June 2017 Magazines - Page 39

Boulder City is a joy to visit and a great place to spend the better part of a day. In addition to the things mentioned above, I encourage you to “get lost” in the town and seek out even more local color. There’s great BBQ and pizza joints, the celebrated diner “The Coffee Cup” that was featured on the hit Food Network show, Diner’s, Driver’s and Dive’s, lovely parks and monuments. The people are friendly, the business/bypass route keeps the traffic tolerable and I didn’t even see any parking meters! Yes, Boulder City is the gateway to the Hoover Dam, but it’s also much, much more. All one needs to do is spend the day there to realize that life in the slow lane can be a good thing! ◆