SPRING BREAK IN DENVER
The world’s best ski slopes, plenty of outdoor adventure, big city nightlife, incredible shopping, family fun – what more do you need? Denver is the perfect place to spend your spring break this year.
Skiing & Snowboarding
The mountains are just a short drive (or train ride) away! The snow generally sticks around until May (sometimes later), so you can enjoy some of the best skiing and snowboarding all spring. Savvy snowsports lovers know that one of the best ways to hit the slopes and get a world-class vacation at the same time is to stay in Downtown Denver and take daytrips out to the mountains. Winter Park is a resort boasting 350 inches of annual snowfall. However, just because you can count on good snow doesn't mean you should expect to ski in blizzard conditions. On average, Winter Park has 106 days of sunshine during the ski season – or approximately 70 percent of the season is sunny!
Denver Outdoor Adventure:
REI, Bike Trails & Red Rocks
Take a look at Denver’s skyline. Framed by the Rocky Mountains and crystal-clear blue sky, it practically commands you to go outside. Within the city limits, there are countless ways to get your pulse pounding. Your first stop should be the REI Flagship Store, an adventure in itself. The converted 1901 Tramway building is an award-winning architectural accomplishment and an outdoor adventurer’s paradise with everything from hiking and leisure attire to sunglasses, GPS systems, and anything else you could use to explore the outdoors. While you’re here, put your climbing skills to the test on the indoor 47-foot climbing pinnacle. You can also rent bikes and explore the biking trails that run along the South Platte and Cherry Creek. Denver is home to a massive network of more than 850 miles of paved, off-road trails that crisscross throughout the seven county metro area. These trails connect to hundreds of additional miles of dirt trails, many of which head up into the mountains, offering biking adventures and scenic views.
One of the city’s most popular outdoor attractions is the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Aside from being a geological wonder 70 million years in the making, Red Rocks is one of the world’s most famous concert sites and a must see for any music enthusiast. It's surrounded by dramatic 500-foot high red sandstone cliffs; you can hike trails all over the area, and be rewarded with spectacular view of the plains.
Denver Shopping Spree
Of course, Denver offers more than outdoor adventure, thrill seeking and sightseeing. While you're here, there’s plenty of browsing, bargain-hunting and buying to do in the Mile High City. Then again, the dyed-in-the-wool shopaholic could make the argument that when done properly, shopping is outdoor adventure: thrill seeking and sightseeing all rolled into one! Downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods offer an abundance of retail experiences, from the ultra chic LoDo/Larimer Square to the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping District to the vintage flavor of South Broadway.
If your spring break is all about partying, Denver won’t disappoint you. In the mood for a glitzy night out on the town, where you’re treated like a VIP at every turn? From the chic lounges and happening hot spots in Larimer Square and LoDo to the pulsating beats of the South Colfax Nightclub District, the Mile High City knows how to party in style. There are also plenty of great Denver dance floors for you to strut your stuff on, with music ranging from techno to country to hip hop. Put on your best outfit, make sure your hair is just right and hit the town!
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