Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! New year, new you. This is the time of year where we all stop and reflect on how to improve ourselves and make our lives more whole. New goals are set and resolutions are detailed with the best of intentions. When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, achieving them can be tough. This year, why not set resolutions that you can actually achieve? And we’ve got a good one for you: travel. A resolution to travel more in 2017 will not only take you away from the overwhelming day to day tasks but may even help you check off a few other resolutions on your list. Travel allows you to experience new people and places, new adventures and more quality time with family and friends. Start with a visit to the Durango area for a getaway to set the tone for the rest of the year.
There isn’t a bad time of year to visit Durango and surrounding areas. Winter, spring, summer or fall, Durango offers stunning Colorado beauty that is hard to beat. And the activities are plentiful any time of the year. Even the winter months can provide a getaway like no other. When you visit Durango, you’ll experience an Old West town, cultural and heritage experiences, live music, festivals and of course the great outdoors.
January is an excellent time to take your Durango getaway. For the outdoor enthusiast, you’ll enjoy incredible skiing at Purgatory Resort. But winter recreation goes well beyond downhill skiing. Enjoy x-country skiing, sledding, snow tubing, snowshoeing, ice climbing, snowmobiling, winter train excursions, sleigh rides, and even dog sledding. With so many winter activities, your itinerary can easily be action-packed.
For those who maybe need some downtime and a little less action, visit the local hot springs for an awesome soak. What a way to start off the New Year!
Durango is also close proximity to many national parks and monuments. Visit Mesa Verde National Park or the Four Corners Monument for some excellent history lessons. Hovenweep National Monument, Chimney Rock, and Chaco Canyon are also amazing places to include on your itinerary.
A visit to Durango is a blast from the past. A Nationally Registered Historic District, Durango is full of incredible Southwest and Old West history in one place, award-winning restaurants, brew-pubs, shopping, art and museums galore.
An excellent place to escape the daily grind, Durango allows its visitors to experience just about anything. Plan your trip today and pack it full of as much outdoor recreation and adventure as you’d like; or as much arts and culture as you’d like. Do as much or as little as you would like on your getaway. That’s the beauty of Durango – from action and adventure to arts and culture – Durango is the perfect place to kick off your New Year’s resolution of travel in an unbeatable setting.