Fighting Summer Boredom: Colorado destinations for your family

Colorado destinations

That’s right! You are two weeks into June and the kids are bored.  What are some offbeat things to do that won’t break the bank?  These are Colorado destinations, so if you are out of town, I apologize.  You will have to come for a visit!


Morrison Natural History Museum

See rocks and fossils and even baby dinosaur footprints.  Awww, sweet!  Then, Mom can take in the cute shops in the area.  Top off your field trip with a drive up to Red Rocks or a hike on one of the close by trails.


Union Station

Let the kids run around in the fountain and grab a scoop of Little Man ice cream from Milk Box Ice Cream.  Maybe even play some shuffleboard in the main terminal and grab a book from the Tattered Cover to read before naptime.

Denver Story Trek

Discover historic local neighborhoods by bike, car, or foot.  You can create your own urban adventure using this resource.

Take a day trip

Tour the Argo Mine in Idaho Springs, climb around the rocks at Garden of the Gods, dip in the healing (and toasty!) waters of Hot Sulphur Springs, or visit one of our many ski resorts and check out their summer activities.

Chatfield State Park

From biking to boating, fishing to flying in a hot-air balloon, there is a lot to do just a little south west of town.


Castlewood Canyon trail (south of Parker)

Nothing beats this hike for views and a cool dip.  Wear your bathing suit under your hiking clothes and enjoy a natural “cool tub” in the stream after your hike.


Elvis is In the Building!

Looking for some air-conditioning on a hot day? What could be better than a not-so-new release the Elvis Cinema?  For a fraction of the cost of the regular theater, you can treat your kids AND their friends to a flick and some popcorn.  And, if you are like me, maybe a small nap during the movie!


I’d love to hear your summer ideas!  Email me at!

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