Broadway St., 303-786-7628,


Picky eaters in your party? The Hungry Toad Pub & Restaurant’s menu has options: Twenty-two burger
combos (with playful names like the Toadzilla) and 27 types of sandwiches. 2543 N. Broadway St., 303-442-5012, thehungrytoad.com


Cyclists crowd Amante Uptown for that postride caffeine fix (made from imported northern Italian coffee beans) and ample TVs where bike races fill the screens. 4580 Broadway St., 303-448-9999, amantecoffee.com


During the summer months, the North Boulder neighborhood hosts a cooperative NoBo Nite Out every first Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Meet local artists and listen to live music while perusing Colorado-made artwork and merchandise. facebook.com/noboniteout