4. PEOPLE WATCHING
The two most well-liked outdoor pedestrian malls in Colorado are located in Denver and Boulder, respectively, at 16th Street Mall and Pearl Street Mall. Additionally, they’re the ideal setting for learning about the personalities of these two Front Range villages. View the locals coming and going while relaxing on benches and green spaces and peeking inside the stores.
5. AIR FORCE ACADEMY AND COLORADO SPRINGS PIONEERS MUSEUM
Visit two patriotic monuments in Colorado Springs. The visitor center and famous chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy offer an insight into cadet life, academy history, and the chapel’s stunning stained-glass windows. The history and culture of the Pikes Peak region are highlighted in both permanent and changing displays at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. View relics from the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho civilizations as well as local artists’ historical photographs and a special exhibit on General William Jackson Palmer, the man who founded Colorado Springs.
6. BREWERY, WINERY & DISTILLERY TOURS
Coloradans are renowned for their inventive libations, and there are currently more than 200 breweries, 100 wineries, and 54 distilleries in the state. Many businesses around the state give tours of their facilities. See how big producers create regionally inspired types and seasonal mixes using Colorado ingredients, including mountain spring water.