No matter where you end up, there are always fun and interesting places to visit. While Colorado is well-known for its hiking, ski resorts, and other outdoor activities, there are some hidden gems that you may not have heard of that definitely need to be included on your next trip.
If you or anyone in your travel group is a foodie, this is a must. Based in Colorado Springs, the Rocky Mountain Food Tour introduces you to the history of Colorado Springs while tantalizing your taste buds. You visit five different restaurants and sample a variety of different types of cuisine. For a small additional charge, you can pair your food with locally made alcoholic beverages for a complete experience.
Located in the heart of Denver, Dairy Block combines unique shopping experiences, great food, and an amazing atmosphere. Dairy Block was originally home to Windsor Dairy, and it has been converted into a great micro-district. It even has lodging available so you can get the full experience and still be near to other Denver attractions.
If you believe in aliens, the UFO Watchtower should be number one on your list of places to visit. And if you don’t, this is still an absolutely gorgeous place to check out. There is plenty of camping, and there is zero pollution, giving you an unparalleled view of the night sky and more stars than you knew existed. You can also visit the watchtower to talk about UFOs, alien abductions, and other paranormal activity. This can be a lot of fun for both believers and skeptics.
History lovers will find Missile Site Park fascinating. This former Cold War Atlas E missile site was built in 1961 and was deactivated in 1965. Now it has free tours daily and offers a unique perspective on the Cold War. You do need to schedule the tour in advance, so don’t forget to call ahead! There is also camping and RV hookups available.
Boulder received the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse from their sister city Dushanbe, Tajikistan. It was constructed in Dushanbe without power tools, then disassembled and sent to Boulder. This unique teahouse hosts regular events, including tea workshops and celebrations of the sister cities. You can also enjoy a traditional tea in the afternoon.
Use these ideas to guide your next trip through Colorado. There are plenty of other hidden gems. Let us know in the comments of your favorite places!