5 Places Worth Checking Out On Your Next Trip To Colorado
From the heights of the Rocky Mountains to the buzzing urban spaces of downtown Denver, Colorado is a place filled with recreational opportunities of all kinds. If you're planning a visit, or are a resident looking to explore the state further, check out the destinations listed here, which range from unique hotels to places teeming with outdoor activities. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
5 Great Colorado Vacation Destinations
|Iron Mountain Hot Springs||Glenwood Springs||Features 16 geothermal soaking pools, a freshwater family pool, an elevated jetted spa, and more|
|The Maven||Denver||A boutique hotel anchoring the Dairy Block, a vibrant new micro-district in downtown Denver|
|Snowmass||Snowmass Village||Mountain town offering a plethora of outdoor activities throughout the year, from camping and skiing to hiking and horseback riding|
|Denver Union Station||Denver||A 100-year-old historic landmark boasting an eclectic array of the city's top local restaurants, bars, and shops|
|Kimpton Hotel Monaco||Denver||Hotel delivering luxury amenities, a convenient downtown location, and renovated guest rooms|
The Pure Water of Iron Mountain Hot Springs
Performing Arts Venues in Colorado
|Colorado Symphony||Denver||Create extraordinary musical experiences that transport today's listener, from the best of the past to the edge of the future|
|Colorado MahlerFest||Boulder||Celebrate the legacy of composer Gustav Mahler through an annual festival featuring his musical output as well as contextual cultural and educational events|
|Colorado Ballet||Denver||Present exceptional classical ballet and contemporary dance through performances, training, education, and community engagement|
|Central City Opera||Central City||Sing extraordinary stories to spark imagination, inspire creativity, and open minds to the breadth of human experience|
|Boulder Ballet||Boulder||Bring classic, contemporary, and uniquely theatrical ballet to various venues and teach students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience dance and movement|
|Colorado Springs Fine Art Center||Colorado Springs||Be a cultural and economic anchor, providing innovative, world-class programming to an ever-expanding audience|
Discover Denver's Union Station
Colorado is a state overflowing with natural beauty. Residents are known to participate in a number of outdoor activities, such as skiing, hiking, camping, whitewater rafting, fishing, and more. If you're looking for things to do and sights to see on your next trip to the Centennial State, here, in no particular order, are some Rocky Mountain highlights.
For #1, we have Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Situated alongside the Colorado River, it offers 16 geothermal soaking pools for visitors to enjoy, each differing in shape, temperature, and experience. The hot spring water contains 14 minerals that purportedly boost relaxation and destress busy minds. There is also a freshwater family pool with an attached elevated jetted spa available for use.
When visitors are ready to take a break from the hot springs, which can range from 99 degrees to 108 degrees, they can cool off on lounge chairs or in the outdoors showers during the warmer months. Guests have access to locker rooms with keyless cubbies, amenities, hairdryers, bathing suit dryers, and lavatories. Iron Mountain is located in Glenwood Springs, which is about one hour away from Aspen and Vail.
Guests have access to locker rooms with keyless cubbies, amenities, hairdryers, bathing suit dryers, and lavatories.
Next up, at #2, we have The Maven, a boutique hotel in Denver's micro-district, the Dairy Block. The neighborhood is home to several restaurants and bars, such as Huckleberry Roasters and Run For The Roses. Guest rooms are loft-style spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, a pour-over coffee system, smart TVs, and more.
The hotel has an on-site Tex-Mex restaurant, Kachina Cantina, which serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Dishes include scallop ceviche, fry bread benedict, green chili nachos, tacos, and margaritas. The Maven is also home to Poka Lola Social Club, a bar serving beer, wine, and craft cocktails made with locally-sourced ingredients.
The #3 entry is Snowmass, a mountain town where one can camp, ski, horseback ride, fly fish, and more. One will find more than 90 miles of hiking, biking, equestrian trails, and 27 holes of scenic disc golf. During the summer, it is home to the Snowmass Rodeo, which features bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, Dally Ribbon Roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.
During the summer, it is home to the Snowmass Rodeo, which features bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, Dally Ribbon Roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.
During the winter, it is an optimal place to ski, with 3,300 acres for snow-sports. Some of the trails stretch as long as five miles. One can rent goggles, boards, boots, and more from any of the shops all around Snowmass, which includes free overnight equipment transfer between the four mountains for easy access.
Coming in at #4 is Denver Union Station, located in the eponymous city. It is home to an array of the area's restaurants, bars, and shops. Dining options include everything from Milkbox Ice Creamery to Stoic and Genuine, which serves seafood, oysters, and granitas. Above Union Station is a full-service hotel, The Crawford.
Union Station is home to Denver's downtown farmers market, open during Saturdays in the summer. Other special events include Yoga on the Plaza and Buskerfest, which features street art and performance in the Mile-High City. Union Station is also a transit hub, with Amtrak and RTD Lightrail making stops there.
Union Station is also a transit hub, with Amtrak and RTD Lightrail making stops there.
The last entry, #5, is the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, located in downtown Denver. It offers many amenities to guests, including daily complimentary morning coffee and tea service, a nightly wine hour, and a fitness center. Every room has a yoga mat, and it is pet-friendly, for travelers who wish to bring their furry companion along.
The on-site restaurant, Panzano, serves Northern Italian food made with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients for breakfast, brunch, lunch, happy hour, or dinner. For corporate travelers, the Monaco offers 4,000 square feet of meeting space ready to accommodate board meetings, social functions, and seminars. Catering is available for these functions.