I’ve been visiting Colorado ever since I was a little kid. My grandparents have a quaint little cabin in the middle of nowhere. There is hardly any cell phone reception and definitely no wifi, which means it is the perfect place to unplug and get away from the world.
I spent all last week at the cabin with my sisters. Surprisingly we didn’t kill each other and had tons of fun together. We hit all of our typical spots and some new places too. We ventured to Colorado Springs, Buena Vista and Breckenridge.
Colorado Springs, CO
Where We Ate: La Taverne \ Thunder & Buttons
What We Did: The Broadmoor \ The Garden of the Gods
In Colorado Springs we typically shop, go to the Cave of the Winds or the North Pole, but this time we decided to do something different! I really wanted to go to The Broadmoor resort and check out their wedding venue spaces. Unfortunately, I won’t be hosting my wedding at the hotel, but if you are thinking about a destination wedding, then this is a must see! All of the outdoor spaces were beautiful, and I’m sure during the winter time it would be breathtaking.
We also visited the Garden of the Gods, a natural monument filled with Red Rock Corral. I could’ve hiked around this place for hours. Clearly, I wore the wrong shoes for that and it started raining, so we didn’t stay too long.
Buena Vista, CO
Where We Ate: Simple Eatery \ House Rock Kitchen \ The Midland Stop
What We Did: Colorado Trail Rides
If you’ve ever visited Buena Vista, you were probably going to camp or white water raft. This is the closest town with a grocery store and restaurant to our cabin, so we come here often. Before this year, there were 3 or 4 restaurants, a grocery store and not much else. Now, there are tons of shops, adorable cottages and delicious restaurants. We visited the town twice during our stay to eat, shop and do a trail ride of course!
Where We Ate: The Motherload Tavern \ Clint’s Bakery & Deli
What We Did: Summer Fun Park
I don’t have a ton of pictures from Breckenridge because I was too busy shopping! But, we did take a little break from stuffing our faces and shopping to ride the gondola up the mountain. Usually when we go to the Summer Fun Park at the top of the mountain we will ride the Alpine Slide. This year, we decided to skip the slide and ride the giant chairlift to the very top of the mountain.
I definitely wasn’t ready to come home and go back to reality! But, we had tons of fun and I love that we always make great memories when we come to Colorado. What is your favorite family vacation spot?
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