Traveling close to home in Colorado makes sense: it saves you time and money while still providing all the perks of a fun-filled vacation. With the world’s largest hot springs pool, adventure activities galore and dining options that feed your soul, your “staycation” has serious Instagramability when you visit Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Rather than purchasing plane tickets to travel, staycation destinations tend to be within an easy drive of home. For Colorado residents, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort in Glenwood Springs is an ideal choice for a quick getaway.
A drivable destination. A fundamental element of a successful staycation is accessibility. Getting to Glenwood Springs requires no more than a few hours of driving from almost anywhere in the state. Centrally-located in the heart of the Colorado, Glenwood Springs is an easy drive along I-70—just 160 miles from Denver and 90 from Grand Junction. A bonus for westbound travelers is the breathtaking drive through scenic Glenwood Canyon prior to arriving in town.
Break routine. For most people, the point of a close-to-home getaway is to destress and relax. Down-time doesn’t get any more laid back than a soothing soak in the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. The mineral-rich geothermal water is known to tease out tension and invoke a vacation state of mind. To unwind further, schedule a massage, body treatment or facial at the Spa of the Rockies.
Wild & free. Balance relaxation with some heartrate-elevating activities. How much is up to you. Options include a mellow hike or bike ride—consider trekking to Hanging Lake or renting a bike to through Glenwood Canyon. For thrill-seekers, try the edge-of-the-cliff rides at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park or tandem paragliding rides from the summit of Red Mountain. Other alternatives to get moving include taking a fitness class at the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club, playing a round of golf at area courses or fishing on the area’s Gold Medal waters.
Feed your soul. An essential ingredient of the best insta-cations is sampling delicious foods at new-to-you restaurants. Downtown’s “restaurant row,” along Seventh Street, is within walking distance of the Glenwood Hot Springs Lodge and offers visitors an abundance of delectable dining. While you may be vacationing close to home, travel the world by savoring both local and global cuisine in a charming small-town setting.
Live music & nightlife. Nightlife in Glenwood Springs is surprisingly refreshing with many unexpected options. If you end up soaking at the pool until it closes at 10 p.m. be sure to swing by Native Son for some late-night tapas. Along with karaoke and open mic night at venues throughout town, you might also find yourself in the middle of an impromptu sing-along while dining at the Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar. For mountaintop music, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has a year-round lineup of live music, as does the Hotel Colorado, the Glenwood Springs Brew Garden and many other restaurants and bars in town.
With so much to do, so close to home, it’s no wonder that Glenwood Hot Springs Resort is Colorado’s top choice for a staycation. Break free from routine & start planning your visit to Glenwood Springs!