10 Delightful Colorado Destinations to Explore this Season

As summer comes to an end and we approach the most colorful and to many delightful time of the year, consider taking your retreat or conference to one of these Colorado group destinations for some inspiration.

Front and Central

Visit Denver, The “Mile High City” welcomes guests and invites them to enjoy 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, natural beauty, arts and culture, and amazing sports and recreation all in one place. Can’t-miss local attractions include the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Denver Union Station, the 16th Street Mall, brewery tours, Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo and much, much more. Unique venues, easy accessibility, diverse dining and over 85,000 square feet of meeting space make this a destination you won’t want to miss.

Located a short drive north of Denver, Visit Fort Collins is a vibrant town filled with local eateries, pubs, boutiques and home to Colorado State University. There is an abundance of meeting venues to suit every taste, from the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery to the Primrose Studio at Reservoir Ridge to the Fort Collins Lincoln Center.

While we are at it, we cannot leave Colorado Springs CVB out of the equation. Offering free meeting planning services, 14,000 rooms city-wide, 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, arts and events, casual and formal dining, you’ll discover it all adds up to a memorable event here.

Not to be outdone, the Boulder CVB easily competes. Known as a center for innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit, it’s located just 35 minutes from Denver and offers over 2000 guest rooms with on-site banquet facilities. In their down time, guests can tour the nearby Celestial Seasonings plant, take in a show at the historic Boulder Theater, or take a scenic drive up Canyon Boulevard and take in beautiful Boulder Falls.

Up North

Venture north to an area lush with thriving culture, natural beauty and spectacular views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
Mix things up by meeting in central Colorado. Renowned as world-class destination frequented by the celebrated and the cultured, Aspen Chamber Resort Association can help you create the most impressive event. Complimentary services include RFP distribution, site inspection arrangements and reimbursement, and venue and activity referrals. Plus, revel in stunning accommodations, breathtaking vistas, 100 restaurants and bars, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, art and film festivals…you name it. Aspen’s got it.

Of course, the planning pros at Snowmass Tourism might also have a few amenities you’re looking for as well. You do the math…there are 3000 + acres of skiable terrain, 70,000 square feet of flexible meeting and conference facilities, 32 lodges, 30 eateries, plus about a million things to do.

At the same time, the good folks at Breckenridge, Colorado are certain your meeting or event will take on new meaning in the charming town of Breckenridge. With world-class skiing, golf, historic venues, unparalleled service and hospitality, your guests may never want to leave.

Visit Vail Valley and discover warmth and hospitality, along with mountain activities, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing and more. Plus, Vail & Beaver Creek are home to many lodging properties, and include the unique ability to “rent a village” by affording large groups the opportunity to stay at multiple properties closely situated to one another.

Nestled among the grandeur and healing spaces of hot springs, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will remind you that visitors have been coming to their little slice of paradise from more than 125 years. Surrounded by the Rocky Mountains and located along the banks of the Colorado River, Glenwood Springs is naturally beautiful and its environment would serve your group well as a source of inspiration.

Out West

When you head out west, you’ll discover it’s not as wild and untamed as you may have thought. Ask the good folks at the Grand Junction CVB. They’ll tell you with multiple event spaces that serve up to 2000 people, personalized guest services accommodating facilities, affordable venues and amazing cuisine, and of course, the stunning red rock formations of Colorado National Monument, you couldn’t pick a better place to settle down for a spectacular event.

For a complete listing of meeting destinations in your area, visit our Colorado destination meeting planner guide.

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