Help me make my GREAT ESCAPE from Denver!
January 26, 2012 10:10 AM Subscribe
Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me?
posted by iminurmefi to Travel & Transportation (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My 30th birthday is coming up in mid-March, and I want to drop a chunk of change (up to $4K for 2 people) going somewhere special and doing something awesome. Luxurious would be cool; adventurous would be cool; I'm open to most things--except downhill skiing, which takes off the board the most obvious idea which is an escape to a swank hotel in Rockies during ski season.
I can't take too many days off, so I'm think more along the lines of 4-5 days rather a full week. This has led to me relunctantly rule out flying to St. John and staying at an eco-resort, snorkling and diving, because I'd have to burn at least 2 days flying there and back from Denver. I don't have to go someplace warm, but if it's a cold place it needs to be worth it in terms of why late winter/early spring is a great time to visit.
Any ideas? I'm looking for destinations, hotel recs, activity recs... basically, I want mefi to be my travel agent. In brief, I'm looking for:
--Short-ish travel time from Denver (not more than 5 hours either driving or flying)
--Good place to visit in mid-March
--Special enough to make me feel like it's worth doing for a big milestone birthday