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Colorado Trip Ideas

The articles below offer great vacation ideas and things to do in Colorado. Use the Category drop-down menu to sort the articles by topics you're interested in. Get started planning your amazing Colorado vacation today!

  • Colorado Tasting Tour

    From strolling in tidy rows of vineyards to gazing at ruby-red cherries at the farmers’ market, it’s easy to see why Coloradans are inspired to eat local. Savor the best of Colorado beer, wine, spirits and signature dishes.

  • Summer Farmers' Markets: More Than Just Fruits & Veggies

    In Colorado, farmers’ markets are more than just open-air organic grocery stores. They’re social gatherings, lazy afternoon drive destinations, live music venues and learning centers filled with soul-nourishing events and fresh Colorado fare....

  • Celebrating the Colorado Bounty: 13 Small-Town Food Fests

    At first blush, “celebrating agricultural heritage” doesn’t really sound like the most fun way to spend a weekend in Colorado. But throw in Rocky Ford watermelon-seed spitting, Palisade peach-inspired cocktails and Olathe sweet-corn-eating contests...

  • 5 Things to Do in Colorado Before Summer's Over

    When summer winds down in Colorado and you're looking for things to do, check out these five locales that really shine in warm weather. Catch them while they're hot to ensure you're making the most of living in our gorgeous state.

  • Tastes of Colorado: Fall Harvest

    Cool nights and sunny days make Colorado crops, such as melons, peaches, corn, grapes, berries, squash and pumpkins, fresh and full of flavor. Take a tour of the state as we show off Colorado’s homegrown harvests, which typically begin in August,...

  • Colorado Farmers' Markets: What's Fresh This Summer

    The rising popularity of farm-to-table cuisine has had a delightful effect on Colorado's farmers' markets: They've grown in number rapidly. Nearly 100 of these locavore hot spots now dot the state's landscape, giving you tons of opportunities to...

  • Colorado Wine Trails & Tasting Rooms

    Colorado’s wine industry, more than 110 producers strong, offers settings and wine-tasting rooms like no other wine region in the world. Colorado's unparalleled natural beauty is luring up-and-coming wineries, and for those looking for the next big...

  • Harvest Fun: Fall Farm Activities in Colorado

    When harvest season nears, Colorado’s farms swing open their gates for fall fun in the fields. Load up the whole family for wallet-friendly learnin’, pickin’ and eatin’ — all the while supporting local growers and businesses.

  • Colorado Farm-to-Table Restaurants: Q&A With an Organic Chef

    Colorado’s restaurants embodied the locally grown, fresh-food movement long before it was popular, and rest of the world has finally started to notice what our chefs are bringing to the table. We asked one of the most celebrated, who has his own...

  • Fine Wine to Fossils: A Grand Junction-Area Itinerary

    The area around Grand Junction and Palisade has made a name for itself as the heart of Colorado wine country. But vino is just one of the region’s great qualities. Nearby are thousands of miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails, phenomenal...