Colorado is called the natural miracle of the world, and it is true. This state is one of the major tourists’ places because of the stunning landscapes of the Rocky Mountain. That is why it became the popular ski resort, which meets numerous tourists from all over the world.
What are the most popular and interesting cities of the state?
The first place to be mentioned is Colorado Springs, which thanks to the mineral resources, dry climate and picturesque mountain landscapes turned into a tourist center. The city was founded as a health resort in the Victorian style with all the advantages of a large city and the charm of a small town. At any time of the year, visitors will be surrounded by hospitality and the beauty of the nature. Start your journey from car rental in Colorado Springs airport and move to the main attraction here – the majestic Pikes Peak Mountain. At its base lies the Garden of the Gods – an extraordinary geological park of red stones and a place of unique beauty and mystery. Other attractions include Museum of Nature and Center for Fine Arts. Moreover, Colorado Springs is considered the center of winter sports. The city is home to the US National Olympic Committee and the National Ski Association.
|Colorado Springs Surroundings|
The next city is impossible to visit – Denver, the capital of Colorado. «Colorado State Capitol» is located namely in Denver. Actually, it is an amazing historical place. Here the past lives in harmony with the future. Each landmark is saturated with love for its land and pride in the nation (Botanical Garden, Colorado History Center, Denver Mountain Parks). In addition to the historical attractions, be sure to try local food. JCB Burger is famous in the Colorado region burger with jalapeno pepper, prepared according to the centenary recipe. One more delicious thins is biscuit sandwich. In addition, Denver, being the capital of the state of Colorado, has lots of shops and malls.
|Cowboy in Denver, Colorado|
Another important city is Boulder, known for its educational institutions, the Rocky Mountains and peculiar views on life. The city of Boulder is among the popular stops among tourists, who choose car rental for travelling. Streets are full of young people who indulge in pleasures and relax at full, go in for sports or sit in stylish mini-breweries. Apart from that, Boulder is a real gourmet city, so here you really eat well.
|Chautauqua park around Boulder|
Aspen is considered the most diverse mountain resort in North America, offering a full range of winter and summer entertainment. In addition to the trails, in Aspen you can find the Center for Environmental Studies with a small reserve, the Historical Museum in the house of the «silver baron» Jerome Wheeler, the Museum of Arts, and countless restaurants and shops.
|View of south Galena street in Aspen|
Many tourists come to Pueblo city in order to visit the local history museum (Historical Museum of El Pueblo). The museum presents the history of Pueblo, along with the cultural and ethnic groups of the region. On the Lake Pueblo you will find the famous «State Park», where you can not only enjoy the exotic nature, but also do fishing. It would be interesting to visit the reserves, in which a huge number of unique plant species grows. There is also the Zoo, famous for its diversity of fauna. Besides, Union-Avenue (historical shopping district), which often hosts numerous public events, also is a place of tourists’ concentration.
|Pueblo Colorado Courthouse|
Town of Vail
It will be a great idea to rent a car and go to Vail – an ideal holiday destination. This elite place of rest and sports has international renown and is one of the five best resorts in the world. Possessing a special festive charm, Vail is beautifully decorated in Alpine style. Its main architectural attraction is the covered bridge next to the monument to the White Skier, the 10th mountain division arrow. Among the most popular cultural events in the city is the Vail Film Festival – this popular world-level festival takes place every year in March and early April.
Therefore, if you love beautiful plains contrasting with high mountains, American culture of “bygone days” style in connection with the latest technologies, so Colorado is a place suitable for visiting.