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Colorado Scene Setter

By February 15, 2018 April 16th, 2019 No Comments

Colorado is calling

Jam-packed with things to do all year round, Colorado is an adventurer’s dream. From National Parks and winter activities, to fabulous food and entertainment, there’s so much to discover. Here’s what you can expect… 

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Good to know

Flight time: Fly into Denver International Airport with United Airlines and start your holiday in style. Direct flights take 10 hours.

Climate: With 300 days of annual sunshine and four distinct seasons, summers are hot and winters are mild, making Colorado perfect to visit all year round.

Local currency: US Dollar ($)

GMT: -5

Adventure

If you have adventure pumping through your veins, Colorado with get your heart well and truly beating! Get outdoors and conquer a mountain, slope down one of the 27 ski resorts, hit the water and go white-water rafting, or hike to your hearts content.

Adrenaline

Up for a challenge? The list is endless in Colorado. Try paragliding, hang gliding, skydiving, zip wiring, rock climbing, trail running, e-biking, adventure quests, quad biking… and breathe!

Water

Enjoy the rivers of Colorado. For water adventures try white water rafting, jet skiing, tubing, water-skiing, kayaking or fishing.

Don’t miss!

• The adrenaline

• Water adventures

• Winter adventures

• Summer adventures

Winter

For a high-speed winter adventure, try your hand at skiing, snowboarding or sledging at one of Colorado’s world-class ski resorts. Or, for something a little different, go snowmobiling and ice climbing.

Summer

Travelling in summer? Head for the hills for glorious hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. There are plenty of campsites too.

Arts

Packed with a whole host of arts and entertainment, Colorado is the capital of culture. With world-class museums, outstanding performance halls, and fabulous festivals, this place is teeming with cultural delights.

Things to see:
• Contemporary fine art at The Frederic C Hamilton Art Museum
• Loveland – a creative district packed full of arts and crafts
• Catch a Broadway tour show at Denver Center for the Performing Arts
• Be captivated by outstanding dance at Colorado Ballet
• Witness the wonder at Central City Opera House
• Go to a top gig at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
• Head to the Crested Butte Music Festival for eclectic music with laid-back mountain vibes

History

With a colourful history, Colorado is peppered with an exciting and intriguing past. Once home to humungous dinosaurs, then native people, there are a multitude of fascinating historic sights and landmarks to see.

Must see:
• Walk with dinosaurs at the Dinosaur Journey Museum
• Explore the mysteries of the underground Old Hundred Gold Mine
• Go back in time to see how Colorado’s oldest inhabitants – the Ancestral Puebloans – lived
• Giddy on up to Fort Garland for a taste of the Wild West
• Spook yourself with a trip to a ghost town

Food and Drink

If an awesome place to eat and drink is what you’re looking for then Colorado is for you! Get your taste buds tingling with award-winning restaurants and try a tipple or two in the tonnes of craft breweries, hundreds of wineries and many distilleries.

Wineries

Award winning wineries – tick. Free tours and tastings – tick. For a romantic day out, head to wine country to enjoy a picnic and some vino by the vines.

Craft beer

As the biggest producer of beer in the States, Colorado knows a thing or two about brewing. See how the experts do it on a brewery tour, where you can sample your way through the best beers. After this, we’re sure you’ll have some tales to tell.

Don’t miss!

• Craft beer

• Wineries

• Distilleries

• Restaurants

Distilleries

Spirits are high in Colorado – literally. With craft distillery numbers on the rise, these unique, home-grown tipples are worth a try.

Restaurants

Nobody does farm to table better than Colorado. With restaurants sourcing the best local produce, you can be sure of a tasty treat in the many restaurants. And with Denver Restaurant Week celebrating their culinary craft, you’ll grab a tasty meal for a delicious price.

Wellbeing

This great outdoorsy state is the perfect place to fine your Zen. If you’re looking for relaxation and healing take a trip to some… or all of these wellbeing hotspots.

• Restore your body at Allegria Spa with a hot stone massage
• Unwind at Strawberry Park Hot Springs by Steamboat Springs
• Find your spiritual path at the cosy mountain getaway Infinite Alignment Retreats
• Meditate and enjoy the yoga at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat

Natural beauty

Year round, Colorado captures colour and contrast to make a spectacle for the senses.

Don’t go without seeing…
• The Great Sand Dunes National Park
• The contrasting red rocks of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs
• Spotting Elk at Rock Mountain National Park
• Dropping by the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park
• Taking a scenic drive along the Red Mountain Pass

With so much to see and do, Colorado is calling you!

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