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Found a flight deal for Colorado and decided to book it for a wintery girls weekend. No regrets! The temperatures were suprisingly mild, and it’s the perfect place to try winter sports for the first time because the mountains get more fluffy, powdery snow (vs ice on the east coast). I’d highly reccommend checking out Colorado if you’re into the outdoors or just want a quiet weekend away.
Where to Stay: There were tons of great hotel options within the city of Denver, but we decided on a cute little Airbnb that was complete with a sauna, tire swing, and amazing indoor/outdoor vibes. The Hygge Chalet and Sauna was perfect for three girls or a two couples. There’s one room and a lovely lofted second space with a bed as well. The house comes with all the things you need to cook great meals and truly unplug. The pricing was amazing at less than $150/night there was great value, plus the property had amazing reviews. We stopped at Trader Joe’s on the way in to get all the essentials and saved a ton of money by cooking on the nights we were there.
Where to do Winter Sports:
Arapahoe Basin Ski Area: First time snowboarding and it was a great time, we took lessons with Tiberius and he was a very patient but skilled instructor. Highly reccommend doing a private lesson if you’ve got 3+ people as the pricing for a group lesson is about the same and you can control the timing based on your agenda for the weekend. Defintiely the kind of place you could spend the whole day!
Breckenridge: We passed by this area on the way to Arapahoe, and it’s well-known for a reason. They have tons of options and you can definitely get lessons but it’s a bit more on the pricey side. You also have to book more in advance since it’s so popular, so I’d recommend looking in advance if you’re really interested in getting onto these slopes.
Loveland Ski Area: Super cute area and definitely great for lessons, if you’re looking for another option not too far from the Airbnb that’s not as popular as Breckenridge.
Where to Eat:
Voodoo Doughnut: First time going and definitely not the last, amazing selection of dougnuts including vegan options. I got the vegan oreo option and it was SO good.
American Cultures: Perfect if you love kombucha, they’ve got so many amazing flavors right on tap.
Link Coffee Bar: The coffee and people were lovely, they had an awesome selection of milks and free refills on the coffee while in house if you didn’t take it to go. I didn’t end up ordering food, but they had a great selection of breakfast options when we visited.
Denver Milk Market: Loved this upscale but still aproachable food hall-style spot for grabbing a bite to eat later in the day. They had so many types of food, anyone would really be able to find something to enjoy.
Aviano Coffee: This place is a vibe! I’d reccomend going to sip and do work if you’ve got any to do while you’re in the area. They have amazing coffee that’s really great quality.
Wellness & Workouts: Great to book on Classpass if you’re only in town for a weekend! Love having the option to workout without having to fill out a bunch of paperwork at a new studio. Here are some of my fave places to workout and have a wellness moment in Denver, CO.
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