A spring break getaway doesn’t have to take you too far from home. Presenting five ideas for nearby destinations that offer something for everyone.
Downtown Crested Butte is home to Elk Avenue, the town’s historic main street, a favorite shopping destination.
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Has spring break sprung too quickly this year? Or did your March vacation planning begin months ago?
Either way, read on for five exciting yet close-to-home destinations with activities for all. Find one that fits your family’s idea of “vacation.”
Crested Butte, Colo.
Just a short plane ride away, Crested Butte combines skiing, snowboarding and much more.
To get there: Delta and Continental Airlines will land you at Gunnison-Crested Butte Airport in about five to six hours. Shuttle service to Crested Butte is available from the airport.
Activities for all: Visit the Crested Butte Center for the Arts and its Mountain Theater to enjoy a community play or event; take a snowmobile tour; or go cross-country skiing, sledding or ice skating at the Nordic Center. Visit www.skicb.com to learn more.
Out of the ordinary: Take an open sleigh ride from Crested Butte’s mountain base to Uley’s Cabin, just off the International Run, for a four-course dinner of Colorado cuisine. Call 970-349-2275 for reservations.
Shopping: In downtown Crested Butte, wander down Elk Avenue, the town’s historic main street. The street spans six blocks with unique boutiques offering clothing, home furnishings and children’s items.
Food: Slogar, 517 Second St., opened in 1882, offers fried chicken and steak dinners, plus wine, beer and cocktails. The restaurant boasts hearty meals and modest prices. Call 970-349-5765 or visit www.theslogar.com.
Rest up: The Old Town Inn is located at the entrance to Crested Butte. The inn is a short walk to historic downtown and seconds away from the ski shuttle. It offers a continental breakfast, a knowledgeable staff and a hot tub to rest aching muscles after a day on the slopes. Call 1-888-349-6184 or visit www.oldtowninn.net.