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Best Colorado Staycation Ideas

Cripple Creek Railroad
Cripple Creek Railroad

By Vicki Little

In the past few years, staycations have become increasingly popular. I must say that I love them. I have less to pack and plan, and I don’t waste half of my time on an airplane or traveling! I have also had the chance to see many places in Colorado that I may otherwise have not thought to see. Staycations are great in terms of affordability, and with a little planning you can have a full vacation with tons of lasting memories. One of our favorite tricks is to find a rental cabin near the city that we want to visit! Visit vrbo.com and restaurants.com to find places to stay as well as great restaurants to eat at! Here are some “must-see” places in Colorado:

Colorado Springs

Garden of the Gods

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Seven Falls

Cave of the Winds

Santa’s Workshop

National Museum of World War II Aviation

Cripple Creek

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine

The Butte Theater

Cripple Creek Railroad

Jail Museum

Victor’s Gold Camp and Mining Museum

Golden/Morrison

Heritage Square

Tiny Town

Action Carting

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave

Dinosaur Ridge

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Hot Springs Pool

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Linwood Cemetery

Johnson Park Miniature Golf

Denver

Majestic View Nature Center

Denver Aquarium

Molly Brown Museum

United States Mint Tour

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys

Colorado History Museum

What are your favorite “staycation secrets” in Colorado? Tell us in the comments below.

Vicki Little is a work-at-home mom with two young kids. A Colorado native, she is the Publisher and Editor of Macaroni Kid Aurora and Downtown Denver. When she isn’t writing or trying to keep up with her kids or she can be found volunteering, reading, or enjoying a bottle of wine with friends.

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2 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Foster
    August 29, 2014 @ 7:56 am

    I’m looking for a cabin, and places to see. We have about 14-16 people including children. This would be for Thanksgiving weekend.

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  2. Michelle
    March 12, 2015 @ 2:20 pm

    Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park are favorite destinations for my family. We love making a family fall retreat in that area.

    You have compiled an interesting list! We have exchange students coming this summer and I’ve been thinking about day trips and even weekend trips while they are here.

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