Over 500,000 of the states 4.5 million residents live in the capital city of Denver, which is located at the center of the state and sits at the base of the Rocky Mountains. If you are flying to Colorado, Denver International Airport will more than likely be your destination.
Denver is home to all the usual sites and sounds of any major US city with shopping, sightseeing, fine dining, art galleries and nightclubs always available. For a more intimate experience, honeymooners will enjoy the Denver Botanic Gardens. They offer a romantic place to reflect on nature's beauty and enjoy a cup of afternoon tea with a fresh pastry.
If relaxation is what you seek, consider driving a few miles outside of Denver to savor the Indian Springs Resort in Idaho Springs. Soak in the indoor springs and take advantage of lodging, spa services, and fine dining. This is just one of several natural hot spring resorts in Northwest Colorado that provide a serene oasis for adventurers of all kinds.
Spa getaways can be found throughout Colorado, but the most magnificent of venues would have to be the five-diamond, Broadmoor Spa in Colorado Springs. Offering a full service spa that includes elegantly appointed rooms and couples massage, experiences here will simply leave you both oozing off the tables and into bed for the most restful sleep of your life!
If you are looking for romantic accommodations, consider one of Colorado's hundreds of Bed and Breakfast inns. Scattered throughout the state are places to for travelers to call home. They range from rustic cabins to luxury hotel suites. Bed and Breakfast inns may represent the best of both worlds for a couple on their honeymoon.
Catering to couples, these inns offer homemade, gourmet meals and warm, inviting rooms. Generally these places are managed by a couple who enjoy getting to know new people and love sharing information about the local area and what it has to offer. Some provide regional taste treats and wine tasting, and nearly all are equipped with libraries of books and movies, and a microwave to make your own popcorn.
If you are looking for something to do in Colorado, you won't look for long. Amusement parks, aquariums, and zoos offer wholesome fun, with winery, brewery and other tours available for those who are interested. Factory tours include:
- Coors Brewing Company
- Fort Collins Brewing Company
- Celestial Seasonings Tea Company
- The United States Mint in Denver
- Echobana Candle Company
For professional sports lovers, Colorado has a sports team for every season. Schedules are available online, and tickets can be purchased in advance of your honeymoon. Colorado's teams include:
- Denver Nuggets basketball team
- Colorado Rapids soccer team
- Colorado Avalanche hockey team
- Colorado Rockies baseball team
- Denver Broncos football team
- Colorado Mammoth lacrosse team
Whether you like to watch the action or take part yourself, Colorado has something for everyone. Well known for its abundant wilderness areas and outdoor activities, honeymooners to Colorado may consider the best accommodations are in the Rocky Mountains, in a tent under the stars.
Camping, hiking, river rafting, mountain biking, fishing and horseback riding are all enjoyed in Colorado. If you like the idea of trying all of these activities and more, consider a Dude Ranch for your Colorado honeymoon adventure. These all-inclusive resorts offer you many ways to appreciate the Colorado wilderness, yet still offer a soft bed and a hot meal at the end of the day.
For over six months of each year, snowboarding, Alpine and Nordic skiing is at the top of everyone's favorites list in towns like Aspen and Steamboat Springs. Resort towns that thrive on vacationers, these places are filled with boutiques, fine restaurants and nightlife. Any honeymoon accommodations in these towns will be expensive, but most are truly luxurious.
Another way to relax and enjoy nature's splendor on your Colorado honeymoon is to take a scenic train ride. You can arrive in Colorado by Amtrak train, or book a passage on a railway tour that will take you through some of Colorado's most beautiful country. Some trains offer gourmet lunches and dinners, and if you enjoy engaging in theatrics, consider a Murder Mystery train trip where you play a character and try to guess 'Who done it?'.
A Colorado honeymoon can be serene or exciting. With a bit of research, you can find wonderful accommodations to fit your style and budget, and a plethora of activities to make your honeymoon an adventure to remember.