You might be experiencing the urge to travel as warmer weather nears, and what better place to explore than the Centennial State?
Colorado offers gorgeous nature, good eats, and beautiful little towns that will make for the perfect spontaneous summer getaway, and this list will show you the best spots to visit.
Strawberry Park Hot Springs
Price: $20 per person
Address: 44200 Co Rd. 36, Steamboat Springs, CO
Why You Need To Go: A hot spring might be the best place to relax, and these hot springs just happen to be some of the best in the nation. The spot effortlessly blends the beauty of Colorado's nature with the unique structure of the pools, making for a truly unforgettable experience.
Lost Valley Ranch
Price: $210-3550 per person depending on the time of reservation.
Address: 29555 Goose Creek Rd., Sedalia, CO
Why You Need To Go: You and your significant other can enjoy this one-of-a-kind authentic "dude ranch" nestled in the Rocky Mountains. You can test your skills at horseback riding, fishing, trapshooting, and even square dancing.
Price: from $799 per night or $40 per person for hiking tours
Address: 20 Vail Rd, Vail, CO
Why You Need To Go: This resort has everything you need for a luxurious Colorado getaway including a spa, world-class food, and incredible hiking opportunities. You can even hop on a train and explore the Eagle & Roaring Fork Valleys.
Pearl Street Mall
Address: 1942 Broadway #301, Boulder, CO
Why You Need To Go: This spot nestled in the town of Boulder has everything you need to enjoy a weekend getaway. Great shopping, restaurants and entertainment make the mall one of the most fun spots in Colorado.
Breckenridge Ski Resort
Price: from $125 per night
Address: 1599 Ski Hill Rd., Breckenridge, CO
Why You Need To Go: Though there may not be any snow during the summer months, this ski resort still offers gorgeous scenery and plenty of fun activities for you and your S/O to enjoy including hiking, a scenic chair lift, horseback riding, and an alpine slide.
The Stanley Hotel
Price: from $299 per night or $28 for a tour
Address: 333 E Wonderview Ave., Estes Park, CO
Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for a spooky, yet beautiful, overnight stay, then this is the place for you. The hotel has a long history of paranormal activity and is even where Stephen King was inspired to write "The Shining."
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.