Estes Park, Colorado

Website:  www.visitestespark.com
PR Contacts: Amber Connor, Turner PR – amber.connor@turnerpr.com and Suzy Blackhurst, Visit Estes Park – sblackhurst@visitestespark.com


Day 1

Morning:

Stroll down memory lane by antiquing in local one-of-a-kind shops. Suggested stops:

  •  The original Taffy Shop featuring an old-fashioned taffy pulling machine
  •  Take an old-time themed photo at Real West Old Time Portraits

Fall River Jewelry & Antiques for collector items

Lunch:

Enjoy lunch in downtown at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ, which makes their own range of BBQ sauces

Afternoon:

Visit the Baldplate Inn featuring the world’s largest Key Museum – Over 20,000  keys on display.

Dinner:

Dinner at Twin Owls Steakhouse

Evening:

Check in to the historic Stanley Hotel, known for its architecture, magnificent setting, famous visitors and inspirational role in Stephen King’s novel, “The Shining”.


Day 2

Breakfast:

Breakfast at Notchtop Bakery & Café with free wi-fi access available

Morning:

Grab a picnic lunch to take with your from B&B Deli before heading for a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park. Take a self-guided tour of Rocky Mountain National Park’s natural history. Be sure to stop and see the Alluvial Fan – one of the park’s most notable geological formations on display.

Lunch:

Enjoy your picnic lunch in the park at your leisure.

Afternoon:

Check into the historic Stanley Hotel, which served as a literary inspiration for one of the most notable authors of all time, Stephen King.

Dinner:

Enjoy dinner at the Cascades Restaurant in the hotel, in which a scene from the movie “Dumb & Dumber” was filmed.

Evening:

Connect the past to the present with a five-hour ghost hunting lesson from the Stanley’s on-staff paranormal investigator.


Day 3

Morning:

Breakfast at your leisure. Catch a film at the Historic Park Theatre, one the oldest movie theatres in the United States, or take a horseback ride through Estes Park Outfitters

Afternoon:

Stop by Yesterday’s Ice Cream Shoppe for a sweet dessert treat.


Photos courtesy of Colorado Tourism