If you haven’t made plans to go out of town for Spring Break, don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do and see that your family can enjoy in your very own “staycation”. There are many fun places to stay and explore right here around Denver. So save money, and time, and check out these fun staycation ideas the whole family can enjoy!
Great Wolf Lodge, Colorado Springs
In just over an hour from the Denver area, you can arrive in Colorado Springs and explore Great Wolf Lodge.
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Great Wolf Lodge is full of fun family activities. The main attractions revolve around the lodge’s indoor waterpark, which it is known for. Here you’ll find several different slides, pools, and splash pads geared towards kids of all ages. Let the little ones enjoy the splash pads, while the teens and adults can take the adventurous path on the water slides.
In addition to the wonderful water park, you’ll find story-time, arts and crafts, and character appearances, which will keep kids from saying the words all parents dread…”I’m bored”.
You also don’t have to worry about leaving the lodge to find something to eat. From fast food options to more elegant food and wine pairings, there’s something for everyone and every palate. Also, you’ll enjoy the fact that in order to take advantage of the waterpark and activities, you need to be a registered guest at the lodge, so the crowds should be manageable.
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
Located just under three hours from Denver, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is a great place for a staycation. The pool at this resort should be on your list because it’s the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool!
Taking in the waters, as many refer to it, is thought to be a healing tradition. While adults will enjoy that aspect, kids can also have fun in the pool just floating and playing. Glenwood Hot Springs has two pools; the water is cooled down to 104°F for the resort’s hot tub-like Therapy Pool and it’s cooled down even further to the bathwater-warm temperature of between 90° – 93°F for the gigantic main pool.
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When the kids get waterlogged, check out Glenwood Caverns, Colorado’s first 4D Ride Theater, or take a hike to see the incredible beauty of Hanging Lake.
Hotel Elegante Playcation Package
Often referred to as the best–kept secret in Colorado Springs, the Hotel Elegante offers a PlaycationPackage that is perfect for the family.
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If you’re looking to get away with the family for a night or two, the Hotel Elegante offers this package complete with indoor swimming pool and playground access as well as one ice cream per day for every day you stay. Breakfast for up to two adults is included and kids under 12 eat free with a paying adult while you’re at the Hotel Elegante. You really can’t beat the deal! If you’re in the Denver area, just hop in the car and you’ll arrive at Colorado Springs in a little over an hour.
Colorado Springs is also home to The Broadmoor, a resort that makes a perfect spring break staycation destination. Take the hour or so drive from the Denver and you’ll find the resort framed by the picturesque mountains, lush meadows and scenic canyons that captivate the imagination.
You can find a plethora of adventures at The Broadmoor! Enjoy activities like swimming, biking, and horseback riding just to name a few. There’s also a small bowling alley, Xbox, PlayStation, and foosball games to play.
So, the kids will never get bored during your visit! For the older kids and adults, there’s a zip line adventure that will take you soaring over Seven Falls, which is known as Colorado’s most spectacular waterfall.
Located on Columbine Street in Denver, the Halcyon Hotel is located in the heart of Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. This “non-hotel” blurs the lines between hotel and gracious home with plush comfort, attention to detail, and an impressive collection of art.
If your family likes to explore, you’ll definitely want to check out the Gear Garage! The Gear Garage is chock full of complimentary gear like bikes, cameras, longboards, Go Pros, and Adventure Kits. The staff will be happy to curate an adventure for you or just take off and explore.
When you’re wrapping up the day, check out the rooftop pool and hot tub, which are open year-round, and then grab a board game for some good old-fashioned fun.
This Spring Break, fun and relaxation aren’t far away when you take advantage of these staycation ideas in the Denver area! Have fun!