Colorado is a state with a natural landscape so stunning it takes your breath away,and although we may be biased, Winter Park is the spot we love most in our wonderful state! Offering incredible views, exciting adventures, and one of the best ski resorts in the nation, our hometown is more than just a winter vacation spot; it’s a mountain village you will want to explore year-round! And because vacations can be draining to already beleaguered bank accounts, we have compiled this list of free activities you can participate in during your stay in Winter Park, allowing you to save your vacation dollars for more important things like souvenirs and sushi!
Take a Hike
We’re not insulting you;we are telling you that hiking in Colorado is one of our favorite free activities for a multitude of reasons! The views from the Elk Mountain Trail in nearby Hot Sulphur Springs are worth the extra strain on muscles not used to exertion. Pack water and snacks, throw on your most comfortable walking shoes, and take US 40E to begin your exciting free adventure. Leashed pets are allowed on this 3.5-mile trail that leads you to stunning views of the Colorado countryside.
Play Board Games
This activity is not as hum drum as you may think.Located throughout Winter Park are opportunities to play games such as Scrabble, Connect 4, Jenga, Chess, and Checkers on life-size boards! You may have seen human-sized chess boards in the movies, but you haven’t lived until you’ve played giant Scrabble near a scenic pond!
Music on the Square
Cooper Creek Square, located at47 Cooper Creek Way in Winter Park, is THE place to go for free winter activities. Their summer concert series, occurring every Friday from 6-8 PM from June 23rd to September 1st, has been a tradition for years. Playing every music type from Americana to jazz and everything in between, the mixture of sweet music and the cool night air will relax you even more than the free admission!
Other Free Activities in Cooper Creek Square
You’re here already, why not explore a bit? Cooper Creek Square offers a free playground for the kids to enjoy,an ice skating rink (it only costs to rent the skates, if you have your own and have brought them along, this experience is 100% free!),summer days spent meandering through the flower gardens and hanging around the Courtyard Fountain, fall nights spent gathered around the fire pit, and hours spent window shopping; you could spend your entire vacation here and never spend a penny!
As the Sun Sets on Another Day in Paradise
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