By: Katlyn Eriksen
After what can only be described as a chaotic year and a half with national and international travel coming to a halt, Americans are once again exploring everything the USA, and beyond, has to offer. If you are planning your first vacation in a while, Denver is definitely a destination worth considering. Regardless of how long you plan to visit, you will never run out of places to go and things to do. Here are a few pointers that will also help you make your trip to the Mile High City a memorable one.
Enjoy Some Jungle Luxury
In recent years, high-end jungle experiences have skyrocketed in popularity among outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to combine exhilarating outdoor activities with luxury spa treatments. Although Colorado is more known for its mountains than its jungles, it does sport a number of lush, green forests that will make for a wonderful getaway. The Arapaho National Forest is less than 30 minutes from the city and is popular among local residents and tourists looking to hike, ski, cycle, and camp in gorgeous natural surroundings. While getting active outside is fun, it can definitely take a toll on your body. Make sure you are booked into one of the luxury accommodations in the area where you can enjoy a range of relaxing spa treatments such as massages, facials, and manicures.
Indulge in the Performing Arts
One way to make your vacation more memorable is to indulge in Denver’s vibrant and diverse performing arts scene. If you are planning a last-minute getaway you should keep your eyes peeled for one of many upcoming shows in February, such as two brand new shows by DCPA Theatre Company — Rattlesnake Kate (Wolf Theatre, Feb 4 – Mar 13, 2022) and In the Upper Room (Kilstrom Theatre, Feb 11-Mar 13, 2022). Other popular upcoming productions at the Arts Complex include Colorado Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet (Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Feb 4-13, 2022), Opera Colorado’s The Shining (Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Feb 26-Mar 6), the comedy-musical The Other Josh Cohen (Garner Galleria Theatre until May 1, 2022), and regular performances by the Colorado Symphony in Boettcher Concert Hall. Apart from theater shows there are also a large number of very artsy outdoor activities to enjoy in and around the city that will make any vacation more memorable.
Vacation with Special People
Denver has a lot more to offer than luxury spa treatment and entertaining theater productions. It is also home to countless superb eateries, bustling nightlife, and a wide variety of tourist destinations. None of these are, however, the most important ingredient of a memorable vacation. If you want the first vacation you are taking since a sense of normality has returned to the world to be as special as possible, you need to ensure that your vacation is with the right people. Any trip you take will automatically become even more unforgettable when you get to take it with your loved ones.
Being able to go on vacation after a long time is definitely a huge blessing. Thankfully, Denver has all the makings of a truly memorable trip with friends or family.