When I think of summer in Colorado, I think of warm mountain drives, waterpark fun, and comfortable weather to enjoy the outdoors. Colorado is lucky to be one of the few states that embrace outdoor activities.
Summer also brings to mind the one very important feature of summertime: NO SCHOOL! With your kiddos able to get outside in the warm weather, why not plan some fun activities for your children to learn to love the outdoors. There are plenty of activities you can enjoy with your children and we are here to give you a few ideas to start you off.
1) Go horseback riding – If your children have never ridden a horse, try taking them to one of the many stable in Colorado and introduce them to the joy of exploring their state the way the original explorers did. There are many hidden gems in the mountains that can only be reached by horseback so saddle up!
2) Visit a National Park – There are 13 National Parks in Colorado. Choose one or two of them to visit this summer for a couple of trips your children will never forget. The beauty of these National Parks cannot be rivaled and you will leave will special memories of many beautiful views.
3) Hit the beaches – Yes, we said beaches. If you have never visited the beaches of Colorado, your children will be in for a treat. Whether it is the swim beach at Chatfield State Park or the boardwalk at the Great Lake, your kids will love to play in the water during this scorching summer!
4) Visit the Wild Animal Sanctuary – Lions and tigers and bears; oh my! At the Wild Animal Sanctuary, you can observe rescued carnivorous animals in a safe environment. There are safe elevated walkways that will allow you and your children to marvel in the nature of animals such as bears, tigers, lions, and leopards.
Now I am sure all these fun activities will produce some amazing photos of you and your children. Remember to enter those photos in our Sun, Sand and Smiles Facebook contest and enter to WIN a new digital camera, $100 gift card to King Soopers, $100 gift card to Shell gas station and much more!