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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 Creative Districts

    Seven Colorado communities brimming with galleries, artists in residence and special arts events have recently been designated official state Creative Districts. Find out why Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, Corazón de Trinidad, North Fork Valley...

  • Favorite Colorado Festival: Denver Arts Week

    Six of Denver’s vibrant art districts will transform into an art lover’s frenzy November 7–15, 2014, with more than 300 events located in Denver’s intimate galleries and theaters, landmark museums and one-of-a-kind performing arts venues. It’s an...

  • A Family Weekend in Southwest Colorado

    Take a three-day spin with the family through southwest Colorado’s rich cultural attractions and historical sites. Sky Ute Casino Resort in Ignacio is the perfect home base for exploring the area — along with exciting casino games, this luxurious...

  • Favorite Colorado Event: Colorado State Fair

    Americans love a good state fair, and after 140 years of practice, Colorado’s got it down. The 2014 Colorado State Fair will take place Aug. 22–Sept. 1. So much of what there is to love about the state converges onto the famous fairgrounds in...

  • Colorado Art Walks

    One look at Colorado’s roster of art walks and major art events will convince you we’re serious about the arts. If you need further evidence, art critic John Villani named nine Colorado towns in his list of “The 100 Best Art Towns in America.”...

  • Denver's New History Colorado Center

    The doors of the new History Colorado Center swung open in April 2012 to tell the stories of colorful Coloradans with fun, family-friendly activities inside a beautiful new building in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. The new space gave...

  • Spring Events in Colorado

    By May, Coloradans have packed away the sweaters and dusted off the flip-flops for the start of the busy festival season. Here’s just a sampling of warm-weather-embracing Colorado events that have us counting down the days until spring. Find your...

  • Big Performing Arts in Colorado's Small Towns

    Colorado’s mountain towns might be small, but several of them pack a big punch when it comes to fine arts. Operas, musicals and first-run shows are all artfully enacted on many small-town stages. Check out these time-tested performance centers in...

  • Performing Arts in Colorado

    Colorado’s music, dance and theater organizations are known for presenting popular masterpieces as well as innovative new works. The state’s love of the arts ensures the best seat in the house is any seat — and that there's always something to see...

  • Cultural Capital: Colorado Arts & Entertainment

    Colorado has a cultural vibe all its own. From an outstanding collection of nationally acclaimed art museums and performance halls, to touted food, film and music festivals and one-of-a-kind historic celebrations and venues, Colorado’s art scene...