Colorado has the eighth most extensive land area and is home to close to 5.3 million people. It has a variety of landscapes and terrains, from mountains, plains, mesas, rivers, deserts, forests, and plateaus.
In short, it provides a great background and foundation for a lot of things that you can do. So why not get on a bus rental in Colorado and have your dream vacation? We bet you that you can find it here!
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Colorado has a lot of attractions that are just waiting for you to discover. All year round, you can find something to do and places to go to when you are in the Centennial State. This is why a bus rental in Colorado is an indispensable companion for any group of travellers. You will be able to see more sights and do more things if you do not have to waste valuable time in getting public transportation.
Soaring Tree Top Adventures in Durango, CO 81301 has the biggest zip line course in the entire planet. You can zip through Aspen forest or cross the Animas River. Everyone in your family can have fun zipping through as the courses are guaranteed safe. Denver also has the Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park, which has been in operation for more than 120 years. It is the only downtown theme and water park and it features more than 50 attractions and rides. You could also get live entertainment here, roller coasters and water fun. For the kids, there is KiddieLand.
You could also go to Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, where you could relax at the world's biggest hot springs pool. They have water slides here that can satisfy those who are looking for a real thrill. Then there is the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, where you could get on the Cliffhanger, the highest elevation coaster in the country. You can also get on its Giant Canyon Swing, or just play a game of laser tag. For the kids, there are the Wild West Express and the Mine Wheel Ferris Wheel, on top of the giant maze, and the geode cutting and climbing wall that are there especially for the tots.
While the North Pole Home of Santa's Workshop (Cascade, CO 80809) has more than 24 rides that appeal to everyone in the family, while also getting you into the Christmas spirit. Be sure to visit the shops, or play a game at the arcade or catch a magic show. Then there is Water World, where you could get more than 40 water-related attractions that include white water rafting, wave pools, a family fun zone, the state's first water coasters, slides, and rides.
If you like classic video games, check out Lyons Classic Video, or get lost inside the Miner's Maze Adventureland, or check out Fort Fun for some go-karts, mini golf and laser tag fun!
Other fun places in Colorado you can go to include:
Aside from these amusement centers, theme parks and water parks, Colorado also has great casinos that you could play in. Check out the state's first tribal gaming casino, Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel & Resort in Towaoc, CO 81334. Or check out the Sky Ute Casino Resort, where you could get the best slot machines, table games and poker. Further, there are areas in the state where there is a selection of casinos that are near each other. For example, in Black Hawk, you can choose from the Saratoga Casino Black Hawk, Mardi Gras Casino, Lodge Casino, Isle Casino Hotel, Bullwhackers Casino and Eleanor's Restaurant, Golden Gates Casino, or Golden Casino Group.
Moreover, Double Eagle Hotel & Casino, Bronco Billy's Casino, Triple Crown Casinos, Wildwood Casino, Gold Creek Casino and Gold Rush Hotel & Casino are all in Cripple Creek, CO 80813.
All year round, there are musical concerts, theater performances, visual arts exhibits or dance performances happening in Colorado. And these include some of the best in the world. If you want to see old masterpieces or if you want to discover new artists, then this is also where you should go.
Visual art. Art galleries in the state offer you everything from works coming from nationally known artists to up-and-coming names in the field of art.
You can check out the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, CO 81615, which is home to an excellent visual arts programs in the United States and which has earned its reputation as one of the most respected programs here. On top of the galleries and public events, there are also workshops here that you can enjoy.
Then there is Abode at Willowtail Springs, which features a gallery that displays paintings, hand cast paper, sculptures and other artworks. Meanwhile, the Leanin' Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art has more than 400 bronze sculptures and paintings on display. You can stroll around the gardens here and see the 25 bronze statues and sculptures. These exhibits are yours to see for free, making the museum the top best western and wildlife museum in the state.
There is also the Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum, where you could see rare artifacts, recorded stories and exhibits, while the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center has more than 23,000 art works in its permanent collection. This is where you could find the best works from Georgia O'Keefe, Dale Chihuly, Walt Kuhn, John Singer Sargent, and artists that come from the Broadmoor Art Academy. The museum also has the most comprehensive array of Hispanic, Native American and Latin American art.
Other art galleries you can go to include:
On top of these art galleries, you should include several museums in your itinerary.
First off, you should check out the unique Colorado museums where you can understand more of the state, its art, its culture, and its history:
Then there are the museums that are geared towards the little ones:
Lastly, check out the art works at these fine museums:
Performing arts. Dance is a part of the state's cultural scene and there are several dance groups that cover different types of dance, including folk, salsa, ballet, and acrobatics.
If you love opera, then you would certainly love Colorado. Check out the best opera performances from Opera Colorado, or check out the local area opera houses here including Dickens Opera House, High Desert Opera, Sheridan Opera House, The Wright Opera House, Historic Tabor Opera House, Colorado Light Opera, Central City Opera, and Wheeler Opera House.
For chamber, symphony, and orchestra music, check out the Colorado Springs Philharmonic where you could enjoy the classical music produced magnificently by the area's best musicians.
Other music groups you can catch include:
Further, you could catch some great performance put up by the Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre in Grand Lake, CO 80447. Named the state's premier summer musical company by the Denver Post, the professional theater group gives you a chance to experience the best Broadway musicals featuring the best young talents in the area. Also, catch a performance at the historic Henry Strater Theatre, which is one of the most prestigious and oldest theaters in the state.
Colorado is known for its never-ending parade of fresh and innovative food. Fine dining is at its best when you visit the state's top-notch restaurants, but try and indulge in greasy burgers and fast food, as well.
Some of the best dining places that you should not miss include:
And if you are looking for the best hotdogs on earth, go for Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs.
Other local favorites include:
Shopping. Colorado has unique shopping options that you can try. Check out the Pearl Street Mall, where you can have a great open-air mall experience and shop from outdoor stores, boutiques, craft breweries, and other businesses. Or you could go to Cherry Creek North, where you could shop from more than 300 boutiques, shops, spas, galleries, home stores, and other retailers that are set up the way stores and businesses are set up in Rodeo Drive. Nearby, you can drop by the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, where you can get luxury items. Then there is the Village in Estes Park where you could buy from at least 200 retailers on Moriane Avenue and Elkhorn Avenue.
Old Colorado City, on the other hand, started out as one of the state's oldest settlements and is its first capital. In here, you can shop at businesses housed in historic brick buildings and stroll down lovely streets that are lined with trees. You would also find Colorado Springs' best art galleries here, along with stores selling antiques and rare jewelry.
Furthermore, you could go to Breckenridge's Victorian National Historic district. This is where you could go if you have pets because there are a lot of stores here that sell trinkets and pet accessories. There are also a lot of boutiques, souvenir shops and bookstores. Telluride, on the other hand, has a great collection of jewelry, clothing and antique shops that you will surely fall in love with.
If you want to live the high life, then you should go to the area between Vail Village and Lionshead, where you could find high-end shops and top-notch restaurants. Or you could head straight to Aspen's stores, which include a veritable selection of top designer labels such as Fendi, Prada, and Gucci.
Historic Downtown Littleton, meanwhile, gives you the opportunity to buy some artisanal items such as souvenirs, crafts, gift items, and antiques. Lastly, Durango, which is a small and historic town, has around 500 shops for you to choose from!
Other shopping districts you can go to include:
The state also has some great bargain offerings with its great outlet malls. Visit Colorado Mills, where outlets for national brands such as Neiman Marcus Last Call, Banana Republic Factory Store and St. John Outlet are part of your shopping experience. There are also outlet shopping options at Castle Rock, Silverthorne, and Loveland.
Lastly, check out the state's best shopping malls, including the Denver Pavilions, Northfield Stapleton, Park Meadows Mall, Twenty Ninth Street, Flatiron Crossing, Chapel Hills Mall, Belmar, and Southlands Lifestyle Center.
Colorado's diverse landscape and beauty gives visitors a lot of great golf courses to play in. Be sure to schedule a day or two for a tee-off at the following great golf courses:
Sports. Colorado is proud to be the least populous state with a team playing for every major professional league. Be sure to catch these teams play:
The state also has strong collegiate sports programs.
History museums. One of the best ways to get to know the state's colorful history is by visiting the history museums here. Go to the History Colorado Center where you get three stories of diverse, interactive and multimedia exhibits. Get on a time machine that will take you across an 80-foot map of Colorado, among other things. Or you could go to the Museum of the West and experience 1,000 years of American West history.
Meanwhile, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings Museum exposes you to the life of the Anasazi people more than seven centuries ago. The National Mining Museum, on the other hand, tells you more about Colorado's mining past. This is on the site of one of the country's richest mining towns and you could find interesting exhibits here including a model rail road, a replica of a hardrock mine, and other artefacts from the gold rush years.
Further check out the Forney Transportation Museum where you have more than 500 displays that ranges from bicycles to steam locomotives.
Colorado has a richly diverse parks system. The state has more than 40 state parks, 4 national parks, 6 national monuments, close to a dozen national forests, more than 40 national wildlife areas, 8 national wildlife refuges, 8 national recreation trails, 2 national grasslands and 2 national historic sites under its care.
Within these parks, you can find some amazing views, rare relics and natural wonders, including:
Other top state parks in the state include:
But more than these, you can also enjoy the many outdoor activities that you could do in any of Colorado's parks. There are a lot of opportunities and venues for camping, hiking, boating, biking, wildlife watching, backpacking, rock climbing, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and other activities.
If you are in Colorado in the winter months, then you are very lucky to be in the best snowboarding and skiing destination in the country. You can take the whole family on leisurely ski trips, or you can catch the experts as they go down the slopes. From beginners to experts, there is a slope that everyone will enjoy here.
Ski resorts in the state, and there are more than two dozen of them, are often open far longer than any other resorts, usually opening their doors in October and shutting only in late April. These include some of the biggest ski resorts in the country, as well as the most intimate lodges. Plus the state has the highest lift-served terrain in the United States. And there are great trails and thrill rides for you to enjoy as well.
Then there are the close to two dozen Nordic centers and parks where you could go cross-country skiing and enjoy some great views on your own pace. You could also visit the parks for some great snowboarding fun.
Outdoor water activities. The state has several rivers and lakes where you could have a great time kayaking, canoeing, rafting, or fishing. Check out the major rivers, including the Rio Grande, the Colorado River, the Arkansas River, and the Animas River, where you should go whitewater rafting. There are also more than 2,000 reservoirs and lakes here, including the Blue Mesa Reservoir, Grand Lake, Lake Granby, Lake Dillon, and those found inside the state and national parks.
The state also has more than 35 varieties of cold- and warm-water fish, so you could easily hook kokanne salmon, largemouth bass, walleye, and trout, among many others. Flyfishing is also big here, with more than 320 miles of Gold Medal streams. All you need is a state fishing license to enjoy all these!
Furthermore, you could experience camping under starry skies and with a scenery to die for in Colorado. Just check out the many campsites, RV campgrounds, and cabins that allow you to go back to nature.
If you are looking for the best place to get up close to marine life, then you should go to the Downtown Aquarium in Denver. The facility uses more than a million gallons to house its exhibits. And you have the option to eat at the Aquarium restaurant and feel like a fish because you are surrounded by a 150,000-gallon aquarium.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary houses more than 300 tigers, lions, leopards, wolves, bears and other large predators that have been rescued. See all of these animals running free in the facility's 720 acres of space. Speaking of predators, visit the Colorado Gators Farm, where you could see alligators and other exotic reptiles up close. Swetsville Zoo, on the other hand has more than 170 animals plus a space ship that has been created out of old farm machinery and other recycled materials.
You also have Pueblo Zoo, which houses more than 400 animals from all over the world, and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, which takes care of more than 800 animals and which holds the distinction of being the only mountain zoo in the country. However, if you love animals, nothing beats a visit to the Denver Zoo, where you can find more than 3,500 animals that belong to more than 650 species. Be sure to watch a feeding or see their interactive exhibits, too.
You should also go to the Butterfly Pavilion and the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center.
While most of the state's laws pertaining to recreational marijuana, and its implementation thereof, still have a lot of gray areas, a lot of tourists are turning green in Colorado. For those who do not know, Colorado has made it legal to buy and consume recreational marijuana. You can buy some at a high-end establishment, or a laid-back hole in the wall, and you can smoke the marijuana at 4/20 friendly places. You could not buy more than 7 grams at a time and you could not take it out of the state. Still, more and more establishments are allowing marijuana smoking within its premises.
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