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Spring Break adventures near - or not too far away

Updated March 19, 2009

It's that time of the year again for students to pack up and leave school for a week. Of course, we're talking about spring break. CSU's spring recess is March 14-22.

So, you’re not going to Mexico or Key West to soak up the sun with your friends. Don’t fret, spring break isn’t all about getting a tan. Colorado’s backyard has all the necessities to make this spring break your best one. And, if you want, you can even bring a drink with a little umbrella.

Fort Collins

Lincoln Center: The Book of Liz - OpenStage Theatre
Sister Elizabeth Donderstock is part of a religious community, Clusterhaven. However, she feels unappreciated among her brethren and decides to try her luck in the outside world. Along the way, she meets a wacky cast of characters and grapples with her personal sweating problem. Prices: $20 - adult, $15 - student/senior, $13 - matinee all ages, $12 - FAB Friday all ages. Check showings and purchase tickets.

City of Fort Collins: The Indoor Kite Flying Clinic and Free Fly  is being offered on March 21 from 6-8 p.m.. For beginners to experts kite flyers, everyone is welcomed. A facilitator will be on hand to give pointers, assist you, and teach proper technique. This event is for ages 16 + and the cost is $10. Pre-register by calling (970) 221-6655.

Aggie Theater:

Tickets may be purchased online.


New Belgium "Liquid Center"

  • Open from Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tours: Tuesday-Friday 1-3:30 p.m. (every half hour)
  • Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (every half hour)
  • Visit New Belgium

Odell Tap Room

Fort Collins Brewery

Budweiser Events Center:


Colorado Historical Society: Learn everything there is to know about Colorado and its past. More than a million people visit the Colorado Historical Society each year. The organization sets up museums and shows featuring highway markers, exhibitions, manuscripts, photography, popular and scholarly publications, historical and archaeological preservation services, and educational programs for all ages.

Denver Zoo: The fourth most popular zoo in the nation, the Denver Zoo is a splendid place to spend the day. The summer hours start on Mar. 1, admission is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Mar. 18, the Denver Zoo will be hosting the Global Explorers Citizens of the World Awards and honoring Dr. Jane Goodall. Price: $35/ General Admission, available to Denver Zoo members only.

The U.S. Mint: The United State’s Mint offers free tours to watch how your money is made. You will learn about the present state of coin manufacturing as well as the mint’s history. From craftsmanship, original designs and striking of coins – see all the hard work that goes in to a dollar. Reservations are required for all tours.

Ski/snowboard trips

Winter Park: Winter Park’s “Spring Blast” has been a top ranking snowy ski resort for visitors during spring break. The resort is located 1.5 hours from Denver and can is easily accessible by car, bus or train. With the numerous places to relax, dine, party with a drink, shop, and free viewing of rail jam competitions, Winter Park is a perfect location for families and college students alike. Check out Vacations Inc. to book Winter Park for large or small groups.

Snowlicious Package: If you’re looking for an easiest and hassle free trip for you and your friends, Xtreme has put together the ultimate package to ski this winter. Packages include: six days, five nights accommodations, four days lift passes good at a variety of locations, daily mountain shuttles, discounts on rental, food and drinks.

Vail: During spring break, concerts, competitions, clinics and an entire calendar filled with activities can be found at Colorado’s top resort. Check online for prices, as spring break is in the middle of ski season and prices tend to be higher. If you’re worried about your budget but you have your heart set on Vail, look for some people renting out their homes for the season – with a large group, the price can be quite reasonable.

Other areas in Colorado

The Home Ranch: Clark, Colo.
Enjoy all the typical winter activities plus some activities associated with summer at the Home Ranch located in Steamboat Springs. Ranging from downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and snowmobiling, tubing, horseback riding and sleigh rides, fly fishing, and much more. You’ll probably run out of time before you run out of things to do at the Home Ranch.

Camp in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area: White River, San Isabel, and Gunnison, Colo.
Containing approximately 40 miles of the Continental Divide and eight famous Colorado fourteeners, the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area is a sight to see. At certain vantage points, the trailheads of visible peaks are less than a 20-mile drive away. If you’re looking for Colorado-style camping and the challenge of tackling some of the nations highest peaks, look no further, the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area is for you.