Spending seven days in Winter Park is the closest you can get to having the perfect vacation. First off, congratulate yourself on making this great decision. This is one vacation that you will be talking about many years from now. So, let’s get to it. These ideas and suggestions will help you plan a great trip and make the most of every minute of your Winter Park getaway. Read about what to do in Winter Park CO below:
Spas and Wellness
To get you prepared for the great fun Winter Park has in store for you, you need to lose all your tension, stress, and aches that come from working too hard. So, make sure to start your vacation with a visit to one or more of the many spas and wellness centers you’ll find around every corner. Here you can heal your aching muscles, give your skin the treatment it deserves, and rejuvenate your body and soul. You can try one or all of the treatments on the menu. These include neuromuscular therapy, massage, chiropractic care, acupuncture, reflexology, aromatherapy, and energy healing.
Something Healthy After the Spa
After spending your hours at the spa, all that spoiling will make you hungry, but do you really want to stuff your face with fatty foods that are unhealthy? Of course you don’t! But you also want to enjoy a meal that is delicious, causing quite the quandary anywhere but right here in Winter Park! Fontenot’s Seafood & Grill, located at 78336 US-40, offers a menu filled with delicious and healthy dishes with which you will fall in love. Whether it’s the sweetly spicy taste of Chili Seared Scallops served over a rich and creamy roasted corn tequila sauce with fluffy and oh so healthy jasmine rice, Salmon Toulouse created with blackened salmon and topped with a sun-dried tomato, artichoke, and spinach spicy vodka cream sauce, or even a simple appetizer of mussels steamed with garlic, shallots, tomatoes, and spinach in a white wine sauce, all are created with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and all taste so good, you will wish you could go back for seconds! Of course, after all this good behavior, no one will blame you for taking a closer look at the dessert menu and sampling their Bananas Foster. Topped with vanilla ice cream and a hot banana rum sauce, you can always ask for extra spoons and share with the table if you want to limit the calories and fat!
Healing your body is one thing, but you also need art to nourish your soul. And with such natural beauty all around, it’s no wonder that the art scene is flourishing in Winter Park. The mountain is a great inspiration for local artists. You’ll see original pieces and limited-edition prints where the mountain looms high and imposing. Some of the famous names you can seek here include Elizabeth Kurtak, Karen Vance, and Shannon Foley Henn among others.
To say that Winter Park takes food seriously is an understatement. The town has over 60 restaurants catering to every taste and appetite, from cozy and romantic diners to ranch houses offering both the exotic and traditional fare you’ve come to expect from such establishments. And while American and continental cuisines feature heavily in the food scene, other cuisines are also present and accounted for. While you’re here, make sure to include a few breweries and wineries in your schedule.
Sweets for the Sweet
Our grandmas used to tell us that the taste of something sweet sends a signal to your stomach that the meal is complete, and while we totally agree with the sentiment, we also know that something sweet is good at any time of the day, not just after meals! Stop by The Perk, 78321 US-40, and enjoy your favorite latte and some house-made pumpkin bread in place of a full breakfast at a local diner. In the summer, the taste of a scoop of chocolate pecan pie ice cream can be found at Charlie’s Frozen Treat Shop, 78966 US Highway 40; it cools you down and sweetens your disposition. And during a winter getaway to Winter Park, après ski doesn’t always have to be a cocktail—the rich and sweet taste of a Goody’s Mountain Creperie s’mores crepe will make your mouth water! Located at 100 Parry Peak Way, if you still feel the need for an après ski cocktail you can have that too, as they offer a full bar. Try the Moonlight Mocha cocktail, a chocolate mocha latte made with Moonlight Espresso liqueur, and consider the day a complete success!
Colorado 7 Day Itinerary
It wouldn’t be a true vacation unless you spend a day or two hopping from shop to boutique to specialty store like a bee in a garden. And with 45 boutiques and shops, you’ll have a lot of hopping to do. Some places to start your shopping journey include Cooper Creek Square, The Village, and the Fraser Valley Center. Fraser’s old town is also a great place to browse for artwork and antiques.
Your week in this vacation paradise is a week in your life that will live in your memory for years to come. Call us today to learn more about what to do in Winter Park CO other attractions Winter Park has to offer.