Spring break is on the horizon! Load up the family and head to Glenwood Springs to refresh and recharge. As you make plans, remember to bring along the essentials, not all of which will fit in a suitcase!
Glenwood Springs is an easy and comfortable destination for spring breakers. Lodges, restaurants and attractions have COVID precautions dialed-in, helping visiting families feel safe and at ease while traveling away from home. As a drivable destination from points throughout Colorado and its neighbors, the hot springs town is an ultra-convenient spring break choice. Best of all—no matter the weather in March and April, there are plenty of great things-to-do both indoors and out in Glenwood Springs.
Since it may have been a while since you last traveled, we’ve put together a fun-filled list of what to bring along on your Glenwood Springs vacation. This year, we recommend packing:
A Sense of Adventure
Sharing fresh new experiences is what spring break is all about. In Glenwood Springs you’ll find everything from the exhilarating to the easy-going. Check out Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park for high-flying thrill rides and the Sopris Splash Zone (weather dependent) at the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool for a water-centric good time. Other options include hitting the slopes at Sunlight Mountain Resort, or the trails for hiking and biking. For an indoor pursuit, those up for a mental challenge will find one at the Glenwood Escape Room.
Many mysteries continue to captivate the imaginations of people of all ages. Is the Hotel Colorado really haunted? Did Al Capone smuggle in booze through secret tunnels in the basement? Where exactly was Doc Holliday laid to rest? Is that fancy pistol the gun that Big Nosed Kate, Doc’s girlfriend, gave him as a love token? Discover Glenwood’s wild west past at the Frontier Historical Museum, the Doc Holliday Museum, the Hotel Colorado and Linwood Cemetery.
A Little Patience
Glenwood Springs businesses are safety precaution pros. They continue to follow state coronavirus guidelines and adjust accordingly, but as a visitor, it’s helpful to have a little patience too. Currently, masks are required downtown, at attractions and indoors unless eating at a table or soaking in a pool. Several, including Iron Mountain Hot Springs, the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and day spas also require reservations, so plan ahead whenever possible.
Breakfast, brunch, elevenses, lunch, afternoon coffee, teatime, beer-thirty, cocktail hour, dinner and snacks in between. Whether your idea of vacation dining is eating like a hungry hobbit or a health-conscious wood elf, there are so many delicious options from which to choose in Glenwood Springs. Most of them offering to-go choices as well as limited sit-down dining. Downtown has a concentration of great eateries, but you’ll find restaurants serving tasty bites everywhere including in West Glenwood Springs, the Meadows Shopping Center and south through town on Highway 82.
With hundreds of guest rooms available, channel Goldilocks and find the hotel, motel, lodge, bed and breakfast or vacation rental that’s just right for you. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with the whole family, on a budget or not, require breakfast or a swimming pool to be included with your stay, the perfect spring break accommodations are waiting for you in Glenwood Springs.
Prepare for unexpected delights when you visit Glenwood Springs. Those unpredictable, unplanned moments are often the most memorable. Some things that make us grin ear-to-ear include Glenwood’s unique artwork and murals scattered all over town, watching the sunset from the Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge, chatting up locals while sipping craft beer at independent breweries, a front-row seat at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue comedy show, the giant cross illuminated on Red Mountain during the Easter season (which coincides with spring break). Come visit and find out what makes you smile.
Bring it! Capture these and all your amazing Glenwood Springs spring break moments in photographs and videos. Share them with us and the world at #VisitGlenwood. Enough said!
Start packing and get ready to make this the best spring break in recent memory. Learn all about Glenwood Springs and make plans to visit today at www.visitglenwood.com.
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