Recently, my husband had a business trip to Denver. It was on a Thursday, and since I had never been to Denver I decided to tag along and we would make a long weekend out of it. We were fortunate that my mother was able to stay at our house with the kids. As I’ve mentioned before, although I love vacationing with my kids, spending some uninterrupted one-on-one time with my husband is always amazing, and it always reminds us how much we really enjoy each other’s company.
How We Got There:
Where We Stayed: the Westin downtown. We really enjoyed this property and found it to be a good central location.
What We Did:
Friday we spent exploring Denver on foot. We did a little shopping, ate a few good meals, and had a pretty low-key day.
Saturday, we headed to Colorado Springs for the day. We started the day by climbing (in the car!) Pike’s Peak. It was absolutely shocking how different the air was when we opened the car door at the top! I really felt a little lightheaded.
Our next stop was the Olympic Training Center. We had a tour by a man training to make the U.S. fencing team. We saw lots of swimmers practicing, and it was really interesting to learn more about the process of training full time to become an Olympian.
We still had some daylight left, and since I’m not one to leave any tourist sight unseen, we headed over to the famous Broadmoor Hotel to look around. We walked around the lake and the public areas of the hotel. It was indeed beautiful, but it wasn’t a place where I would necessarily go out of my way to stay. Especially since you can’t stay there on points!
Since our flight on Sunday wasn’t until the evening, we managed to fit in a tour of the Coors Brewery and the Celestial Seasonings tea factory. I love any sort of factory tour. We really enjoyed both tours.
We also stopped at University of Colorado in Boulder to check out the campus. It was very much my kind of campus, and the mountain setting is absolutely beautiful.