Your Ultimate Guide to Exploring Historic Downtown Durango

Enjoy the activities of historic downtown DurangoPlanning a trip to the amazing mountain town of Durango, Colorado, might feel a bit overwhelming because there is simply so many things to do!  Historic downtown Durango offers some of the best activities around, so check out the many features of this area and start creating an itinerary today.

How to Have an Exciting Day in Historic Downtown Durango

1. Take a Step Back in Time

See all of the best sights and attractions of historic downtown Durango by treating yourself to an old-fashioned carriage ride with Prairie Fire Percherons!  Sit back and relax in a wagon, carriage, or stagecoach while you enjoy your tour of this incredible area and learn all about its origins and development.  If you want to discover more about Durango’s fascinating background, visit the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Museum to see timeless exhibits and even go for a ride on a historic train.  

2. Enjoy an Amazing Meal

No adventure is complete without some delicious dining, and Durango is home to some truly delightful places to grab a bite to eat.  If you’re looking for a casual spot for some traditional Colorado cuisine, the Durango Diner is the perfect place for you.  This local favorite has an extensive menu of delectable dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; they’re also known for having the best green chili in town.  Another gem that stands out from the many other downtown Durango restaurants is the Carver Brewing Company.  Known as the Southwest’s original brewpub, this hotspot offers mouthwatering meals paired with some refreshing, handcrafted beers.

3. Attend Entertaining Events

There’s always something happening in historic downtown Durango!  This area’s unique beauty and historic significance makes it a great spot for a variety of events, whether it’s an enormous annual festival, like the Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering, or the popular Music in the Mountains, which perform numerous shows.  Stay up-to-date with the downtown Durango events calendar so you don’t miss the next big show while you’re visiting!  

4. Find the Perfect Souvenir

The various downtown Durango shops are guaranteed to contain the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip to Colorado!  Whether you want to find the gear you need for your next mountain excursion or a beautiful handcrafted gift, these stores have exactly what you’re searching for For all things Colorado, head to the Animas Trading Company to find one-of-a-kind accessories, clothes, decor, and much more; they’ve been a part of this downtown area for many years.  You’ll also find outdoor outfitters, candy shops, spas, bookstores, and much more, so don’t skip the many Durango Main Street shops!  

5. Stay in the Best Accommodations

Filled with breathtaking scenery and gorgeous natural features, Durango, CO, is the perfect place for a dream vacation, regardless of the time of year!  Make plans to have the trip of a lifetime by staying with us at Durango Colorado Vacations.  We provide a variety of luxurious vacation rentals that come in all shapes and sizes.  Each of our beautiful cottages, cabins, apartments, and villas are located throughout the most picturesque parts of town; you can choose to stay next door to the bustling downtown Durango, or have a more peaceful getaway by settling down in a more private area.  Don’t hesitate any longer; check our availability and book your dream vacation rental today!
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