Take a healthy staycation

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When you live in a state like Colorado, you don’t need to go far to have fun. Whether you have a day off or are planning a weekend outing with the family, here are some fun – and healthy – ways you can be a tourist in your own town.

Tour Boulder on two wheels

With 40 stations and 300 bikes, BCycle  is a bike-sharing program that will help you see the best of Boulder for only $8 a day.

Take a culinary journey through River North

In Denver’s River North (RiNo) neighborhood, you can enjoy a close-to-home gastronomical getaway at two local halls featuring artisan foods: The Source  and Denver Central Market . Take your food journey into your own hands and make the most of your summertime farmers market trip.

Sightsee the Springs by trail

With more than 100 miles of path to explore, Colorado Springs’ urban trails system  helps you take the road less traveled as you explore the city by foot.

Strap on your skis ( or snowshoes ) at night

Tweak your winter sports excursions by taking them nocturnal. Try night skiing  at Keystone Resort, moonlight snowshoe tours  at Copper Mountain Resort or evening snowshoe adventures  at Breckenridge Nordic Center.

Pamper yourself at any price

Need some “me” time? Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel Spa  offers a decadent getaway from the everyday. On a budget? Visit the Colorado School of Healing Arts  in Lakewood where you can get a massage or spa treatment from a masseuse-in-training at a fraction of the price.

Author: Stephanie Sample

November 15, 2016