Colorado

five things to do in pagosa springs this summer. tube the san juan river. HeidiTown.com

Last week I was a speaker at a tourism conference in Pagosa Springs, and it was a good reminder of the total awesomeness of this Southwest Colorado town. Pagosa Springs should be on your must-visit list this summer and here are five things you need to do once you get there. 1. Float the river in Pagosa Springs The best way to take advantage of a river that runs directly

Colorado Springs, land of museums

Founded as a resort town, Colorado Springs has long been a center for arts and culture. While Buffalo Bill’s Wild West shows were taking place in Denver, Colorado Springs was hosting writers and artists. I believe this predilection for the finer things in life is one reason the city has so many museums. Visit Colorado Springs has 24 area museums listed on their web site, making this city a must-visit

Bar hopping in downtown Colorado Springs. Bar K. HeidiTown (2)

It had been a decade since I last went bar hopping in downtown Colorado Springs and wow, has the downtown changed. On a Friday night the sidewalks were full of revelers. We started at Brooklyn’s on Boulder, one of downtown Colorado Springs’ newest hot spots, but you wouldn’t know it from the front of the building; there are no neon lights, no band posters hanging on the window. In fact,

Rocky Mountain Food Tours, The Famous, a Steakhouse. HeidiTown.com

Last Saturday we went on the Delicious Downtown tour in Colorado Springs with Rocky Mountain Food Tours. My first piece of advice for anyone participating in this tour is to wear stretchy pants. Seriously, you will thank me. Our tour started at The Antlers Hotel, a mid-modern goliath in downtown. We had a full tour of 14 hungry people. About half the group was from the Springs area and the

An oasis in Southern Colorado. Sand Dunes Swimming Pool & Hot Springs, pool shot. HeidiTown.com

I know Colorado really, really well, but occasionally,  I learn about a new destination, and when I do, I’m as giddy as a schoolgirl. While visiting the Southern Colorado town of Alamosa for the Rio Frio Ice Fest, Ryan and I were browsing downtown shops when the gal working at Firedworks Gallery, an amazing store, asked if we were going to visit Hooper while we were in town. “What’s Hooper?”

baby elk at The Rustic Acre in Estes Park, Colorado, for adult getaways too. HeidiTown.com

Estes Park, Colorado has long been touted as a great place for families – and it is, but it’s also a great place for couples looking for a romantic escape or just a fun, adult-oriented weekend. Ryan and I first visited Estes Park in the late 1990s, a year before we moved to Colorado. We spent a romantic, wintry weekend soaking in our lodge’s hot tub while snowflakes fell gently

Best Pizza I ever ate in Colorado. Poppy's Pizza & Grill, Rocky Mountain Pizza. HeidiTown.com

Nothing gets people more excited than soliciting their opinions about where to find the best pizza. I asked the question on Twitter and got five immediate responses. Responses were still trickling in a day later. The fact is that we all have very different opinions about what makes a great pizza and I think a lot of this depends on the region where we grew up. With that in mind,

Black Canyon Gunnison, HeidiTown.com

Have you ever visited a place where the birds don’t soar above you, but below? Welcome to Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We have driven by this National Park many times and once we stopped briefly on the north end to peer into the abyss. However, we’d never had the time to go into the park. When I booked our trip to Montrose to cover Oktoberfest, I

The Victorian Room at Old Town Guest House in Colorado Springs. HeidiTown.com

A one night stay at this bed and breakfast in Colorado Springs and I came away with friends and fond memories Last week I took a quick trip to Colorado Springs to check out Pepper Festival at the Colorado Farm & Art Market. The market, which is held at Ivywild School on Wednesday and Margarita at Pine Creek on Saturdays, is well-worth a visit. I came away with everything from

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, 2015. Phone shots. HeidiTown (11)

Updated 5/17/18 I’ve been to Keystone Resort many times, so it’s about time they got some major ink. Perhaps you associate this resort with skiing, and yes, it’s a first-rate ski resort and really fabulous for families. However, it’s also a fantastic summer destination as you will find out in this post. One of the main keys to Keystone Resort, and the reason they are important to HeidiTown is their festival