Are you planning a Colorado vacation? The juxtaposition of nature, culture, and city life across the state make Colorado vacations a favorite destination among avid travelers. If this is your first time taking a Colorado vacation, you’ve come to the right place. Just to help you get the most juice out of your adventure, we’ve put together a few suggestions of things you must add to your Colorado vacation bucket list.
- Book yourself a bed and breakfast lodging reservation.
If you’ve seen one hotel, you’ve seen them all. Best case scenario, hotels have uncomfortable beds, generic decor, and a sea of other travelers who don’t know you from Adam. And we don’t want to talk about the worst case scenario. When you stay at a bed and breakfast in Colorado (heck, this is a good policy for any type of vacation!), you have the opportunity to get to know the owner and locals in a way you just can’t at a vanilla hotel. Instead of a hotel carpet and mass-produced paintings that dull the senses, most bed and breakfasts have charm and character in their decor that adds to your experience. Instead of a continental breakfast that you’ll never think of again, your bed and breakfast is hand made with love in the ingredients. Staying at a bed and breakfast is a great way to make the most of your Colorado vacation.
Insider’s Tip: Always read customer reviews while searching for a bed and breakfast, to find one that you know you’ll love. It also doesn’t hurt to look up room discounts before placing reservations, you might find a deal that is free money in your pocket!
- Take some time for a great sightseeing adventure or two.
Colorado is world famous for its gorgeous mountain views and incredible outdoor activities. While planning your great Colorado trip, make sure you look into creative ways to soak it all in. Take a guided bike tour. Go whitewater rafting. Rent a hot air balloon. See the city on a segway or hover board! There are so many ways to get around, don’t limit yourself to a car while doing your sightseeing!
- Make a trip to Colorado’s natural odorless hot springs
Colorado is a hot bed of hot springs. Hot springs are the product of ground water that is heated by the magma in the core of the earth. Yes, taking a dip in a hot spring is basically the equivalent of relaxing in a Jacuzzi that is fueled by hot lava. That’s on the level of things that the world’s most interesting man does.
In addition to the coolness points you get, hot springs are very good for your health. The naturally occurring mineral content of the water in a hot spring is great for your skin. The temperature of the water has been connected to improving blood circulation. The life-changing relaxation that you can’t avoid experiencing during a session in a hot spring is good for your nerves and heart-health. In other words, you want to visit a hot spring while visiting Colorado.
- Take a tour of breweries.
If drinking craft beer is your thing, you’ll think you died and went to heaven in Colorado. Micro-breweries were common and thriving in Colorado long before the rest of the country got on board with the delicious concept.
While planning your trip to Colorado, make sure you take a day or two to tour a few breweries in Denver. Denver is a hub of some of the greatest beer in Colorado. Colorado produces some of the best beer in the United States. The United States is the home of some of the best beer in the world. What we’re saying is, if you want the best beer in the world to touch your lips, add it to your to-do list when you get to Denver!
This is not an exhaustive list of things to do in Colorado. All of the words on all of the internet wouldn’t fully cover all of the opportunities you have in Colorado. However, if you stay at a bed and breakfast, book a unique adventure, sit in a hot spring, and drink a craft beer, you’re guaranteed a great trip!