12 Mar 2018
Don’t Go Out of State for Spring Break
In case you haven’t noticed, Colorado is a vacation destination for people all over the world. Not only do we have beautiful mountains for skiing, but those same mountains are perfect for hiking, snowshoeing, camping, rafting, biking, and other outdoorsy adventures. We even have the tallest sand dunes in North America. Why? We don’t know, but they’re beautiful and you should definitely check them out.
Since Colorado has so much to offer, why not plan a spring break road trip this year for the family? The airports will be packed all through March, so pack up the car instead and visit some of these amazing destinations.
If you’re a skiing family, head to Crested Butte because they offer kids-ski-free specials during spring break! Your ticket also includes admission to the local Adventure Park, where you can go tubing, rock climbing, miniature golfing, and trampoline jumping.
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo is located in the Springs, and they offer a week-long spring break camp where kids can spend time with indoor and outdoor animals. And the family can enjoy a train ride that takes you all the way to the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado’s most famous 14er.
Nestled near Rocky Mountain National Park, this picturesque small town offers a lot of outdoor activities. You can ski, skate, or snowshoe at the Grand Lake Nordic Center, but we advise renting snowmobiles from On The Trail and zooming over fields of glistening powder.
You’ll find so many wonderful things to do in this mountain town right off I-70. Kids 12 and under can ski free with an adult at nearby Sunlight Mountain Resort with their Ski Swim Stay Package. Après skiing, the whole family can hit the mineral-rich waters of the world’s largest hot springs pool at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. For families who prefer amusement parks to skiing, you can always take advantage of the Winter Caverns Adventure Package.
Families can indulge in backcountry skiing, snow tubing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and gourmet cuisine at The Home Ranch, which is debuting their “Spring Break Ranch Vacation” this month. If you’re looking for a little more luxury, Vista Verde offers amazing food, a spa, and a variety of winter activities, including snowmobiling.
If you’re new to Colorado, why not spend a few days in downtown Denver exploring what makes this mile-high city so awesome? The Maven Hotel at Dairy Block (just a few blocks from Coors Field, which offers daily tours) is offering a Family Fun Found package that includes accommodations, four passes to the Children’s Museum of Denver, breakfast, and more. While you’re downtown, check out Union Station, The Firefighters Museum, The United States Mint (free tour!), The Molly Brown House, and the Denver Art Museum.
We hope this list inspires you to explore new places in your vacation-friendly home state! If you plan on staying put here at Reunion, maybe check out these school break camps at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Your kids get a whole week off – make the most of it!