How to Entertain Out-of-Towners this Holiday Season

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How to Entertain Out-of-Towners this Holiday Season

When family and friends from out-of-town come to visit they often have their hopes set on seeing the best sights and visiting the attractions that make your hometown such a great place to live. Here’s a list of some of the best things to do and see in Colorado that may help improve your tour guiding skills and provide more opportunities for fun to your guests.

Things To Do in Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens – Explore 23 acres of themed gardens in the heart of Denver. Right now, the gardens are best experienced at night when the property is illuminated by thousands of holiday lights.  Click here to learn more. 

Larimer Square – This historic block is filled to the brim with unique restaurants and shops that make any afternoon or evening perfect for strolling, shopping, or sipping. Click here to learn more. 

Brewery Tours – Book a walking tour to some of Denver’s best microbreweries. Explore the eclectic neighborhoods and the breweries within them for a delicious day in Denver. Click here to learn more. 

Spend a Day in Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods – Marvel at more than 300 stunning sandstone rock formations at this National Natural Landmark. This popular attraction offers the opportunity to learn about the regions unique geology and gorgeous photo opportunities. Click here to learn more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo – As the nation’s highest zoo in elevation, this wild attraction is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with animals from all over the world. Click here to learn more.

Olympic Training Center – The Olympic Training Center is one of three training facilities for America’s finest athletes competing in gymnastics, judo, volleyball, and swimming. The 37-acre campus also features the Hall of Fame. Click here to learn more. 

The Best of the Vail Valley

Skiing – The Vail Valley is home to some of the best ski resorts in the country. By purchasing a life ticket and renting gear, you guests can sample the slopes on world-class mountain such as Vail and Beaver Creek. Click here to learn more. 

Magic of Lights – Now through January 5th you can experience gorgeous holiday light displays in Ford Park Lower Bench and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens. This half-mile walking loop boasts half a million LED lights to be amazed by. Click here to learn more. 

Enjoy an Afternoon on a Patio – Patio season is not restricted to the summers here in the Vail Valley. Find yourself a sunny spot to have lunch and a beverage as you watch the world go by. Click here to learn more. 

How to Do Boulder

Go to a Concert – Boulder has great music venues such as The Fox Theater and the Boulder Theater where you can book a night of live music and live like a local for a night. Click here to learn more. 

Fiske Planetarium – Spend some time under the stars – inside. The Fiske Planetarium fulldome films, star talks, live talks, laser and liquid sky shows, concerts, and special live events that are sure to make any trip special. Click here to learn more. 

Pearl Street Mall – Meander down Pearl Street as to enjoy some fresh, brisk winter air while window shopping or sampling some of the local fare. Click here to learn more.

Find Fun in Summit County

Fat Bike – Explore the alpine terrain on a fat bike. These bikes are equipped with special, wide snow tires that allow you to ride through the fresh powder with ease. Click here to learn more. 

Skiing – Whether you prefer downhill, cross country, or backcountry skiing, Summit County can accommodate your snow sport needs. Click here to learn more. 

Escape Room Breckenridge – Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test at Escape Room Breckenridge. This exhilarating attraction takes teamwork and brainpower and turns them into a fun afternoon or evening of problem solving. Click here to learn more.

What to Do in Telluride

Snowmobiling – Ride through a winter wonderland on a snowmobile. Adventure through groomed alpine landscapes while learning a thing or two about the town’s history for an unforgettable winter experience.  Click here to learn more.

Ice Skating in Mountain Village – This is a winter activity the whole family can do. Glide across the full-service ice rink at the Madeline Hotel and Residences in the center of Mountain Village. Click here to learn more. 

Hot Springs – Stay toasty warm in the Orvis Hot Springs. These natural pools are geothermally heated to 98-114 degrees for a soothing break from the winter weather. Click here to learn more. 

Crested Butte Adventures

Dog Sledding – No need to travel to Alaska to experience dog sledding. Crested Butte offers exciting sled tours through its snowy terrain. Click here to learn more. 

Adventure Park – Find fun inside at Adventure Park. This indoor amusement park offers bungee jump trampolines, a rock wall, and miniature golf. Click here to learn more. 

Nordic Skiing – Grab some skis and hit the trails to explore more than 34 miles of trails. Renting gear is easy at the Crested Butte Nordic Center where their expert staff with set you up with everything you need for a great day outdoors. Click here to learn more. 

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