Mini kid-free vacations are the perfect way for me to rejuvenate, relax, and reconnect with my hubby. As a busy mother of 4, these little getaways are quite limited and cherished beyond belief! Typically, when my husband and I get that rare hall pass from the kids, we escape to a local hotel or revisit somewhere from our past. For some reason, I fail miserably to think out of the box, and always go for the same old thing…can I say Vegas?
As a last shindig before the end of summer, my hubby and I decided that a quick getaway was needed for our sanity. We found a last minute “weekend babysitter” for our favorite monsters and we were all over going anywhere away from the craziness of our daily routine. It was last minute and we weren’t set on anything specific. While browsing the internet (of course looking for a deal on a Vegas getaway), I came across a last minute deal on a couple of flights to Denver. The flights were a steal and we were even able to take advantage of some hotel points that we don’t typically use for family travel. It all fell into place and I pulled the trigger. While everything seemed to work perfectly, I was honestly still a little unsure about Denver for “vacation”.
We arrived in Denver with a rental car waiting and 2 nights booked at the Cherry Creek Marriott. We had no plans or expectations, how completely out of character for me! We kicked off our weekend with a champagne toast and set off on foot to explore.
The night life was fabulous, food was amazing, and the crowds were overflowing with hip, yet laid back people. We spent the weekend walking all over and loved the bike rental stations (felt very Paris like…haha) to really let us explore every corner of Denver. We covered miles of the Mile High City and were able to totally unwind. One of my favorite weekend getaways of all time…sorry Vegas!
Where to go next? Maybe St.Louis or Boise? I don’t want to plan too much, it ruins the excitement.
(Thanks to Pinterest for the great photo of the summertime dining and biking scene in Denver)