Discover a slice of Colorado’s magnificent history and scenic beauty on this hub & spoke tour of the Denver area and Colorado Springs.
Duration: 4 Days
This Itinerary is Ideal For: All
Arrive in Denver and begin your visit with a tour of the State Capitol Building. Next, it’s on to the Denver Museum of Art. Offering permanent and rotating exhibits, the museum has a well-deserved reputation for connecting visitors to art.
Check in to one of the Denver area’s group-friendly hotels before departing for dinner. Denver has become a treasure chest of exciting dining options.
This evening enjoy a production at Red Rock Park & Amphitheatre. A one-of-a-kind outdoor concert venue, it is surrounded by giant, ancient rock formations. Legendary musicians like The Beatles (1964) and U2 (1983) have performed there, and today the summer concert series from May through September presents the best artists in jazz, rock, pop, bluegrass and more.
Begin a busy day with breakfast at your hotel.
Arrive at the History Colorado Center. Only five years old, it tells the history of Colorado through a mix of technology, interactive displays and exhibits. Next, get a firsthand look at how U.S. coins are made on a free guided tour of the Denver Mint. Additional Denver options are the Denver Zoo, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, shopping, beautiful parks and historic sites.
Arrive at the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder. Enjoy lunch and plenty of time for shopping. This four-block pedestrian area is one of Boulder’s most popular attractions. Next, it’s Celestial Seasonings for a tour of a working tea manufacturing facility. Allow time in the gift shop to browse for your favorite tea or discover a new one. Additional options to fill your Boulder afternoon are Andrews Arboretum, BookCliff Vineyards Tasting Room and Boulder Beer Company.
`Enjoy a performance this evening at the Boulder Dinner Theatre. The stars of the show serve you dinner before a full-scale production, complete with live music.
Breakfast at your Denver hotel before departing.
Travel to Golden for a mid-morning tour of Coors Brewery. The tour showcases the quality and innovation of its brewing techniques and concludes with a sampling of products. Nearby, the Colorado Railroad Museum features steam and diesel locomotives, cars, cabooses and a G-scale garden railway. The Depot Museum houses a rare collection and an operating model layout. Shop the Depot General Store for train gifts. Lunch on your own at any downtown restaurant before departing
Arrive at Estes Park, a true mountain paradise. Choose a relaxing itinerary with downtown shopping and art galleries, or a more active one with scenic walks, fishing, birding, photography and many more options. A windshield tour of the Rocky Mountain National Park follows. One of America’s most visited national parks it dazzles visitors with majestic peaks, scenic beauty and abundant wildlife.
Dinner tonight is at the Lazy B Chuckwagon and Show. The “Best Cowboy Grub in Colorado” is served along with lively, refreshing and nostalgic entertainment that reflects the Western Heritage.
Travel to Colorado Springs and begin your day with a tour of the beautiful campus of the United States Air Force Academy. Next, visit the Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center and get an up-close look at the mysterious wolf. Then visit the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum.
Have lunch at the Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center cafe before viewing the new Geo-Trekker Theater film and touring this National Natural Landmark. It’s a short drive to Manitou Springs and the Broadmoor Pikes Peak Cog Railway. Enjoy the splendors of Colorado as you take the comfortable ride to the 14,115-foot summit that inspired “America the Beautiful.”
Capping off a memorable Colorado tour is dinner tonight at one of The Broadmoor’s legendary dining rooms. Return to your Denver accommodations and depart the next morning for home and fond recollections of Colorado.