1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There are only 2 maps and no photos at all. Yes, there are lots of listings and it includes web sites, but it's just that--listings and more listings. It's just not as compelling or interesting as other guides out there.
One thing I dislike is the typography: the text is so fine and faint that it can be difficult to read. Were they trying to save on ink costs? It's funny that they actually credit the book designer! She should be fired. I also saw the guide to Denver. Same comments go for that book, though this one is a bit better, thus 3 stars.
3 of 16 people found the following review helpful
THE INSIDERS' GUIDE TO BOULDER AND ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, 9TH EDITION is a great book about the city of Boulder, its suburbs, and Rocky Mountain National Park. The "Relocation" section shows both the city of Boulder and its suburbs to be both wealthier and more socially and politically liberal than Denver and its environs, and can steer you to areas where, if you blast music by singers who don't have perfect skin, you won't get busted, a problem which is common in some of Denver's suburbs. It also shows that Boulder and its environs are willing to vote for a female political candidate with problem skin, which people in the suburbs of Denver generally don't do, unless the candidate is pro-gun. Overall, this book shows Boulder to be to the left of Denver, especially in its tolerance of different cultures, so the "Dining" and "Nightlife" sections are also incredible, as is the section on Rocky Mountain National Park, which warns you that speech patterns such as perseveration and repetitive questions will likely draw wolves and wildcats towards you, as well as describing the natural beauty of the park. Overall, this book is a comprehensive guide to Boulder, its suburbs, and Rocky Mountain National Park.