Category: Family

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal 1

Denver’s Downtown Aquarium: Up Close and Personal

My son is down on his knees, eye-to-slitted eye with a bamboo shark. They are staring at each other in fascination, both of their noses touching the separating glass, about a finger thick and reaching just over my belly button. The brown-banded fish and the 3-year-old boy are almost the same size, now waving hands and fins at each other…

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Best 3 Day Itinerary in Telluride, Colorado

If you have two or three days to get away, you might consider visiting the former mining town of Telluride. Although it is about a six- hour drive from Denver, it’s a flight of less than one hour to arrive in the quaint town. Located in the southwestern corner of Colorado, the town attracts about 400,000 visitors per year. It…

dog friendly things to do in colorado

Dog Friendly Things to do in Colorado

Dog friendly Colorado has a new law allowing your furry friend to go with you to a restaurant. You can sit with your favorite pet outside on the deck or patio. You can even take your dog to some breweries and enjoy a cool one. There are other places, such as lakes or mountains where Fido can join you. Just…

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Family-Friendly Glenwood Springs: Adventures for Everyone

My heart clutches in my stomach as I watch my husband and two daughters swing 1,300 feet out over the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. “Look mom, no hands,” one of my daughters shrieks. They’re securely belted in, and throwing their hands up in the air while screaming their lungs out is all part of the fun. We’re at the…

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs 4

Find Family-Friendly Fun in Colorado Springs

While many Colorado towns were settled by miners and ranchers, the appeal of Colorado Springs, the second largest city in Colorado, was its climate and culture.  In the late 1800s, it was known as “Little London” since it had many English tourists and settlers along with opera houses, fine hotels, and restaurants.  Colorado Springs is still known for its thriving…

Littleton, Colorado: More Than a Denver Suburb 5

Littleton, Colorado: More Than a Denver Suburb

Once upon a time, there was a little town southwest of Denver that served as the hub for a farming community. Founded by an entrepreneurial surveyor named Richard Little, he named it for himself: Littleton. The town grew. Denver grew. Eventually they merged – physically, anyway. But Littleton has retained its own unique personality despite becoming what is basically a…

Roaming Durango with Kids: From Rails to Rafting 7

Roaming Durango with Kids: From Rails to Rafting

If Durango is your family’s summer vacation destination, start planning your itinerary now to experience the best kid-friendly activities available in this historic mountain town. Durango has such an abundance of fun things for kids to do, you’ll have a tough time choosing where to begin your adventure. Here are two of Durango’s best summer activities to help you get…

A New Educational Angle for All Ages 8

A New Educational Angle for All Ages

Opening day at the new Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon was a resounding success last August, and a steady stream of visitors continues to visit the 5-acre non-profit facility, enriching their mountain experience whether as tourists or residents. Without a home of its own for more than 13 years, the center, formerly known as Gore Range Natural Science School,…

Oink, Oink: Life On the Farm 13

Oink, Oink: Life On the Farm

“Mom! Come quick!” my 10-year old shrieks as we round the bend toward the barn at the Littleton Historical Museum. She has run ahead to see which animals are out this afternoon, and she hasn’t been disappointed. We are greeted by a group of tiny, fuzzy baby lambs, prancing and cavorting in the sun. We watch them play, then hear…

Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains 15

Kitty, Kitty!: A Wild Kingdom on the Plains

The unpaved highway rises and dips like a lazy rollercoaster as we roll along on the plains east of Colorado Springs toward Calhan. At the last crest, the animal refuge appears at the bottom of the hill, a glinting compound of chain-link fences where the big cats of Serenity Springs live — more than 120 of them. A wild kingdom…