New Attractions Draw Visitors to Colorado

New events in the spring attract tourism to Colorado By: Claire Makepeace
Mountain biking in Colorado // © 2011 Fruita Mountain Bike<br />
Mountain biking in Colorado // © 2011 Fruita Mountain Bike

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Colorado is famous for its ski resorts, but there is more than just the mountains for visitors to enjoy this spring. An exciting range of festivals will be taking place, celebrating everything from music to mountain biking.

The New Belgium Brewing Fruita Fat Tire Festival will be held between April 28 and May 1, celebrating mountain biking in the area with bike rides through the Colorado National Monument and showcasing the latest products from the bike industry. The Taste of Pearl festival on May 1 will celebrate Colorado cuisine, featuring samples of food and wine from Boulder chefs while visitors stroll down the beautiful Pearl Street Mall in Boulder.

For visitors more interested in Colorado’s artistic side, the FestEVOL, in Crested Butte on March 26, will feature top recording artists including headliners O.A.R as well as organic food sampling. For jazz enthusiasts, the Downtown Grand Junction Art & Jazz Festival between May 6 and 8 will feature live local and national jazz acts as well as displayed local art and street vendors.

And getting there is even easier for clients. There are a range of travel packages to Colorado available for spring, such as the Get Away Together family package from The Inn on Fall River in Estes Park, which includes two nights in a two bedroom cabin, snowshoeing, a wildlife tour or a photography safari and more for just $480. This is available through May 19. There is also a Spring Break Getaway package available from the Broadmoor Hotel until April 30. The package includes accommodations at The Broadmoor; a 50 percent discount at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo; a complimentary spa day pass and access to The Broadmoor Movie Theater for just $90 per person, per night.

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