- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Colorado, USA
Skiing in Colorado can last well into the spring and sometimes even the summer months. One of the best in the area is Steamboat Springs, where you can find more than 2,965 acres of terrain to explore with lots of diverse trails for every ability. Steamboat Springs is about three hours outside of Denver with top elevations reaching 10,568 feet above sea level, so you know this picturesque snow-covered mountain range gets new downpours of fresh powder well into the warmer months. There are 16 different chairlifts, all designed to help you explore the trails with ease, plus plenty of lessons, classes and other ways to improve your skill and make your ski trip on the mountain the best one yet. Planning your spring break in Denver? Then you simply must set aside a day or two for some time on the slopes.
Museum of Contemporary Art
If your spring break falls near the end of March or the beginning of April, make sure to stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver to catch “Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia.” This world-premier exhibition features hundreds of pieces by Mark Mothersbaugh, best known as the co-founder of the hit 80s band Devo. Long before the band’s inception, Mothersbaugh was a strong visual artist with his own unique expression of the world around him. It’s the first major exhibition with drawings, paintings, music, sculpture, film and more to explore. The exhibit is open through April 12.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
This spring, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is tackling the world of myths and legends. From March 20 through September 7, you can visit “Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns and Mermaids” to get a look into where these myths started, which legends were real and much more. You’ll be able to check out several huge, life-like models of a dragon, a unicorn, an extinct primate and even a kraken with 12-foot-long tentacles the rise up from the floor beneath you. You’ll also get a look into the fossils, paintings, carvings and other cultural objects that may have inspired or been inspired by the legends themselves, plus you can take your own virtual journey into history to see the surprising facts behind the stories.
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver may be known as a sports town but the performing arts scene is also quite vibrant. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts is one of the largest multi-venue performing arts complexes in the country. It is home to Denver Center Attractions which brings several major national touring shows through Denver every year. This spring, you’ll be able to catch “Motown: The Musical” from March 31 through April 19. This touching musical tells the true story of Motown founder Berry Gordy and his own journey into music history, having launched the careers of names like Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson. You’ll love the familiar songs and you’ll be moved by the impressive performances of this major national touring production.
Denver Microbrew Tour
No trip to Denver would be complete without a sampling (or several) of the many different craft breweries found all over this beautiful city. Denver is home to one of the largest microbrewery scenes in the country and this tour will give you a great sampling of several of its very best. You’ll take a leisurely one and a half-mile stroll through LoDo, enjoying 10 beer samples from four local breweries and tap rooms. While you are at it, you’ll also get the inside scoop on the history of the area and the more scandalous side of Denver’s past, as explained by a very knowledgeable tour guide. If you need the perfect tour to sample the true flavor of Denver, this is the tour for you.