Colorado boasts natural beauty, rugged wilderness, and the history of the Old West, making it a fantastic vacation spot. The Rocky Mountains have created a great landscape for ski resorts across the state, which also offer snowboarding, ice skating, snowmobiling, sleigh rides, and other winter activities. The warmer months offer plenty of fun, too: Hiking, fishing, biking, paragliding, kayaking, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, rafting, mountain climbing, and golfing are just some of the exhilarating activities to be enjoyed by visitors to Colorado. Three national parks, dozens of historic ghost towns, nearly 50 hot and warm springs, and archaeological sites round out the list of things to do in Colorado. Travelers to Colorado can explore the history of the state at museums of Native American art, Buffalo Bill's grave, cowboy ranch entertainment, gold & silver mining towns, and tours of the old railroad.
Accommodations in Colorado include ski-in/ski-out condos, luxury hotels, campgrounds, bed & breakfasts, vacation rental homes, cabin rentals, lodges, and even dude ranches. There's cuisine to fit the taste of every visitor to Colorado, from the native Southwestern and cowboy barbeque to Asian, Italian, seafood, and steakhouses. Shopping of all kinds can be found in Colorado as in every state, including Colorado- and Western-themed souvenir shops as well as high-end department stores, trendy boutiques, and antique markets.