In Denver, Colorado, we have so many natural and manmade amazing destinations, you have to wonder why we would ever leave the state.
These are the top four staycation ideas for Denver, Colorado.
Argo Goldmine Tour – Staycation Idea for Denver, CO
The Argo Goldmine is on I-70 just 35 minutes from Denver. They have a wonderful gift shop that is free to everyone. They also offer a tour of the mine, and gold panning. These two attractions are reasonably priced, and well worth the cover charge.
An old miner will guide you through the stories of the goldmines that frequent the area. The story is very surprising, and I would hate to ruin it here.
Who does not like panning for gold? In addition, you are guaranteed to find a piece of gold. It is a great staycation idea, and fun for the whole family.
Blackhawk and Central City – Staycation Idea for Denver, CO
These historic gambling towns offer a wide selection of casinos to choose from.
For this staycation, leave the kids behind. Blackhawk and Central City now allow roulette and craps. The minimum bets vary depending on promotions and time frames. Generally, if you go during peak times (Friday night and Saturday night) expect to spend a little more money. The minimums easily get to $10 during peak times, and $2 during slow times.
Garden of the Gods – Staycation Ideas for Denver, CO
Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs is a few hours away from Denver, CO, and makes for a tiresome day trip. It can be done, but why not grab a hotel in Colorado Springs and enjoy more of what this wonderful city has to offer?
Colorado Springs is a cool city to visit. A great place for families, or individuals, looking for new things to see and do.
Make sure to bring your hiking shoes and explore the wonders of the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Bring your camera for endless photo opportunities.
Mountain Ski Vacations – Staycation Idea for Denver, CO
Our mountain resorts are world famous, for good reason. The mountains resorts offer dozens of great staycation destination for Denverites.
In the wintertime, visit the mountain ski resorts for such outdoor activities such as skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and much more.
Do not forget the bustling mountain nightlife that usually involves beer and the kinship of the outdoor sportsmen.
If you can find a place with an outdoor hot tub, this is absolutely the best. Nothing beats soaking in a tub surrounded by snow, and the beauty of nature.