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Old 03-30-2010, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicWizard View Post
wanneroo wrote:
Pueblo is not a town I'm going to recommend to someone for a month vacation. They'll need another month vacation after that to recover.
Since Pueblo has an unlimited supply of cheap water. Pueblo would actually be a great vacation spot for people who enjoy watering lawns. The whole family could sit in their lawn chairs, passing the watering hose from person to person, sprinkling the lawn all day long for a month. Now that's a real vacation!
In all seriousness, Lake Pueblo is one of few large bodies of water in the state that you can boat, fish, ski and swim in. So if you have a boat it could be worth a visit to the area just for that. Also in Pueblo you could hang out with my uncle R. and he'll teach you how to rope a calf and shoot a giant pistol. Not kidding.
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:45 PM
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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I was not trying to suggest to stay in Pueblo for the whole month, I would not recommended that for any one cit in Colorado as I think the OP should see as much of the state as possible. That is why I suggested the state fair as it would a fun family friendly venue and as you said Pueblo has a reservoir with bike trails for fun. Plus we have the Riverwalk which is another family friendly place.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:12 PM
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My vote's for Vail. With the time frame you'll be out here, Aug can be one of the warmest months in Colorado, and escaping to the high country brings more temperate days and pleasant nights.

As wannero points out, there's a lot of places that can be had for a month's rental at pretty nominal rates.

You've got access to all the bicycling in the area, hiking, lots of restaurants and close by is Lake Dillon for boating (rental boats there, too), there's lots of streams in the area for fishing, and other reservoirs all within a modest distance. There's very good shopping in the area, so if you're like me ... in a month's time, dining out every meal is no longer "special", and I prefer to cook in for breakfast and make my own lunches for most day's activites ... and dinner, too, most evenings. With the grocery stores in the area, you'll find them to be very comparable to Front Range Colorado prices. As a central location, you can explore other mountain towns, old mining towns, and historic mining towns like Leadville or railroad towns like Minturn (with weekend farmer's markets and craft shows and antiquing) in the area close by on day trips and return to your "base camp" very easily.

There's also concerts in the Betty Ford amphitheater complex (where you'll also find the high altitude botanic gardens, which incorporate kid-friendly play areas and whimsical play structures), and weekend markets in the town of Vail ... art shows, crafts fairs, etc. Lots of very inexpensive ways to enjoy many days in the high country ... and accessible for you with small children in tow.

You might want to check out places like the Vail Racquet Club in East Vail for a private owner rental (there's other complexes like this, too) ... where you've got excellent access, good parking, close to the East Vail golf courses and ball parks, close by to the bike path which runs over Vail Pass or westward to town and points west, the tennis courts, swimming pools, health spa, b-b-ques, laundry, and so forth. There's also a lot of surface roads in the area which make for interesting riding, you don't have to stay on the bike path ... although it's nice on the path when you're down along the creeks in the trees. Once there, you're right on the Vail bus system which runs frequently, so you don't need to use your car very much to get around for local activities. These types of condo developments are very family friendly and low key, so you can pretty much while away the days at your choices of many activities ... you won't run out of stuff to do in a month's time.

Downvalley, for example, leads you to a day trip to Glenwood Springs, with it shopping, recreation centers, and the Hot Springs pools. When I stay in Vail for a month, I do that trip a couple of times ...

Enjoy your trip to Colorado!
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sunsprit View Post
My vote's for Vail. With the time frame you'll be out here, Aug can be one of the warmest months in Colorado, and escaping to the high country brings more temperate days and pleasant nights.
I've been to just about every single town in Colorado and for summer fun, Vail is a tough one to beat, especially if bunking over for a month. There is so much to do and you did a great job of highlighting all the great points about it. I'm hoping to come back this summer for a week to do some rafting and hanging out.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:56 AM
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Thanks this is helpful.

I like the idea about Vail\Breckenridge. I see that there are many more vacation home\condo offers for Breckenridge than anywhere else.
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