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Hipmunk Hotels: Colorado Adventures in Boulder, Breckenridge, Vail, and more

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Written by Duke Stewart

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Colorado Adventures in Boulder, Breckenridge, Vail, and more

Colorado has so many wonderful spots to visit and everyone is asking for itineraries and travel tips. We’ve got everyone covered here with tons of indoor and outdoor options for travelers. With a look at five spectacular areas, this guide is help you travel through some of the best Colorado adventure cities for everyone.


Beautiful Boulder is best seen from the Flatirons, Chatauqua Park or one of the city’s other spectacular viewpoints. Trails seem just about everywhere in the city and each one differs from the last. Boulder also has tons of shopping options for visitors, with Pearl Street Mall and the Boulder County Farmers’ Market topping the bill. Don’t forget that this is also a University town that hosts a wide array of cultural and entertainment options for visitors.


Visit Breckenridge first for skiing and stay for everything else that this historical town has to offer. Enjoy breathtaking views while hiking on McCullough Gulch or relax by the water at Sawmill Reservoir. There are tons of things to do in town as well, with Main Street’s fine assortment of shops and eats being a popular stop. Get away from the busy parts of town and enjoy some of America’s finest at Broken Compass Brewery & Tap House.


Head to White River National Forest and spend at least a few nights in Vail. The highly rated Vail Mountain Resort brings in tons of visitors every year but there are many more options. Visit Vail in the summer and enjoy an afternoon at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens with some lovely greenery on display. Search out Vail Valley for a quiet mountain retreat in style and if you’re craving a big gathering, then head to Vail’s Gerald Ford Amphitheatre for a show!

Fort Collins

Visit Fort Collins and experience some America’s best beer stops, with New Belgium and Odell Brewing Companies to name two of many in the area. Horsetooth Mountain Open Space has swimming, kayaking and even scuba diving for everyone. The Annual Flower Trial Garden for a colorful display that’s always evolving and never ceases to amaze. Families can spend forever at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery, a hands-on children’s museum.

Colorado Springs

Being the home of the Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs gives visitors access to the National Museum of World War 2 Aviation that’s not far from the Air Force Academy. Visitors absolutely must go to Pike Place. It’s arguably one of America’s most beautiful hikes, perfect for proposals and more. You can also spend some time in the Old Colorado City Historic District, which is great for a sunny day walk, window shopping and food options.

How’s do these Colorado travel ideas sound now? Spend time in any one of these five cities and you’ll be sure to have a wonderful time. Why not visit them all if you have time? Your friends and family will love to see the memories you’ve captured after visiting these Colorado travel spots. Enjoy your trip to Colorado either way!

About the author

Duke Stewart

I'm a writer and recovering American expat who shares my family's travels through life. Follow our adventures here and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.