I have visited United States of America more than 3-4 times and visited all the top tourist spots in top cities like New York, Washington DC, Florida and San Francisco. But I have never visited Colorado, which is one of the best states in United States of America thanks to amazing things that you can do there. As my wife Sunitha and 4 year old son Reyansh never visited USA, I hope to visit Colorado along with them so that they get an understanding of wonderful life there.
If you are newly married and looking for a wonderful honeymoon which is full on adventure where you can also experience nature at it’s fullest, you should opt for honeymoon cabins in Colorado.
Coming back to more information about Colorado, the holiday season is just around the corner and world class family oriented destinations are staring at you in the face. The spectacular mountains, breathtaking canyons, world class museums, hiking trails and legendary ski resorts, await you at this one stop family vacation spot.
Families, from every corner of the world, make an effort to travel to Colorado at least once to experience and explore the unique attractions the state has to offer. Though the 54 above 14,000 feet high mountain peaks are a major draw, there are other high points for families, which are equally attractive if not more, and stand out in their own right.
Spend quality time at Beaver Creek
The Beaver Creek Hiking Center is just what the doctor ordered for a fun filled day hiking up the 14,000 high peaks of the Colorado outdoors. Well trained and knowledgeable guides will assist you on the rigorous climb.
The Beaver Creek Stables offer horseback rides for ages 7 and up, while the toddlers can enjoy a pony ride in the stable area. The base of Beaver Creek provides the Black Lawn experience which includes a great selection of family movies and concerts that are free and full of family fun.
Unravel the secret of Chautauqua
Without doubt, Chautauqua is the best kept secret of Colorado. This iconic landmark is located at the base of Flatirons in Boulder, and is surrounded on all sides by open spaces. The Theatre-Hikes Colorado, endeavours to take visitors on a easy walk, with the Boulder Open Space providing an amiable backdrop.
Revel in the adventurous atmosphere at Breckenridge.
If Breckenridge happens to be on your summer holiday menu, then the entire family is due for an unforgettable experience. From attempting to hike the gravel path along the Blue River, to mountain biking in the Summit County, Breckenridge will have you yearning for more. Just in case you feel like spending a cosy time with your date, you can drop the little ones at the Recreation Center. While your kids swing unaware, your presence will not even be noticed.
Get enthralled at Colorado Springs
If there is one place which has everything what a family may pine for, it is a day at Colorado Springs. With stupendous attractions like Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Garden of the Rocks Park and the US Olympic Training Center, guests are sure to be thrilled with the activities on offer.
If this is not enough, check out the Cave of the Winds, which is situated on the William Canyon edge. More interactive exhibits are on display at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monuments center with a superlative display of fossils.
Do not miss the views from Crested Butte
Apart from offering great outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking, Crested Butte is the number one favourite summer holiday destination in Colorado.The Trailheads Children’s Museum, engages the big kids with zip line tours, ranging from 120 to 400 feet. Kids will rave about the suspended wooden bridges and platforms which make the experience all the more special.
Go animal tracking at Estes Park
Nearly all visitors to the Rocky Mountains are aware of the various outdoor activities which one can avail of. From camping, biking, hiking to shopping in the quaint outlets at Elkhorn Avenue, there is enough to keep the parents and kids occupied all day long.
The hidden gem here is the Rocky Mountain Nature Association, which has on offer a number of day activities for children as well as elders. These highly educational courses include, art sketching, animal tracking among others. Various festivities take place during summer, which are free to attend and have animal and rodeo performances which are great fun for the kids.
Get inspired by Fort Collins
North of Denver, lies Fort Collins, a complete learning destination, both for adults and children. Start at the Museum of Discovery to view the rare exhibits and participate in the Music and Sound Lab program. The Environmental Learning Center, is a 212 acre complex housing four different ecosystems, with many programmes for kids.
The Rocky Mountain Raptor Center, is a bird rescue center. Birds of prey, which have been injured are treated here before release. A great place for those interested in the welfare and rehabilitation of birds. For the cycling enthusiasts, the The Fort Collins Bike Library, lends out bikes free of charge for a day and even up to a week.
Rejuvenate at Glenwood Springs
A memorable fun time for the entire family awaits you just a few hours away from Denver. The Glenwood Hot Springs area is deemed to be the largest mineral hot springs pool in the world. Once you are thoroughly relaxed, head to the Glenwoods Caverns Adventure Park on the mountain top.
Among other attractions at the adventure park, the Historic Fairy Caves Tour has sections which even the tiny tots can access easily. The Cliff Hanger Roller Coaster, bungee jumping, zipling, laser tag and canyon swing are the other activities which the kids will love.
Parents and children can find entertainment and attractions just about anywhere in Colorado, from the sky touching Rockies to the rugged and deep canyons. Stumble across exceptional spots and have the time of your life on your next Colorado family vacation.
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