Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Out West Wednesday : 4 day trips from Denver

10 years ago I felt like nobody talked about Denver. It was just the mile high city, where John Elway had once played ball, and the airport you fly into to go skiing. But I feel like that's really changing now. Denver has become a destination itself, and a hip place fellow 20 somethings are flocking to. But I'm a big believer in getting the most bang for your buck, and if you're going to go all the way to Denver you might as well see something else too. When I went to San Diego last year we drove up and spent the last day at Disneyland it was the best decision. If you ever find yourself in Denver, here are 4 awesome day trips.

1. Vail - Call me biased, but I think this is the best day trip. I suggest visiting the Ski and Snowboard Museum, riding the gondola, and grabbing a bite to eat at the Red Lion.

2. Boulder - I always like to walk around little college towns, and as the home of the University of Colorado this one shouldn't be missed.

3. Breckenridge - Breckenridge actually started as an old mining town, so they have a classic downtown with a cute main street. Grab a burger from Flipside and a Crepe from the crepe stand.

4. Fort Collins - I'm actually a little sad I haven't made the trip up to Fort Collins yet because it's supposed to be such a fun town. Number one thing I'd want to do is a brewery bike tour, including one of my favorite brands, New Belgium.

Obviously check the weather before making any of these trips, because driving in the mountains during a snow storm is difficult even for locals. But on a nice sunny day, grab a rental and a great road trip playlist and any of these trips would be well worth it!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I think of every blog post as a conversation. I hope you'll join in and leave a comment so I'm not just talking to myself.