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Hipmunk Hotels: Adventures in Breckenridge, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, and Vail

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This post is a little bit different from the usual ones I have on Take Me to the World. I am a writer with Hipmunk and this is a paid assignment that I have done for them (a girl’s gotta pay the bills). This post is about some things to do in various cities in Colorado, USA. It does contain sponsored links, but was written by me.


In Breckenridge outdoor enthusiasts can ski or snowboard in the winter, or bike and hike in the summer. If you love great food you can check out the dining scene at restaurants like Relish, and Ridge Street Kitchen. The state of Colorado has a high number of craft breweries, and Breckenridge has their local brewery and pub at Breckenridge Brewery. There are year-round performances at the Breckenridge Backstage Theatre, plus local events like the Breckenridge Festival of Film in the fall and the Breckenridge Music Festival in the summer.

Breckenridge Mountain. Photo by Amy Aletheia Cahill on Flickr.


Like many destinations in Colorado Boulder has a variety of outdoor activities to enjoy from camping to rock climbing to skiing and much more. For a fun Tour of the history of Boulder, there is Banjo Billy’s Bus Tours, run out of an iconic looking school bus. Boulder is the home of the Celestial Seasons tea company, and people can go there and take a free tour (and try samples). There are also several brewery and distillery tours in Boulder like places like Redstone Meadery, Upslope Brewing Company, and Vapor Distillery. Finally, the historic Boulder Theater hosts a variety of live performances and movie screening throughout the year.

Banjo Billy’s Bus Tour. Photo by Lisa Williams on Flickr.

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs is a vibrant city with a lot to see and do. If you love learning about history, you will want to take a ghost tour with the Blue Moon Haunted History Tour. Nature lovers will enjoy checking out the amazing rock formation and views from the nearby Garden of the Gods. In late August/early September, the Colorado Hot Springs Air Balloon Competition takes place in Memorial Park. The Fine Arts Center, Pikes Peak Center, and The Mezzanine are venues that host a variety of theatre and music events throughout the year.

Pikes Peak Mountain from Garden of the Gods Park, with Kissing Camels in the foreground. Photo by Beverly Pack on Flickr.

Fort Collins

Old Town, Fort Collins, Colorado. Photo by Paul L Dineen on Flickr.


Vail is famous for its world-class ski resorts, so if that is your type of travel you’ll be in heaven in Vail. There are also a variety of other outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting and zip lining that you can do in Vail as well. The Vail Valley Food Tours takes visitors on a tour of local restaurants or breweries. The Vail Jazz puts on a variety of jazz performances and festivals throughout the year like Vail Jazz Festival in the summer and Vail Jazz Party in the fall. Art enthusiasts will want to check out the events happening at the Alpine Arts Center.

Skiing in Vail, Colorado. Photo by Snow Snow on Flickr.

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