13 Jun 2017
Staycation—Why Would You Want to Leave Colorado?
One of the wonderful things about living in Colorado is that you live in a vacation destination. People travel from all over the world to ski our snowy peaks, hike our 14ers, and attend our big festivals and events every year. So for this year’s summer vacation, instead of putting your money toward flights, hotels, and meals in another city, save your money and explore everything Colorado has to offer!
Commune with Nature
At Reunion, you’re only an hour and a half from one of America’s most beautiful and accessible parks. Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) encompasses 415 square miles of spectacular mountain environments and features over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, starry nights, and outdoor fun. July and August tend to be peak wildflower months, so be sure to bring your camera!
Sleep Under the Stars
Looking for an inexpensive weekend getaway for the family? We’ve found the 25 best campgrounds that are within two hours of Denver. From mountain biking to windsurfing to rock climbing or hiking, these sites offer a variety of outdoor activities, as well as incredible views of the Rocky Mountains.
Do you love beer or are you curious to know what kind of beer you like best? The Colorado craft beer scene is one of the best in the country, and you can explore it on your own or reserve a spot on one of these excellent brewery tours. If you have friends visiting from out of town, this is a fun way to entertain them and get everyone out and about.
Sip in the Sun
If your idea of outdoor adventure is a margarita on a sunny outdoor deck, then here’s a list of fantastic patio options for this summer. Denver offers 300 days of sunshine a year, so take advantage of those clear skies by gathering family or friends on a patio with a view and an extensive drink list. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Rock it Out at Red Rocks
If you’ve never been to a show at Red Rocks, you are missing out on one of the most awe-inspiring outdoor amphitheaters ever built. More than 70 million years in the making, this venue seats around 9,500 and is flanked by gigantic 300-foot red sandstone rock formations. Every summer, this venue features movies, fitness events, and a star-studded musical schedule.
If you end up staying in Colorado this summer, we hope this list gives you ideas of fun things to do within a day’s drive. And as a Reunion resident, don’t forget about our Red, White and Bluefest coming up on Saturday, June 24. We’ll have yoga, a bike parade, and fireworks—all steps away from your front door!