3 Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in Colorado
Submitted by alison on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:46pmAugust in winding down, and fall is nearly upon us, which means that it's time to plan that one last holiday trip for Labor Day weekend. Colorado draws vacationers each year for Labor Day, thanks to the sunny weather, abundant outdoor activities, and gorgeous mountain scenery. Whether you're looking to escape the humidity back home, give the kids a new adventure before they head back to school or just looking to enjoy the final stretch of summer, here are our top 3 suggestions for celebrating Labor Day in Colorado:
1. Visit Rocky Mountain National Park
Escape the daily grind and head out into the wilderness. There's no better place to lose yourself in the splendor of the Rockies than in Rocky Mountain National Park. If you're feeling adventurous, you could pick up a permit at the ranger station and put together a 3-day backpacking trip in the park. If you can't quite bring yourself to leave the comforts of civilization, consider booking a hotel room in neighboring Estes Park where you'll be able to make easy day trips to the park all weekend.
2. Head for a mountain resort
Colorado's resorts are practically built for holiday weekends, and Labor Day is no exception. With lodging deals, vacation packages, and a full lineup of events, you'll have no trouble filling every moment of your stay with fun. Depending on whether you're headed to Vail, Winter Park, Breckenridge, or Beaver Creek, you'll be able to choose from art festivals, beer festivals, parades, rubber duck races, and more.
3. Catch all the best of Denver
Sometimes, you just have to spend a weekend in the city. Take advantage of the killer dining and shopping in LoDo, or even better - head to A Taste of Colorado to enjoy top notch samples from local chefs. Catch some college football Friday as the University of Colorado and Colorado State square off, or enjoy a Rockies baseball game on Labor Day Monday. Consider catching some live music at Red Rocks or any of the in-town theaters.
No matter where in Colorado you're headed this Labor Day, you're sure to find plenty to do.
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