I currently have a sister, a brother, and a sister – in – law living in Denver, CO. Along with an aunt and uncle and a few cousins living throughout the state. So, I visit there a lot. I have been going to Colorado to visit my brother since 2010. My sister moved there this past summer. I have gathered quite a bit of knowledge about Denver and the surrounding areas. If you are looking to travel Colorado, here are a few ideas:
Dillion is a small town nestled in the mountains, centered around Lake Dillion. My family and I went there this summer, and I cannot say enough good things about it. If you are looking for a peaceful getaway with a view that can not even be described, Dillion is your place.
The lake is as clean as can be. While, people are not allowed to swim in it (who would want to? burrrr), you are allowed to Kyak, paddle board, rent a sail boat, etc. and use the lake in that way. Also, every Friday and Saturday night there is live music played out on a stage by the lake, walking distance from a beach.
It is also conveniently located just 45 minutes from the busy and beautiful town of Breckenridge.
I really can’t say enough good things about my time spent in Dillion.
Lodos is located near downtown Denver. If you are looking for great food, this is where you want to be. However, there is more to it than that! In the summer time, you can sit out on their second story deck, and enjoy a beautiful view of both the mountains and the Denver skyline while you eat your delicious meal.
Fort Collins, CO:
I am in love with the little city. Disney Land’s shops and town area is modeled after this city’s charming downtown.
I was in Fort Collins in November, so everything was lit up with Christmas lights and was absolutely amazing to see.
While you are there, look out for the old school arcade. This is where my siblings and I spent a few hours of our night. Exchanging dollar bills for quarters and playing games like Pac Man, Ski Ball, Air Hockey, and every other old school arcade game that you can think of.
Fort Collins is such a charming and quaint place to spend an evening. There is something for every age. I promise you will not get bored.
41st Street Mall:
41st Street is right in the middle of downtown Denver. It is filled with different stores, restaraunts, and things to do. In the winter time, there is an outdoor ice rink set up for anyone to use, and there are shows there every now and then on weekend nights.
One thing that I really like about Colorado is that there are bike trails and running trails going almost anywhere you want to go. With such a beautiful climate, no one wants to be stuck inside, so there are a variety of things for you to do outdoors.
Also, throughout Denver and the surrounding areas, you will run into random pianos that are painted vibrant colors just sitting on the sidewalks or in alleys. The idea of this, is for people to sit down and play, to fill the city with it’s residents music.