Colorado Archives | Page 2 of 6 | My Family Travels
Article
Overnight At America’s Top Aquariums And Zoos

From coast to coast, special sleepovers at aquariums and zoos are available to travelers who book ahead. Interested in sleeping with the fishes or feeding reptiles after dark? Not only can your family have a blast on vacation at a new educational institution, but you'll also save a bundle on a hotel room. The...

Read More    6 min read

Article
Elitch Gardens Celebrates 126 Years as Colorado’s Theme Park

Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, Denver's very own downtown amusement district, is officially 126 years old, making it the oldest existing theme park west of the Mississippi. But there's lots new, too.In addition to the retro name, and a more health-conscious, trans-fat-free menu at all food outlets, this summer, Elitch guests can look forward to some extreme tube slides...

Read More    3 min read

Article
Re-Visiting Our Original Tiny Traveler Award Winners: 1998 to 2015

In 1998 the concept of "family travel" was not as refined as it is today, with hotels mainly targeting the 5-12 age set when it came to services and activities. So, Family Travel Forum set out to discover the best getaways for new parents with infants and toddlers under 3-years of age. After months of research, investigative reporting, site inspections and networking with parents, we came up...

Read More    14 min read

Article
YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado

A previous winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness award, YMCA of the Rockies was honored along with other hospitality, timeshare and eco-tourism businesses that made it possible for families to stay, play, relax, and learn together in a creative and enriching atmosphere. This deserving and popular resort gets a fresh look...

Read More    3 min read

Article
Snowmass, Aspen, Colorado

Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado, previously a winner of FTF's Top 10 Getaways for Tiny Travelers award, gets a fresh look in 2015. If Aspen's high class village of gourmet restaurants, elegant shops and galleries will enhance your...

Read More    2 min read

Article
January Learn a Snowsport Month Has $75 Colorado Deal: Lift Ticket, Lesson, Rentals and Lunch

Colorado is kicking off Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month with a thorough roundup of the many great deals available to learners across the state. Whether you're interested in snowboarding, skiing or cross-country; or you're age 6 or 60; many of the 21 member ski areas and resorts in Colorado Ski Country USA want to make it cheap and easy for...

Read More    6 min read

Article
Estes Park, Colorado

Estes Park, Colorado, with its dry climate, has always been a resort community. Archaeologists say that 10,000 years ago it drew Ute, Shoshone and Comanche Indian families for summer vacations. Since the early part of this century, however, it's become one of the country's most popular destinations for year-round travelers of all kinds.The small mountain village is set in a high, broad valley...

Read More    5 min read

Article
Aspen – Snowmass, Colorado’s Summer Playground

Many mountain resorts known for snowsports try to attract a summer clientele, but Aspen's long history of cultural attractions outshines the rest.With so many fair weather destinations, families often wonder why they should visit a terrific snowsports resort when there's no snow. It makes some sense that a place that does something so well couldn't possibly excel at the opposite. After all,...

Read More    4 min read

Article
Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Colorado

When there's snow in Colorado, having Bachelor the golden lab reclining by the grand fireplace makes the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch the ultimate in luxury and warmth for a family snowsports vacation. As you drive up the valley to Beaver Creek, you will pass the cutoff for Bachelor Gulch, which actually sits on the hill just above Avon. Let’s be clear, however – for...

Read More    4 min read

Article
Single Moms Tame The West: Colorado With Kids

Upon our somewhat reluctant departure from Taos, New Mexico, we drive west across an unassuming but incredible bridge that spans the Rio Grande Gorge. It's not visible until the car is almost upon it; then, suddenly, it's almost as though we're crossing the Grand Canyon on our way to Colorado.Later, we stop in

Read More    4 min read