We escaped a lot of the Georgia heat and humidity by spending a few weeks in Colorado. Half of our time was spent in a suburb just outside of Denver, and the other half was spent in the mountains of Breckinridge. With a busy 2 and 3 year old, we made sure to spend midday at home so they could nap and be rested for the next adventure. Our days were split into 2 chunks: Mornings (before naps) and afternoons (after naps) until dinner time. In the mornings, we usually explored a new playground or hike, followed by a trendy (and kid-friendly) restaurant. When they woke up, we explored a bit more. Whether we were going on short hikes, dipping our toes in the water, or finding yet more playgrounds, we always spent our time outdoors. Having young kids forces you to experience everything at their pace…forces you to really slow down and enjoy it even more. Here are a few pictures from our adventures in the Denver suburbs! I have another long post of the second half of our trip from the mountains (which are everywhere)!
Downtown Golden and the most amazing sandwiches we’ve ever had at D’Deli.
Downtown Boulder has the greatest restaurants, upscale shopping, and outdoor splash pad for kids. It’s a win for all parties!At Butterfly World, attempting to catch butterflies. Disclaimer: We didn’t touch any butterflies. :) Another park with mountain views…just your everyday playground in Colorado!
- Red Rocks Amphitheater
- Denver Botanic Gardens
- Butterfly World
- Denver Zoo
- Rocky Mountain National Park (Day Trip) and stop in Estes Park – it’s a very cute town with restaurants and shops
- Pearl St. in Boulder: Pearl Street Mall, Chatauqua Park (it’s gorgeous with an amazing restaurant in the middle of the park), Eldorado Canyon State Park (great hikes with amazing views), and the Flatirons.
- Roxborough State Park