Everyone who works all week long yearns for the weekend, when they can relax, play and spend their hard-earned cash. Some even find ways to celebrate the weekend with a mini-vacation, traveling to a favorite B&B or visiting friends in another city.
These weekend getaways are great ways to sample just about anything, from rip-roaring adventures to toasting new towns. With great air fares becoming increasingly available, weekend travelers are no longer limited to their own neighborhoods, for every coastal resort and every mountain retreat is just a few hours away.
For example, one of the greatest Colorado weekend getaways is the Winter Park Resort, Winter Walk Colorado mountain vacation rental is a 1450 square foot tri-level duplex situated on the Fraser River in the peaceful community of Old Town, Winter Park.
Comprised of 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, a den with queen sleeper-sofa, plus elevated loft with a queen futon (accessed via an open ladder), together with 2 3/4 bathrooms, Winter Walk can potentially provide ski Colorado weekend getaways .Aside from its proximity to the Winter Park Ski Area, Winter Walk is a much sought after property due to its spaciousness and amenities consisting of an indoor private 6-person hot-tub, dry sauna and steam shower. This non-smoking unit has an open-plan fully equipped kitchen, dining area and living room with gas fireplace, TV, VCR and stereo system, and telephone. A washer and dryer, plus south-facing deck affording Ski Area views complete the picture for this popular home for Colorado weekend getaways to Winter Park.
After being cooped up in an office all week, most people want to find a place to stretch their legs. Once stretched out, legs prefer to do something adventurous, like skiing down the powdery slopes or hiking around rugged trails. Weekends are perfect for playing in the great outdoors, giving you the opportunity to try something new, like fly-fishing.
Fly-fishing is that rare sport that can be a mystical experience or simply good-ole fun for couples, friends and families alike. A quiet sport of stealth and strategy set in some of the most scenic places on earth, fly-fishing pits one rod against one river, two hands deftly tugging the line against a battle-tested armada of trout, tiger muskies and northern pike.
Skiing may be a sport you've already tried, but until you have skied in Colorado, it doesn't count. Colorado's snow adventures are simply the best in North America, perhaps even the world. With 26 resorts, Colorado skiing not only offers the variety and excitement of towering mountains with slopes to suit your ability and ambition, but also the extras that perfect your Colorado weekend getaways with the best in dining, lodging and entertainment. It's no coincidence that seven of the 10 most popular resorts on the continent call Colorado home.
With ski packages including luxurious hotels right on the slopes, discounted lift passes, transportation and more, all for a great price, you'll begin to daydream of a snowy forecast for your next weekend. No worries there, for snowfall arrives early and stays late in the Colorado high country, resulting in reliable snow conditions from mid-October at Keystone and Loveland to as late as July at Arapahoe Basin, the highest ski area in North America at 13,050 feet.
Bar Harbor is the perfect base camp to hike through the wilderness of Acadia 'til your boots wear out.
One of the most popular and beautiful National Parks in the United States, Acadia supplies sure-footed trekkers with more than 120 miles of trails up, down and around 26 granite-domed mountains, deep woods and rugged shoreline. Go from sea level to see-everything in one afternoon, as you conquer Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the Atlantic coast, to be rewarded with a spectacular summit view of the ocean and outer islands. Now that's Colorado getaways to remember.